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VIDEO: David Letterman's final Top 10 list

From Alec Baldwin to Chris Rock and Tina Fey, David Letterman called on some of his top celebrity friends to deliver his final Top 10 list ever.

  • Vladimir Putin's Alleged Girlfriend Alina Kabaeva Pregnant? Ex-Gymnast's Dress, Appearance At Event Spark Rumors

    Alina Kabaeva, a former gymnast and alleged girlfriend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, sparked renewed pregnancy rumors in domestic and social media outlets this week when she wore a “billowy” dress to a youth gymnastic event, a report said Thursday. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied persistent speculation that Putin and Kabaeva are in a relationship, as well as rumors the pair have children together. “Comments on Russian social media point out that 32-year-old Alina Kabaeva, the former champion gymnast-turned-politician, appears to have gained a few pounds,” CNN reporter Matthew Chance said. Shortly after the youth gymnastic event, which was attended by Russian veterans of World War II, local media outlets suggested Kabaeva looked “tired,” “overweight” and “older,” the New York Post reported.

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  • Why was Eugene Melnyk, a foreign resident, eligible for surgery in Ontario?

    Neither the Ottawa Senators nor hospital officials where he was treated will say why team owner Eugene Melnyk qualified to receive a liver transplant at a hospital in Toronto given that he is a permanent resident of Barbados. Eligibility rules under the Ontario Health Insurance Program require patients to make their primary residence in Ontario and spend at least 153 days — about five months — in any 12-month period to maintain their coverage under the provincial plan. The “snowbird” provision prevents patients from living out of the province and returning to Ontario only when they need health care.

    www.ottawacitizen.com q
  • Why the U.S. strategy to take on ISIS isn't working

    The recent capture of Ramadi in central Iraq by ISIS fighters has prompted heated discussion around the world about the significance of the city – just 120 kilometres from Baghdad -- in the fight against the Sunni jihadists. Many military analysts say Ramadi's capture represents a devastating blow to the anti-ISIS coalition, while the U.S. government casts it as only a minor setback. Most experts agree, however, that losing Ramadi – in the heartland of Sunni Iraq -- raises serious questions about the efficacy of the current U.S. strategy.

    CBC
  • 'Potter' Star Is Bulge-Tastic!

    Prepare to be stupefied by "Harry Potter" star Matthew Lewis… Neville Longbottom? Matthew's new pics left "Potter" author J.K. Rowling wishing she could throw an invisibility cloak over the actor. .@Mattdavelewis I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew.

    Access Hollywood
  • ISIS execute a man with a BAZOOKA in shocking new video

    Shocking footage emerged today showing the captive exploding into a ball of flames after being shot with the rocket-propelled grenade after being accused of fighting ISIS in Syria.

    Daily Mail q
  • St. John's families forced to vacate million-dollar dream homes

    A secluded, picturesque lane called Scout's Place in the Goulds area of St. John's has become the centre of a complex and heated dispute between home-building twin brothers, another land owner in the area and the City of St. John's. The controversy revolves around disputed ownership of a right-of-way that brothers Ian and Jed Kieley say is forcing them and their young families to vacate their unfinished million-dollar homes — possibly as early as Friday — even though they have been occupying without a permit for months. It seems the only thing the Kieleys and Malone can agree on is who to pin the blame on — the City of St. John's.

    CBC
  • The hell of living next to a dog that won't stop barking

    The hell of living next to a dog that won't stop barking: Nothing can excuse the neighbour who cruelly killed a yapping terrier, but as more families are driven to distraction, what can be done to stop them?

    Daily Mail q
  • Paradise driver blows over 5 times the legal limit

    Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to three instances of impaired driving on the northeast Avalon overnight.  Police received a report of impaired driving on Topsail Road in Paradise around 7:15 p.m., Thursday.  A 28-year-old man blew more

    CBC
  • Why 7 Families Ditched the Dining Room (8 photos)

    Formal dining rooms are starting to go the way of the formal living room—out of service. While many homes have dining rooms, the square footage devoted to them often isn't justified by the little use most families get out of them. And who wants to waste

    Bob Vila
  • Obese midwife who refused to walk down the aisle loses six stone

    Trainee midwife Claire Crowthers, from Wrexham, North Wales, was so unhappy with her size after binging on pizzas and junk food, that at one point she 'couldn't bear' to look at herself in the mirror. With the support of her now-husband Stephen, Claire dropped six stone and she celebrated banishing her demons by getting married. Claire said her weight had got 'out of control' and she began 'bursting out' of her midwife uniform after her weight problems began at university.

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  • Decades-long citizenship battle ends for Yukon man who's now officially Canadian

    The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the making. Accompanied by his three children, common-law wife and best friend, McGlaughlin affirmed allegiance on Thursday to the country that has refused to recognize him for most of his 61 years. Finally a Canadian, McGlaughlin said he can apply for a Social Insurance Number, health-care card, driver's licence, marriage certificate, then travel to British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest to see the spirit bear and California's redwood forests — a dream of one of his sons.

    The Canadian Press
  • Whites returning to Detroit, lured by cheaper living to city that epitomized white flight

    Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents did in the last half of the 20th century. Unlike New York, San Francisco and many other cities that have seen the demographic shift, though, it is cheap housing and incentive programs that are partly fueling the regrowth of the Motor City's white population.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez sports new neck tattoo at hearing in witness intimidation case

    Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face. The Department of Correction did not immediately return calls seeking comment on whether Hernandez has been disciplined. Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, was convicted last month in Fall River in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Hernandez's fiancee's sister.

    The Canadian Press
  • Wildebeest grabbed by a crocodile and then by a giant hippo

    These are the amazing scenes when a wildebeest is grabbed by a crocodile as the mammal drinks at the water's edge in a South African safari park, oblivious to the approaching danger.

    Daily Mail q
  • China's richest man loses $15 billion

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, Li Hejun may have set a new record. Li, who was China's richest man until this week, saw his fortune drop by as much as $15 billion in a half-hour as the stock in his company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, fell by nearly half. Trading in the shares was halted Wednesday and Li didn't attend the company's annual meeting.

    CNBC
  • Gastown owner warning about a shoplifter

    Thu, May 21: A Gastown business owner is sounding the alarm over what he says is a professional shoplifter.

    Global News
  • Woodpeckers drilling costly holes in Calgary homes

    Some Calgary homeowners say they're plagued by incessant drumming as the northern flicker woodpecker, a protected species in Canada, attempts to drill its way into the stucco on the outside of their homes. "Flicker woodpeckers, they come here every year and drill their holes and they cause a lot of damage. It's frustrating, very frustrating," said Harley Sanders, who is on the board of a seniors community on the outskirts of Calgary. The condo board has tried everything from hanging CDs outside to spending hundreds of dollars on kites to scare off the woodpeckers, says Sanders.

    CBC
  • Leafs coach Babcock stirs hornet's nest with 'Canada's team' comments

    Canadians can get touchy when one NHL franchise is anointed as "Canada's team," as incoming Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock found out on Thursday. "Whether you believe it or not, I believe this is Canada's team and we need to put Canada's team back on the map," Babcock told a buzzing media contingent at Air Canada Centre on Thursday while accepting the job as the 30th head coach in Maple Leafs history. The Maple Leafs added to the outrage when they posted a Vine video of Babcock uttering the offending phrase on their Twitter account.

    The Canadian Press
  • Will ISIS turn this jewel of the desert to rubble?

    A magical expanse of Roman ruins in the middle of the Syrian desert, it’s been called ‘the Venice of the Sands’. It was the greatest Roman city in the Middle East, and ranks today as one of the ten best Roman ruins in the world. Shocking images emerged last night of bodies strewn across blood-filled streets of Palmyra as Islamic State jihadists started their slaughter in the ancient city. A picture sent by activists to a Western journalist showed a row of men in a street in the city — known locally by its Arabic name Tadmur — lying in a pool of blood.

    Daily Mail q
  • Randy Quaid's neighbour had no idea actor was living next door

    Randy Quaid and his Canadian wife kept a low profile while living in what appears to be an above-garage apartment on a secluded Montreal street, says next-door neighbour Ivan Mulkeen. "I was as surprised as anyone, I think," said Mulkeen, who lives near the corner of Simpson and Doctor-Penfield avenues. Until last Thursday, the government had no idea where Quaid had been living after he failed to show up for an Immigration and Refugee Board interview in 2013.

    CBC