Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

HONOLULU -- Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea.
The state's Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign.
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Poland's senators to vote on controversial court overhaul

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's Senate was poised Friday to approve legislation that would give politicians substantial influence over the country's Supreme Court -- a move that critics say would defy the principles of the European Union.
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Celine Dion unleashes her flamboyance in campy Vogue video

Celine Dion has always had a flair for the wacky.
From professions of love for Kermit the Frog to unpredictable arm dancing to her emotional advice to rescue crews after Hurricane Katrina (“Take a kayak!”), the 49-year-old Quebec diva has a reputation for endearingly strange behaviour.
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Alberta Wildrose, PCs voting on proposal for new united party

EDMONTON -- Alberta's political landscape faces a potentially seismic shift this weekend as two right-of-centre parties vote on whether to join forces to try to defeat Premier Rachel Notley's NDP government.
The Progressive Conservatives led by Jason Kenney and Brian Jean's Opposition Wildrose will wrap up voting on a proposal to merge as the new United Conservative Party.
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Al Qaeda suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to U.S.

PHILADELPHIA -- An al Qaeda suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been extradited to Philadelphia to be tried in civilian court rather than face trial at Guantanamo Bay.
Court officials say 52-year-old Ali Charaf Damache, of Algeria, appeared in court Friday and will be arraigned next month.
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Vancouver Police say new computerized modelling could prevent crime

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Police Department says it will be the first in Canada to start using a new crime-prediction model that could stop crimes before they happen.
The department says the computerized model allows officers to forecast the location of property crime and take measures to prevent it.
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A different sort of war film: Christopher Nolan's triumphant Dunkirk

It begins with sound.
The high pitched whine fills the air.
Then the soldiers see the speck that becomes a terrifying silhouette.
It's a German dive bomber, zeroing in on the hundreds of men, waiting on the shores of Dunkirk for rescue.
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Jada Pinkett Smith: 'Will Smith and I are not swingers'

Jada Pinkett Smith has jokingly dismissed rumours suggesting she and husband Will Smith are ‘swingers’.
The long-time couple, which will celebrate its 20th wedding anniversary in December, has been dogged for years by claims Will and The Matrix Reloaded star like to have sex with different partners, but Jada insists there is no truth to it.
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Comic-Con in photos [Photos]

Dan Lin, from left, Mike Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, Zach Woods, and Kumail Nanjiani attend "The Lego Ninjago Movie" photo op on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 21, 2017, in San Diego.
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Business groups blast Ontario labour proposals on last day of consultations

TORONTO -- Unions and advocacy groups made one last effort Friday to sway the Ontario government on its plan for sweeping changes to the province's labour laws, with some sounding the alarm about what they deem drastic measures and others arguing the proposal doesn't go far enough.
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns [Video]

First posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 12:08 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 21, 2017 12:17 PM EDT
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YouTube redirects wannabe jihadists

YouTube is giving aspiring suicide bombers and run-of-the-mill jihadists a big thumbs down.
The video sharing giant has launched an experimental service that scours the site for ISIS propaganda and other extremist posts.
Then, YouTube redirects the junior jihadis to ads that torpedo ISIS’s ludicrous claims.
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