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  • Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

    Peyton said he understood why Eli wasn't elated like other relatives in the luxury suite at Levi's Stadium who were jumping and celebrating after Denver's late touchdown sealed the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. "Eli and I have always supported each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dough-nutty: Krispy Kreme Blasted For Binning Thousands Of Unsold Products

    Krispy Kreme bosses have been forced to defend themselves after a shocking photo showed thousands of unsold doughnuts going to waste. Bins outside the Avonmeads Retail Park branch in Bristol were overflowing with stacks of sweet treats on Monday night. Critics have slammed the waste as “disgusting” and have demanded the chain either reduce the amount they produce or give away leftover products to the needy.

    Yahoo News
  • British Tourist Refused Entry To Thailand After Using Passport As Toilet Paper

    A woman’s holiday plans were ruined after Thai authorities refused to let her into the country - because she’d used her passport as toilet paper. Faye Wilson had hoped to spend a month in Thailand before heading to Australia to work for a year. Faye, 28, from the Lake District, said: “Thai immigration opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked ‘what’s happened here’?

    Yahoo News
  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

    CBC
  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. Using a walker, a frail-looking John Bernard Feit, now 83, appeared in court Wednesday in Phoenix after being arrested a day earlier at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on a murder charge. "This whole thing makes no sense to me because the crime in question took place in 1960," Feit said, adding that he plans to fight extradition to Texas.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto councillor asks if Beyoncé could be banned from Canada

    Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave shout-outs to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. She also wore a bullet vest that was somewhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime performance.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea's opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.

    The Canadian Press
  • NBA players, coaches react to death of Monty Williams' wife

    The death of Monty Williams' wife rocks the league.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Hawaii declares state of emergency of dengue fever outbreak

    Tue, Feb 9: Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency over a dengue fever outbreak. Consumer Matters reporter Anne Drewa tells you what you need to know if you're planning a vacation to the tropics.

    Global News
  • Internet Prankster Calls The Police After Rival Slaps Him With Pizza

    An Internet star who has made a career out of pranking unsuspecting members of the public has had a taste of his own medicine - and he didn’t like it one bit.

    Yahoo News
  • 'Good Samaritan' neighbour hit with fine for clearing side of road with ATV

    Halifax's deputy mayor, Matt Whitman, is criticizing the RCMP officer who fined his neighbour $406 for using an ATV to widen a snow-covered street. "My opinion at this stage is this guy deserves a warning, let's not punish Good Samaritans," Whitman told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon. Whitman said his neighbour on Diana Drive in Hammonds Plains uses his ATV equipped with a plow to remove snow the city misses.

    CBC
  • Better Than a Murphy Bed? Loft Beds for Grown-Ups (6 photos)

    Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. He’s perhaps best known for his stylish children’s beds, sold under the brand Casa Kids. Now he’s offering a loft bed under his line for grown-ups, Casa Collection, inspired by New York City’s first micro-apartment building. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes. No pricing information is available on his website yet, but similar systems for kids have starting prices that range from about $3,400 to $5,900, depending on whether you opt for a ladder or stairs to access the sleep space. (The stairs are a separate unit of drawers, so they add about $1,000 to the cost.) We do wonder a bit about the durability of the loft beds for adults’ … erm, noctural activities. But presumably the children’s furniture is subjected to more than its fair share of vigor, too, so perhaps our concern is misplaced. (h/t Curbed) More tiny living on Yahoo Real Estate: • A-Frames Under $50,000 (66 photos) • ‘Bad-Ass Single Mom’ Builds a Tiny House, Rebuilds a Family (1 video, 45 photos) • The Family That Lives in a School Bus (37 photos)

    Jennifer Karmon
  • Rare, white falcon stares into camera set up to capture northern lights in Churchill

    A bird that is rarely spotted is being seen by thousands in a video taken in Churchill, Man. and posted to Facebook. On Tuesday, explore.org, a multimedia organization that documents nature around the globe, posted the video to Facebook. It shows the falcon yawning and subsequently looking straight into the camera.

    CBC
  • Pakistani restaurant caters to diverse customers in North Central Regina

    A Regina couple's love for food and cooking is behind a special restaurant in Regina's North Central neighbourhood. Mohammed Iqbal Ansari and his wife Ruby Iqbal are the loving owners of Ruby's Kitchen, located three blocks North of the Pasqua Hospital on Wascana Street. Iqbal cooked her first full meal when she was 12 years old.

    CBC
  • Police lay 128 charges against 29 people in drug trafficking sting

    Calgary police have laid 128 charges against 29 people following two month-long operations targeting drug trafficking downtown — including in the city's Central Library. Police received public complaints about drug-related activities along 17th Avenue as well as downtown along 7th Avenue S.W. Investigators discovered people trafficking drugs in a variety of public spaces, including the Central Library and Olympic Plaza.

    CBC
  • Prince William and Kate enjoy dinner and drinks at a local pub

    The royal couple left their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home and ducked out to a pub just 15 minutes from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Prince William and Kate visited the Crown Inn in East Rudham, where a regular said they enjoyed a drink at the bar before heading to a table for a meal. TAP TO VIEW FULL GALLERYWilliam and Kate reportedly enjoyed a low-key date at a local pub.

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  • Teens rescue RCMP officer from flipped police car in Pouce Coupe

    Two teenagers have been credited for pulling out an RCMP officer from a flipped car in northeastern B.C. Kaiden McGowan and Tanner Merrick were eating supper when they saw a truck rush past McGowan's home in Pouce Coupe on Tuesday night. "We saw a cop car pursuing it and then the power went out," Merrick told CBC.

    CBC
  • Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

    “Two complainants down. One to go.” Jian Ghomeshi has not spoken to the media since his trial began, but he may think this phrase says it all in assessing how well his trial has gone so far. In the meantime, given the revelations in the first two cross-examinations, articles with headlines such as “Don’t Dismiss Ghomeshi’s Accusers over their After the Fact Behaviour” have appeared in mainstream and, especially, social media, ostensibly supporting the complainants by reminding us that real victims of sexual violence are often inconsistent in retelling their abuse, and sometimes engage in post-event conduct that seems incompatible (to some) with a prior lack of consent. We should expect more of

    Toronto Sun q
  • Trudeau spurns NDP votes he once courted

    In a show that ran last Sunday, “Neil from London” was among the ten “ordinary Canadians” the CBC picked to chat with Prime Minister Trudeau. Among his questions: do you agree the minimum wage should go up? If you watched the Liberals’ last campaign, you’d expect Trudeau to quickly say yes. Trudeau supported an NDP plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $15, but criticised it for not covering enough people. But this week, when Neil from London asked about it, Trudeau dodged. And then said he worried about negative effects from raising the minimum wage. His answer wasn’t clear. But the message sure was: there’ll be no minimum wage increase. This and many other promises have outlived their usefulness

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  • Ghomeshi emails reveal growing importance of 'digital debris' to trials

    The unearthing of 13-year-old emails in an attempt to discredit a woman accusing Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault underscores the growing importance of "digital debris" in criminal and civil trials, experts say. The amount of electronic data, records and documents introduced in trials can be "overwhelming," said David Fraser, an Internet and privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper. Defence lawyer Marie Henein has grilled two female complainants on their correspondence with Ghomeshi after the alleged assaults.

    The Canadian Press