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Getting a Lego up in space: Rocket carries 20 mini-astronauts to ISS

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The Russian rocket that took a new crew — including Denmark's first astronaut — to the International Space Station this morning also carried a gift from the country's most famous brand: 20 Lego mini-figures.


Denmark's 1st person in space brings along 20 Lego astronauts

Lego iriss astronauts

The Russian rocket that took a new crew — including Denmark's first astronaut — to the International Space Station this morning also carried a gift from the country's most famous brand: 20 Lego mini-figures.

Alan Thicke talks 'Growing Pains' and reno pains on 'Unusually Thicke'

Alan Thicke's kitchen, from HGTV's "Unusually Thicke" is shown after renovations in this undated handout photo. Alan Thicke has been through many growing pains. These days they're over his house, as it undergoes renovations on the second season of his reality/sitcom hybrid "Unusually Thicke," premiering Thursday with back-to-back episodes at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - HGTVAlan Thicke has been through many growing pains. "The show came along after we had both been cancelled from a previous series," Thicke recalled recently from his home near Santa Barbara, Calif. It was the 'Thicke of the Night' debacle, which was a pretty horrible talk show that I did down here, which lasted a full year and in retrospect did the kind of ratings that — if they happened now in this fractured late-night environment — I'd probably have a building named after me.


Omar James charged in Scarborough teen's shooting death in Jamaica

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A 19-year-old man has been charged by Jamaican police in connection with the shooting death of a Canadian teen who had been vacationing in the capital of Kingston.

China showing off huge trove of new military gear at parade; missiles to be closely watched

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, a Chinese Z-19 military attack helicopter flies over central Beijing during a rehearsal for a large military parade. When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday, Sept. 3, for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defence experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. Fueled by booming defence spending, the People's Liberation Army is expected to showcase breakthroughs in missile technology and military aircraft that reflect its increasing focus on projecting force beyond its borders, especially adjacent seas where it competes with neighbours for territory and resources. China says more than 80 per cent of the gear is being shown in public for the first time.


Alan Thicke talks 'Growing Pains' and reno pains on 'Unusually Thicke'

Alan Thicke's kitchen, from HGTV's "Unusually Thicke" is shown after renovations in this undated handout photo. Alan Thicke has been through many growing pains. These days they're over his house, as it undergoes renovations on the second season of his reality/sitcom hybrid "Unusually Thicke," premiering Thursday with back-to-back episodes at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - HGTVAlan Thicke has been through many growing pains. "The show came along after we had both been cancelled from a previous series," Thicke recalled recently from his home near Santa Barbara, Calif. It was the 'Thicke of the Night' debacle, which was a pretty horrible talk show that I did down here, which lasted a full year and in retrospect did the kind of ratings that — if they happened now in this fractured late-night environment — I'd probably have a building named after me.


Cheating just a fact in our connected world, experts say


As sure as there's marriage, there's infidelity.

Are your pets influencing your love life?


Are your pets influencing your love life?

Study: More U.S. college students smoke marijuana than cigarettes

Study: More U.S. college students smoke marijuana than cigarettes

Harper pledges enhanced tax credit for northern mining projects

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A re-elected Conservative government would continue to provide tax credits aimed at encouraging mineral exploration, particularly in northern communities, party leader Stephen Harper announces.

Royal warrant granted by Queen Elizabeth still coveted by businesses


You may have noticed it above the door of a perfumery in London, in the inner lining of an expensive custom made suit, or even on a packet of English Stinking Bishop cheese - the gold emblem of the British monarchy.

Omar James charged in Scarborough teen's shooting death in Jamaica

A 19-year-old man has been charged by Jamaican police in connection with the shooting death of a Canadian teen who had been vacationing in the capital of Kingston. Omar James surrendered to police Monday night, after 14-year-old Ricardo Williams of the Scarborough area of Toronto was shot while attending a wake at a home in the Olympic Gardens neighbourhood. Police did not give the precise charge against James, who police say goes by the name Judge.

Three stories in the news today, Sept. 2

FILE -- Chiheb Esseghaier is led off a plane by an RCMP officer at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto on Tuesday April 23, 2013. A sentencing hearing is set to resume Wednesday for two men found guilty in a plot to derail a passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungThree stories in the news today, Sept. 2 from The Canadian Press:


Man in grave condition after rollover crash in Maple Ridge

Man in grave condition after rollover crash in Maple RidgeA man was taken to hospital in grave condition after he crashed his car, flipping it into a water-filled ditch in Maple Ridge, B.C., according to the B.C. Ambulance Service. Maple Ridge first responders were called to rescue the man, who was trapped upside-down in the water. "Upon arrival, the crews were able to get some low pressure airbags, and lifted the vehicle off the person, and the RCMP were assisting, and they helped pull the person out of the ditch," said Mark Smitton, Assistant Maple Ridge Fire Chief.


Durban, South Africa to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Durban in South Africa will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multi-sports event.

J.P. Arencibia, ex-Blue Jay, paces Rays with 6 RBIs

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J.P. Arencibia had done little at the plate since the Tampa Bay Rays recalled him from triple-A, but the catcher put it all together Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with two singles, a two-run home run and 6 RBIs in an 11-2 rout of Baltimore.



Sunshine Girl

Jeanette

Landing - Jeanette SUNshine Girl Jeanette is a country gal who manages a horse farm and just loves her 1996 Diesel pickup. This petite Scorpio is a real Dukes Of Hazzard fan who has a Basset Hound called Rosco. (Jack Boland/Postmedia Network)
 

Kim Jong Un gets giddy over missile launch


There's nothing that makes Kim Jong Un happier than a good missile launch.

Porn star transit card sells out in hours


A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition.

Naked cyclists cruise through couple's wedding day photo shoot in Philadelphia


Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything.

Amazing deal or pricing error? Air Canada glitch sets off class-action lawsuit


A mistake by Air Canada in offering a package of flights at just 10% of the value has triggered a proposed class-action lawsuit by customers who thought they got an amazing deal.

Calgary man thankful to have survived grizzly attack


Too much pepper can ruin a meal — and nobody is more thankful for that fact than Ry Craigie.

Bobcat family pays visit to shocked Calgary resident


They were front-door callers one southwest homeowner won't soon forget.

Where's the apology in fatal crash case?


No apology in Ont. crash case

Increased cougar, bear sightings in Calgary-area provincial parks prompt advisories and closures


Berries are attracting black bears to one campground and a cougar is getting bold around humans at another, prompting a closure and an advisory Tuesday.
 
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