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'Food insecurity' a problem in parts of Canada

According to a new report, about 1.1 million Canadians say they didn't have enough food in 2012 with households in Nunavut suffering most.

  • Filing: Detroit girl says mother killed her siblings, made her put sister's body in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

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  • Ignoring pilot and passengers' screams, Germanwings co-pilot deliberately destroyed plane

    Andreas Lubitz's "intention (was) to destroy this plane," Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said, laying out the horrifying conclusions French investigators reached after listening to the final minutes of Tuesday's Flight 9525 from the plane's black box voice data recorder. The inquiry is instead focusing on the co-pilot's "personal, family and professional environment" to try to determine why he did it, Robin said. The prosecutor said Lubitz did not say a word as he manually set the plane on an eight-minute descent into the craggy French mountainside that pulverized the plane.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kentucky's Marcus Lee posterizes teammate with dunk

    A lot of analysts are saying that only Kentucky can stop Kentucky this spring. [DraftKings: Play Fantasy College Basketball – Draft your team today!] But not even that is turning out to be true — quite literally as you can see what happened on Thursday

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  • Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Hang Out in Nashville — Could They Be Dating?! See the Pics

    Just a casual Whole Foods run or…not?! Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris were spotted grocery shopping together in Nashville on Wednesday, March 25. PHOTOS: Taylor Swift's high-profile flames The “Blank Space” singer, 25, and DJ, 31, were snapped talking

    Us Weekly
  • Wisconsin trooper's killer had been convicted in white supremacist brawl nearly 20 years ago

    A Michigan man killed in a shootout that also left a rookie Wisconsin state trooper dead was part of a group of skinheads who attacked black and Hispanic people nearly 20 years ago, court records show. Steven Timothy Snyder was convicted in 1996 of disorderly conduct in Fond du Lac, the same city where he killed Trooper Trevor Casper on Tuesday. According to charging documents, Snyder, then 19, was part of a group of skinheads police noticed walking through downtown in April 1996.

    The Canadian Press
  • St. John's woman finds long 'snake-like critter' in almond milk

    Wanita Bates said she was clearing space in her refrigerator last weekend, and decided to toss out the last quarter of the carton of almond milk on its best-before date. "To me, for all intents and purposes, it looks like a snake-like critter," she said. Both the maker, California-based Blue Diamond, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency plan to pick up samples for testing.

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  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

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  • What to watch for in BlackBerry's quarterly numbers

    BlackBerry's turnaround strategy is set to come under scrutiny Friday as the Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone maker releases its fourth quarter results.  According to tech analyst Carmi Levy, the number of handset sales reported is expected to drop

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  • Kelly Rowland Reveals How She Lost 70 Pounds Four Months After Welcoming Son Titan

    Burning off the baby weight! Kelly Rowland put a lot of hard work into getting the post-baby body she has now. The singer revealed how she dropped a whopping 70 pounds just four months after welcoming her son Titan during an interview on Thursday, Mar. 26. Rowland slimmed down with the help of some great trainers.

    Us Weekly
  • Watch Ilya Kovalchuk hack down Alex Radulov during KHL playoffs (Video)

    Radulov and CSKA took Game 1 on Thursday 3-0, but it wasn’t without a bit of controversy involving the former NHLers. Late in the third period, Kovalchuk and Radulov tangled in what appeared to be a little harmless contact as CSKA exited the SKA zone.

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  • Details of victims in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf

    The victims included two babies, schoolchildren going home from an exchange visit, a pair of acclaimed German opera singers and a member of an Argentine rock band, three generations of the same family, a vacationing mother and son, a recently married couple, people on business trips and others going home. Germanwings said 144 passengers and six crew members were on board its plane that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. The students and their teachers were returning from an exchange program in Spain.

    The Canadian Press
  • Woman follows wild lynx around outside mall in Terrace Bay, Ont. and calls it kitty

    This could be the ultimate cat video. A northern Ontario woman who came upon a wild lynx outside her shop captured the encounter on video and posted it to YouTube, drawing both awe and ridicule from online commentators. Beth-Ann Colebourne, 31, says the chance meeting happened Tuesday evening outside her nail salon in Terrace Bay, Ont., about 225 km east of Thunder Bay in northern Ontario. Colebourne says she didn’t feel threatened by the animal and made sure she gave it room to get away, but her calls of “Kitty, kitty, kitty” and “What’s up buddy, what are you doing?” had some commentators questioning her sanity.

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  • New Ontario real estate rules to take some of the nuttiness out of bidding wars

    It’s tough to know how often this happens, but with interest rates still rock-bottom and bidding wars turning post-war bungalows into million-dollar properties, the Ontario government is bringing in new rules to crack down on unethical real estate agents that try to pump up housing prices with “phantom” offers. “It’s all in the context of these bidding wars, and the idea is a potential buyer knowing ‘am I in competition, and how many people am I in competition with?’” says Bruce Matthews, deputy registrar of the Real Estate Council ofOntario (RECO), which oversees real estate agents and is responsible for enforcing the new rules. Matthews says misleading a bidder as to the number or existence of rivals is already against the rules, but that the new standards will essentially force realtors to keep better records that can then be used to confirm that a purchase was above board.

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  • Christina Hendricks Ignores Dress Code in Emerald Green Dress (With a Surprise Twist!) at Mad Men Premiere

    To premiere the final seven episodes of Mad Men at the Black & Red Ball in L.A. on Wednesday, March 25, Christina Hendricks not only broke the dress code, but also stunned in a dress with a fun twist: Its skirt was removable! While her costars, January Jones and Kiernan Shipka, kept to the night's color theme, Hendricks, 39, opted to walk the red carpet in an emerald-hued statement Zac Posen dress. Since wrapping filming on Mad Men, which required her to keep her hair red, Hendricks has been able to return to her flaxen-haired roots.

    Us Weekly
  • Canadian airlines will now have two crew members in cockpits at all times

    Canadian airlines and the federal government moved swiftly on Thursday to tighten security policies after it was revealed the pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps this week was locked outside the cockpit. French investigators concluded that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane, killing all 150 people on board and several Canadian carriers, including Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat quickly announced that all flights would have two people in the cockpit at all times. Air Canada and WestJet said it was a change in policy while Air Transat admitted it did not have any policy in place.

    The Canadian Press
  • Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

    Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers very different things. "It's confusing," says Ellie Topp, a professional home economist. "[The best before] date has nothing to do with the safety of the food. Here are five things you may not know about expiration and best before dates.

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  • Calgary beer matriarch Manjit Minhas joins Dragons' Den

    The CEO of Calgary's Minhas Micro Brewery is the newest dragon in the den. Manjit Minhas, 34, is one of three entrepreneurs joining the new season of the CBC reality TV show. Dragons have to put up their own money to back the ideas pitched on the show.

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  • A look at some of the winners and losers in the Alberta budget released Thursday

    The working poor: Any family making less than $41,220 annually will be eligible for the Alberta Working Family Supplement, which provides a refundable tax credit of up to $2,750 depending on the number of children in the family. Loser — The wealthy: The province is ending its 10 per cent flat income tax system and phasing in two new tax brackets for anyone making more than $100,000 a year.

    The Canadian Press
  • Accountant doubts source of $1M that Sterling friend claims she contributed to house cost

    An accountant who dug through the finances of billionaire Donald Sterling to track payments he made to a girlfriend ridiculed the woman's claim about the source of $1 million contribution she made to purchase her house. Jay Shapiro testified Thursday that he had traced all the funds to Sterling and found it unbelievable that V. Stiviano's friends and family gave her small bills that she squirreled away in a drawer to save up for the $1.8 million duplex. Shapiro testified in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Sterling's once-estranged wife who is seeking return of millions of dollars in gifts, including the house, Ferrari and designer clothes, that she said the younger woman swindled from community property the couple amassed over 60 years of marriage.

    The Canadian Press
  • Whitney Bischoff Reveals She Froze Her Eggs at 27 Before Meeting Bachelor Chris Soules

    "I just felt it would be silly for me not to take the opportunity when it was handed to me," she explained on GMA. Bischoff made the decision two years before she met and fell in love with Soules, the star of the 19th season of The Bachelor. Soules, 33, proposed to Bischoff on the season finale of The Bachelor, which aired earlier this month, and she joked soon after about the adorable babies the two would make.

    Us Weekly