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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • Naked woman filmed riding pillion on motorbike through city streets

    She felt the wind in her hair - and everywhere else. A naked woman was caught on camera riding pillion on a motorbike through a Russian city’s streets. Police in Voronezh are now hunting for the clothed rider and his completely peeled passenger - who

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  • B.C. smoking cessation program, Pfizer's Champix drug facing questions

    Questions are being raised about the research two of the fired B.C. health workers were involved in, including Christy Clark's highly-touted smoking cessation program and a controversial drug named Champix. Pfizer's Champix, one of the drugs that the ministry was reviewing, has been linked to 44 deaths in Canada with side effects including psychosis and depression. According to the Ministry of Health, 68,000 British Columbians have been prescribed the provincially-covered Champix through the smoking cessation program since 2011 and the sales have generated $20 million for Pfizer.

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  • Top Scientist Claims Aliens ARE Real And They Look Like Humans

    If you had any doubt in the existence of aliens then you can now be sure - they are definitely real and they even look just like us. In fact, he thinks it’s surprising that we haven’t already discovered human-like beings, given the amount of Earth-like planets that have already been detected.

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  • Trump showed worst face of US: Mexican billionaire

    Donald Trump showed the "worst face of America" when he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas said Thursday. "I know that most Americans don't think like that, and it's a disgrace that somebody could

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  • Alleged victim in assault by actor Emile Hirsch calls incident 'terrifying'

    A studio executive who authorities say who was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, told police that Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor, investigative documents obtained Thursday through a public records request showed. Bernfeld was initially apprehensive about pursuing charges the night of the Jan. 25 incident Tao Nightclub in Park City due to the "sensitive nature" of her work and Hirsch's high profile, reports show.

    The Canadian Press
  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's highways and byways aren't exactly done wrong, but they seem to require a cognitive leap of which our American sensibilities, enfeebled by reality TV shows and Katy Perry songs, are incapable," he explained.

    CBC
  • Kentucky couples sue for marriage licences after clerk's refusal

    Four couples, including two same-sex couples, on Thursday sued an eastern Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to anyone following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ashland with the legal support of the ACLU, claims Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has purposefully violated the plaintiffs' rights.

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  • 12 Easy-to-Grow Plants That Repel Mosquitos (12 photos)

    If you're the type of person who can't stand outside for an hour without gaining a host of new bug bites, then this article is for you. Don't let another Summer pass by in itchy despair - instead, rid yourself of the mosquito problem once and for all!

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  • City of Vancouver considers what to do about romantic Love Lock gesture

    Thu, Jul 2: The City of Vancouver is hoping to get ahead of a new tradition by lovers that has caused problems in other cities. Nadia Stewart explains.

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  • Man chooses dog over his dog-hating girlfriend

    After four years together, a Reddit user, by the name of ‘Getzen’, decided that it was finally time for him to move in with his girlfriend. Little did he know, however, just how much she despised his dog Molly. When his girlfriend gave him an ultimatum – either she goes or the beagle goes – Getzen had no choice but to put an ad up on Craigslist with a title that read: FREE TO ANY WILLING HOME.

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  • No doubt aboot it: Canada is better than America in at least 7 ways

    It is the place where Americans threaten to move when things aren't going well at home (this is, perhaps surprisingly, true of both liberals and conservatives in America). It is also the butt of endless jokes, generally involving Canada being America's hat or Toronto's crack-smoking mayor or Robin Sparkles. Today is Canada Day.

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  • Transit referendum: Who will pay for transportation improvements now?

    With a resounding No vote in the transit plebiscite, Metro Vancouver's old problem is new again: everyone wants more transit, but can't agree on how to pay for it. "Doing nothing is simply not an option," said B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said shortly after the No vote. A Yes vote would have meant higher sales tax in Metro Vancouver and $7.5 billion in transit improvements, including the Broadway subway in Vancouver, light rail in Surrey and Langley, and 11 new rapid bus routes.

    CBC
  • Detroit picks up center insurance in Brad Richards for one year, $3 million

    The former Chicago Blackhawks center signed a one-year $3 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the deal could be worth up to $4 million with playoff bonuses. Richards spurned higher offers last summer to sign a one-year $2 million contract with the Blackhawks.

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  • Robin Thicke says he was 'careless' during 'Blurred Lines' deposition due to failing marriage

    Robin Thicke says the deposition for the "Blurred Lines" case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. In an interview with The New York Times that was posted Wednesday, Thicke says he was "careless" during the deposition, which occurred two weeks after he separated from actress Paula Patton.

    The Canadian Press
  • Police identify intruder fatally shot by former CNN reporter at Albuquerque motel

    The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier (tih-SHAY) said late Thursday that Tomorio Walton had absconded from parole out of Memphis and it wasn't clear how long he had been in New Mexico. Chuck de Caro and his wife, Lynne Russell, were in their room when Walton, 27, allegedly tried to rob them, authorities said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Nenshi defends Rick Hanson as ex-police chief investigated

    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is jumping to the defence of former police chief Rick Hanson. Hanson says he did nothing wrong when he sent emails about the assignment of new officers in District 5 on his last days with the Calgary Police Service. The emails came as he announced his Progressive Conservative candidacy in a riding that included some of the same area.

    CBC
  • Honeymoon is over for penniless Greek couple in NYC, begging after bank cards were declined

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. "Everything was all right — then 'boom!' in New York," Limnioti said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Homeless man wins the Internet with his moving piano performance

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience. The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares. Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

    Daily Buzz
  • What happens to euro if Greece leaves?

    CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at the fallout and long-term impact on the euro if Greece leaves the euro zone.

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  • Nathan O'Brien case: Police found bloody scene at Liknes house

    Police found blood in the bedrooms and garage, as well as drag marks and a bloody dumbbell, when they initially searched the home of missing Calgary couple Alvin and Kathy Liknes a year ago, court documents reveal. The two disappeared in June 2014, along with their five-year-old grandson, Nathan O'Brien, who was sleeping over at his grandparents' house.

    CBC