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Veteran rock sculptor's work attracts onlookers by the edge of the Ottawa River

A veteran sculptor is still attracting onlookers by the banks of the Ottawa River with his whimsical rock figures.
Every spring for more than 30 years, Ottawa artist John Ceprano has scoured the flat limestone bottom of the river for rocks of all sizes.
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Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

NEW YORK -- A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial.
In a longshot motion filed with the New York State appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the trial be moved to upstate Albany County or Suffolk County on Long Island.
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Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

SEATTLE -- Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health.
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Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions

MELBOURNE, Australia -- An Australian appeals court by a 2-1 ruling Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children.
The Victoria state Court of Appeal rejected Pell's appeal of the unanimous verdicts a jury had issued in December finding Pope Francis' former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St.
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Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after solar panels catch fire at 7 stores

Walmart Inc. on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc., accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar panel systems and asking a court to force Tesla to remove panels from more than 240 of its U.S.
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Australian court upholds sex abuse convictions of Cardinal George Pell

An Australian court has upheld convictions against the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of children sex abuse.
The Victoria state Court of Appeal by a 2-1 majority ruling issued Wednesday in Melbourne rejected Cardinal George Pell's appeal of the unanimous verdicts a jury issued in December finding Pope Francis' former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St.
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Video released of Huawei executive at Vancouver airport on day of arrest

A video of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver International Airport on the day of her arrest has been released to the public following an agreement from the Crown and Meng’s defence team.
Following a hearing on Tuesday, both sides agreed to release the footage, along with three partially redacted affidavits and a memorandum argument from the defense.
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A multi-vehicle collision that took place around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Highway 9 near Cereal, Alta.has left one dead and eight injured.
According to a release issued by the RCMP, approximately 12 vehicles were involved, including several semi-tractor units.
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L.A. Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.
In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong Yang from the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to lead the investigation.
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Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON -- Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.
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Trump says any Jew who votes Democratic is 'disloyal' or lacks knowledge

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.
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Smoke from Amazon wildfire blankets the sky, can be seen from space

The smoke from a massive forest fire in the Amazon rainforest has covered the skies of Brazil and can even be seen from space.
The fire, which began more than two weeks ago, blackened the skies of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city, for about an hour on Monday, providing an eerie level of darkness.
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