• Japan's Mitsui pays China to release seized ship-court

    By Li Hui and Osamu Tsukimori BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd paid about $29 million for the release of a ship seized by China over a dispute that dates back to the 1930s war between the countries, China's Supreme Court said on Thursday. The Chinese government has…

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    • Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend!

      Jodie Foster can add a new title to her impressive resume - blushing bride! Jodie and girlfriend Alexandra Hedison have tied the knot, her rep confirmed to Access Hollywood. The exciting news comes 15 months after Jodie took the stage at the 2013 Golden Globes to accept the Cecil B. DeMille…

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      • B.C. earthquake: 6.6 magnitude quake hits near Port Alice

        A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday night shortly aftter 8 p.m. PT. The epicentre was located 40 kilometres southwest of Port Alice, according to the Pacific Tsunami Information Centre.

        • Kate Middleton’s Classic (and Gross) Mom Move We’ve All Done a Million Times

          I'm finding it seriously hard to believe that our beloved Duchess, Kate Middleton, is being criticized for wiping baby drool on her dress. She's the mom of a nine month old, people! Let's break the "offense" down, shall we?

          • Hong Kong's 'milkshake murderer' loses bid for final appeal

            By Alice Woodhouse HONG KONG (Reuters) - American Nancy Kissel, serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the "milkshake" murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband, failed in her bid on Thursday for a final appeal against her conviction. A panel of three judges on the city's Court of Final…

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            • Paramedics called to Canada PM Harper's home on Sunday

              By Louise Egan OTTAWA (Reuters) - Paramedics were called to the residence of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the weekend, police and municipal officials said on Wednesday, but circumstances of the emergency, which did not involve Harper or his family, were unclear. The Globe and Mail and…

              • Camilla 'utterly devastated' by death of brother in New York

                Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation charity, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's. The New York Police Department said he had arrived at the Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar just before 1 a.m. Wednesday accompanied by a relative. British royal officials at Clarence House…

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                • Builders bring container house concept to Alberta

                  The 640 square foot, two-storey house was shipped from China in steel shipping containers. What’s different is that the shipping containers themselves make up the home’s foundation.

                  • Man exonerated in murder struggles after 24 years behind bars

                    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life. The weeks since have been a mix of emotional highs and…

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                    • Air Canada passenger wins $1,050 after seat-bumping spat

                      A Nova Scotia man has won a $1,050 judgment against Air Canada after he was bumped off a flight and sued the country's largest passenger airline after it refused to compensate him.

                      • Tori Spelling: I Thought Dean McDermott and I "Had a Very, Very Good Sex Life"

                        Tori Spelling tells Us Weekly she thought she and husband Dean McDermott had a "very, very good sex life" before he cheated on her with Emily Goodhand

                        Us Weekly
                        • 'Bachelorette' Contestant Dies in Paragliding Accident

                          Eric Hill, one of the suitors vying for Andi Dorfman's roses in the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," has died following a paragliding accident over the weekend. He was 32.

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                          • Chinese-only sign creates stir in Richmond, B.C.

                            There's another language controversy, of sorts, brewing in Canada. No, this one is not happening in Quebec — it's taking place on the west coast, in Richmond, British Columbia. According to the Richmond Review newspaper, there are rumblings about the … Continue reading →

                            Canada Politics
                            • NHL suspends Matt Cooke for 7 games: Why did Wild forward return to outlaw ways?

                              The NHL's 7-game suspension of repeat offender Matt Cooke is harsher than it appears, but the bigger question is why the Wild forward crossed the line – again – after seemingly changing his ways.

                              Yahoo Sports
                              • 6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island; no tsunami expected

                                PORT HARDY, B.C. - Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the epicentre was about 94 kilometres south of Port Hardy and struck at a depth…

                                The Canadian Press
                                • Teen stowaway said to be homesick for Africa, didn't realize jet took him to Maui

                                  HONOLULU, Hawaii - A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and collapsing, an airport official says. The 15 year old, who defied the odds by…

                                  The Canadian Press
                                  • Expectant Parents Asked the Internet to Name Their Child. And the Winning Name Is…

                                    In January of this year, an expectant father named Stephen started the website NameMyDaughter.com, where anyone on the Internet could suggest and vote on potential names for Stephen’s forthcoming baby girl. Well, as noted by the folks at Betabeat, Stephen’s wife Alysha gave birth on April 7. And…

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                                    • 7 Sodas that Aren't Terrible for You

                                      There's no denying that America has a love affair with soda--in just one year, the average American guzzles 44 gallons of the sweet stuff. We scoured the shelves to find the best sodas out there.

                                      Healthy Living
                                      • What One Mom Found in Her Son’s Backpack. Funny or Not So Much?

                                        I was perusing Facebook the other day and up popped this photo with the caption “Look what I just found in Orion's backpack. I have no words.” It was posted by a friend whose five-year-old son is in kindergarten

                                        Team Mom
                                        • Sriracha hot sauce makers head for next showdown in California

                                          By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Southern California makers of the popular Sriracha brand of hot sauce faced another potential showdown on Wednesday with the city of Irwindale over a peppery smell emitted from the company's chili-processing factory in town. The city council was expected…