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At 11:11 p.m. Monday, as high rainy winds flailed Philadelphia, the Democratic Party exhaled. The white-haired man with the thick Brooklyn accent said the words that needed to be spoken if there was to be any hope for party unity.
IS claims responsibility for attack on Syrian town; 22 die
The Daily Courier (subscription) 28 minutes ago
BEIRUT - A huge car bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more, state-run Syrian TV reported.
French religious leaders have called for more security at places of worship following the murder of an elderly priest in Normandy on Tuesday.
As a community mourns the loss of Abdirahman Abdi, the Somali-Canadian who died in hospital the day after a violent arrest by Ottawa police, there are questions about what role, if any, race played in the altercation.
pp-tim-cook-iphone-getty.jpg Apple chief executive Tim Cook. The company will shift its emphasis from products to services Getty. Apple, the world's most valuable publicly traded company, has managed to make the best out of a bad situation.
Another Canadian is through to the second round of the Rogers Cup and that suits Vasek Pospisil just fine. The Vancouver product defeated Jeremy Chardy in first-round action on Tuesday night after the Frenchman retired with a right foot injury.
World
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (C) poses for a photograph with First Vice President Taban Deng Gai (L) and Second Vice President James Wani Igga (R) at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Juba, South Sudan, July 26, 2016.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A former Islamist lawmaker turned al Shabaab militant was one of the drivers in Tuesday's double car bomb attack on the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia, al Shabaab said.
Animal-welfare officials believe a cat whose mutilated body was found in Springbank Park was killed elsewhere then moved to a place it would be easily discovered.
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Forecast for Tuesday and beyond: Heat to relent a little. The severe thunderstorm warning for the immediate D.C. metro has been canceled.
World Digest: July 25, 2016
Washington Post Jul 25, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of fighting and foster the resumption of peace talks.
Suicide bombing kills 3 in Iraqi capital
Anadolu Agency 29 minutes ago
At least three people were killed on Wednesday in a suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to security and medical sources.
Two killed in Baghdad suicide bombing
Business Standard 35 minutes ago
Local Source:Suicide bombing north of Baghdad kills 16
The Daily Star Jul 25, 2016
The failed coup in Turkey and the reaction by the Erdogan government has signaled what should be fundamental shift in western foreign policy toward Turkey.
President Joko Widodo has brought back Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the highly regarded managing director of the World Bank, as Indonesia's finance minister, boosting hopes for reform as Southeast Asia's biggest economy faces growing headwinds.
The public will finally get a look at all the documents related to possible development in the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes area, but it won't come until a municipal council meeting in September.
A toddler was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition Tuesday after being found “near drowning” in a Scarborough swimming pool.
Canada
REGINA --Joshua Michael Harden was wearing a red shirt and hat when, while looking for his girlfriend, he wandered into a house party on Garnet Street.
Toronto men had been held in custody for more than a week after arrests on suspicion of attempting to fly while over the legal alcohol limit.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May arrives with candidates Jo-Ann Roberts, left, and Frances Litman to watch election results on Oct. 19.
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Ontario's budget watchdog says the province's Liberal government is hiding information from him - keeping secret financial data on the controversial privatization of Hydro One, major infrastructure projects and spending in the health-care system.
Calgary cops bust drug house
Calgary Sun 6 hours ago
Magic mushrooms, heroin and fentanyl were among the drugs taken by police from a home in northeast Calgary last week. The psilocybin is a rare find in this city, Calgary Police Service Insp.
VANCOUVER, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Trinity Western University welcomes the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal's decision today. The court has confirmed that TWU's proposed School of Law will produce well-trained, ethical graduates who are ready to seek ...
Chief Rod Knecht says he would welcome an independent review of his leadership after 80 per cent of Edmonton police officers who responded to a union survey agreed they work in "a toxic culture of blame and fear.
An Alberta judge has overruled the acquittal of a teenage boy on sexual assault charges, and given a lower court judge a blistering lesson on consent.
Two teenagers who went missing from the Whitefish Lake First Nation over the weekend have both been found dead, their bodies discovered hours and kilometres apart, police and family members say.
A semi driver is facing drug related charges after he was allegedly spotted driving erratically in Saskatoon on Tuesday morning. A complaint came into police around 8 a.m.. Police say they pulled over the suspect near 25th St. and 4th Ave., and ...
Business
The British Columbia government broke new ground this week, announcing a hefty tax on foreign homebuyers in the Metro Vancouver area, something Ontario quickly said it will watch closely as a possible way to cool off Toronto's hot housing market.
Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Wednesday while the yen sank against the dollar, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would present a $265-billion stimulus package to reflate the Japanese economy.
Canada's top banking regulator has again addressed the country's overheating housing market, demanding lenders show that their capital levels could withstand severe drops in the price of houses in Vancouver and Toronto.
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Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) announced a $75-million investment into two state-of-the-art fertilizer terminals slated for Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Ontario consumers will be able to buy alcohol through a new online ordering service that will bring products from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to their doorsteps through Canada Post, Ontario's finance minister said Tuesday.
Some construction pains on Broadway Avenue should ease by the end of the week - just in time for Saskatoon's Fringe Festival. The city says the repair project, which is seeing century-old lead water pipes replaced and streets in the area topped with ...
Will Heeman says Heeman's Garden Centre and Strawberry Farm will benefit from high speed Internet they need for credit card and debit purchases.
Demand for WestJet's new London-Gatwick flight is strong, CEO Gregg Saretsky said Tuesday, but the Calgary-based carrier will need to strike a deal with its pilots before it can realize any new international ambitions and expand its wide-body fleet.
It's always a big deal when a small town loses its largest employer. But Churchill, Man., is not just any town - and its port is not just any business.
After a storm of backlash, a gay Métis Albertan has removed the pro-oilsands ad he posted to his Facebook page that says lesbians are "hot" and questions why Canada buys oil from countries that mistreat LGBTQ people.
Technology
TORONTO -- In a bid to once again make its struggling hardware business profitable, BlackBerry is launching a new smartphone billed as the most secure Android device available.
UPDATE: According to its Twitter account, Halifax Transit has altered its plans and cyclists towing child trailers “MAY” board ferries until further notice.
We reviewed the Crucial MX300 750GB SSD a few months back. It was a good drive that tested well, and thanks to its IMFT 3D NAND, it came in at a very competitive price point.
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According to a report from Automobile magazine, Jaguar has cancelled plans to build the lovely CX-75 supercar and to revive the XK grand-tourer.
MotoGP: Red Bull Ring MotoGP Test Video
Sport Rider Magazine 9 hours ago
Suzuki Motor Corporation has today released video footage of the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR test at the Red Bull Ring in Austria earlier this week.
MotoGP: Austria ahead
Canada Moto Guide (blog) 6 hours ago
The first five months of 2016 were dominated by malicious email campaigns of unprecedented volume, with new ransomware variants emerging quickly and actors “repeatedly [shifting] tactics with new loaders, document attachment types and obfuscation ...
LADSON, S.C. Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans.
Twitter is struggling to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. Life can be tough when you're a social network that almost everyone has heard about but no one knows how to use when they're just joining for the first time.
Sony Xperia XA review
Inquirer 2 hours ago
It's by no means a disaster, but the confused Xperia XA is proof that Sony has lost its way. Pros: Desirable design, great price, NFC.
Ford unveiled a one-off aircraft-themed Mustang concept based on the all-new Shelby GT350 late July that it will auction off to benefit charities associated with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
Entertainment
Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven, a star-studded remake of the 1960s ensemble western that puts Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke into the saddle, will open the Toronto International Film Festival.
After taking over downtown Toronto to film Suicide Squad last year, two of the movie's supervillains returned Tuesday to thank us with a fan experience.
Johnny Depp's estranged wife has accused the movie star of stalling their divorce. Amber Heard has filed legal documents ahead of the former couple's court showdown on Tuesday (26Jul16), claiming the Pirates of the Caribbean star and his legal team ...
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Tragically Hip fans packed Roger's Arena one more time for the second night of the iconic Canadian band's Man Machine Poem tour in Vancouver on Tuesday.
Joe Jonas: Demi Lovato is like family
Hamilton Spectator 13 hours ago
The 'Cake By The Ocean' hitmaker insists he is still "really close" with his former flame despite their break up in 2010.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says police are working with organizers to ensure smooth security at this year's Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade, despite a more interactive approach by organizers.
Adele and Beyoncé are set to go head to head at the MTV Video Music Awards... Arts & Entertainment SEE MORE · Joe Jonas: Demi Lovato is like family · Mariah Carey: I 'never thought' I'd divorce Nick Cannon · Ariana Grande splits from Ricky Alvarez?
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
As part of Servus Heritage Festival, three volunteer cooks from Ghana grill kabobs for the hungry public. Courtesy of Servus Heritage Festival.
A woman Lindsay Lohan accused of having an affair with her fiance has been bombarded with hate mail and threats. Dasha Pashevkina - who owns luxury clothing line PA5H - felt "violated" after the 30-year-old actress posted her personal details online ...
Sports
Devon Travis scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the 12th as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Tuesday.
MOSCOW/BELGRADE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's decision to let individual sport federations decide whether to ban Russians from the Rio games over doping has put Moscow's links to the governing bodies under scrutiny.
Hometown favourite Eugenie Bouchard gave a boisterous crowd its money's worth Tuesday as she battled for more than two hours before claiming a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the first round of the Rogers Cup women's ...
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The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to give Drew Storen a change of scenery on Tuesday as they traded the struggling reliever to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Joaquin Benoit.
From the emergency room to the Winner's Circle, the past two days have been a helluva ride for Woodbine jockey Luis Contreras.
Don't let it be said that attending an NHL development camp is a waste if you're not drafted. After seeing winger Trevor Moore earlier this month for a week of practice and a couple of scrimmage games, the Maple Leafs signed him to a three-year entry ...
Here we go again. CFL personnel people and coaches have quietly complained -- actually, some not so quietly -- about the lack of Canadian talent across the league playing a role in the number of injured quarterbacks.
The Canadians will face three global powerhouses in a series of exhibition games that is a testament to Canada's growing global reputation.
Lumby may be crowned this year's Kraft Hockeyville but the big NHL game that comes along with the title will won't be played in the village.
Vernon gets the game
Castanet.net 5 hours ago
Local Source:NHL Hockeyville preseason game coming to Vernon
InfoTel News Ltd 9 hours ago
Riders head coach Chris Jones feels teams have to do their diligence when it comes recruiting prospects. Don Healy / Regina Leader-Post.
Science
WATCH ABOVE: There has been a battle raging in Pigeon Lake over the last few years over blue green algae. Advisories have been issued in the past over dangerous algae.
Armed with a speaker system and a bucket full of peanuts, wildlife ecologist Lianna Zanette hiked into the Wytham Woods with just one mission: to terrorize some woodland creatures with recordings of the BBC.
A notch at the top of high bay doors that allowed an orbiter's tail fin to pass through is the only obvious sign that a Kennedy Space Center hangar once housed a space shuttle.
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It was Charles Darwin who first guessed at the mysterious creature that gave rise to all life as we know it. “Probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this Earth have descended from some primordial form, into which life was first ...
(RTTNews.com) - USANA Health Sciences ( USNA ) revealed a profit for its second quarter that increased from last year. The company said its bottom line climbed to $25.76 million, or $2.07 per share.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:20 - Chinese researchers have confirmed the world's deepest underwater sinkhole, or blue hole, lies at a site in the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.
Digging Deeper into Mars
R & D Magazine 20 hours ago
Global map of Mars sulfur concentration (as percentage by mass) derived from the 2001: Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer spectra.
PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests - the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment ...
Why some male frogs have sex on land
Business Standard 3 hours ago
When it comes to sex, frogs can do it in water, on land and on leaves, but some male frogs have developed the preference for reproducing on land in order to keep competitors aways, new research suggests.
Latest visible satellite animation of the Eastern Tropical Pacific by NOAA. Tropical Storm Frank is to the southwest of Cabo, while tiny Hurricane Georgette is further west.
Health
Brenda Horenfeldt was wowed Tuesday by a talking, walking robot - a new tool his creators feel could be the future of treatment for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
Smell identification tests and tracking physical changes in the eye may help detect the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, according to several studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.
Being out of shape is a bigger risk for early death than either high blood pressure or high cholesterol, finds a large new study. In fact, the only thing worse for longevity was smoking, the study found.
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Corona quick to fix bathroom issue
Medicine Hat News 2 hours ago
The Corona Tavern says it has already made changes —including creating the option of gender neutral washrooms - after complaints from the public.
WATCH ABOVE: A new national report finds more people are heading to hospital emergency rooms for concussions. Su-Ling Goh explains why some experts think that may not necessarily be a bad thing.
OTTAWA - It remains a mystery why Canada and the U.S. are the world's heaviest opioid users, but Health Minister Jane Philpott says divining the answer may hold the key to solving what she considers a national public health crisis.
Meals on Wheels faces budget cuts, high demand
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber (subscription) 1 hour ago
When islander David Mielke's independent grandmother was 103, he moved her to the island and set her up in her own apartment. Afflicted with arthritis in her hands, she could no longer cook, so Mielke called in Meals on Wheels, a program he called a ...
Nutrition made simple
Hamilton Spectator 14 hours ago
Ernie's top nutrition tip: Never eat a meal that doesn't include at least one serving of vegetables or fruits. next play/pause pre 1/1.
A review of the evidence shows even a glass or two of wine a day can be harmful to long-term health. Government advice suggesting possible health benefits of alcohol was "outrageous" says an Otago University expert who warns there is no safe level of ...
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 26, 2016 /CNW/ - It won't come as a surprise to many that, unfortunately, nursing is one of the most dangerous jobs in Canada.
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Japanese game-maker Nintendo, which owns a stake in the developer of the wildly popular "Pokemon Go" mobile game, said on Wednesday that it had slumped to an operating loss in the quarter that ended June 30, 2016.
Xiaomi never shied away from acknowledging Apple as its role model. The company puts emphasis on design, has a line of smartphones called the Mi Phone and, at events, regularly compares its gadgets to Apple's.
(CNN) Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a phrase also coined in 2014) dominating social media feeds across the globe.
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Rumors surrounding Nintendo's next system have been sprouting up consistently since the existence of the device was first announced last Spring.
Ever since NASA's Dawn mission started beaming back photographs of Ceres, scientists have been baffled by the lack of large impact craters on its surface.
The findings could be key as doctors believe diagnosing Alzheimer's early is essential for effective treatment. Photograph: Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images.
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