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Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest, says he takes 'full responsibility'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:04

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

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Mexican woman who hanged herself showed no distress over deportation: inquest

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:59
BURNABY, B.C. - A Mexican woman willingly signed travel documents for her deportation and was calm and showed no distress in the days before she hanged herself, a Canada Border Services Agency officer told an inquest into the death.
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US workplace beheading suspect Alton Nolen charged with 1st-degree murder, assault

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:40

NORMAN, Okla. - A man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Health ministers want more federal action on tobacco, e-cigarettes

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:24

BANFF, Alta. - Provincial and territorial health ministers want the federal government to do more about flavoured tobacco and the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes.

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Young man to receive adult sentence in violent sexual assault

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A young man whose vicious sexual assault left a 62-year-old Edmonton grandmother permanently brain-damaged will be sentenced as an adult. The man, now 20, was in Edmonton Youth Court Monday as the Crown and defence lawyers presented a joint sentencing submission to the judge.
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Oklahoma's new execution rules call for higher drug dose, more training, fewer media witnesses

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:11

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Mercer cuts ratings on Pimco funds, more outflows could follow

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:48

By Luciana Lopez and Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Influential pension consultant Mercer Investment Management has downgraded its ratings on five Pimco funds, possibly triggering another wave of institutional investor outflows from the Newport Beach, California, bond fund manager. It was the latest blow after Morningstar downgraded its analyst rating on the flagship Pimco Total Return Fund to "bronze" from "gold" late Monday, citing uncertainty about outflows and the reshuffling of management responsibilities after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross last Friday. ...

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Secret Service chief admits failures in White House breach, gets whiplashing at Congress

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:45

WASHINGTON - Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.

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On eve of meeting, health ministers urged to make dementia top priority

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:40
BANFF, Alta. - Health Minister Rona Ambrose is in Banff for a meeting with her provincial and territorial counterparts amid a growing call for a national strategy on dementia.
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Dallas hospital confirms first case of Ebola virus to be diagnosed in United States

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:32

DALLAS - A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

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American Apparel board open to letting Charney stay: Bloomberg

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:27

(Reuters) - American Apparel Inc's board is increasingly open to letting its ousted founder, Dov Charney, stay at the company, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The U.S. retailer is also considering giving Charney a new role, Bloomberg reported. He currently serves as a consultant to the company. American Apparel's shares were up 2.4 percent in extended trading. ...

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New Democrats thwarted in bid to compel on-point answers during question period

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:05

OTTAWA - An NDP motion aimed at compelling on-point answers during question period in the House of Commons has gone down to defeat.

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Analysis: Ford's rosy 2020 outlook hinges on new F-150, Lincoln

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:58

By Paul Lienert, Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - If Ford Motor Co's new chief executive Mark Fields hoped to muffle the shock of an earnings outlook rollback on Monday by unveiling aggressive growth targets for 2020, then it did just the opposite, as investors and analysts were doubtful about the ambitious plan. Fields, who succeeded popular CEO Alan Mulally on July 1, unnerved investors by cutting the company’s profit outlook for this year and next, citing the cost of recalls as well as weakness in Russia and South America. ...

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Erica Levin trial hears from juror at centre of bribery accusation

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:57
The juror who accused a Calgary senior of trying to bribe her testified today at the woman's trial. Erica Levin was charged with obstruction of justice after a juror at her husband's trial claimed she was offered money in exchange for an aquittal.  While former forensic psychiatrist Aubrey Levin was eventually convicted of sexually assaulting patients in his care in January 2013, the bribery accusation follows an encounter on the C-Train platform near the courthouse.
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Ghiz government accused of ignoring report by Opposition parties

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:45

Opposition parties in Prince Edward Island are accusing the Ghiz government of ignoring a 2009 report looking at teaching positions and class size in Island schools. The report was written by a former director in the department of education, and obtained by CBC News through a Freedom of Information request. It called on government to freeze the number of teaching positions for six years, rather than make cuts.

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Taps on, then off in east-end Toronto neighbourhood

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:39

"This is a problem is all over the city, our aging water infrastructure," Coun. Mary-Margaret McMahon told CBC News in an interview. Sheila Jennings, who lives in the Danforth Avenue and Dawes Road area, told CBC News that she was without water for 18 hours on Saturday.

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Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:33

By Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft's flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers and is used by 1.5 billion customers worldwide, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windows 8. ...

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Washington hears of Plan B for exporting oil: an 'Arctic Gateway'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:32
WASHINGTON - With pipeline plans facing opposition in the West, the East, and the South, a Canadian premier is in the U.S. this week promoting an alternate route for exporting oil: the North.
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Mayoral candidates gather for 2nd Tuesday debate

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:29
Toronto mayoral hopefuls John Tory, Doug Ford and Olivia Chow gather for their second debate of the day, at St. Andrew's United Church, from 6:30 p.m.
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Magnotta trial: bizarre note naming prime minister among exhibits seen by jury

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:28

MONTREAL - A bizarre note naming Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen was part of the evidence viewed by jurors on the second day of Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial.

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