• A look at the campaign that led to an NDP government in Alberta

    April 7: Premier Jim Prentice announces in Edmonton that he has visited the lieutenant-governor to ask for a provincial election on May 5. Under Alberta law, an election wasn't supposed to be held until early 2016, but many believe Prentice hopes to take advantage of an opposition in disarray.

    The Canadian Press
  • Boston marathon runner tries to track down man she kissed during the run, hears from his wife

    Before running her first marathon last month, Barbara Tatge, a 55-year-old single mom from Tennessee, learned of a local custom: female race spectators would kiss Boston Marathon participants as they made their way through Wellesley, Massachusetts.

    Daily Buzz
  • Colorado woman accused of cutting unborn baby from stranger's womb will stand trial

    A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses. Dynel Lane, who appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder, is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Wilkins, 26, survived the March 18 attack at the Longmont home, but the baby girl did not.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canada’s heavy crude oil surges to take on a golden lustre

    Canada’s heavy oil has quietly become the hottest commodity in North American energy. In less than two months, the price of the Canadian benchmark heavy crude has surged more than 70 per cent, outpacing West Texas intermediate (WTI), Brent and a bunch of other regional types of oil by wide margins. It hasn’t been a big topic of conversation though, partly because investors have been focused on sharply weaker first-quarter results from some of the largest oil sands and heavy oil producers. Quarterlies from such players as Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc. were dragged down by the collapse in oil prices between January and March.

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  • Joss Whedon quits Twitter after Avengers: Age of Ultron backlash

    Director Joss Whedon deleted his Twitter account on Monday following backlash to and criticism of his latest film, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many speculate that his departure was prompted by a flood of angry and abusive tweets in the wake of the North American debut of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has grossed more than $230 million in North America since it launched last Friday. Much of the furor appears to centre around the film's treatment of Scarlett Johansson's character, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a.

    CBC
  • Monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile captured in NT

    A monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile who was terrorising locals and eating dogs has been captured. It took about six people and tranquilisers to wrestle the beast from the banks of the Daly River - south-west of Darwin - near Mango Farm boat ramp.

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  • Debate continues over travel expenses ahead of trade mission to Asia

    The NDP opposition continues to quiz the provincial government over expenses associated with a trade mission to Asia. NDP leader Cam Broten has characterized some of the expenses, for travel by officials prior to the mission, as mere scouting trips to check out hotel amenities for the premier. "The itineraries are about high-ranking, well-paid officials going months in advance and looking at and asking questions about hotel rooms," Broten said, referring to information gleaned from documents provided to the NDP.

    CBC
  • Vancouver girl grabbed, pulled into car, flees; Police nab male suspect

    Vancouver police say a 13-year-old girl who was grabbed by a man and forced into a car was able to flee when the suspect later stopped the vehicle and exposed himself. Sgt. Randy Fincham says in a release that police arrested a 20-year-old man after two separate incidents on the city's west side on Tuesday. Fincham says the first incident happened around 8:30 a.m., when a man drove up to the 13-year-old, asked for directions, then grabbed her and pulled her inside the car.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alaska troopers say 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' reality show personality found shot dead

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zKf9L8 ) officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics' (GAY'-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds. National Geographic Channel's website says he had worked as a fisherman, horse wrangler, blacksmith, forest service firefighter, river guide and wilderness guide.

    The Canadian Press
  • You can now bet on who you think Tiger Woods will date next

    Irish bookie Paddy Power, known overseas for their cheeky betting lines, is now taking wagers from its customers on the identity of Tiger Woods' next girlfriend. Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn somewhat concurrently announced on Sunday that they're no longer together after almost three years of dating. As you might guess, Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is getting 7-to-1 odds.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Putin and Kim Jong-un’s ‘friendship’ on the rocks

    Relations between Putin's government and the West have become so tense that many western leaders have also declined to attend the celebrations in Moscow this month, despite the fact that their countries were allied with Russia in the Second World War. Widely reported as a "snub" to Putin, North Korea's decision also sparked a rash of rumor-mongering over what the real reason behind it might be. On Monday, Britain's Telegraph newspaper passed along a Hong Kong television report's suggestion that Kim was demonstrating his displeasure at a failed arms deal involving four of Russia's S-300 anti-aircraft/ballistic missile systems. The South Korean paper Chosun Ibo reported that Kim, who is styled as something approaching a god in his own country, would suffer by comparison if he were not somehow lifted above other international leaders.

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  • What could Alberta look like after Tuesday? A look at what parties are offering

    What could Alberta look like after Tuesday's election? Premier Jim Prentice has been campaigning on a budget brought down right before the election was called. — An end to Alberta's 10 per cent flat income-tax rate with the phase-in of two new tax brackets for those making more than $100,000 or $250,000 a year.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sheryl Sandberg's husband Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

    By Gabriel Stargardter and Sarah McBride MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at a private villa in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's spokesman said. Goldberg's brother found him on the floor of the villa gym showing signs of life, the spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

    Global News
  • You can walk away from your mortgage (if you live in Alberta), but should you?

    Handing over the keys to the house and walking away from your mortgage, called 'jingle mail,' was a defining act of the American housing crisis. The problem is it can happen here, namely in...

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  • Earls Restaurant server's racial remarks prompt apology to aboriginal filmmaker

    Earls Restaurants has apologized after a server in their Prince George, B.C. restaurant made racial remarks to aboriginal filmmaker Laura Milliken three weeks ago. The Toronto-based filmmaker, who is Ojibwe, says she was shocked by the incident, which occurred while she was visiting the northern city to work on a documentary about keeping aboriginal youth in school. "My colleague said, 'My father was concerned because he heard there was a very really high crime rate in Prince George,'" Milliken told Daybreak North's Russell Bowers.

    CBC
  • Top athletes hit the Met Gala red carpet (11 photos)

    The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, Grammy’s, CFDAs, and Tony Awards all rolled into one. It’s the golden ticket for every designer, model, musician, and celebrity. Check

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  • Canadian tourists warned to limit movements, remain vigilant in Mexico

    Canada's embassy In Mexico has issued a warning to tourists following a wave of recent attacks by a drug cartel in the western state of Jalisco. Canada's embassy in Mexico has posted a warning on its Facebook page about "narco-blockades" affecting areas in and around the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara to the east. The message says "Canadians are advised to limit their movements throughout the cities and follow the advice of local authorities" and to "remain vigilant" and avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Hottest Couples at the 2015 Met Gala

    Because arm candy is a requirement.

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