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Who is Rachel Notley? A look at Alberta's new premier

In being elected the province's leader, Notley has succeeded in doing what her late father, who helped found Alberta's NDP, could only dream of.

  • Judge finds woman guilty of four charges, including indecent act on plane

    A woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been found guilty of all charges. Alicia Elizabeth Lander, 26, had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. A flight attendant told her trial in January that she and a man used a coat to cover their laps to fondle each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • This professor put Gwyneth Paltrow’s health advice to the test. The truth is even worse than you’d think.

    There are a few things we know for sure will make us healthy: exercise, don't smoke, eat a variety of whole foods — but not too much — and watch your alcohol intake and sun exposure. Yet every day, we are bombarded with messages from celebrity culture about things we must do to be healthier and more beautiful. Some advice is more extreme — such as Gwyneth Paltrow's suggestion that women steam their vaginas. Timothy Caulfield's new book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?.

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  • Left turn in Canada's oil-rich Alberta leaves investors reeling

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A seismic political shift in Canada's oil-producing heartland of Alberta has left voters, investors and oil executives braced for change as a rookie left-wing government promises major reforms after 44 years of Conservative rule. The New Democratic Party (NDP) swept to crushing victory in the Western Canadian province on Tuesday on a pledge to review oversight of the oil and gas sector, capitalizing on voter anger over low oil prices, entitled politicians and government budget woes.

    Reuters
  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

    CBC
  • Garden City high school mourns 2 students after suicides

    Staff and students at Garden City Collegiate are in mourning after two students killed themselves within days of each other. "To put it mildly the school is just reeling from the loss," said Brian O'Leary, the superintendent of Seven Oaks School Division. O'Leary said every social worker and psychologist in the division is at the school to help students.

    CBC
  • Vancouver House condominiums snapped up by foreign buyers

    Foreigners have snapped up one third of the units in one of Vancouver's most talked-about condominium towers, reflecting their preference for downtown properties in major Canadian cities. The unique design by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, drew international attention when it was revealed in 2013. Developer Westbank Corporation said the building is nearly sold out, with 35 per cent of units sold to foreign buyers, but there are still five penthouses remaining, starting at around $5 million dollars.

    CBC
  • Five perfectly preserved cars worth $700,000 found inside Texas barn

    A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high estimates value the collection at more than $700,000.

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  • Rachel Notley takes helm of Alberta with cast of newbies, concerns from business

    Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley, fresh off dismantling a four-decade Progressive Conservative machine, said she's ready to begin work as premier-elect with a cast of newbies. The NDP caucus had four members before Tuesday's election, but that figure has now exploded to 53 in the 87-seat legislature. PC Leader Jim Prentice did not pass the budget before calling the election on April 7, saying he needed a mandate from voters to implement it.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oil's bull run hides a deep disconnect, crude traders warn

    By Dmitry Zhdannikov, Ron Bousso and Libby George LONDON (Reuters) - While oil futures prices rebound with vigor as analysts cite strong demand, the physical crude market tells a much more cautionary tale. The deep disconnect between the oil futures and physical markets looks similar to the events of June 2014 when the physical market weakness became a precursor for a futures price crash. "In the short-term, futures prices do not necessarily reflect accurately the physical market." Benchmark Brent oil futures prices more than halved between June 2014 and January 2015 after OPEC refused to cut output and instead chose to undercut more expensive producers, including a booming U.S. shale oil sector.

    Reuters
  • Doug Camilli: Amal gives George some new wheels for his birthday

    Well, here’s what Amal Alamuddin gave George Clooney for his 55th, today: a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. George got a test-drive the other day in England, reports the Mirror over there. “George loves his cars,” Don’t Usemyname told the Mirror. Jennifer Lawrence and Lorde, already known to be each other’s fans, had a girls’ night out in New York the other night.

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  • Siblings at war lose rights over sick mother's bank account

    A dentist and his sister have been stripped of the right to control their elderly mother’s finances because their mutual loathing means they cannot be trusted. The middle-aged brother and sister broke their word to look after their mother by dipping into her bank account to pay themselves around £20,000 each, court papers published yesterday said. The brother and sister from Bournemouth were the second pair of professional class siblings in two days whose right to handle the financial affairs of an elderly mother was removed by the same Court of Protection judge.

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  • Alberta election 2015: the rural-urban divide

    Early polls were projecting the Balkanization of Alberta, with Wildrose dominating rural areas, the NDP taking over Edmonton and the PCs holding onto their base in Calgary. As the campaign progressed, it looked more and more like a three-way race, but with the NDP making serious rural inroads and gaining in Calgary. Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Red Deer all went to the NDP, with several Calgary ridings sticking with the PCs.

    CBC
  • Food writer Josh Ozersky, known for witty, snarky writing about meat, dies in Chicago

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why one of Russia's top foreign policy experts is worried about a major war with Europe

    During the Cold War, when Europe became a political battleground between the Soviet Union and the Western powers, the stakes were no less than the future of the world. Western countries have sought to sanction and isolate Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Russia, in turn, has sought to cultivate European allies who could split the anti-Russian coalition.

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  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

    Global News
  • End of an era - Ice removed from Nassau Coliseum for last time (26 photos)

    Crews began removing the rink and ice from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season. UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 05: A payloader removes the ice from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Moment army captain finishes 12-mile expert field test, then collapses

    Video of the moment an army captain completes a grueling field test has ensured the determined officer is getting the appreciation she deserves. Capt. Sarah Cudd, an army veterinarian, was one of 46 candidates who last month attempted to achieve the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge - one of the toughest decorations to earn - at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

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  • 4 Afghan men sentenced to death by hanging over woman's mob killing that horrified country

    Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Qur’an, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi sentenced eight others to 16 years in prison. Nineteen police officers accused in the case will be sentenced Saturday, their verdicts publicly announced the next day.

    The Canadian Press
  • Explorer descends into Turkmenistan's 1,000C pit of fire

    A world-renowned explorer has become the first person to descend into The Door to Hell - a flame pit in Turkmenistan that has burned for more than 40 years. Spectacular images have been released of George Kourounis, 44, rappelling 100ft down into the crater amid 1,000C temperatures and walking across its surface.

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  • Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Father Bruce Jenner

    New scenes from an upcoming "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" episode shows their first emotional moments. Finally tonight, I think it's safe to say most of us don't turn to keeping up with the kardashians for cultural issues, but new video out "Tonight show"s this celebrity family navigating a sensitive new reality. Like, he taught me how to ride a bike and be the tomboy that I am. Today, a first glimpse into the intimate moments, reacting to his bombshell news he is transitioning into life as a woman.

    ABC News Videos