Pupils at a school in Austria were evacuated because a rock they had on display was giving off radiation. The rock turned out to be a lump of uranium, the metallic element that is used to produce atomic bombs. Alarmingly, the uranium was giving off thousands of millisiverts of radiation into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg - a lot higher than what is given off naturally.
Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
Fall fashion fact: A drop in temperatures guarantees a rise in the prevalence of plaid. This inverse relationship is one of those telltale signs of the season, much like the changing colors of leaves or the advertised arrival of PSLs at your nearest Starbucks. And the celebrity set, of course, has already taken note, integrating the perennial favorite print into their off-duty uniforms and styling it to reflect their personal M.O. Jennifer Lopez gave hers that famous "Jenny from the block" spin with ripped slouchy jeans and white kicks, while Taylor Swift molded her checked shirt to fit her preppy-chic aesthetic with black skinnies and Gucci loafers. Not really into either? Perhaps you relate more with Kendall Jenner's supermodel take or lean toward Jessica Alba's athleisure sensibility. Regardless, you can shop all their wildly diverse looks. We did our detective work, found the exact pieces, and shopped them out, below.
They are rattled and scared, but mostly, the Woodstock, Ont., residents of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home are in disbelief that a former nurse has been accused of murdering eight patients — seven of them in their very own facility.
Only rarely has Donald Trump broached the topic of abortion during his presidential campaign. Back in March, in an interview with MSNBC, Trump said women should face "some sort of punishment" if they had an abortion in the event the practice was outlawed. Anti-abortion leaders swiftly repudiated him, and he soon backtracked, saying doctors should be punished, but not the women getting abortions.
Throughout season 6 of Dance Moms, a dark cloud has loomed over Abby Lee Miller as she’s dealt with personal legal issues. Early on in the season, it was revealed that Abby could be facing jail time due to a high-profile fraud lawsuit. And while she has tried to remain calm, cool and collected during this scandal, things may have become too much for her to handle.
Vince Vaughn stopped by Ellen on Tuesday where he hoped to talk about his new film, Hacksaw Ridge, but host Ellen DeGeneres just couldn’t get past his new hairdo … or wig. Vaughn made his entrance on the show with what was obviously a wig, but played it as if everything was normal, in typical Vince Vaughn fashion. He deflected every question about the wig with quick-witted humor and declined DeGeneres’s attempts to run her fingers through it. Until finally, DeGeneres got ahold of the “rug” and pulled it off, exposing Vaughn’s bald head.
Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault conviction. Johnson will be listed with the sex offender registry for 20 years. Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme said an appeal of the conviction will most likely be filed on Wednesday.
Don’t be alarmed or anything, but Russia has just unveiled a nuclear weapon that could wipe out Britain - TWICE. The new RS-28 - that has been dubbed the not-at-all-terrifying Satan 2 - is part of a deadly new arsenal at Vladimir Putin’s disposal. In fact, the weapon is so powerful that it could destroy Britain twice over.
Protesters turned their backs and some people fired angry questions towards Justin Trudeau at a youth labour forum Tuesday in Ottawa. The prime minister voiced some frustration, but thanked the crowd for "challenging" him.
What was the senior quote you had printed under your yearbook photo when you graduated high school? Was it song lyrics? This post went viral on Reddit on Tuesday morning, and it features a photo from the 1993 Mission Viejo High School yearbook.
Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier. On Tuesday, Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of seniors in her care — seven of them at a nursing home just a 15-minute walk from her apartment in Woodstock, Ont. Wettlaufer would often join their tight little group as they sat on the grass outside the apartment when the weather was nice, chatting the night away, Gilbert said.
Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.
On Saturday night, venerable Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry ripped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending, praising the departed James Reimer (a.k.a. a good Canadian boy!) and burying Fredrik Andersen (a.k.a. one of them Euros!), who’s been rather bad with an .879 save percentage in his first four games with the Leafs after signing a five-year deal last summer.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
Alberta Education has shut down a private Christian school in Cold Lake following an audit that found questionable spending and conflicts of interest. Trinity Christian School Association, which received more than $5.6 million in Alberta Education funding for the current school year, has lost its registration and accreditation effective immediately, the government announced Tuesday. An audit found that public funding from Trinity Christian School Association was directed to a third party, Wisdom Home Schooling Society, even though Wisdom had "no relationship" with Alberta Education.
The final battle of the show was between Team Alicia contestants, Belle Jewel and Christian Cuevas, and it turned out that they saved the best for last. Belle tried keeping her dreams alive by starting off the competition with a performance of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House. Carson said it was possibly the quickest steal in Voice history, and Miley had a good reason for her speedy steal.
In two Toronto apartment buildings, the security situation has deteriorated to the point where homeless people have been able to take up residence in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms. Residents at the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue-area apartment towers say the problems began when management, Starlight Investments, got rid of their human security guards in favour of a video camera-based security system around two years ago. Since then, the residents say, their buildings have become such easy marks that people can infiltrate shared spaces like laundry rooms.
This Airbus A320 was finishing a routine flight when it was caught in unexpected turbulence just before landing at Birmingham Airport on August 3. While there may have been a few air traffic controllers and passengers holding their breath until the plane came to a complete stop, the pilot clearly kept his cool. Credit: Youtube/flugsnug
These prominent surface features are found near Mars' south pole, and are believed to be linked to seasonal changes. "The trapped carbon dioxide gas that carves the spiders in the ground also breaks through the thawing ice sheet.
Despite acknowledging that an admitted fentanyl trafficker may well have contributed bodies to Nanaimo's soaring overdose death rate, a provincial court judge has opted to keep the 22-year-old out of prison. Judge Ted Gouge decided the pressure on Aden Lee Aaron Rutter to smuggle drugs into jail might be too great for the recovering addict to keep on the straight and narrow. Instead, Gouge gave Rutter a suspended sentence and three years probation for one count of trafficking in fentanyl and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
A 47-year-old Calgary man died Sunday after he was injured on a Shell worksite near Fox Creek. Occupational Health and Safety says the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when workers were pumping water to another site. "The pump started revving and when workers went to investigate, a hose on the pump let go and hit one of the workers," said Lauren Welsh, a spokeswoman for Alberta Labour.