'It’s here again': Strong winds, rain spark flood worries on Cape Breton Island

Strong winds and heavy rain pounded Cape Breton, N.S. for the second time in less than two weeks on Saturday.
The downpour caused major concern among residents who are already dealing with the aftermath of a storm last week that brought more than 220 millimetres of rain, flooding thousands of homes in the region.
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Porn star accuses Donald Trump of offering $10,000 to come alone to hotel suite

An adult film actress on Saturday accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or someone acting on his behalf of offering her $10,000 and the use of his private jet if she would agree to come alone to his hotel suite at night after a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006.
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Woman nets 30 months in jail for sex with teen boy

A Manitoba woman who admitted to having a four-month-long sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
The now 26-year-old accused previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual interference. She is not being named to protect the identity of her victim.
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While child killer Harold Smeltzer enjoys his first weekend pass away from his life sentence, the mother of the little Calgary girl he killed in 1980 sits feeling helpless and sick to her stomach.
“It never goes away,” Evelyn Thompson said of that pain and fear that took over her life almost 37 years ago.
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Winnipeg teen with cerebral palsy hosts his own sports show

A Winnipeg teen living with cerebral palsy has embarked on an inspiring journey to live out his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster.
Despite being wheelchair-bound and having a speech impediment, 17-year-old Jordan Rogodzinski hosts his very own internet sports show called the “Jordan 411 Sports Show.
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100 mostly barefoot inmates escape Haiti lockup

ARCAHAIE, Haiti — More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said.
Judge Henry Claude Louis-Jean said the prison break occurred in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti’s capital.
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Bad weather damages booms, spreads diesel spill from sunken tug off B.C. coast

BELLA BELLA, B.C. -- Heavy weather conditions are causing a diesel spill from a sunken tugboat to spread in the waters off British Columbia's remote central coast.
A spokeswoman for Kirby Offshore Marine, which owns the tug, says the booms that were containing the spill have been compromised due to high winds and three-metre waves.
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174 inmates escape, 1 guard shot dead in 'violent' Haitian prison break

Most inmates of a northern Haitian prison escaped on Saturday after killing a guard and stealing firearms, said authorities who launched a manhunt with support from UN peacekeepers for the 174 fugitives.
Police set up checkpoints on roads leading from the prison and detained several people without identity cards, a Reuters witness said.
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York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan said during question period in the House of Commons that Oct.
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AT&T buying HBO and CNN owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion

NEW YORK — AT&T is buying Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a deal that could shake up the media landscape.
The merger combines a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and internet service with the company behind some of the world’s most popular entertainment.
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More than 27,000 Virginians register to vote after extension

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state's voter-registration deadline.
A federal judge granted the deadline's extension Thursday after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.
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Armed with rifles and in full military gear, tens of reservists stormed the shores of Toronto today, transforming the city's waterfront into a battle scene.
No, it wasn't Americans looking to seize the city.
Instead it was members of the 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment, who landed on three sites along Lake Ontario as a part of a training exercise to practicing techniques used in overseas operations and in emergencies here at home.
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