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New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case


The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct.

'Making a Murderer' creators respond to accusations of 'bias' ahead of part 2

As "Making a Murderer" returns for a sequel this week, the creators insist they don't have a bias in documenting the case of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey.


Banksy posts video saying incomplete shredding a malfunction

Banksy has posted a video to his website in which he implies the shredding of his "Girl With Balloon" at a Sotheby's auction in London was supposed to have been complete.

Wednesday, Oct 17


Parole denied for Paul Bernardo after 25 years

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Serial rapist and killer Paul Bernardo pleaded unsuccessfully for a second chance on Wednesday, arguing low self-esteem drove him to commit the sexually twisted crimes he now rues and that he no longer poses any threat to the public.

Paul Bernardo denied parole

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BATH, Ont. -- Convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo has been denied parole.


'My new dealer is the prime minister:' Ashley MacIsaac embraces legal weed

Ashley MacIsaac was arrested in Saskatchewan in July of 2001 and charged with possession, but was given an absolute discharge a few months later by what he a called "a very considerate and understanding judge.


Very curious, slightly confused, rapper Classified tests limits of cannabis support

Nova Scotia rapper Classified has been a proponent of smoking marijuana for years, but he says Canada's new legalization laws have left him confused over the ways he's allowed to promote the cannabis lifestyle.

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.


Release of film featuring fallen Chinese celebrity Fan nixed

The director of 'Air Strike,' featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been cancelled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.


Paul Bernardo to make parole request

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Convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo is due to plead for release today.


YouTube goes down for more than an hour

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YouTube's video streaming service went out for more than an hour on Tuesday, apparently affecting locations around the world.


Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd…

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd…


Town OKs steep fines for parking near 'The Goonies' house

A town in Oregon has taken a step toward cracking down on motorists who illegally park near the house where "The Goonies" was filmed.


Postal union issues strike notices, could start rotating job action Monday

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Tuesday it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.

Tuesday, Oct 16


Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence.

Killer Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison


Paul Bernardo, whose very name became synonymous with sadistic sexual perversion, is expected to plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison, mostly in solitary…


Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks 'fiance' during speech

Lady Gaga may be getting married. The 32-year-old singer and "A Star is Born" actress thanked her "fiance" Christian Carino as she finished speaking Monday night at Elle's 25th annual Women in Hollywood event.


The 10 weed-filled movies to watch after Canada legalizes cannabis

Mary Jane and the movies have been a long-time pairing, from 1936's propaganda film "Reefer Madness" to contemporary onscreen stoners like Vancouver's Seth Rogen.


Postal services ready for looming wave of legal cannabis deliveries


Legal cannabis is set to usher in a wave of high-value, age-restricted parcels in the mail system, and delivery companies say they're ready.


EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article

Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.

Abbott-brand nutrition beverages recalled for bacteria concerns


Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of its canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination.


Paul Stanley says Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley says the band's (second) farewell tour could include former members performing onstage.


Meet the trainer behind the creepy cat in the 'Pet Sematary' trailer

Five clever Canadian cats are set to appear in the upcoming ‘Pet Sematary’ horror movie, the latest screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

Monday, Oct 15


Tragically Hip tribute bands carry on Gord Downie's legacy one year after his death

Lead singer William Bishop doesn't look a thing like Gord Downie, which might be considered a setback for any tribute band trying to emulate the Tragically Hip.


Harassment forces author to cancel chat at Frankfurt book fair

U.S. author Anna Todd, whose fan fiction on the Wattpad website turned into a bestselling book series, cancelling her talk at the Frankfurt book fair due to harassment is among the unexpected things to happen at this year's fair.


Bulgaria withdraws from 2019 Eurovision song contest

Bulgaria will not take part in the next edition of the Eurovision song contest to be held in Tel Aviv in May 2019, the public BNT broadcaster announced Monday, citing financial constraints.


Jessica Mulroney Down Under as BFF Meghan Markle kicks off royal tour

Jessica Mulroney is headed to Australia with her husband Ben Mulroney, where he’ll report on the Invictus Games, amid unconfirmed reports the fashion guru will be joining BFF Meghan Markle’s entourage during the Royals’ first trip overseas.

Ex-'American Idol' competitor accused of distributing heroin

A former contestant on 'American Idol' and 'Fear Factor' is accused of distributing heroin.

'Come From Away' to take show to St. John's, N.L., for benefit performances

The hit Canadian musical that was inspired by the kindness of several small Newfoundland communities is returning the favour.