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Dozens dead after clash between suspected gang members, security forces in Mexico

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At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs.


Metro Vancouver SkyTrain shutdown blamed on bird's nest blaze

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Metro Vancouver commuters received an apology from TransLink CEO Doug Allen after a SkyTrain shutdown created havoc for thousands trying to get to work Friday morning.

P.E.I. man signs peace bond over ricin allegations made by the RCMP

Brandon Forbes, lawyer for Amir Raisolsadat, speaks to media outside the provincial court in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on April 20, 2015. The case of a man accused of having enough castor beans to produce a "substantial quantity" of the deadly toxin ricin is scheduled to return to court today in Charlottetown. Amir Raisolsadat was arrested last month after the Mounties applied for a peace bond under Section 810.01 of the Criminal Code.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan RochfordA 20-year-old university student in P.E.I. agreed Friday to sign a 12-month peace bond in provincial court after an RCMP officer told a judge in March he feared Amir Raisolsadat would commit a terrorism offence that involved the use of a small rocket with a warhead carrying a chemical or biological agent. Information sworn in provincial court alleges the bespectacled student had enough castor beans to produce a "substantial quantity" of the deadly toxin ricin.


CBCMusic.ca Festival 2015: How to get a front row seat

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Some of Canada's best musical artists and rising stars are heading to Toronto's Echo Beach for the CBCMusic.ca Fest Saturday. Here's how you can watch the show billed Canada's Music Festival.

Ex-Alpine Canada ski coach Bertrand Charest now facing 57 sex-related charges

A new charge has been laid against former national ski coach Bertrand Charest who is already facing a host of sex-related accusations. Charest is seen on a court drawing during a bail hearing Monday, March 16, 2015 in St-Jerome, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike McLaughlinSAINT-JEROME, Que. - A new charge has been laid against a former national ski coach who is already facing a host of sex-related accusations. The Crown introduced the single charge, involving a new alleged victim, during Bertrand Charest's brief court hearing Friday. It brings the total number of alleged victims to 12 and the number of charges, including sexual assault and breach of trust, to 57.


Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by University of Michigan from ex-partner

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.

Coffee gives men a boost in the bedroom: Study


Drinking coffee keeps you up — in more ways than one.

Why do men exist? Science offers an explanation


Why do men exist? Science offers an explanation

Vets with PTSD at greater risk of heart disease: Study

U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have a 47% greater risk of heart failure, according to a new study.

Governor General staying out of Senate residency rules flap

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The Governor General is declining to wade into the controversy over Senate residency requirements, rebuffing a series of questions posed by NDP MP Charlie Angus about whether the current appointment process meets constitutional obligations.

At least 39 dead after gunfight between police, civilians in Mexico: Officials


At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a fight between armed civilians and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs.

Frost warning puts gardeners on alert across GTA

Frost warning puts gardeners on alert across GTAThe calendar may say late May, but weather officials say there's a real risk of frost overnight for much of southern Ontario including the GTA. "Widespread frost is expected," Environment Canada said in a severe weather warning issued Friday afternoon. Ground temperatures are expected to be at — or even below — freezing overnight and into early Saturday, the weather agency said.


Montrealer sets world record for furthest flight by a hoverboard

Alexandru Duru stands on his hoverboard at his office Friday, May 22, 2015 in Montreal. Duru set a Guiness World Record for the longest flight on a hoverboard with a distance of 275.9 metres or 905 feet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan RemiorzTravelling the country's lakes and rivers in a canoe is an iconic Canadian pastime but Alexandru Duru just might change all that with his new Guinness World Record-breaking hovercraft. The software engineer said the record-cataloguing company was so impressed with his achievement it plans to include it in the 2016 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Duru and his business partner, Philippe Maalouf, hope to have a new prototype finished by the end of the year and then have hovercrafts available for purchase across the country.


Man who admitted killing B.C. hockey mom says sorry, wants rehab in prison

In this artist's sketch, Yosef Gopaul appears in provincial court in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 22, 2015. The man accused of second-degree murder in the beating death of British Columbia hockey mom Julie Paskall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Gopaul admitted to manslaughter in the 2013 death of the woman who went to a Surrey arena to pick up her 16-year-old son, who'd been officiating a minor hockey game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity DonA man who admitted to manslaughter in the death of a Surrey, B.C., hockey mom told court he never thought in a million years that he would be capable of causing such harm. A judge handed Yosef Gopaul a combined 12-year prison sentence on Friday for the death of Julie Paskall and for a another robbery he committed at a bus stop just weeks before attacking her.


Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady appeal: reports

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The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, ESPN reported on Friday, but the league disputed the report.

Kobe Bryant done with Lakers after next season: GM Mitch Kupchak

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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise.



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Vandals behead life-sized fibreglass moose in Niagara


NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Vandals knocked the head of Harley— a large fibreglass moose in front of a carpet store in Niagara Falls, Ont. — clean off his shoulders sometime overnight Thursday.

Birds wreak havoc on Ottawa family after nesting in wreath


Procrastination breeds procreation in Carp.

Woman sues for injuries from hot dog stand umbrella


Chronic migraines and a concussion were among the injuries sustained by a Calgary woman who was struck by a wayward umbrella, a $570,000 lawsuit claims.

Rookie Alberta NDPer booted for homophobic Instagram post of Prentice


Premier-elect Rachel Notley has suspended Deborah Drever, 26, from the NDP caucus because of an Instagram photo of former Premier Jim Prentice and former PC MLA Rick McIver with the tagline: "Gay boyz."

Canadians who study abroad taking residency spots from immigrant doctors


If he leaves the safety of this southern Ontario city for the violence of Baghdad, Anmar Almukhtar knows he may be killed.

Manitoba bans conversion therapy


Manitoba has become the first province to ban the much-derided conversion therapy.

B.C. cops issue warning after attempted child abductions


Mounties in Chilliwack, B.C., are warning the public after recent attempted child abductions, including a case in which an old man driving a red van allegedly offered an 11-year-old candy.

Group hopeful top court has curbed future use of child porn defence


A child protection group says it hopes the top court's clarification of a controversial child porn defence in a case involving two drug-addicted girls will protect future victims.
 
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