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Several deadly Portuguese men-of-war spotted off Nova Scotia

HALIFAX - Unwanted visitors of the gelatinous kind are being spotted in Nova Scotia waters, spooking some swimmers who have come across the potentially lethal species.
A Halifax researcher says she has five confirmed sightings of Portuguese man-of-war so far this summer, raising questions about their unusual presence in northern waters.
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True: Snopes raises $500K through crowdfunding amid legal battle

SAN DIEGO -- Fact-checking website Snopes.com has quickly met a $500,000 goal set for an online fundraiser amid a legal battle with an outside vendor that Snopes says is holding it hostage.
Snopes started the GoFundMe campaign Monday and reached the half-million dollar goal about 24 hours later.
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Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in U.S. diesel scandal

A German Volkswagen executive who has been in a Michigan jail for months plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday.
Oliver Schmidt, former manager of a VW engineering office in suburban Detroit, will appear in federal court on Aug.
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Saskatoon police say two youths have been told to write apology letters to a woman who was using a portable toilet when the pair tipped it over during Canada Day celebrations at a local park.
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Crocodile drags dead cow down river

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a video of a crocodile dragging a dead cow down a river in Australia emerges online.
The massive crocodile, which the fishermen who captured the footage estimated to be between 5-6 metres long, is seen carrying the limp cow in the grip of its jaw while casually swimming - likely looking for a place to feast on its prey.
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Saskatoon youth get warning, told to apologize for port-a-potty tipping

Saskatoon police say two youths have been told to write apology letters to a woman who was using a portable toilet when the pair tipped it over during Canada Day celebrations at a local park.
Both have also been given a warning about mischief after admitting to toppling the portable washroom, although they were unaware it was being used at the time.
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Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.
Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Mozilla Corp, said support for Flash will ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years.
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Ontario man pleads guilty in Air Canada flight disruption case

An Ontario man who tried to open the door of an Air Canada plane mid-flight and threatened flight attendants with hot coffee has pleaded guilty in the case.
Brandon Courneyea's plea in a U.S.
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Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks.
Anthony Scaramucci, the financier tapped for the role last week, said Tuesday that he was prepared to "fire everybody" to prevent leaks.
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Montreal man accused of stabbing pregnant partner to appear in court

A Montreal man accused of stabbing his pregnant partner with a barbecue fork, which led to an emergency C-section and the death of her newborn child, is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
The 37-year-old man was arrested on Monday, after the 33-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with stab wounds.
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Woman allegedly lured grandmother from home so she and boyfriend could rob her

KINGSTON, Ont. - Police allege a woman lured her grandmother from her rural eastern Ontario home so she and her boyfriend could rob her.
Kingston, Ont., police say the complainant received a call from her granddaughter on June 5 to meet her in town but the granddaughter never showed up.
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Luke Bryan breaks his no butt-grabbing rule for 88-year-old terminally ill fan

Country singer Luke Bryan broke his meet and greet “no butt-grabbing” rule for 88-year-old terminally ill fan Frances Stanaway on Friday night.
The elderly lady was able to meet her idol prior to his concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, thanks to an event arranged by Stanaway’s Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
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