Massive fire tears through 5-storey NYC apartment [Video]

NEW YORK — Fire officials say an overnight blaze that tore through a five-storey apartment building in Manhattan has left one person dead and 12 civilians and firefighters injured.
The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in a building on East 93rd Street in the Yorkville neighbourhood on the Upper East Side.
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Cops: Man accused of sex assault had black book of 'sexual desires'

MADISON, Wis. — Dozens of women have reported encounters with a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance, and officers found a black book at the man’s apartment listing women he’d met and documenting his “sexual desires,” authorities said.
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Weather Network: ’Eerily calm’ weather for Halloween night

TORONTO — Trick-or-treaters across the country are in for some “eerily calm” weather this Halloween.
The Weather Network has released its forecast for Oct. 31 and says those who plan to venture out in their costumes on Monday can expect seasonally cool but relatively stable weather.
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Nova Scotia pair plead guilty to gruesome murder of young mother

WARNING: This story contains graphic details
Two people have admitted to the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother in 2014.
Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s and lived in Lawrencetown, N.S.
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Justin Timberlake: 'I had no idea' voting selfie was illegal

NEW YORK - Justin Timberlake has some advice for taking part in the presidential election next month: Vote, but don't take a selfie while you're doing it.
A ballot box selfie Timberlake took as he voted in his native Tennessee earlier this week apparently violated a new state law that bars voters from taking photographs or video while they're inside a polling place.
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Brookfield, Sagard in huddle to discuss next play for Performance Sports Group

TORONTO -- Two of the largest shareholders in Performance Sports Group have signed confidentiality agreements with each other and plan to discuss strategic options for the maker of Bauer hockey skates, Easton baseball gear and other sports equipment.
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Halifax's noon boom: A 'startling' jolt of tradition since the 1800s

HALIFAX -- Almost every day, exactly at noon, Alec Stratford is jolted by a thunderous boom that reverberates through his office, the intense blast so loud it rattles the plate-glass windows.
Stratford, who has worked in Halifax for six months, is still getting used to one of the city's oldest, most raucous traditions: the firing of the noon gun at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
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90 migrants dead after boat disintegrates in Mediterranean

At least 90 migrants perished when the rickety boat they were travelling in started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast, the Libyan navy said Thursday.
The rubber boat tore and began filling with water about 42 kilometres off the Libyan coast, an area considered to be international waters, said navy spokesman, Ayoub Gassim.
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Supreme Court to rule on whether residential school documents can be destroyed

OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether painful, personal accounts from the survivors of residential schools should be destroyed or permanently archived for posterity.
The survivors' stories were used by the independent assessment process, which handled compensation claims under the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
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Searchers scour Stanley Park for signs of baby boy's mother

VANCOUVER -- The search for a young Metro Vancouver mother is expected to ramp up in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
Thirty-two-year-old Florence Leung has been missing since Tuesday when she was last seen driving away from her New Westminster home.
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Iggy Pop: Jarmusch was first, only choice for Stooges doc

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -- In 1969, Jim Jarmusch got his hands on The Stooges' self-titled debut album, and the 16-year-old future filmmaker from Ohio was hooked.
"We were partly plotting our escape from Akron in the future and we were investigating whatever stuff we could get our hands on that was a little outside," said Jarmusch, seated Tuesday in a Detroit-area hotel suite next to Iggy Pop, frontman of both the band and Jarmusch's new documentary of the group called "Gimme Danger.
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Man with maggot-filled foot wounds dies, caregiver charged

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania caregiver has been charged with homicide after authorities say she failed to properly treat a man with a congenital defect who died after his foot wounds became severely infected and filled with maggots.
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