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Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without charges, trial following attacks

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Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for Palestinians suspected of staging attacks.

Syria crisis: Turkey says coalition to launch 'comprehensive battle' on Islamic State

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U.S. aircraft and drones are arriving at Turkish air bases and a comprehensive battle against Islamic State militants will be launched soon, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

Crews report progress against California fire that has burned across 100 square miles of land

James Logan and his wife Lisa embrace during a community meeting for evacuees as a wildfire burns near Clearlake, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Firefighters made some progress Tuesday afternoon with some help from light rain that fell in the area. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing. As firefighters and equipment from outside the state poured in to battle the blaze burning about 100 miles north of San Francisco, more than 13,000 people were required or urged to leave their homes, vacation cabins and campsites. The fire, by far the largest of 11 burning in Northern California, started on July 29 in drought-withered brush that has not burned in years in the Lower Lake area.

Donaldson, Tulowitzki homer in Blue Jays' win over Twins


Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Trudeau, Mulcair not only debate rookies on stage Thursday. So is Donald Trump

American politicos have been scouring their mental image-banks to produce analogies that suitably capture the impending phenomenon of a debate with Donald Trump. The last few days have been replete with imagery for the contest where Trump will be at centre stage.

Long Island native Billy Joel headlines final concert at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Billy Joel performs at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. For the 32nd time, the Piano Man played at the arena before it closes for a major renovation. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday via AP)UNIONDALE, N.Y. - For his 32nd and final time, the Piano Man is playing the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Gwyneth Paltrow didn't coin 'conscious uncoupling'

Gwyneth Paltrow is adamant she did not come up with the phrase "conscious uncoupling" when announcing her separation from rocker Chris Martin.

Seniors' sexual activity tied to well-being

Older adults who value sexual activity and engage in it have better social lives and psychological well-being, according to a small study in Scotland.

Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

Harper and Ontario premier trade barbs over province's pension plan

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Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne traded barbs on the third day of what will be the longest federal election campaign in modern history.

Ariz. boy home alone during burglary calls 911 while hiding in closet, 2 arrested

A 12-year-old Scottsdale boy home alone hid in a closet and tried to stay calm while two men began breaking into the residence, according to 911 audio released Tuesday.

Toronto gun crime hits three-year high, police stats show

Toronto police say there's been a spike in gun violence this year, with at least 95 people injured or killed by bullets in the city. Despite the presence of security guards and police officers, gunfire erupted at Muzik nightclub early Tuesday morning in Toronto's latest fatal shooting, which left two people dead and three others injured. Peter Sloly, the deputy police chief, said the shooting at the crowded nightclub is indicative of the trend gripping the city.

What's in a name? Plenty when it's on the campaign trail, apparently

Canada's PM Harper takes part in a news conference at Rideau Hall after asking GG Johnston to dissolve Parliament, beginning the longest federal election campaign in recent history, in OttawaStephen Harper has delivered the first big-budget promise of the Conservative election campaign: a permanent home-renovation tax credit that will cost taxpayers $1.5 billion a year once implemented.

Authorities identify B.C. man killed in highway tour bus collision

CHASE, B.C. - British Columbia's coroners service has identified the man who died in last week's collision involving a tour bus on a notorious section of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Tigers part ways with GM Dave Dombrowski


Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses.

Canada crushes Czech Republic at summer development camp


Brayden Point scored two goals and added three assists to power the Canadian under-20 hockey team to a 7-1 victory over the Czech Republic at the national teams' development camp on Tuesday.

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The Turdinator exposing people who don't clean up after their dogs

Andrew Hawes has had enough of dog owners not cleaning up after their pets in his local park, so he's donned himself in camouflage and taken on a secret identity — The Turdinator — to catch the dirty miscreants.

Fake officer tries to pull over off-duty cop, gets arrested

Fake officer tries to pull over off-duty cop, gets arrested

Sheriff's office Facebook post asks drug dealers to turn in competitors

Sheriff's office Facebook post asks drug dealers to turn in competitors

Ontario cop cleared in grandmother altercation case

No charges will be laid in the case of a grandmother who suffered catastrophic injuries in an altercation with a police officer, Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has determined.

Via Rail-OC Transpo collision passengers file lawsuits

Several more people have filed lawsuits collectively claiming millions in damages from the Barrhaven bus-train crash.

Accused War Memorial 'fornicator' released on bail

The 22-year-old Toronto man accused of violating the National War Memorial on the long weekend was allowed to leave the Ottawa jail Tuesday.

Medical marijuana store owner in Winnipeg arrested

Glenn Price, the owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, and at least one other person were arrested at the Main Street shop Tuesday morning.

Stephen Harper's kids playing bigger role in Tory leader's re-election campaign

Stephen Harper's re-election campaign has given the public daily sightings of two people he used to shield from the spotlight: his kids.
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