Justin Bieber on axed concerts: 'I’ve been on tour for two years!'

NEW YORK — Justin Bieber is cancelling the rest of his Purpose World Tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
His representatives didn’t offer details about the cancellation in a statement released Monday but said the singer “loves his fans and hates to disappoint them.
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Survivor in Texas immigrant-smuggling case says people cried, asked for water [Video]

SAN ANTONIO — Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.
Instead, the 27-year-old Mexican labourer climbed with his friends into a pitch-black, metal tractor-trailer compartment that lacked ventilation — a deadly oven that would claim 10 lives.
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Kushner tells Congress there was no collusion with Russia [Video]

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid and declared he has “nothing to hide.”
Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the House intelligence committee for nearly three hours at the Capitol, then made a brief public statement back at the White House.
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Canadian Muay Thai fighter found dead in Thailand

A Canadian champion Muay Thai fighter has been found dead in his Phuket, Thailand home.
Cops say the 27-year-old prizefighter — whom the Toronto Sun is not identifying pending notification of next of kin — was originally from Ottawa.
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The current number of wildfire evacuees in B.C. is estimated at 20,300 — down from 45,000 on Friday.
Emergency Management B.C.'s executive director Chris Duffy said the sharp drop is a result of evacuees from Cache Creek, Princeton, 100 Mile House and Lac La Hache returning to their homes.
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Woman accused of drowning fiance during kayaking trip pleads guilty

GOSHEN, N.Y. — A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that could minimize the amount of additional time she spends in jail.
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U.S. soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

HONOLULU -- A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group.
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arraigned in federal court in Honolulu after a grand jury indicted him last week on four counts of attempting to provide material support to the group.
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Yoga innovator dies of suspected drug overdose in Victoria

VICTORIA — A Canadian yoga innovator who started working out of an old garage in Toronto more than a decade ago and expanded worldwide has died of a suspected drug overdose in Victoria.
Michael Stone, who offered compassion and collaboration yoga and meditation retreats, died earlier this month, two days after being found unresponsive on July 14.
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Trump urges Republicans to 'do the right thing' and repeal Obamacare

U.S. President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfil seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former president Barack Obama's signature health-care law.
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Winnipeg man vows to fight city over unmown boulevard, calls bylaw 'slavery'

There’s a bylaw that Richard Hykawy is eager to mow down.
For years, the Winnipeg man has been fighting the city over an overgrown boulevard adjacent to his home -- a boulevard that a municipal bylaw says is his responsibility to mow, even though his house has no lawn of its own.
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Personnel records out for Minnesota officer who shot woman

MINNEAPOLIS -- The personnel records for a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman were released Monday, providing some detail about the training courses the officer took but no insight into his performance on the job.
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Kristen Stewart crashes same-sex nuptials in Winnipeg

Hollywood starlet Kristen Stewart never starred in Wedding Crashers, but her antics over the weekend could land the 27-year-old in the sequel.
Winnipeg newlyweds Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings received quite the wedding gift – and surprise guests --after exchanging vows in their backyard and arriving at restaurant Pizzeria Gusto for their reception on Saturday night.
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