Reports: Restrained student said ’Get off me, I can’t breathe’ before death

PHILADELPHIA — State violation reports say three staffers at a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia restrained and punched a 17-year-old student, who eventually died, after he was suspected of stealing an iPod and became aggressive.
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Gordon Lightfoot makes 'Plans of My Own' his first new song in 12 years

TORONTO -- Gordon Lightfoot is digging into the archives to give listeners his first unreleased track in 12 years.
The "If You Could Read My Mind" singer announced Wednesday that "Plans of My Own" will arrive at digital retailers and streaming music services on Nov.
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Music programs helping refugee children adapt to life in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- At 11 years old, Majid has a voice that more than does justice to her slight 4-foot frame.
Standing in the hallway of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ont., Majid is practising one of several songs she has learned as a member of Nai Syrian Children's Choir.
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U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for mariner attempting to set sailing record

HONOLULU -- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Chinese man attempting to set a sailing record after a crew did not find him aboard his boat off the Hawaii islands.
In a statement Wednesday night, the Coast Guard said a crew from the USS Makin Island went aboard Guo Chuan's trimaran about 620 miles northwest of Oahu and only found Guo's life jacket.
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British economy grows more than expected after Brexit vote

LONDON -- Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the three months after its vote to leave the European Union despite concern that uncertainty over the country's future would weigh on business.
The figures, however, are preliminary and experts warn they do not yet reflect some of the looming negative impacts, such as an expected rise in inflation.
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1 dead, 12 hurt in fire at building on NYC's Upper East side

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.
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Dutch unveil giant 'outside' vacuum cleaner to purify air

Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner -- a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine.
"It's a large industrial filter about eight metres (yards) long, made of steel.
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Twitter cuts 9 per cent of its workforce worldwide

NEW YORK -- Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 per cent of its employees worldwide.
Twitter Inc., which has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, said Thursday that it expects to book about $10 million to $20 million in workforce restructuring charges.
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Neil Young to release new album in December

Rocker Neil Young is set to drop a new album entitled "Peace Trail" December 2.
The 10-track album is described as primarily acoustic, recorded with fellow musicians Jim Keltner on drums and Paul Bushnell on bass.
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Jury hearing Jacques Corriveau's fraud case receives final instructions Thursday

MONTREAL -- The jury hearing the case of ex-federal Liberal organizer Jacques Corriveau is to receive final instructions from the judge today.
Corriveau is charged with fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime.
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Shania Twain to be honoured at Billboard's Women in Music awards

Shania Twain will be honoured with the Icon award at Billboard's 11th annual Women in Music awards in December.
The award celebrates an artist whose historic contributions to the music industry establish them among the highest class of performers.
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Forecast predicts '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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