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VIDEO: Aerial view of the Fort McMurray wildfire

As the Fort McMurray wildfire continues to rage, these shots from passenger planes give a stunning overhead look at the blaze.

  • Police called after student tries to pay for lunch with $2 bill

    An eighth-grade student in Houston, Texas had a run-in with police after she attempted to buy lunch at school with the seldom-seen $2 bill.

    Insight
  • Canada's housing market ‘inching towards instability,’ U.S. bank warns

    A big U.S. bank is warning that Canada’s housing market is “inching towards instability” amid low interest rates and a lack of listings. The recent report by Emanuella Enenajor, the North America economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is yet more evidence of the frothy nature of some markets, though she’s not warning of a crash. Ms. Enenajor also said she expects further action by the federal government to cool things down. Housing markets differ across the country, of course. But, as The Globe and Mail’s Tamsin McMahon reports, the national housing agency threw up cautionary flags for several in a quarterly report last week. “Canada’s housing market is overheating,” Ms. Enenajor said. “House

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  • Farmer teaches a lesson to driver who blocked his driveway

    A video uploaded to YouTube shows a tractor picking up a red car after the vehicle was left blocking a farmer’s drive in the English countryside. The video was recorded by two women, who laugh constantly while the tractor slowly drives on, the small red car balanced in the forklift. “It’s the police’s problem now,” says the farmer, walking behind the tractor, after telling the women the car will be moved down the road.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Alberta wildfire set to be Canada's costliest natural disaster

    By Matt Scuffham TORONTO (Reuters) - A wildfire in the Alberta city of Fort McMurray is set to become the costliest ever Canadian natural disaster for insurers, with 1,600 buildings destroyed and another 19,000 under threat, analysts and industry sources say. The bill for insurers is expected to be several times more than the C$700 million ($544 million) paid out for a wildfire in Slave Lake, Alberta, in 2011. The fire in Slave Lake, a small town 250 km (155 miles)northwest of the city of Edmonton, led to the destruction of 374 homes, less than a quarter of the number of structures already destroyed at Fort McMurray, and damaged another 52.

    Reuters
  • Oscar de la Hoya details how he saw Donald Trump cheat at golf

    de la Hoya said Trump cheated several times when they played together at Trump National Los Angeles.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Kate reveals why Princess Charlotte really loves her new pet

    The Cambridge family has a new addition! The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, revealed on Wednesday (May 4) that a hamster named Marvin has joined their brood. The royal shared the news that she and Prince William purchased the pet for their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte as she opened Hampton Court's new Magic Garden. William and Kate received their cocker spaniel Lupo as a gift from James Middleton following their wedding in April 2011.

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  • Villagers Thought An Angel Had Fallen From The Sky, But It Turned Out To Be A Sex Doll

    Villagers in Indonesia thought they had been blessed with a gift from heaven after this ‘angel’ fell from the sky. 

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  • These Loyal Family Dogs Refuse To Leave Dying Toddler’s Side

    This is the heartbreaking sight of a pair of family basset hounds who simply refuse to leave the bedside of a dying toddler. Four-month-old Nora Hall has spent weeks in intensive care after she suffered a devastating stroke that shut down her brain but doctors say there is nothing more than can do for her. Doctors at the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital have allowed the dogs inside Nora’s room, and they were pictured lying down at little Nora’s side.

    Yahoo News
  • Lotto Win ‘Tore My Family Apart’ Says Winner Of £148m Jackpot

    Gillian Bayford landed the fortune with husband Adrian in August 2012 and she gave her family £20 million soon after. Mrs Bayford also claims that her “greedy” family still expect her to give them money whenever they need it, despite driving in expensive cars and living in plush houses.

    Yahoo News
  • Gerrit Cole may have had too much fun at the Penguins game

    The Pirates ace was very vocal at Wednesday's NHL playoff game between the Penguins and Capitals.

    Big League Stew
  • Fort McMurray wildfire: Why the fire engulfed the city within hours

    It was a perfect storm of conditions that allowed the wildfire in Fort McMurray to spread rapidly.

    Global News
  • Student Arrested For Flashing In School Yearbook Photo

    A teenager has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure after he flashed during a staged school photograph. Hunter Osborn, 19, was pictured in the photo with his trousers down and it was included in the yearbook for the 3,400 students at the  distributed to 3,400 students from Red Mountain High School in Arizona. Detective Steve Berry, from the Mesa Police Department, told CBS: “It is still an ongoing investigation.

    Yahoo News
  • Here's the real reason that photos of bin Laden's body won't ever be shown

    There are a lot of puzzled expressions on people's faces when it comes to the subject of Osama Bin Laden and why the White House has not authorized the release of any pictures of his body. Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein's hanging, as were post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out. Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy No. 1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US? Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team Six operators on the raid, partially outs the reason in his book, "No Easy Day." The book reads, "In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing." "Another assaulter

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  • Vancouver-born fighter (Unstoppable) Angela Lee goes after world title

    Given the dizzying speed of Angela Lee's rise in mixed martial arts, perhaps it's not surprising that the 19-year-old Vancouver-born fighter goes after a world title Friday. Lee, who made her pro MMA debut on May 22, 2015, has won five straight in the Asian-based One Championship. Now only five rounds with Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi stand in the way of claiming the atomweight (105 to 115 pounds) championship belt as One Championship crowns its first female champion.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hockey Wives, ep. 8: Time off in Mexico and relationship advice

    The women of the Toronto Maple Leafs take a trip to Mexico and unwind while MP and Brandon Prust continue to work on their long distance relationship.

    Eh Game
  • How a Stranger's Comment Changed the Way I Parent

    We'd spent a few hours at the beach during our Spring break trip to San Diego when the weather turned and we decided to pack it up and head out. I juggled sandy beach toys and wet towels in my arms and attempted to convince my 2-and-a-half-year-old that it was a good idea to leave the endless playground that is the beach while my husband followed behind with the folding chairs and our crying 4-month-old. As we trudged through the sand, I noticed an older man look at us and heard him comment sweetly to his wife: "Those were the days, weren't they?" I stopped — not physically, because that would have sent plastic toys flying and my toddler running — but inwardly, and when we got back to the car

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  • Former child star arrested in connection with Sechelt bank robbery

    Police have arrested a former child actor after a rare bank holdup last week on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast. Deleriyes Joe Cramer, 42, faces several charges including robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. RCMP say a man in disguise — wearing a wig of shoulder-length hair, a bandana and sunglasses — entered a bank last Thursday afternoon in Sechelt.

    CBC
  • Know when to quit your job, or if you’re just hard to please

    For years work was regarded as a loveless pursuit, a spiteful diversion from the joys of life outside the nine-to-five constraint, but in a society that seemingly values happiness in the workplace, it can be hard to know whether it’s time for a change or if you’re just hard to please. “Happiness [at work] is actually a new concept… in previous generations they didn’t have the privilege or luxury to think about it,” says Eileen Chadnick, principal life and business coach at Big Cheese Coaching. Today “happiness” is front and centre in the nine-to-five narrative and Canadians, or at least half of them, seem to be disappointed in their workplaces.

    Insight
  • Norwegian navy officer has Internet swooning over his ‘Thor-like’ good-looks

    [Matberg isn’t afraid of sailing the high seas of good looks, based on his many selfies/Instagram]

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