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Fire officials in Alberta do not yet know what started a massive wildfire that chased the entire population out of Fort McMurray, but they now know the only force that can stop it will be a significant change in the weather.
Protesters demonstrate outside an Apple Store as they object to the US Government's attempt to put a backdoor to hack into the Apple iPhone, in Los Angeles, California on February 23, 2016.
Lonnie Franklin Jr., center, sits in count in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 5, 2016. The former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women ...
OTTAWA - The Liberal government has launched a sweeping review of Canada Post to determine the future of mail services, but there's no guarantee home delivery will be restored for those who have recently lost it.
The Conservative MP for Banff-Airdrie stood on a point of order after question period on Thursday, but explained that he was doing so with some hesitation.
A man shot and killed a woman who was waiting to pick up her children in the parking lot of a suburban Washington, D.C., high school Thursday and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
World
NEW YORK - It is as iconic an image from the criminal underworld as the Tommy gun or the getaway car, a grim last act for the unfortunate soul whose life is about to end in a new pair of footwear.
AMMAN/BEIRUT Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war killed at least 28 people near the Turkish border on Thursday, a monitoring group said, and fighting raged in parts of northern Syria despite a deal to cease hostilities in the city of ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks set to take centre stage as the country pulls back the curtain on what promises to be its biggest political show in years - the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980.
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A Florida lawyer who had sex with her jailed clients so much the warden had to restrict her visitation access has been disbarred. When physical sex wasn't an option, Linda Hadad, 43, would apparently have phone sex with her imprisoned clients.
Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him —a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal ...
America Loses Its Man in Ankara
Foreign Policy (blog) 1 hour ago
From Turkey:Wanted: A facile caretaker
Hurriyet Daily News 4 hours ago
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday granted convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to press his case for a new trial, four years after the former Penn State University football coach was found guilty of abusing 10 boys.
Orlando Bloom is an English film and stage actor. He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in October 2009. He recently traveled to conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, where UNICEF says an estimated 580,000 children are in urgent need of aid.
The Colombian navy's press office says the mariner who survived two months adrift at sea is a fisherman named Javier Eduardo Olaya.
When I became Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and commander of the U.S. European Command in May 2013, there was discussion in certain circles about the utility of NATO.
Starting Wednesday night at sunset, Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. Commemorations continued in schools around the country Thursday, including in kindergarten classes.
Israeli general touches nerve with Holocaust comments
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News 6 hours ago
From Israel:Grapevine: Coincidence and memory
Jerusalem Post Israel News 8 hours ago
Canada
When a major disaster strikes, everything changes. The normal ebb and flow of life is disrupted both for the people impacted by the disaster and for those who rush to help.
Mike Duffy has been publicly silent for the better part of two and a half years, assiduously avoiding inquiring reporters - until Wednesday.
As wildfires burn uncontrollably across northern Alberta, government leaders in Western Canada are meeting to discuss pushing Ottawa to reverse historic funding cuts to disaster-mitigation programs.
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The Canadian host of popular U.S. game show Jeopardy says he expects issues with the online application form that led to a ban on Canadian applications to be resolved by the summer.
When Genevieve Webster noticed issues with her son Dean at 13 months, she turned to Toronto's Hincks Dellcrest Centre for an assessment.
Donald Trump Jr. makes no apologies for his father's controversial remarks that have prompted accusations of racism and xenophobia, insisting the family name is worthy of being on downtown Vancouver's skyline.
Provincial police have arrested a 36-year-old man from the Laurentians in connection with 184 beehives that went missing last week from a locked enclosure in Saint-Valère, Que.
Missing woman's body found
Winnipeg Sun 10 hours ago
WS_WS20160505KK06 Police personnel use blankets to shield a body found behind Grant's Old Mill on Portage Avenue on Wednesday.
A novice driver from Abbotsford has been fined $468, been banned from driving for 15 days, and has had his car impounded after police caught him speeding at 197 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on a stretch of Highway 1 in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a shootout between rival gangs in a downtown condo which led to the alleged abduction and torture of two teens.
Business
A think tank is urging the federal Liberals to abandon the Harper Conservative's hands on approach to the wireless industry. By Michael LewisBusiness Reporter.
Galen G. Weston wants in on the medical marijuana business. Weston, the head of the country's largest drugstore and grocery chain, said Thursday that pharmacists are well-positioned to dispense the drug in a safe manner.
For the second time this week, a Canadian bank has dramatically raised its estimate of how much money it will lose because of soured loans to the struggling oil and gas sector, surprising analysts as the banks get ready to report their second quarter ...
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Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to hand over 40 years of records on hundreds of its clients revealed in the Panama Papers to federal tax auditors, in the first public step the government has taken to crack down on anyone named in the huge data leak.
Telus Corp. is boosting its balance sheet through the sale of a minority stake in its little-mentioned international outsourcing and call-centre business, raising $600-million to invest in its fibre-optic expansion back home.
Resolute Forest Products Inc. is permanently shutting one of its U.S. newsprint machines even though demand is showing signs of stabilizing after years of dramatic decreases.
Just add hot sauce to green bin: City
Toronto Sun 34 minutes ago
Has your new green bin fallen prey to hungry critters? Email us at torsun.citydesk@sunmedia.ca or call 416-947-2211. Just put a little hot sauce on it.
Liberal MPs are accusing Canada Revenue Agency executives of cracking down too hard on average taxpayers while quietly reaching deals with well-off Canadians who can afford high-priced lawyers and accountants.
CFR0126 Bob Nicholson says the OEG and Canadian Finals Rodeo can work together to grow the CFR's audience and television presence.
The Nova Scotia government tried a social media experiment to explain the QEII redevelopment Thursday evening. But the 40 minute Facebook Live session contained little new information.
Technology
How many people has Indiana Jones killed? One YouTube video that tracks the irascible archeologist's body count over four films puts the number at 67.
A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop ...
IBM on Wednesday opened its quantum computer processor to anyone who wants to try what is expected to be a new kind of computing with enormously improved power and speed.
Now try this
The Economist 10 hours ago
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There are a number of high-profile court battles which seem to attract as much media attention for the actual ongoing battle as they do for the actual reason for the battle.
“The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a great first step, but not enough,” writes Matt Teske, an automotive branding and marketing strategist and the guy who came up with the unauthorized “Chevrolet Jolt EV” concept that's making the rounds on Twitter TWTR +5.92 ...
Google has acquired a Toronto-based business technology startup founded by Varun Malhotra, an entrepreneur of Indian origin. Malhotra is the founder and CEO of Synergyse, launched in 2013 to teach users about Google Apps.
Testing is well underway for self-driving cars in Canada - but some industry experts are concerned a “hands-off” approach to the wheel could mean hanky-panky in the driver's seat and some more exotic claims for carriers.
The Future Of Road Sex Is Here
Huffington Post May 4, 2016
In-depth:when robots rule the road
Financial Times May 3, 2016
The statistics tell the story: 84 Ontario drivers have been charged with street racing in 2015 and 46 more in the first four months of 2016.
Tuning company Mountune has been amping up the Ford's ST models for some time, and now the company has released its first set of upgrades for the new Focus RS.
LOS ANGELES - When it comes to virtual reality, how exclusive is exclusive? After delaying orders because of component shortages and angering wannabe early adopters, VR company Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to technologically ...
Entertainment
Comedian and actor Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor over comments she made about his links to Prince. The Irish singer, who enjoyed massive chart success with a cover of the late music mogul's Nothing Compares 2 U, stunned fans over the ...
Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince's home with a drug often used to treat people addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers?
It's the film of a literal lifetime and, naturally, stars who else but John Malkovich. 100 Years - The Movie You Will Never See, directed by Robert Rodriguez, will be displayed (not screened) at the Cannes Film Festival this month, but it won't be seen ...
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In The Meddler, a comedy that is often poignant, Susan Sarandon is the titular meddling Marnie, a big-hearted widow with boundary issues.
A bride-to-be from Fort McMurray says she's overwhelmed by the outpouring of support she's received from Torontonians after her wedding dress was destroyed in the wildfire that is still consuming much of the Alberta community.
From skateboarding to proto-feminism, here are five walking tours that get Metro Toronto's seal of approval. Share on Facebook.
What Would Jane Jacobs Do?
CityLab 8 hours ago
On a presidential campaign trail paved with discussions of border walls, Supreme Court nominees and terrorism fears, candidates have hardly mentioned cities beyond, perhaps, a remark about “New York values.
Stillwell Bar's dreams of a beer garden in Halifax aren't dead yet. In just a few week's time, they'll be moving into a space on one of the city's busiest streets.
A new expansion for Star Trek Online has been announced by Perfect World Entertainment Inc., and Cryptic Studio. This third expansion for the MMORPG is Star Trek: Online: Agents of Yesterday.
JWoww gives birth to baby boy
Winnipeg Free Press 1 hour ago
The 'Jersey Shore' star and her husband Roger Mathews, who got married last year, welcomed their second child into the world on Thursday (05.05.16) and both mother and the new addition are said to be doing really well after the labour.
Sports
NEW YORK - Florida's Gerard Gallant, Dallas's Lindy Ruff and Washington's Barry Trotz were named the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Thursday, given to the NHL's best head coach.
MADRID - Canada's Milos Raonic advanced to the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters with a 6-4, 6-4 win over seventh-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Longshot lowdown for the Derby
Toronto Sun 1 hour ago
The Kentucky Derby is part horse race, part social affair. Inevitably, groups of friends who likely don't visit a racetrack any other time of year, will go to Churchill Downs or another racetrack, and make their choices for the race based on, well ...
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When the news filtered out this week that John Chayka was about to become the youngest general manager in NHL history, the reaction from many outside observers was the same.
While teams still in contention for the Stanley Cup continue to battle it out in the playoffs, the best of the rest are in Russia for this year's World Hockey Championships.
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Edmonton's Tyler Robertson faces off during the second period of a WHL playoff game between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Brandon Wheat Kings in Edmonton, Alta.
Toronto FC's players will walk into the past on Saturday when they unveil newly renovated BMO Field to fans who have anticipated this home opener since the end of last season.
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The well-travelled defenceman filling in for his team's most indispensable player scored the first goal. The seemingly ageless centre closing in on his 40th birthday scored the second.
Science
The Canadian Space Agency unveiled two new, lighter rovers today that will allow it to participate in more missions because of streamlined design and lower price tag.
SFU researchers are working with para-athlete Danny Letain on building a better "bionic hand." Simon Fraser University - University Communications.
To determine the actual mass of a supermassive black hole, astronomers must measure the strength of its gravitational pull on the stars and clouds of gas that swarm around it.
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While sky views of Mars won't compare with views like this from visiting spacecrafts, skywatchers will get their best chance to see the Red Planet this month.
Diamonds in the sky: Seven fantastic planets
The Weather Network 5 hours ago
An artist's conception of planet Kepler-22b, which orbits within its star's "habitable zone," where stable liquid water, the key ingredient of life as we know it, can exist.
The solar system's smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 - offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.
Scientists recently stumbled upon a shocking new discovery related to spiders which gives an insight of the behaviour of this arachnid.
A method of manufacturing of containers and their nano-structure depending on the temperature. Credit: Igor Potemkin/Scientific Reports.
Modern-day dung beetles mostly eat the excrement of mammals: cows, elephants, you name it. But a new study hints at a reptilian source for the beetles' original dung diet.
The leg of this purple ochre sea star in Oregon is disintegrating, as it dies from sea star wasting syndrome. Credit: Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman, Oregon State University.
Health
When refugees end up in poor neighborhoods in a new land, they may also end up with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.
Senior citizens in Victoria support council's push to adopt a bylaw that allows edible pot products in medical marijuana dispensaries, despite health and safety concerns raised by the province's medical health officer, Mayor Lisa Helps says.
The Labrador retriever, a popular dog breed known as a natural glutton, carries a genetic mutation that hard-wires it to overeat, according to new research.
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Upon its completion in 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre will serve as a home for Vancouver's new Access and Assessment Centre for people with a mental illness or addiction issue.
TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The eleven members of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) speak out in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) 65th Annual Mental Health Week (May 2 to 8, 2016).
EDMONTON, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Edmonton area Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and their affiliated clinics are able to help those displaced by the fires in Northern Alberta with their primary health care needs.
Taking the Pill could protect against one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, a new study has revealed. For the first time, scientists have shown how estradiol - a female sex hormone - may work to protect women against herpes.
Canada can do more to wipe out polio: LETTER
The Barrie Examiner 8 hours ago
Imagine being able to eradicate polio, a disease that causes fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, pain in the limbs and where one in every 200 infections can cause paralysis and may even lead to death.
Alberta's regulatory body for registered nurses celebrated 100 years of service at the Calgary Central Library on Thursday, with Deputy Mayor Diane Colley-Urquhart in attendance.
A new study suggests senior women are more likely than men of the same age to be prescribed medication they don't need. University of B.C.
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Sumner Redstone and his companion Manuela Herzer in Manhattan in 2001. She is waging a salacious lawsuit challenging his mental competence.
Krisztian Bocsi/BloombergThe two companies will release a software development kit by the end of the year to let SAP customers and consultants write native apps for Apple devices.
A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure that fell amid heavy rains and killed 36 people.
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Sechelt, B.C. - A former 1980s child actor who now lives in the Sunshine Coast town of Gibsons has been accused of committing a bank robbery in Sechelt.
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