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Family blames iPhone for igniting fire that destroyed farmhouse

Family blames iPhone for igniting fire that destroyed farmhouse

A B.C. couple says they may have to abandon their farm if Apple does not follow through on a promise to help them recover from a blaze that fire officials said was ignited by an iPhone. Cathy Finley and her husband Ian said the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant offered to help them recover from the fire that devastated their home and farming business in 2016. That gesture, they say, is in limbo because Apple wants to examine the iPhone, but their insurance company does not want to release it. “AppleRead More

Teenager leads deputies to California house where 12 others locked up

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

The Associated Press Published Monday, January 15, 2018 7:37PM EST Last Updated Monday, January 15, 2018 8:12PM EST PERRIS, Calif. — Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Riverside County deputies arrested the parents Sunday at the home in Perris east of Los Angeles. Officials say the girl who managed to escape and call 911 was 17 but appeared to be about 10 because ofRead More

Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More

Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees


Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More

Mother threw infant at father’s feet, cracks skull during fight: police

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a Louisiana mother threw her infant son at his father’s feet, fracturing the baby’s skull. Times-Picayune reports the infant’s father said he had been arguing with 24-year-old Heidy Rios, of Terrytown, when she threw the 3-week-old baby at his feet and uttered an expletive, telling him to “take” his son. The father took the child to a New Orleans hospital on Thursday, and doctors determined the infant had fractured his right temporal bone. Authorities say the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Rios initially told investigators sheRead More

Bones in incinerator photo likely from animal, archeologist tells Babcock trial

TORONTO – A photograph of what appears to be bones burning inside an animal incinerator was the focus of today’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman whose body has not been found. Scott Rufolo, an archeologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature, has testified that he believes the objects in the photo found on Dellen Millard’s phone are animal bones. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed deathRead More

Carrot River RCMP investigating damage to coin boxes

Carrot River RCMP are investigating after coin boxes at the Carrot River Car Wash were damaged on two occasions. The first incident happened between Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. The suspects damaged the coin box by drilling a hole into it, according to RCMP. The coin box was replaced, but according to RCMP, a hole was found drilled into the new box on Monday, November 20. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More

Ann Wedgeworth, known for ‘Three’s Company’ role, dies at 83

Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:16PM EST NEW YORK — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy “Make a Million” and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featuredRead More

Motor vehicle collision resulting to injuries

On Friday evening a collision occurred at Circle Dr E and Miller Ave when a semi and a SUV came into contact, Saskatoon police say. The SUV was driving on Circle Dr E in the center lane and the semi was driving on same road but in the right lane. The SUV attempted to change lanes but failed which resulted to a collision. The SUV had three occupants and they were all taken to the hospital by MD Ambulance. However, police say there has been no life threatening injuries toRead More

Despite criticism, 57% of Canadians find Edmonton Eskimos name ‘acceptable’: survey

The term “Eskimo” is widely considered an ethnic slur by Inuit people, but a majority of Canadians don’t have a problem with the branding of the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, according to a new survey. Research released Thursday by Insights West, a Vancouver-based marketing research company, found that 21 per cent of Canadians find the football team’s name and logo unacceptable, while 57 per cent found it acceptable. Another 23 per cent said they were undecided. Even fewer Albertans took issue with the logo, the poll found, with 71 per centRead More