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President Obama to Focus on Hillary Clinton's Record During DNC Speech

KTLA - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama plans to deliver a high-profile job reference for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, arguing that a long - and in his view, overlooked - career in public service has rendered her the most qualified candidate in history.
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Pyongyang floats propaganda, threat leaflets downriver to Seoul

The Japan Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL - The South Korean military said Wednesday that dozens of plastic bags containing North Korea's propaganda leaflets were discovered in a river near Seoul.
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World's deepest underwater sinkhole discovered in the South China Sea

The Independent - ‎10 hours ago‎
As local fishermen tell it, the deep blue "Dragon Hole" in the Paracel Islands, called the "eye" of the South China Sea, is where the Monkey King in "Journey to the West" acquired his famous golden cudgel.
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The world's at war, but not a war of religions, Pope Francis says

The Globe and Mail - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said on Wednesday as he travelled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.
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Suitcase explodes in Bavaria near refugee centre; no one hurt

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
BERLIN -- A suitcase containing a spray can exploded near a refugee centre and a police station in the German state of Bavaria on Wednesday, but no one was hurt, authorities said.
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MP Hunter Tootoo's future unclear as he returns to work

Globalnews.ca - ‎37 minutes ago‎
OTTAWA - Hunter Tootoo revealed Wednesday he was working through “deeply personal and private issues” over the course of the two months he spent away from his role as a federal MP while undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction.
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Public Service Minister Judy Foote offers emergency pay cheques amid Phoenix debacle

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nearly 500 of the federal government employees who hadn't been paid since the Phoenix payroll system was rolled out earlier this year received a paycheque on Wednesday, and all other public servants can now access emergency paycheques, says Public ...
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Death of Abdirahman Abdi fuels calls for police training reforms

Globalnews.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
WATCH: Ontario's ombudsman is weighing in on the death of a mentally ill Ottawa man after he was arrested on Sunday. Now there are new calls to change how police respond and de-escalate volatile situations.
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Canadian Armed Forces warn Pokemon Go users after 'occurrences' on three bases

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
HALIFAX -- The Canadian Armed Forces are warning Pokemon Go players -- both in and out of uniform -- not to search for Pokemon on military property.
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Joe Chidley: Fed's inaction on rates gives policymakers plenty of justification to continue spending

Financial Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Federal Reserve once again decided on Wednesday to hold its target interest rate. Readers of the tea leaves, as is their wont, were quick to point to the subtleties of the Fed's language.
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Alberta carbon tax regime to be most stringent in Canada, Ecofiscal Commission report says

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Move over, British Columbia: Canada's oilpatch next door in Alberta is on track to have Canada's most aggressive carbon pricing system by 2020.
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TSX ends slightly lower as oil gloom drags on energy sector

bnn.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon. BNN on Twitter. BusinessNewsNetwork @BNN 27m PM Trudeau likely to approve Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion: Ted Morton https://t.
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Quebec coroner suggests complete ban of cellphones while driving

Montreal Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
"Cellphones, whether we're manipulating them or not, are dangerous while driving motorized vehicles and should possibly be completely banned," coroner Renée Roussel wrote in her investigation into the death of a 75-year-old Quebec woman.
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Cyclists, motorists find each other annoying: survey

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
How do drivers feel about cyclists? Well, it's about the same as it is the other way around. According to a new survey from insurance provider State Farm Canada, 55 per cent of drivers find cyclists “annoying”, while 54 per cent of cyclists use the ...
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Unacceptable increase in drunk driving in Essex County, say OPP

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Essex County OPP say they have witnessed a sharp rise recently in the number of impaired driving related arrests and motor vehicle collisions in Essex County.
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Four lanes, median barriers coming to Malahat Highway

CTV Vancouver Island - ‎4 hours ago‎
A deadly stretch of Vancouver Island highway will get major safety upgrades including median barriers, more lanes and wider shoulders, the government announced Wednesday.
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Big-top comeback? Cirque du Soleil brings Luzia to Toronto amid global expansion plans

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
It's back to the basics for Cirque du Soleil. Unveiling Luzia, its latest eye-popping artistic confection, Cirque du Soleil says it is refocusing on live shows - its "bread and butter" - while also moving forward on its ambitious menu of expansion ...
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'The Amazing Race Canada': Kelly Xu and Kate Pan go from first to worst

Toronto Sun - ‎6 hours ago‎
Kelly Xu and Kate Pan may be gone from The Amazing Race Canada. “But our false eyelashes will live on forever!” Pan says. The Chinese-born Toronto fitness instructors say they raised so many eyebrows with their signature eyelashes that they decided to ...
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Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2016 shortlist

Edmonton Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
TORONTO, July 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada's most significant award for photography.
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'For me, it's safe enough': Novak Djokovic not letting Zika keep him from Rio Games

National Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO - It turns out the early days of the Rogers Cup are no joke to Novak Djokovic. Vasek Pospisil off to second round after France's Jeremy Chardy retires due to injury at Rogers Cup.
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How Canada sends 313 Olympians, hundreds of support staff and comforts of home to Rio

National Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
It's like an enormous puzzle, with moving pieces of varying shapes and sizes. Travelling to Rio: By the numbers. Distance from Toronto: 8,267 kilometres.

Canadian weightlifter's bronze medal may be upgraded to gold due to doping

CTV News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard's bronze medal from the London Olympics could be upgraded to gold after the two women who finished ahead of her were nabbed in doping retests.
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How to prevent birds from flying into your windows

Globalnews.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: A University of Alberta researcher has published a new study about how to reduce residential bird window collision deaths.
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Temperatures are hot, but algal bloom appears to be waning

Deseret News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bryce Larsen, environmental health director for the Utah County Health Department, gives a media tour and conducts public health observations on the shore of Utah Lake at Lincoln Beach, west of Spanish Fork, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
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Loneliest young star ever discovered

CTV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NASA says an unusual celestial object spotted near the heart of our galaxy is actually the loneliest young star ever recorded - and it's in the middle of a growth spurt.
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Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines.
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B.C. wants federal crackdown on fentanyl trafficking to fight crisis

Macleans.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, left, embraces Leslie McBain, whose son died of an overdose in 2014, after announcing the creation of a joint task force on overdose response in Vancouver, B.C.
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Filling out your garden with edible plants can be a worthwhile endeavour

The Globe and Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Many of the plants that add colour and texture to our yards also contain the right stuff for enriching our menus. Hosta, that familiar shady-side perennial, is grown commercially in parts of Asia as an edible.
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Inuit-led suicide prevention strategy to focus on mental wellness, social equity

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
A new strategy to prevent suicide among Canada's 60,000 Inuit was unveiled by Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in partnership with Health Canada in Kuujjuaq, Que.
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Saskatoon Health Region plans to save $34 million with new initiative

Globalnews.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Saskatoon Health Region's CEO says officials will try to minimize layoffs with a hiring freeze and by having current employees to fill vacant roles.
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