Newspaper industry may get help from Ottawa: 'Everything is on the table'

MONTREAL -- The federal government isn't ruling out offering financial support to the struggling newspaper industry, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said Friday.
Newspapers are hurting and all options to help them are being considered, she told reporters after giving a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade.
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India call centre raid leads to steep drop in CRA scams: RCMP

The RCMP are crediting a raid on a massive collection of call centres in India with a steep drop in the number of complaints from Canadians about a scam involving callers who claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.
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'80s mobster threatened to castrate Donald Trump: Book

Donald Trump was threatened with castration by an angry New Jersey mobster after the billionaire allegedly tried to seduce the gangster's daughter in the 1980s.
Journalist David Cay Johnston alleges in his book The Making of Donald Trump that the Republican presidential candidate was smitten with the daughter of high-rolling gambler and occasional mobster Robert Libutti while still married to his first wife Ivana.
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At least 53 killed in overloaded train derailment in Cameroon

Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links the country's two major cities.
Transport Minister Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o said the derailment Friday also injured at least 300 people.
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NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.
The measure signed into law by Democratic Gov.
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Researchers uncover structure of marijuana receptor that makes humans 'high'

Researchers have the clearest-ever picture of the receptor that gives humans the 'high' from marijuana, which could lead to a better understanding of how the drug affects humans.
Scientists have long known that molecules from THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, bind to and activate the receptor known as CB1.
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Winnipeg police investigate whether infant suffered fentanyl overdose

WINNIPEG -- Police in Winnipeg are investigating whether a young child suffered a possible fentanyl overdose.
Const. Rob Carver says paramedics were called to a home Tuesday night and found a child under the age of eighteen months in critical condition.
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'Frantic' doggy-style bent man's 'penis in half'

A British man is breaking his silence after bending “his penis in half” after he and his girlfriend engaged in a vigorous sex romp.
Steven Horden, 37, told The UK Sun he and gal pal Kiera Diss were trying for a baby when the bizarre incident occurred.
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Canadian families spend almost one-quarter of their income on child care, a ratio that is much higher than in other parts of the world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
In a wide-ranging report on the status of young people around the world, the group of wealthy nations found Canada to be among the most expensive for daycare among its 35 members.
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Alberta man designs 'theft-proof' poppy box

An Alberta man who was tired of hearing about poppy box thefts has taken matters into his own hands.
Dan Kroffat, a businessman and former Canadian professional wrestler, said he has tweaked the traditional poppy box design so that it can’t be stolen.
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Russian Cannibals had sauna sex with 'drunk' woman before serving her at dinner party

Two Russian cannibals had a raunchy threesome with an unsuspecting “drunk” woman before killing then eating her.
Cops say Nadezhda Avakumova, 31, was drunk when Kirill Nemykin and Sergey Metlyayev invited her for a sauna in 2014, according to the UK Mirror.
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Loonie falls below 75 cents US as Bank of Canada mulls rate cut

The Canadian dollar traded below 75 cents US Friday, for the first time since March.
The almost one-cent drop comes partly because of signals from the Bank of Canada — although the central bank is likely fine with a lower loonie.
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