Tesla may enter ride-hailing business next year

DETROIT -- Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses.
The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of its cars would come equipped with hardware needed to drive themselves.
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Liberals move to let judges waive victim surcharge for those who can't pay

OTTAWA -- The Liberal government is moving to once again allow judges to waive a victim surcharge imposed on offenders if they cannot afford to pay it.
The change is among promised reforms to the criminal justice system -- expected to include an overhaul of the tough-on-crime agenda championed by the Conservatives -- that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to bring in.
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Trick-or-treat: N.B. city grapples with unusual Halloween curfew bylaw

BATHURST, N.B. — Older teens hoping to take to the streets of a northern New Brunswick community on Halloween may find an unusual bylaw blocking their pursuit of sugary loot.
The City of Bathurst has a long-standing, but little-known rule on the books that forbids trick-or-treating or wearing a face covering after 7 p.m.
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Calais camp dismantling to start next week

PARIS -- French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximately a week in what they describe as a "humanitarian" operation.
According to officials at France's Interior ministry, all of the 6,486 migrants they have counted in the camp -- where refugees have been living in appalling conditions for years -- will be offered relocation, either in reception centres across the country or abroad.
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Peanut butter vandal mistakes gathering for Trump rally

AMHERST, Wis. -- Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.
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Child porn accuser drops lawsuit against ex-Subway pitchman

INDIANAPOLIS — The family of a girl who accused Jared Fogle in a child pornography case that led to the former Subway pitchman’s imprisonment is dropping a lawsuit against him.
A motion filed Thursday in federal court in Indianapolis requested that the lawsuit be dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought back to court.
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San Francisco lawsuit, NYC law highlight global risks for Airbnb

Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning.
In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on neighbourhoods and urban housing markets.
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Review: Lady Gaga's powerful voice stars on uneven 'Joanne'

Lady Gaga has spent the last few years proving her vocal chops -- the Grammy-winning album with Tony Bennett, the show-stopping "Sound of Music" tribute at last year's Academy Awards, her performance of "Till it Happens to You" for her Oscar nomination this year -- and her strong voice is the star of the promising but uneven "Joanne.
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Kumbuka the gorilla escaped last week and spent his freedom guzzling fruit syrup

London Zoo officials are trying to reassure the public that stories about one of its gorillas escaping from an enclosure last week were exaggerated.
Reports that Kumbuka had left his secure pen at the London Zoo last Thursday sent visitors into a frenzy.
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Joseph Boyden highlights tragic true tale of Chanie Wenjack in new novella

TORONTO -- Fifty years since the untimely death of Chanie Wenjack, Joseph Boyden is part of a collective of Canadian artists bringing renewed attention to the indigenous boy's tragic story.
The acclaimed author and his friend, Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, first learned of Chanie's story from Downie's brother, Mike.
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Inflation rate up 1.3% last month says Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says its consumer price index was up 1.3 per cent in September compared with a year ago.
That indicates slightly higher inflation compared with August when the index was up 1.1 per cent.
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Pakistan is going to execute man with schizophrenia, rights group says

An international rights group and a defence lawyer say Pakistan's Supreme Court has paved the way for execution of a mentally ill death-row prisoner by ruling that schizophrenia does not qualify as a mental disorder.
Sara Bilal, a lawyer at Justice Project Pakistan, said Friday the court made this observation Thursday while releasing a detailed order about an earlier rejection of the final appeal from Imdad Ali.
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