Woman charged in slaying outside Vancouver nightclub pleads guilty to manslaughter

A young woman who was charged in connection with the fatal attack of another woman outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
During a brief appearance in Vancouver Provincial Court Wednesday, Samantha Nadine Doolan, 30, entered her plea in relation to the slaying of Lauren Lindsay McLellan, 28, near the Caprice Nightclub in the Granville entertainment district.
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4 killed after small plane crashes on Utah highway, narrowly missing cars

SALT LAKE CITY — A small plane crashed on a Utah highway Wednesday, killing two couples heading for a vacation but narrowly missing cars when it barrelled across the lanes through a gap in traffic.
The plane went down shortly after takeoff from a municipal airport popular with private pilots north of Salt Lake City, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.
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Damian Gillis captured a "truly Canadian" video of a Mountie in full red serge chasing a black bear in Waterton Lakes National Park Monday.
Gillis and his family were relaxing by their trailer when they heard chatter from passerby of a bear in town.
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Unknown victim's face recreated in 3D to help crack Algonquin Park cold case

In the spring of 1980, a hiker stumbled upon human remains in southeastern Ontario’s Algonquin Park.
More than 30 years later, little is known about who the victim was or how he died, so police have turned to a modern approach in hopes of cracking the cold case.
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Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash streamed on Instagram

LOS BANOS, Calif. — A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.
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Michael Caine has secret cameo in 'Dunkirk'

Movie veteran Michael Caine has a small cameo in pal Christopher Nolan’s war movie Dunkirk - but he doesn’t actually appear in the film.
The actor, who has appeared in a handful of Nolan’s projects, including the Dark Knight trilogy, was recorded giving orders to Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden’s fighter pilot characters.
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Jennifer Aniston poked fun at her pal Jason Bateman as he unveiled a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday.
The actor’s frequent co-star donned a floral patterned dress to salute Jason at the ceremony and she used the event to joke about her first meeting with Bateman.
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Jon Stewart returning to HBO with standup special

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Jon Stewart is bringing his comedy to HBO.
The network announced Wednesday that Stewart will return to the network for his first stand-up special since 1996.
Stewart is also set to host the "Night of Too Many Stars" tribute in November benefiting Next for Autism, which will feature sketches, short film and standup comedy.
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Family disputes ruling that prominent judge's death was suicide

NEW YORK — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city’s medical examiner on Wednesday.
A police harbour unit recovered the body of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam in April after she was reported missing.
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West Fraser Timber Co. to buy U.S. lumber business for US$430 million

VANCOUVER - Canadian forestry company West Fraser Timber Co. says it has agreed to buy a U.S. lumber business for about US$430 million.
B.C.-based West Fraser says it will acquire the operations of the Gilman Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders.
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U.S. State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexican resorts

MILWAUKEE -- The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travellers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts.
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Mom, son sentenced to prison terms for sex trafficking

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A man and his mother were sentenced to prison Wednesday for running a sex-trafficking business, the first people to be convicted of such charges in South Carolina.
Samuel Pratt, 35, was sentenced to life after being convicted of eight counts of sex trafficking, child pornography, and firearm charges in December.
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