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  • US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia — Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he travelled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

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  • Usain Bolt pictured in bed with student after dancing with woman at Rio nightclub

    Usain Bolt stirred up controversy after a 20-year-old Rio student named Jady Duarte reportedly shared photos of herself in bed with the Jamaican sprinter. This comes following reports of the nine-time Olympic gold medallist spotted twerking with an unidentified woman while celebrating his birthday at a Rio nightclub on 21 August.

    International Business Times
  • $60M lotto winner is Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask.

    "I was shocked," Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask., said when she learned she was the winner of a recent $60-million lottery draw. Neville is a village of about 80 residents, about 50 kilometres south of Swift Current. Wernicke bought a $5 quick pick ticket from a Swift Current drug store.

    CBC
  • Jessica Alba Nails It in a Bright Pink Dress

    We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

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  • Giants' Pierre-Paul gets big victory in court, paving way for trial in ESPN, Schefter lawsuit

    A U.S. District court judge on Thursday denied a motion from ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter to dismiss Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy lawsuit, paving the way for a potential trial. Cooke will explain her decision in a subsequent written order. Pierre-Paul’s lawsuit stems from a Schefter tweet on July 8, 2015 that showed a copy of Pierre-Paul’s medical chart and that he had undergone a finger amputation in the wake of his July 4 fireworks accident.

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  • Woman, 59, Dies After Falling 40ft From Go Ape Zip Wire

    Chris Swallow, Director of Go Ape, said in a statement: “The Go Ape team is deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and in particular to those who were on the course with her at the time.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

    CBC
  • Psychiatrist diagnosed local optician without meeting him

    A Burlington optician is outraged after discovering a psychiatrist he'd never met wrote a critical two-page psychiatric evaluation about him without ever seeing or talking to him. The optician, Jay Hakim, filed a complaint with the provincial medical regulator, which concluded the psychiatrist's conduct was appropriate. It also parallels issues raised in the United States over whether psychiatrists can ethically provide opinions on the mental health of presidential candidates they've never met.

    CBC
  • Bad Dog! Guilty Pooch Turns Away In Shame After Owner Presents Chewed-Up Shoe

    When confronted with a gnawed on insole, the shame-faced pitbull can’t look his owner in the eye. The hilarious video was shared by owner Daniel Martino, who lives with his two dogs in the city of Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires. The scenes of Daniel questioning his pets about the chewed-up insole has gone viral, and viewers can’t get enough of the pitbull’s blatant guilt.

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  • Hailey Baldwin Looks Like She's Wearing a Simple Swimsuit — Until You Spot This Little Detail

    Sadly, the Summer — along with its beach, pool, and sun-filled days — is coming to a close. But while many are making the most out of their favorite swimsuits, celebrities are still breaking out brand-new options. Take Hailey Baldwin, for instance, who 'grammed a pic of a green one-piece while celebrating her pal Kylie Jenner's 19th birthday. At first glance, the sleek, high-cut Zigilane design looks pretty sexy — in a simple way. But a quick look at the side and you'll spot a few statement-making cutouts, taking Hailey's beachside look to the next level. Take another look at the It model's suit ahead, then shop some similar options before Fall rolls on in.

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  • Killing of 9 Revelstoke bears a wakeup call for Banff wildlife officials

    Officials in Banff National Park say deterring wildlife from becoming conditioned to human food is top of mind, after nine bears had to be killed in the Revelstoke area in a one-week period. A bumper crop of berries has kept bears fed and away from the town of Banff, but park officials say it won't be long before that food source is spent. Town manager Robert Earl estimates Banff issues fewer than six warnings a year to people leaving waste around, but says there is the odd charge.

    CBC
  • ​Winnipeg man uses Google Maps to successfully fight photo radar ticket

    Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.

    CBC
  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • A Jaguar cofounder's former home has barely been touched for 30 years, and now it's on the market for $9.8 million

    The former Wappenbury, England, estate of Sir William Lyons — who cofounded Jaguar Cars with William Walmsley in 1922 — is up for sale for $9.8 million. Lyons died in 1985, and although its current owners, Godfrey and Marie Hall, didn't buy the property until 2007, they recently told the Wall Street Journal, "The layout of the house is exactly the same as when Sir William had it, as it was in very good condition when we bought it. All we've done is upgrade some of the fittings and put in new bathroom suites."  Let's take a look inside the 329-acre estate, which has luxurious carpeting, decadent drapes, and dark wood paneling. 

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  • 23 things you should never say to your coworkers, even if you're friends

    Getting along with your coworkers can make your workday less dreary, help you focus better, and make you more productive. But according to Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert and the author of "Don't Burp in the Boardroom," your chummy coworker relationship can become problematic when you cross the line. Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are some words and phrases you should never utter to your coworkers:

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  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.

    CBC
  • How Much Money You Should Really Give at a Wedding (14 photos)

    Writing a check should be borderline thoughtless. So why does it always end up being so stressful when it comes to weddings? We went to industry experts to get to the bottom of this tricky situation. But remember: You should never give beyond your personal means. After all, it's the thought that counts. From House Beautiful

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  • Watch: Shocking Moment Mum Pushes Pram From CAR While She Drives

    The woman, who is only known as Anastasia, was filmed by a friend pushing the buggy from her open window in a car park in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. “We added some music to the video and I posted it on my page on social media but then someone else reposted it. Local police have now seen the video and charges may yet be brought against the mother.

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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