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1 NYC officer dies after being shot inside patrol car, other critical

CTV News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, ...
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US Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

New York Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on ...
US turns to China in fight against Sony hackers: report
Obama says Sony made a "mistake" in cancelling movie over cyber threats
Chicago Tribune
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Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Not funny: film marks outbreak of cyberwar

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California in this December 11, 2014 file photo.
North Korea Calls For Joint Probe Into Sony Hacking, Says It Was Not Involved
The Disconnect of 'The Interview'
Chicago Tribune
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Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Luka Magnotta trial jury deliberations: What's taking so long? - ‎39 minutes ago‎
With the jury deliberations in the Luka Magnotta murder trial finished for the fifth day, it's not clear whether jurors are taking their time parsing the complexities of determining whether the 32-year-old was in his right mind when he killed university student Jun ...
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Get ready, here come higher prices for clothes - ‎9 hours ago‎
Nothing raises the ire of Canadians quite like the lower prices American shoppers enjoy on the same products south of the border. From cars and coffee makers to shirts and shoes, Canadians have long complained they're getting gouged.
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Four Afghan Guantanamo prisoners sent home

Business Standard - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Four Afghans held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday. It marked the latest move in the efforts by the US administration to close the military prison.
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Irish Independent - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Spencer Slate, garbed as Santa Claus, scuba dives in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Each year, Slate dons the costume to provide underwater holiday photo opportunities for his dive shop customers as a fundraiser to sponsor Christmas gifts for ...
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Knife-wielding terror suspect shot dead in France

Toronto Sun - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Sirens. (Fotolia). Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. PARIS - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said.
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If Not David to the US Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now

New York Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
HAVANA - John F. Kennedy, who introduced economic sanctions against Cuba in 1961, has a whole room devoted to his sins. But the final exhibit, at the Italianate palace that houses the Museum of the Revolution on the edge of Old Havana, is “a gallery of ...
Raul Castro: Don't Expect Detente to Change Cuban System
Raul Castro Says Detente Won't Change Cuban System
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Remembering the Horrible Things America Did to Cuba Over the Past 6 Decades This is a big time for celebration in Cuba. Three of the five men known in Cuba as heroes fighting United States terrorism were released from prison and returned to their families. To understand the true significance of their release means exploring the history of U.S.-backed terrorism against Cuba, a history widely unknown within the United States. President Obama and ...
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Kurds Advance Against IS Group in Syria, Iraq

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials ...
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Rainfall warning in Metro Vancouver leads to some ferry cancellations

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER - Torrential rain and strong winds have led to the cancellation of some ferry sailings in British Columbia. Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver with some 50 millimetres expected to drench the region on Saturday.
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Remains may be decade old

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎13 hours ago‎
The remains of six infants found inside a Winnipeg storage locker may be as much as a decade old. Greg Brodsky, the lawyer representing the woman accused of concealing the remains, revealed new details about the case Friday, based on preliminary ...
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2 teens accused of manslaughter in killing of Tausif Chowdhury - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Two young Ottawa men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Tausif Chowdhury, a 23-year-old international student who was found dead in the brush near the South Keys Transitway station in November.
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Mayor John Tory enjoying 74% approval during first days in office: poll

680 News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The first opinion poll since Mayor John Tory took office earlier this month shows he is enjoying a honeymoon period with Torontonians.
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The close: TSX ends higher, posts biggest weekly gain in 3 years

The Globe and Mail - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
Canada's main stock index rose for a fourth straight session and posted its biggest weekly gain in three years on Friday, powered by a rally in energy stocks as the price of oil extended its rebound from multi-year lows.
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OMERS to sell Canadian portion of health-care IT firm Logibec to US firm

Times Colonist - ‎13 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Canadian healthcare IT firm Logibec Inc. will be sold to San Francisco-based private equity firm GI Partners under an agreement announced Friday.
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BlackBerry reports third quarter revenue drop

New York Daily News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
BlackBerry sounded some static notes on Friday, reporting a big drop in third quarter revenues as its hardware sales flagged. But the long-suffering smartphone maker reported a surprise bump in operating profits, providing some hope that its turnaround ...
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Bill Cosby sex accusations met with intentional silence: experts - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent - and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain ...
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Canada's junior team controls game, but struggles to score in exhibition overtime ...

National Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
TORONTO - The top line of Max Domi, Sam Reinhart and Anthony Duclair showed off some flashes of brilliance as Canada's world junior team dominated the play against Russia in its first exhibition game Friday night.
Canada Loses to Russia but Team Set
Questions remain with Team Canada
Canada drops pre-tournament game to Russia
The Hockey News
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In 1991, Upper Deck produced cards of the Canadian World Junior Championship team, but they couldn't make one of Eric Lindros, who had an exclusive deal with Score trading cards. However, the team at Upper Deck came up with a workaround, introducing, "Canada's Captains."
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Canada's Vathje wins first skeleton WC gold on home track

TSN - ‎24 minutes ago‎
CALGARY - Elisabeth Vathje's strong start in World Cup skeleton turned torrid as she won her first gold medal in just her second race.
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Reeling Canucks, floundering Flames both seeking to snap losing slides

Vancouver Sun - ‎8 minutes ago‎
GAMEDAY. CALGARY FLAMES (17-15-2) AT VANCOUVER CANUCKS (18-11-2). TONIGHT, 7 PM, ROGERS ARENA. TV: CBC. RADIO: TSN 1040. VANCOUVER - In the National Hockey League, where there are no longer any ties, something will have to ...
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Messi double, Suarez goal fire Barca rout

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored two late goals and Luis Suarez got his first in La Liga as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 on Saturday to finish the year a point behind leaders Real Madrid.
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Three species of bats added to Ottawa's endangered animals list

The Globe and Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
The federal government has listed three species of bats whose populations have been decimated by a highly contagious fungal disease as endangered animals under the Species at Risk Act, but some scientists worry that extensive bureaucratic delays may ...
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Super-Earth confirmed by UBC astronomer using MOST space telescope - ‎17 hours ago‎
A UBC astronomer and a Canadian space telescope played pivotal roles in the discovery of a new planet - a so-called Super-Earth - found orbiting a sun well beyond our solar system.
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Kepler's STILL GOT IT! Space telescope spots SUPER-EARTH 180 light years ...

The Register - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Kepler space telescope might be damaged goods, but the clever hacks created by NASA's boffins have kept it running and it has spotted a new - if distant - planet that could harbor water, just like Earth.
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Majority of Canadians eligible to donate organs don't, study finds

London Free Press - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
An estimated two-thirds of deceased patients who are medically eligible to donate organs in Canada don't -- even if that was their wish, a new report has revealed.

Free weight-loss program helps Moose Jaw residents lose 2500 lb. - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lisa Abbasi can barely recognize herself these days. Not only is she 80 pounds lighter, she also has a smile on her face and enthusiasm to go to work and take care of her kids.

Doctors wage war on euphemisms

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎14 hours ago‎
Being frank can make patients and families more willing to consider palliative care in hopeless cases, says Stephen Workman, a Halifax physician.