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  • Hwy. 407 crash involving coach bus leaves 3 people dead

    Three people have been killed in a crash on Highway 407 near Mississauga Road, Peel paramedics say. OPP Sgt. Vincent Idzenga told reporters that a 1948 Chevrolet was travelling westbound in the far-right lane and "sustained a tire issue ... to the right rear tire and as a result of this mechanical issue the vehicle lost control" and swerved into the inner left lane. The coach bus then "T-boned" the Chevrolet, and "as a result of that impact the [Chevrolet] burst into flames," Idzenga said, adding the car veered into the right ditch and rolled.

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  • Dallas Cowboys bus involved in accident that killed four near Las Vegas

    The Dallas Cowboys bus that often drives around team owner Jerry Jones in NFL cities was involved in a crash in Kingman, Ariz., an accident that killed four people in another vehicle, according to multiple reports. Jones wasn’t on the bus at the time of the crash and no one on the Cowboys’ vehicle was injured, driver Emery Tyler told Shutdown Corner on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys bus, pictured here in February in Indianapolis, was involved in an accident Sunday near Las Vegas (Yahoo Sports).

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  • CNBC update: Mexico arrests drug kingpin Guzman

    Mexico says it has recaptured drug lord El Chapo; and there are reports of a shooting at an Egyptian Red Sea resort, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

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  • Man Lassos Bear With Jar Stuck on Head

    This poor bear had been seen wandering around for a full week with a jar stuck on its head. Sadly, every time animal control arrived to help him he had already left the area. Enter Jim Hawkins! Jim owns a bed and breakfast in Colorado and couldn’t sit back and watch the bear suffer. He managed to lasso the bear just before they had a quick tussle in the grass. The bear then climbed a nearby tree and was soon aided by animal control. Credit: Youngblood Hawkins

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Donald Trump

    China has an interesting little problem with the yuan exchange rate. Yes, we know, half the US is screaming at them that they’re a currency manipulator and for this they must be punished. And it’s entirely true – they are a currency manipulator. However, that manipulation is in the opposite direction to what most people think has been happening. read »

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  • Young Pokemon Go Entrepreneur Launches Poke Stop Shop Outside Home

    It’s a global phenomenon, and this little girl wants a piece of that action. The entrepreneurial 10-year-old set up a food and drink stand outside her house, offering a range of colour-themed goodies, designed to suit Teams Mystic, Valor and Instinct. Naturally, this being the internet, things soon turned bad, and the girl was criticsed for everything from her weight to the fact that she didn’t have any yellow cups for the Team Instinct drinks.

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  • Tim Hortons takedown: Cops with coffee bust armed drug dealer

    It's an unusual story about a criminal, a coffee shop and a loaded, sawed-off shotgun. A ruling from the B.C. Court of Appeal reveals new details about the arrest of an armed drug dealer outside a popular Prince George coffee shop in November, 2013. The Tim Hortons was busy with customers, including numerous students from a nearby high school, Two RCMP officers sat drinking coffee and looking out the window.

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  • Dead geese had feet ripped off for Jack Miner leg bands

    The discovery of seven dead geese near a Kingsville bird sanctuary has owners worried the animals are being targeted for trophies. Some of the geese have had their feet ripped off and leg bands removed, explained Mary Baruth, the executive director at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. Most of the birds at the sanctuary are tagged with Jack Miner leg bands, which have become a hot commodity with some of the bands selling online for hefty prices.

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  • White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days

    The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas. The White Sox suspended their ace five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.

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  • Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

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  • Woman and teenage boy from Texas dead after storm in Ontario's Quetico Park

    Ontario Provincial Police say a 39-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy, both from Texas, are dead after a severe storm moved through Quetico Provincial Park in the northwestern part of the province in the early morning hours of July 21. The deceased have been identified as Rorth Lac, 39, from Carrollton, Texas, and Christian James Sanchez, 13, from Lewisville, Texas, police announced in a written release Thursday. Another two people from Texas were also injured in the same incident, said OPP Cst Jim Davis in a CBC News interview Friday.

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  • 'Shhhh!' Quiet clubbing dance craze comes to Ottawa

    A company based in New York City that specializes in a trend known as "quiet clubbing" is now making noise in Ottawa. "It's kind of a cool concept, right, because Ottawa ... they're a little stringent with the rules," said Tyler Monette, who came out for the party at the Baja Burger Shack. "I mean, it's huge in the United States and crazy in Europe as well, so it's just time to come here to Canada," said Liz Van Den Akerboom of Quiet Events Canada.

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  • Muslims go on cross-country tour to thank Canadians, dispel myths

    Some of the misconceptions they say they want to address involve the veil, jihad and the Prophet Muhammad. "The best thing for a person who wants to learn about hijab is to ask the women who are actually wearing the hijab," said imam Ferhad Ghaffar, who is part of the caravan.

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  • Speaker Ryan: I do not accept the nomination

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the speculation surrounding the Republican Party's nomination for President.

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  • Novak Djokovic, Connor McDavid delight crowd during Rogers Cup ball hockey game

    Naturally, the first time Novak Djokovic plays hockey should be in Canada.

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  • Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking 'Why'?

    A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a store at this time of year, which is why some shoppers were surprised to see Costco has started selling Christmas trees and decorations this week in the barbeque aisle. It's not the first time Costco has pulled out the tinsel and decorations in the summer, but it seems this year the shopping warehouse is trying to ring in the holidays extra early. At the Costco store in Moncton, many wondered just how early is too early.

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  • Construction worker killed at Children's Hospital of Sask. site identified as young actor

    The man killed in an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site has been identified as a passionate, young actor. A friend has identified Eric Ndayishimiye as the 21-year-old who was pronounced dead at the site Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before Paula Collins had been messaging Ndayishimiye about a possible project.

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  • Brooklyn Beckham's Latest Photo of Chloë Grace Moretz Will Make You Swoon

    It looks like things are getting serious between Brooklyn Beckham and Chloë Grace Moretz. After months of speculation, the actress finally confirmed their relationship during an appearing on Watch What Happens Live in May, and the two are also heating up Instagram with adorable photos. Brooklyn took to social media in late May and uploaded a black-and-white snap of the actress sitting in what appears to be a hotel hallway with bags of takeout, writing, "Late night take out with the bae." Chloë — who graces the June cover of Glamour magazine — also shared a few photos of her and Brooklyn looking all loved up. Of course, this isn't the first time these two have been romantically linked. The two

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