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.

  • This Online Artist Leaked Her Own Sexts & Nudes So No One Else Had To (NSFW)

    "I’m a bit of an over-sharer online," explains digital artist Molly Soda. Her latest project, a zine of sexts, poems, and nude photos taken on her own phone, would make it seem like she applies this mantra to all areas of her life, but Soda says she's always been wary of sharing that kind of suggestive content. "I don’t send nude photographs to anyone because I’m afraid they will get leaked or that someone will have some kind of power over me. I’d never want to feel that way." "I think that everyone takes the occasional nude. My thing is that I never intend to send them to anyone," she says, adding that "actually, half the time I just delete them." So this project, entitled Should I Send This?,

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  • 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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  • Toronto woman who was 'swatted' profiled in the New York Times

    One morning last winter, police officers decked out in riot gear, guns drawn, showed up at a house in Toronto. The family living there had no idea they were coming, and had done nothing to provoke that kind of visit.

  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • 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.

  • Teenage Boy Praised For Taking Care Of Blind Parents Since He Was FOUR

    A teenager has been praised for his bravery and kindness after taking care of his blind parents for nearly a decade. Feng Molin, 13, has been looking after his mum and dad since he was just four-years-old after his dad was blinded by acute meningitis. The teen is currently studying in Yanmen Primary School in Yanmen, China, and unlike other boys his age, spends virtually no time playing with his friends after school.

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  • '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.

  • Trudeau meets Prince Charles at Commonwealth summit (36 photos)

    Leaders of 53 Commonwealth countries have gathered in Malta for a summit that’s focusing on climate change and the fight against extremist groups.

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  • Police warn about increase in one-punch attacks with deadly consequences

    Thu, Nov 26: Vancouver police are issuing a warning today about a disturbing increase in "one punch" attacks - when an unsuspecting victim is knocked down - often with a single punch. As Grace Ke reports, that single punch can cause life-altering injuries and even kill a person.

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  • Mohammad Younus found guilty of dangerous driving causing death

    Mohammad Younus has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a July 2013 crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth, N.S., that led to the death of a six-year-old boy. Younus, who lives in Montreal, was driving a tractor-trailer when it skidded into the back of the minivan and a motorhome towing a car. In Windsor provincial court Friday, Judge Claudine MacDonald said Younus's driving was more than a momentary lapse of attention.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Kevin Chan and Kayla Drumonde charged with gang sex assault

    A private math tutor and his fiancée have been charged with gang sexual assault and sexual interference involving a 14-year-old girl, Toronto police say. Kevin Chan, 32, and fiancée, Kayla Drumonde, 23, were arrested on Tuesday. Chan was the girl's math tutor for a number of years, while Drumonde volunteered at the school the girl attended and the couple befriended the student.

  • Strikes on Syrian city of Raqqa, IS headquarters and focus of international campaign, kill 8

    A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday. The strikes came as France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, declared that destroying the IS headquarters and "neutralizing and eradicating" the extremist group is the main objective of the international campaign. The city in northern Syria is the group's de facto capital and has become the focus of international airstrikes in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the bombing of a Russian jetliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

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  • ‘Modified’ Nissan Micra Found By Police - With Driver’s Seat Replaced By Plastic Garden Chair

    It’s a far cry from the comfy interior that you might need for a long arduous journey on the motorway - but this is an ACTUAL Nissan Micra recovered by police, with the driver’s seat replaced by a garden chair. The unusual discovery was made by police in County Durham, after they responded to reports of a car being used in an anti-social way, and found that the strangely modified vehicle had been abandoned in mud. Posting on Facebook, Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit wrote: ‘We have been called to a report of a vehicle being used anti-socially off road at Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough this morning.

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  • Texas woman sues U.S. government for return of missing Kennedy assassination footage

    A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jackson’s grandfather, Orville Nix, shot the footage on November 22, 1963, as JFK’s motorcade passed through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Nix’s video shows the assassination from the opposite vantage point of the film shot by Abraham Zapruder, which became the most famous footage of the incident, and one of the most scrutinized film sequences in history. Nix sold his footage to a news agency for $5,000 in 1963, on the promise that it would be returned after 25 years. The film was, however, handed over to the Warren Commission,

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  • Edmonton driver fuming over photo-radar fleet's idling ways

    The flash of a camera from a roadside speed trap will make almost any driver angry, but an Edmonton man has found another reason to loathe the city's photo-radar fleet: exhaust fumes. Kelly Rota says vans within the city's fleet are left to idle for hours at a time, spewing pollution into the air, even in no-idle zones. Rota was told photo-radar vans are considered emergency vehicles and are therefore exempt from the rules.

  • HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to five years in prison

    (Reuters) - Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday. HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, a 43-year old French citizen who had been on trial in Switzerland. HSBC's Swiss unit has been in the spotlight since 2008, when Falciani, a former IT employee there, fled Geneva with files that were leaked to the media and were alleged to show evidence of tax evasion by clients.

  • Farmers protest plan for mandatory WCB coverage at Alberta legislature

    Jobs, Skills,Training and Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson got an an earful from a hog farmer who said he started a pig barn when he was very young. Lewing said the bill will limit the time minors can spend on the farm.

  • 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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