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Two men get hit by an SUV during a demo of the car's self-parking system. Turns out the the 'pedestrian detection' feature wasn't activated!

  • RCMP warn of online sex scam that ends in blackmail

    The New Brunswick RCMP are warning people about getting involved in an online sex scam that results in them being blackmailed. "There are all kinds of online fraud scams out there and we are asking people to take measures to protect themselves.

    CBC
  • STOCKS GET SLAMMED, DOLLAR SURGES: Here's what you need to know

    The dollar surged to an eight-year high against the Japanese Yen, and crude oil fell at the start of the four-day week. "We believe that should West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices remain near $60/bbl, US producers will ramp up activity given improved returns with costs down by at least 20%," the Goldman analysts wrote in a note published Friday.

    Business Insider
  • State of Alberta finances 'behind the curtain' unexpected: Notley

    Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta's finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. The premier has said there will be an interim budget in the coming weeks to keep the province functioning while the government works to have a full budget ready by the fall.

    The Canadian Press
  • U2's longtime tour manager found dead after band kicks off Los Angeles-area stint

    Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on the band's website about Sheehan's death. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said first responders were called around 5:30 a.m. to reports of a man in cardiac arrest.

    The Canadian Press
  • Parents of Luka Gordic, 19-year old killed in Whister, push for tougher laws

    Luka Gordic's parents say they're living a nightmare in the loss of their youngest son — a "beautiful kid" with an "army of friends" who was stabbed in the heart in Whistler, B.C., 10 days ago. "This could have been anybody's child," said his tearful mother, Clara Gordic. "Hopefully we are going to be able to do something so that no parents again cry like we do," said his father, Mitch Gordic.

    CBC
  • ‘He broke the rod!’ Florida fisherman catches 552-pound giant goliath grouper

    Joe Black, a tackle shop owner from Cape Coral, Florida, recently caught the largest fish every from a kayak in Sanibel: a 552-pound giant goliath grouper. “He broke the rod!” Black yelled, both shocked and excited by the massive catch.

    Daily Buzz
  • Bates Family 'Praying' For Duggars

    The Bates family (left), The Duggar family (right) (Getty/TLC) Following the molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, and advertisers pulling out of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," the Bates Family are praying for their friends, the Duggar family.

    Access Hollywood
  • Teens terrorizing themselves with #CharlieCharlieChallenge and filming the results

    Move over Ouija boards and “Bloody Mary.” There’s a new creepy game in town, and it involves a sombrero-wearing demon named Charlie. Teens everywhere are convinced they’ve been able to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie through a new Ouija board-inspired game called the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

    Daily Buzz
  • Girl, 15, beaten in Winnipeg remains in hospital months after attack

    A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten and sexually assaulted is still in hospital recovering from her injuries. She can't communicate, sit up or move around. "She's very limited in what she can do. [We] don't expect her to be perfect or the same

    CBC
  • 'Tanks don’t need visas,' Russian deputy PM jokes before surprise military excercise

    Russia and NATO have begun rival military exercises in the latest sign of rising tensions in eastern and central Europe. The exercises, launched on Monday and involving aviation and air defence forces in Russia’s central military district, began on the same day NATO started long-planned exercises in the Arctic.

    National Post q
  • Paracetamol Challenge: warnings over latest 'dangerous' social media craze

    The 'Paracetamol Challenge' has spread via Facebook and Instagram. Children are risking their lives in a new social media craze involving the abuse of over-the-counter paracetamol. The dangerous 'Paracetamol Challenge' appears to have spread via Facebook and Instagram, and encourages youngsters to take multiple painkillers.

    Yahoo News
  • Businesses quietly turn to the dollar in fiercely anti-American Venezuela as currency crashes

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. As the South American nation spirals into economic chaos, an increasing number of products are not only figuratively out of the reach of average consumers, but literally cannot be purchased in Venezuelan bolivars, which fell into a tailspin on the black market last week. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident.

    The Canadian Press
  • Prosecutor dropping sex assault charges against women arrested in Hawaii massage parlour sting

    Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlour prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. The women were arrested this month during an operation involving Honolulu police and federal authorities. "Although the conduct might have constituted a technical violation of the law, proof beyond a reasonable doubt could not be established," Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said in a statement Wednesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

    Global News
  • Keep, Don't Kill: 9 Weeds to Welcome (10 photos)

    One man's weed is another man's best friend. That's certainly true for many of the weeds that are found in backyards around the country. While some gardeners labor to rid their patches of earth of any stray stem or sprout, they might do well to live and

    Bob Vila
  • Gander 'not open' to Outlaws Motorcycle Club, mayor warns

    The mayor of Gander has issued a stern warning to members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, whom Claude Elliott suspects is looking to rent a property for their members. Elliott is cautioning renters that the Outlaws, which the RCMP has labelled as a criminal organization, is looking for a new commercial or residential space to rent. "Gander's doors are not open and we don't want you here," Elliott told CBC News on Wednesday.

    CBC
  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

    Daily Mail q
  • Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash

    The bug, which includes symbols and Arabic characters, was first reported by Apple news blog MacRumors on Tuesday night, adding that it was noticed on social news hub Reddit earlier in the day. "We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update," an Apple spokesperson said in an e-mail. Sending a reply message or having someone send you a message can solve the problem, MacRumors added.

    Reuters
  • Car crash survivor has head reattached to spine, hopes to return home soon

    By all accounts, Tony Cowan is lucky to be alive. Paramedics resuscitated Cowan, 29, before rushing him to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary via police escort. As Cowan’s partner, Karen Dawson, his mother and the rest of his family gathered to say goodbye, he opened his eyes.

    Good News
  • Hydro utility sold equipment acquired for $79 million as scrap metal for $75,000

    Quebec's hydro utility was criticized Wednesday for selling new and unused nuclear power equipment acquired in 2011 for $79 million as scrap metal for a paltry $75,000. The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Quebec performed a "weak assessment" of the value of the equipment for the reactor's turbine and did not issue a formal call for tenders. "Hydro-Quebec issued a restricted call for tenders to sell the equipment on the metal recycling market based on a weak assessment of the market value of the assets," Leclerc said in a statement released Wednesday.

    The Canadian Press