International outcry growing in mideast conflict as groups criticize both Israel and Hamas for disregard of civilian lives.
MPPs living within relatively easy driving distance of Queen’s Park are racking up tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars a year to live in Toronto.
Seventeen Taser proposals put forward in Justice Frank Iacobucci’s report, including that Toronto police consider a pilot project allowing some front-line officers to test the weapon
“The life that is lost, and the lives that are affected, is the real humanity aspect to all of this,” Justice Frank Iacobucci said, reflecting on the emotional impact for him.

GM in China recalls Cadillac SUVs and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts

BEIJING, China – General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner are recalling nearly 20,000 imported Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles and Chevrolet Camaros to replace defective seat bolts. GM said Friday the defect might allow seats to descend to their lowest position, possibly causing a safety hazard. The company did not say how many Read the Rest of the Entry

Arctic oil spills likely to spread across borders: study

New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada’s western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia. “Spills originating from the Canadian Beaufort and resulting coastal oiling could be an international issue,” says the report from RPS Applied Science Associates, a global Read the Rest of the Entry

Air Algerie jet crashed in rainstorm, wreckage found

The plane was carrying 116 people, including five Canadians, officials said.

IBM executives unleashed sexist rant in Toronto restaurant, says coder who live-tweeted the whole thing

The tweets prompted an outpouring from current and former IBM employees.

Worker dies after becoming trapped on construction site near Eglinton & Caledonia

It happened on a residential site on Venn Crescent, near Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road.

From office work to CrossFit coach

Paul Tremblay had no idea what CrossFit was when a workout partner suggested they “up the ante” and try the trending strength and conditioning program one fateful day in October 2011.

Oregano, rosemary may help with diabetes

Oregano, rosemary may help with diabetes

Epidurals may decrease risk of postpartum depression, researcher says

Getting an epidural may curb a woman's risk of developing postpartum depression, a new report says.

Parliament says yet to receive PM's resignation, work stalls

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament said on Friday it had yet to receive a resignation letter from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk so could not vote on whether to accept it or not, stalling work at the heart of government.

Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.


'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.

'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience.

N.Y. judge adjourns disorderly conduct case against actor LaBeouf

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater performance in June.

Tax credit shortfall costs California TV, movie production revenues

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A growing number of TV series and film crews have left California in search of tax credits elsewhere, causing $2 billion in revenue losses over the past four years to a state that is home to Hollywood and the U.S. production industry, a report said on Thursday.   


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AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

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Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.

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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal police officers in Europe ready to be deployed to the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week.

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