N.S. man handed prison time for animal cruelty, a first in the province: SPCA

A man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty has been sentenced to prison time in what the SPCA is calling a first for the province.
Michael Cairns, of Lower Sackville, was sentenced to 30 days in the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Thursday.
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Get used to 'job churn,' Finance Minister Morneau tells Liberal meeting

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canadians should get used to so-called “job churn” — short-term employment and a number of career changes in a person’s life.
Morneau made the proclamation today — days before his economic update — at the Ontario Liberal party’s general meeting.
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Attacks on the internet getting bigger and nastier

NEW YORK -- Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way.
On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States.
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Trudeau Liberals set to join Wynne Liberals in helping rich people buy electric cars

What is it with our governments and public subsidies for electric vehicles?
Federal Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna told The Canadian Press this month the Trudeau government is working on “creating incentives” for Canadians to buy electric vehicles.
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Trump vows to sue 'every one' of his female accusers

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Donald Trump on Saturday pledged post-election lawsuits against every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behaviour, and he charged Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party with orchestrating the allegations.
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Nova Scotians protest environmental impact of Muskrat Falls

Protesters in Halifax say Nova Scotia has a responsibility to ensure the environmental security of land impacted by the Muskrat Falls project.Protesters enter Muskrat Falls siteThe hydroelectric plant is intended to generate power, which will feed Nova Scotia grids, transported by the planned Maritime Link connection.

Police arrest two in connection to Universite Laval sex assaults, break-ins

Quebec City police have arrested two people in connection with alleged break-ins and sexual assaults at a university residence.
One of the accused has been released on a promise to appear in court at a later date, while the other is to be arraigned by video conference today.
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Facebook to allow more graphic, potentially disturbing news posts

Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.
"We're going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to public interest -- even if they might otherwise violate our standards," Facebook vice presidents Joel Kaplan and Justin Osofsky said in a blog post.
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Cameroon train crash death toll continues to rise

ESEKA, Cameroon — The death toll from an overloaded train that derailed in Cameroon has risen, rescue workers and hospital staff said Saturday, estimating that at least 73 people had been killed.
Bodies were strewn along the tracks as workers continued looking for others injured and dead in Friday’s crash.
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'Gilmore Girls' fangirl writes cookbook inspired by TV show

Just in time for the highly anticipated return of "Gilmore Girls" next month, a fangirl has written a cookbook inspired by the caffeinated, fast-food, deep-fried-loving tastebuds of one of TV's most beloved mother-daughter duos.
Fans of the show will undoubtedly have cleared November 25 on their calendars to watch the first of four episodes debuting on Netflix.
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Salma Hayek: Trump made story up because she wouldn't date him

Mexican actress Salma Hayek has accused U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump of telling tales about her after turning down his advances.
The Frida star opened up about her links to the Republican during an appearance on radio show El Show del Mandril on Friday, and wanted to set the record straight about a story she claimed Trump’s associates leaked to the National Enquirer.
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Trump to-do list: Speech lays out agenda for 1st 100 days in office

Donald Trump is pushing ahead with a to-do list for the first 100 days of a Trump administration even as his path to the White House narrows.
Beset by weeks of controversy, the Republican presidential nominee is trying to shift attention back to his core priorities with a speech Saturday in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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