Prosecutor: Wife sought women as slaves for husband

BERLIN — A couple accused of luring women to their home in western Germany and abusing them so badly that two of them died went on trial Wednesday, charged with murder by omission and bodily harm.
Wilfried W.
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Police: Wanted Oklahoma man had hit list, killed 2 relatives

OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities say the Oklahoma man who has been wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes, including the killings of two relatives, had a hit list purporting to target several more people.
Michael Dale Vance Jr.
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'You are fascinated with sex'; Newt Gingrich-Megyn Kelly showdown was one for the ages

There are times when words do not do complete justice to a moment. Tuesday night's Newt Gingrich-Megyn Kelly showdown is one of those times, which is why we've included the clip below of its final moments. (Here's the full interview, from the top.
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Women won't earn as much as men for 170 years: report

GENEVA -- The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.
The Switzerland-based forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report, released Tuesday, lists economics and health as the most challenging disparities between men and women worldwide.
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CIBC admits overcharging on some investment fees since 2002

CIBC accidentally overcharged some of its customers for investment products dating back to at least 2002. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
CIBC has settled with the Ontario Securities Commission after admitting that its investment business had been accidentally overcharging some of its customers for as much as 14 years.
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Sariah Reid told a jury she had been at Gallagher's Pub, 8937 82 Ave.
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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant arrives on Fire tablets

NEW YORK -- Amazon's Fire tablets are getting the Alexa voice assistant.
The previously announced feature will start rolling out to customers Wednesday. It's meant to complement what users get on other Alexa devices, such as the Echo speaker.
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CIBC plans to compensate mutual fund, investment clients; OSC hearing Friday

TORONTO - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM) has reached an agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission to compensate customers for collecting excess fees for certain mutual funds and investment services over 14 years.
Details of the compensation plan and the amount of money improperly collected was not disclosed and requires approval by the provincial regulator.
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Apple designer Marc Newson's 'Pod of drawers' sells for more than $1M

A chest of drawers by the star Australian designer Marc Newson has sold at auction in Paris for more than one million euros, more than twice its estimate.
The piece called "Pod of drawers" by the creator who has worked for Apple for the past decade, was bought for 1.019 million euros ($1.1 million) by an Asian buyer, the auction house Artcurial said Tuesday.
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Chestermere crime kingpin jailed and fined $1.5 million

Crime kingpin Dung Kien Luong was sentenced Tuesday to 5 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay fines of $1.5 million for tax evasion and other charges.
Luong, 53, had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges as part of a plea deal which saw several others withdrawn by the Crown.
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Could the nickel be eliminated from your pocket change?

OTTAWA — An internal federal analysis shows the government has studied the pros and cons of the nickel — but Ottawa insists it has no plans to force the five-cent coin into retirement, as it did the penny.
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Couple facing theft charge in diamond switch appear in Saint John, N.B., court

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- The suspects in a string of nationwide jewelry heists were scheduled to appear today in a New Brunswick provincial court to face diamond-theft charges.
Seventy-year-old Grigori Zaharov and 44-year-old Natalia Feldman of Vaughan, Ont.
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