VIDEO: Smokestack demolition goes horribly wrong

A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.

  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Canadian Tire loyalty offer a bust for customer

    Thu, Nov 26: A Keswick, Ont. woman says she expected a $1,200 windfall from a recent Canadian Tire offer but got almost nothing instead. As Sean O'Shea reports, one of Canada's foremost marketing professors agrees the offer was misleading.

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  • Blue Jays active early on in offseason to improve pitching depth

    With David Price's price too rich for their taste, the Blue Jays have made moves for three starters this offseason.

    Eh Game
  • Beyond Google: Everything you need to know about the hidden internet

    There’s a hidden part of the Internet that is much larger than the parts of the web you use everyday. When you're checking your email, shopping online, or Facebooking, you are using what is referred to as the “Surface Web” or “Visible Web” The "Visible Web" consists of web pages that are indexed by normal search engines, like Google or Yahoo. According to one estimate, there are at least 4 billion indexed web pages. While this seems huge, there is a much larger part of the web that lurks below the "Surface Web" that isn’t indexed. This part of the web is called the “Deep Web.” The Deep Web Here's the easiest way to think about the "Deep Web": It's all the data behind firewalls. Think user databases,

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  • ‘Bikini killer’ whose victims include Canadian to remain in Nepalese jail

    A 70-year-old alleged serial killer will likely spend the rest of his days behind bars for the 1975 murder of Canadian Laurent Carrière after a Nepalese court rejected his appeal. Charles Sobhraj was already serving a life sentence for murdering Carrière’s American friend, Connie Jo Bronzich. Sobhraj, a French national born in Saigon to a Vietnamese mother and Indian father, is an infamous international criminal who has been in and out of prison for decades and is still wanted in several countries for alleged offences and prison escapes.

    Daily Brew
  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out': Report

    “I’ve heard over coaching, I’ve heard also after the (2014) playoffs when they lost out,” Barnaby said. “Maybe the personnel isn’t right?”

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  • Man Caught For Drug Offences After Parking His Car On A Roof

    William Dickerson, 47, was caught after witnesses reported seeing his vehicle perched on the roof of the Top Shoes building. The vehicle matched the description of the one reported earlier, which had been allegedly seen speeding, and the driver was identified.

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  • After three years in limbo, this Syrian family pins hopes on Canada

    At 9:33 Friday morning, for the first time in years, Mohammed Ismail Ali felt something he’d just about given up on – hope. The Syrian physician has been living in Irbid, a dreary, sprawling city in northern Jordan, for three years. He and his wife Noor have tried every angle they can think of to get themselves, their daughter Hala, 10, and sons Osama, 6, and AdbelRahman, 3, out of the Middle East. And they have failed, time and again. Australia turned down their asylum claim. France took two months with their application and sent a text message: not eligible. Canada said asylum was possible only through UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The Germans said no. In August, Dr. Ali and his wife sold their

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  • Deer population is 'catastrophically low,' biologist says

    The Department of Natural Resources may consider making changes to the 2016 deer harvest.

  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Michelle Obama’s a Green Gladiator in a Michael Kors Dress (28 photos)

    Being the first lady comes with a lot of responsibility. And while being a trendsetter certainly pales in comparison to the weight of attempting to curb the childhood obesity problem in the United States or getting kids moving, dressing fashionably is part of the job. A few years into her husband’s presidency, Michelle Obama has already set herself apart from her predecessors, bringing a modern edge — and even J. Crew — to the White House. She’s also a political dresser, conscientiously picking labels to fit with occasions, from wearing a custom Vera Wang gown for a state dinner hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tadashi Shoji when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe came to Washington to Missoni in Italy and Preen in England.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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  • $911 shipping charge on grandson's Christmas gift flabbergasts grandmother

    Alberta grandmother Margaret Barry is still frustrated after discovering Sears charged her $911 to ship a $250 item to her home. Barry, who lives near Boyle, a small town about 150 km northeast of Edmonton, was going all out on Christmas this year ordering online a $250 go-kart for her three-year-old grandson Benjamin. The next morning when Barry read the confirmation email, she was stunned.

  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • ‘Fearless’ goat meant for lunch forces tiger into friendship

    It can be hard sometimes to make friends. When you’re alone and fenced off from the world 99 per cent of the time, that feat is all that much harder.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Alberta farm family eating like pioneers for a year

    It's been three months since Shannon Ruzicka has lined up at a Tim Hortons. For an entire year, Ruzicka won't be buying any food. Ruzicka, her husband Danny, and their three young children are growing and baking everything that goes into their bellies.