Pilot rescued after plane crash-lands on giant fir tree

MCCALL, Idaho -- A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of an 18-metre-tall tree, officials said.
Pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash, which happened when his single-engine Piper Cub PA-18 lost power and a wing strut became entangled in the tree, according to the fire department in the resort town of McCall.
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Winnipeg police officer denies pointing gun at female colleague's crotch

WINNIPEG -- A Crown prosecutor says a female Winnipeg police officer's testimony that a male colleague pointed a shotgun at her on two occasions is consistent and credible, but his defence lawyer calls the claim outrageous.
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Fake German heiress convicted of bilking banks, businesses

NEW YORK -- A New York jury on Thursday convicted an extravagant socialite who bankrolled an implausibly lavish lifestyle with tens of thousands of dollars she swindled from banks, hotels and friends who believed she was a wealthy German heiress.
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'What if, what if, what if:' inquiry hears details about Alberta Mountie's death

ST. ALBERT, Alta. -- The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer killed while trying to make an arrest spoke at a fatality inquiry Thursday to the mother of the man who pulled the trigger.
"My heart hurts because you lost your son," Shelly Wynn said to Monalisa Rehn, whose son, Shaun Rehn, gunned down Const.
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400-year-old Bible stolen from U.S. found in the Netherlands

A 17th century Geneva Bible, one of the hundreds of rare books authorities said were stolen from a Pittsburgh library as part of a 20-year-long theft scheme, is back home.
The Bible, published in 1615, was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, about 70 kilometres from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, said FBI agent Robert Jones.
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UN climate chief warns world approaching 'point of no return'

In this March 29, 2019, photo, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is at UN headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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GTA man rolls up the rim to win ... a long wait for his prize Jeep

When Massoud Ghahremani rolled up the rim on his Tim Horton's coffee last month, he saw the words everyone hopes for: he won a Jeep.
But nearly two months after sending in a claim form, he'd heard nothing about his prize — until Thursday, when CBC Toronto contacted Tim Horton's and a spokesperson for the major coffee chain said they realized they were trying to reach him at the wrong number.
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North Korea demanded $2M for return of captured American

U.S. President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million US bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
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Amber Alert issued for five-year-old boy in Ontario

An Amber Alert has been issued for Ethan Montes, a five-year-old boy believed to have been abducted by his mother and last seen in Mississauga, Ont.
Police in Peel Region, Ont., say Ethan Montes is believed to be with his mother, 47-year-old Juliet Mohammed.
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Five-year-old Ontario boy found safe; Amber Alert ends

A five-year-old Ontario boy whose disappearance prompted an Amber Alert has been found safe, police say.
The boy was reported missing Thursday morning by his father after failing to show up to school in Mississauga, Ont.
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Think millennials are leaving Canada's big cities? Think again, RBC report says

Despite stories of people being squeezed out of Canada's biggest cities by high house prices and rising rents, more young people are actually moving in rather than moving out, according to a new report by RBC Economic Research.
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City of Ottawa declares state of emergency due to flooding concerns

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency over flooding along the Ottawa River and other waterways.
In the declaration, the mayor's office says the water levels pose "an ongoing threat" to property, health and safety of nearby residents.
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