Banff's Sunshine Village clearing out guests as crews tackle nearby wildfire

CALGARY - A popular Rocky Mountain resort in Banff National Park is being cleared of guests so that crews can fight a wildfire raging in the nearby backcountry.
Sunshine Village, a ski hill on the Alberta-B.C.
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Egyptian who claimed refugee status loses legal fight over terrorist branding

TORONTO -- An Egyptian man branded as a threat to Canada's national security has failed in what could prove to be his final attempt at lifting the terrorist designation that has hung over him for the past 15 years.
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Vancouver Port to lead study to probe effects of ship noise on killer whales

VANCOUVER -- A program led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will examine how endangered southern resident killer whales respond to slower vessel speeds and reduced underwater noise in a key summer feeding area off southern British Columbia.
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Cash to protect forests: Pilot program in Uganda finds it works

As environmentalists debate how best to preserve the world's dwindling forests, a study published on Thursday offered a simple solution: pay land owners in poor countries not to cut down the trees.
Deforestation dropped by more than half in Ugandan villages where land owners were paid about $28 per hectare each year if they preserved their trees, according to the study from U.S.
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Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels

DETROIT -- In a tantalizing Tweet, Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington.
The billionaire entrepreneur didn't say who gave him the approval.
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Google Street View finally captures missing Austria

Google's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world.
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead [Photos]

Linkin Park rocker Chester Bennington has taken his own life following the death of his good friend Chris Cornell.
The singer’s body was discovered at a Palos Verdes, California residence on Thursday morning and sources tell TMZ Bennington had hanged himself.
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O.J. Simpson granted parole for Vegas armed robbery [Video]

LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 “trial of the century” in Los Angeles.
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National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg gets $5M to expand Ebola containment lab

The federal government is putting millions more into Canada's National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg to help detect high-risk infectious diseases such as Ebola and various types of avian influenza faster.
The $5 million will be used to convert current Level 3 containment laboratory space to the "highest level of biosafety," the federal government said in a news release on Thursday.
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41

Chester Bennington, lead singer of the California rock band Linkin Park, has died at the age of 41, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.
Coroner spokesperson Brian Elias said the death is being investigated as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
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U.S. says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

DALLAS -- The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.
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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41, says coroner

LOS ANGELES -- Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner says.
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