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Suspect pulls gun on cops in dramatic footage that shows why officers acquitted over death
A pair of Texas police officers that shot and killed a suspect in May have been acquitted after dramatic footage was released that shows a man pull out a gun and motion towards them.
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California fiber optic cable vandalism continues unabated
New attack in underground vault brings to 11 the number of incidents in a year.
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CommentLaw & Order | 3:17 PM on Friday
A woman, who four members of Britain's Royal Navy are accused of sexually assaulting, told a police investigator she fell unconscious following a night of drinking at military barracks near Halifax and woke up to find she was being raped while photos were
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CommentHealth | 11:51 AM on Friday
How many times would you give your neighbor an electric shock to earn a few extra bucks? Your answer could be more malleable than you think. A new study finds that two common drugs—an antidepressant and a treatment for Parkinson’s disease—can influence mo
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CommentMisc CDN | 11:26 AM on Friday
Canadians are often curious about how others see them, so, for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. They call thems
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CommentLaw & Order | 9:13 AM on Friday
Newly released memos show Canada’s spy agency revealed its interest in people to foreign partners in two cases after receiving assurances the individuals would not be tortured — a practice human rights advocates say shirks the law and puts vulnerable deta
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CommentLaw & Order | 9:12 AM on Friday
The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. Tim Danson said it
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CommentEnvironmental | 7:12 AM on Friday
This year, bears have forced trail closures in Alberta, ripped through screen doors to steal food inside Ontario cabins, settled for eating cake out of the garbage near Ottawa, and one cub broke into a parked car in Manitoba.
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CommentBusiness | 6:51 AM on Friday
A WestJet flight from Las Vegas to Victoria has landed safely in B.C. after a bomb threat.
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CommentLaw & Order | 8:24 PM on Thursday
A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 ˝ years in… News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best Of Cl
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:23 PM on Thursday
Hiva Alizadeh is a dual citizen with Iran convicted of possessing explosives with the intent to endanger life for the benefit of a terrorist group. That makes him eligible for revocation and deportation
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CommentLaw & Order | 4:10 PM on Thursday
A 24-year-old woman from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, has been charged with assault after the Air Canada flight she was on, which was en route from Ottawa to Vancouver, was diverted to Winnipeg yesterday.
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CommentBusiness | 3:46 PM on Thursday
Canadian airlines are starting to feel the financial impact of a recent string of false threats, after five flights were diverted due to bomb threats in the last week.
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CommentBusiness | 3:42 PM on Thursday
Residents of Metro Vancouver have rejected a half-per-cent sales tax to fund $7.5 billion in transportation upgrades.
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CommentLaw & Order | 3:41 PM on Thursday
A federal judge in Utah has awarded a $134.2 million default judgment in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two American soldiers against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15.
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CommentMisc World | 1:18 PM on Thursday
A robot at a Volkswagen (Other OTC: VLKAF - news) car production plant has killed a worker. Volkswagen spokesman Heiko Hillwig said initial investigations show that human error was to blame, rather than an issue with the robot. The robot is used to grab c
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CommentEnvironmental | 7:37 AM on Thursday
Alaska and its neighbor to the east, Canada, have kicked off wildfire season in a major way. Blazes have raged across the northern stretches of North America, sending smoke streaming down into the Lower 48 and leaving the landscape charred.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:51 AM on Thursday
Dr. Arthur Porter's death in a Panama City hospital late Tuesday leaves many questions unanswered, including why the Conservative supporter and spy-review committee chairman was never brought back to Canada.
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CommentPolitical | 6:39 AM on Thursday
The Ontario Superior Court will hear arguments today from a coalition of groups seeking an injunction against several key elements of the Conservative government's Fair Elections Act.
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CommentLaw & Order | 6:39 AM on Thursday
A bomb threat believed to be a hoax prompted WestJet to divert a Vancouver-to-Toronto flight to Calgary
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CommentSports | 11:20 PM on Wednesday
How Wednesday's moves by Calgary and Edmonton play out is yet to be seen. But here’s what we know for sure: After years of dormancy, the Battle of Alberta is definitely back.
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CommentSports | 8:19 PM on Wednesday
After a 10-year departure, kicker Paul McCallum is returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. McCallum first joined the Roughriders in 1994. At 45 years old, McCallum is the oldest active player in the CFL.
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CommentMisc World | 4:06 PM on Wednesday
The diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks last week have revealed that Saudi Arabia is pumping in millions of rupees into India
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CommentLaw & Order | 2:27 PM on Wednesday
Two pot activists have been taken into custody after protesters confronted police at a Cannabis Day protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Wednesday.
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CommentHealth | 1:52 PM on Wednesday
A mystery woman with an Australian accent and stage-three cancer says she has no idea who she is, where she's from or how she wound up lost and penniless in California.
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CommentMilitary | 12:22 AM on Wednesday
The U.S. military's new F-35 stealth jet was outperformed by the F-16 model in a dogfight over the Pacific Ocean, despite the fact it has already cost the military more than a trillion dollars to create.
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CommentStrange | 12:21 AM on Wednesday
A Westmoreland County man is facing charges in separate cases for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl and making three other juvenile girls drink his blood.
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CommentBusiness | 12:20 AM on Wednesday
Concerns about a possible recession are growing after Statistics Canada said Tuesday that the economy contracted in April, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline.
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CommentMisc CDN | 12:19 AM on Wednesday
The man who helped create the BlackBerry, the female CEOs of two provincial public broadcasters, a noted First Nations actor and a former Olympic medallist are among the Canadians being appointed to the Order of Canada.
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CommentBusiness | 4:09 PM on Tuesday
Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions.
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CommentMisc World | 3:57 PM on Tuesday
The Australian mother-in-law of a notorious Islamic State group fighter said Monday she was "devastated" that police had refused to help bring her five grandchildren home from Syria.
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CommentStrange | 3:53 PM on Tuesday
The 34-year-old hotel heiress is said to be 'furious' about the cruel TV stunt and is threatening legal action.