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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!

  • You'll Love Seeing Princess Charlotte's Debut Side by Side With George's

    Princess Charlotte made her long-awaited debut on May 2, less than two years after her older brother, Prince George, was born. Like with Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their daughter to waiting crowds outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The entire event, from Kate going into labor to the official birth announcement and the initial reveal, was so similar to George's that we had to look at both royal babies' arrivals side by side.

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  • Is Europa habitable? NASA mission will use these 9 instruments to find out

    NASA has unveiled how a spacecraft bound for Europa will help to figure out if the Jupiter moon has the right conditions for life, as many scientists think it may. The mission, expected to launch in the 2020s, will carry nine instruments chosen from 33 proposals, that are specially designed to find out if Europa is habitable, NASA announced Tuesday. Evidence so far suggests that beneath Europa's icy surface is a salty, liquid ocean sitting on a rocky surface punctured by hydrothermal vents that could circulate heat and nutrients.

    CBC
  • First Nations $300M federal housing fund builds just 99 homes

    A $300-million aboriginal housing fund created by the Conservative government is falling far short of its promise of creating thousands of new homes on reserves that desperately need dwellings. A CBC News investigation has found the First Nations Market Housing Fund helped build just 99 homes to date and is nowhere near meeting its ambitious target of 25,000 privately owned dwellings by 2018. "Frankly, it's taken us a little longer than anticipated," says John Beaucage, chair of the fund's board of trustees.

    CBC
  • High speed motorcycle crash claims life of 19-year-old man

    A 19-year-old Winnipeg man was killed Tuesday night after his speeding motorcycle crashed with an SUV on the city's south side. It happened around 10 p.m. at ​Waverley Street and Lee Boulevard. No one else was hurt. The motorcycle was going at a high rate of speed on Waverley when it slammed into the SUV, which was turning onto Lee.

    CBC
  • Real estate woes: The secret lives of house-poor Canadians

    It's a little bit of a house of cards that could fall down at any time," she says. The family is house poor, or as Edgerton puts it, "house rich and cash poor." They live in Lachute, Que., about an hour outside of Montreal, far from the housing hot zones of Toronto and Vancouver. Edgerton estimates she and Camus spend 43 per cent of their combined income paying down their $418,000 mortgage and covering other fixed housing expenses.

    CBC
  • 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

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  • Chris Hoare found guilty of attempted murder after attack on wife

    An Ottawa realtor who lured his wife into the garage and hit her twice in the head with an aluminum bat has been found guilty of attempted murder, a judge ruled Monday. Chris Hoare, 45, had earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, but pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and choking.

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  • Winnipeg woman helps save dog from hot car, gets cold shoulder

    Winnipeg's Cassandra Esslinger says she does not think the owner of a dog she helped rescue from a hot car on Sunday learned a lesson. Esslinger was walking through the parking lot of Buffet Square near Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. when she heard barking. Esslinger says even though it was early evening, the temperature outside was still very warm.

    CBC
  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • Crash destroyed MY life, claims 'hit-and-run' cyclist who struck girl

    The cyclist branded callous for knocking down a toddler on a pavement has said his life has been ‘destroyed’ after the CCTV footage of the accident was released. It showed Lucie Wilding, three, being hit by the rider moments after she stepped out of her front garden.

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  • Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide

    A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jenner Did NOT Have Surgery

    A report surfaced on Tuesday claiming that Bruce Jenner had undergone full gender reassignment surgery, but a source told Access Hollywood otherwise. Radar reported that Jenner had surgery three weeks ago and is now legally considered a woman, but a source close to Jenner told Access this is not true. In Jenner's sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer which aired in April, he said, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," but clarified that he had not undergone gender reassignment at the time.

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  • U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

    An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. Air France flight 22, traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely in New York, officials said.

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  • 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
  • London student in jeans, tank top sent home for breaking dress code

    ​A London, Ont., teen says she was sent home from school for wearing ripped jeans and a tank top to class on Monday. "They just said that what I was wearing was not appropriate for school and that I should not be able to be seen in school until I change," said Anderson. Anderson said she's not a troublemaker and, at the time, accepted what the vice-principal told her to do.

    CBC
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert was convicted in March in a retrial in Jerusalem District Court. Olmert's lawyer, Eyal Rozovsky, said Olmert's legal team was "very disappointed" by the ruling and would appeal to Israel's Supreme Court.

    The Canadian Press
  • Rape of my childhood: Brutal abuse of Britain's most exciting pianist

    Concert pianist James Rhodes, suffered five years of brutal abuse at the hands of Peter Lee - an experience that haunted him for the rest of his life until he finally found solace in music.

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  • Shaquille O'Neal swears he'd be 'a Laker to this day' but for Karl Malone's 2004 knee injury

    Despite the troubling (to say the absolute least) rape allegations against Kobe Bryant, despite Shaquille O’Neal’s stated demands for a contract extension, Shaq’s clear weight issues, and the obvious and simmering tension between the two players, the Los Angeles Lakers came out of the 2003-04 regular season going great guns. Coach Phil Jackson would later write that he didn’t think his team’s early good fortune was sustainable, but the Lakers were running at 20-5 when forward Karl Malone hurt his left knee in a collision with Phoenix’s Scott Williams. The future Hall of Famer played terrific basketball in the postseason as well, scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds in one close-out game against Houston, before yet another knee injury curtailed his output and before eventually sidelining him for the Lakers’ final game of the season – a Finals-clinching loss to Detroit.

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  • Dear Air Canada, you’re clamping down on the wrong behaviour

    As of Monday, anyone flying out of Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson Airport with Air Canada will want to pay special attention to their baggage, emotional and otherwise. This week, the airline began issuing red tags to those passengers whose carry-on luggage conforms to the company’s size regulations. The salvo represented a new turn in the so-called Carry-on Crisis that began last fall when the airline announced it would start charging for checked bags on domestic flights.

    Daily Brew
  • 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.

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