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Man gets prison sentence for hacking celebrities in ‘celebgate’

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut man who hacked into more than 200 iCloud accounts of Hollywood stars and other people has been sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport. After prison, he must serve three years of supervised release and perform 60 hours of community service. The North Branford man was one of four men arrested in the 2014 hacking scandal that led to private photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others being made public. Authorities say theRead More


Fringe audience grows, festival announces holdover series

Fringe

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival set a ticket record purchase in the 11-day run that wrapped up Sunday. The festival welcomed 817,000 Fringers – 9,000 more than last year – and sold 133,276 tickets in the more than 1,600 live performances at 38 different venues. There were 419 sell out shows. “We work hard to create a space for artists to get their work to the masses, in an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and we think we’ve done that,” Murray Utas, the festival’s artistic director, said in aRead More


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines bright at the box office

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Published Sunday, August 19, 2018 12:05PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00PM EDT LOS ANGELES — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. 1 in North American theatres this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like “Mile 22.” Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It’s a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went intoRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


New tax on Ottawa Airbnb rentals

Airbnb

Airbnb users are now paying a tax on their nightly rental in Ottawa. Starting today, Airbnb will collect a four per cent “municipal accommodation tax” on all Ottawa listings. The tax will then be remitted to the City of Ottawa to help support Ottawa tourism. Ottawa was the first Ontario city to enter into a Municipal Accommodation Tax collection agreement with Airbnb. In January, the City of Ottawa imposed a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax on hotel rooms in Ottawa.  The money is used to support the tourism industry.Read More


Man stabbed in attempted bike robbery

Saskatoon Police

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:09AM CST Last Updated Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:35AM CST A 36-year old man was stabbed in an attempted bike robbery near 20th Street and Avenue L just before midnight on Friday , according to a police media release. Police say an unidentified suspect or suspects tried to steal the victim’s bike, and when he refused to give it to them, stabbed him in the back. The victim is in stable condition in hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Source linkRead More


Horsepower and modern technology come together in Cavalia’s revamped ‘Odysseo’

Horsepower and modern technology come together in Cavalia's revamped 'Odysseo'

Modern technology and old-fashioned horsepower are coming together in Cavalia’s updated show. Back in town under the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, take a glimpse at ‘Odysseo 2.0’, a big, beautiful, moving beast where the 70 horses are the stars of the show. Watch the video for a sneak peek.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Abandoned and abused dog needs forever home

sage the dog

Every year abandoned or abused animals are partnered with families by the Humane Society, but in Alliston, there’s one dog still waiting for a home. “She’s very loving and calm.  A very sweet dog,” says volunteer Amy Duggan.  Staff at the Alliston Humane Society believes it’s a case of ‘intimidation at first sight’ for 3-year-old Sage, a Cane Corso in their care.  “She looks scary and I think that’s what makes her so endearing.  She’s totally the opposite,” says Emily Day. Volunteers at the humane society have cared for herRead More


Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


Construction to widen a portion of Bow Trail Southwest about to begin

Bow Trail widening

Motorists in southwest Calgary will soon be driving into more road construction when the city officially kicks off the Bow Trail Southwest widening project Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.       It will include adding an eastbound and westbound lane between Old Banff Coach Road and 85th Street Southwest. The project will also see pathways on the north and south side of Bow Trail to Old Banff Coach Road and Strathcona Boulevard extended to allow for better walking and cycling connections between the communities, the speed limit will be reduced to 60Read More