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Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

Huge asteroid passes Earth Monday, get out telescopes, binoculars

An asteroid that is half a kilometre wide will be zooming by the Earth Monday night, within a range that will make it easy for amateur telescopes to witness its passing. It won't be around again for a very long time.

Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

Toronto - “When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

Op-Ed: NFL speaks out on deflategate, looks like footballs tampered with

The NFL said Friday they are still investigating the football scandal from last Sunday's game in Foxborough, won by the New England Patriots, 45-7, over the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the balls were under-inflated but no, they don't know by whom. Not yet.

Mitt Romney believes in global warming, says humans 'contribute'

The man who took the Republican banner into the last U.S. Presidential election told a conference last week that he believes in global warming. He even suggested humans played a role.

Great player, great man, Chicago Cub forever Ernie Banks dies

The great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, hailed as one of the most cheerful and positive players in the history of sport, has died. Mr. Banks passed away at the age of 83 at a Chicago hospital on Friday night; no cause of death has been given.

Jennifer Pan gets 25 years, no chance of parole, for matricide

A 28-year-old Newmarket, Ont. woman, Jennifer Pan, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of her mother and serious wounding of her father. She was convicted last month and sentenced Friday.

Pet ferrets chew off baby's nose, parts of her cheek and lips

A heart-wrenching and grotesque story out of Philadelphia where police say a newborn baby had her nose and part of her lips and a cheek chewed off by the family’s ferrets. The baby was left on the living-room floor alone in a car-seat.

Sweet video as 7-week-old baby Lachlan hears for first time

Lachlan Lever is an Australian baby who could not hear until fitted with a hearing aid at seven weeks when his first moments of sound were recorded. It's a sweet video, filmed in 2012, that went viral after being posted last Fall and again this month.

Is Winnipeg really the racist city Maclean's says it is?

Winnipeg - The mayor of Winnipeg fought back tears at a press conference on Thursday, the same day Maclean's magazine published "Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada's racism problem is at its worst."

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Op-Ed: Loonie dives after Bank of Canada rate cut

Ottawa - After Canada's central bank, the Bank of Canada, cut the bank rate from 1.0 percent to .75 percent, the Canadian dollar, the loonie, fell to its lowest level against the US dollar since 2011.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

Colleges at the forefront of higher education Special

The route outside of high school doesn't necessarily lead to university. About 58% of post secondary students in Ontario choose one of the 24 colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the province.

Oldest Gospel fragment discovered in mummy mask

Cairo - Possibly the earliest known fragment of the New Testament, a papyrus with words from the Gospel of Saint Mark, has been discovered in a lower-class Egyptian mummy’s burial mask, dating from the First century, about 80-90 A.D.

Loveworks: To quit smoking or lose weight do it together

If you want to lose weight or quit smoking, or just change an annoying habit, then try getting help from the person you love. A new study says creating positive change together makes the chances of success much higher.

Hundreds of dead fish in Cape Breton, fisheries seeks answers

For reasons unknown hundreds of dead mackerel have washed up on the shores Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton. The fish began washing up on the lake shore a week ago and by Monday a local said there were hundreds of them.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton, U.S. should stop giving orders to Canada

Winnipeg - Former United States Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that Canada and the rest of the globe must defeat the "ideology of hate" and terrorism propaganda.

Auto parts maker Nemak adding jobs, increasing production

Windsor - Auto parts maker Nemak, with the assistance of an Ontario government grant, committed this week to investing $15 million into its Windsor plant.

During Israel bus attack 13-year-old 'threw my bag at terrorist'

The attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday that saw a dozen persons stabbed could have been worse. When the attacker tried to get at more in the back the wounded driver slammed on the brakes, knocking the man off-balance and enabling others to get off.
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