A fireball that blazed across the night sky over the Rockies earlier this month likely was part of a Russian spy satellite that fell from orbit, say meteor and aerospace experts.
Steve Pearce homered twice and drove in four runs as the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Pearce, one of the key components of Baltimore's surprising season, hit a solo shot in the t
Hockey Canada is changing its co-ed dressing room policy in Ontario after a transgender teen filed a complaint with the province's human rights commission about problems he's had using change rooms.
A Vancouver tourist, who was held up at gunpoint as he bicycled through a Buenos Aires neighbourhood managed to capture the entire incident on his Go-Pro bike-helmet cam.
A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.
Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Manitoba can now brag that it has the largest mosasaur on display anywhere in the world. The facility in Morden says it has received the official designation from the Guinness World Records organization.
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach Mars following a 10-month journey spanning 711 million kilometres. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.
Canadian National Railway will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise.
The entrepreneurial skills of an Alberta teenager are making headlines after he was suspended for selling non-diet pop out of his school locker.
Volunteers searching for clues about the fate of missing and murdered aboriginal women have found bones along the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg. Police are now analyzing the remains, found Tuesday evening, but don't know yet if they are human.
Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews spent the day another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.
South Korean border guards have arrested an American man they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defence official says.
Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph.
Three New Brunswick companies have created a robotic bridge cleaner that is garnering national attention and could wash away the old way of cleaning bridges.
Scientists examined a 350-kilogram, minibus-sized colossal squid and streamed the event live on the web last night. See photos and a video replay here.
Douglas Garland, the man accused of killing five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Kathy and Alvin Liknes, kept silent and hung his head as he appeared in a Calgary courtroom today.
Scientists in Britain have given blow-by-blow details of King Richard III's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago.
Four months after shoving off from Hay River, N.W.T., high school buddies Jan Kruger and Janosch Hagen have reached the Bering Sea in Alaska after paddling the Mackenzie and Yukon Rivers and braving a 160-kilometre portage through the Richardson Mountains
For 36 years, Gordon Fraser has been slaughtering chickens, cattle, pigs and up until recently, turkeys. That’s because the general manager of the Nova Scotia Turkey Producers Marketing Board recently came to his shop and ordered the popular Pictou County
Nova Scotia's fishing industry continues to be the deadliest workplace in the province because health and safety are not priorities, a legislature committee heard Wednesday.
More and more veterans of the war in Afghanistan are seeking mental health treatment at The Royal.
The S.S. Columbia, the iconic Boblo boat that created happy memories for hundreds of thousands of school children and tourists for nearly a century, has been hauled away from the edge of the River Rouge waterfront in Detroit to start a new life in Toledo,
Conservationists are thrilled to hear hunters in northern Manitoba have spotted a muskox. Manitoba Conservation biologist Bill Watkins said the animal hasn't been seen in this province since the late 1800s.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he's thankful to Canada for its support as Ukraine edges closer to the West. Poroshenko is on an official visit to Canada and spoke to Parliament.
Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.
A landmark report released Tuesday at the United Nations finds that taking action on climate change is compatible with economic growth.
The report comes one week before the U.N. Climate Summit o...
Experts say large house spiders will head into UK homes. Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said the mild summer meant more prey was available than usual.
The world-famous Miramichi River is experiencing a salmon decline that "is among the worst in recorded history." New numbers released by the Miramichi Salmon Association and the Atlantic Salmon Federation put the number of salmon returning to the river th
A Canadian soldier involved in a 40-hour standoff with police in late August committed suicide last week, CBC News has learned.
NASA says it will make a 'major announcement' about its commercial crew transportation program. The agency is expected to partner with Boeing to send astronauts to the international space station.
Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help states in 'Tornado Alley' better prepare for these
U.S. Steel Canada, citing years of operating losses, has filled for court-supervised protection to give the company a chance to restructure in hopes of being able to better compete in the North American steel industry.
A new study of a small group of workers at industrial hog farms in North Carolina has found that they continued to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria over several days, raising new questions for public health officials struggling to contain the spread of
After six years and over one billion dollars in development, the FBI has just announced that its new biometric facial recognition software system is finally complete. Meaning that, starting soon, photos of tens of millions of U.S. citizen's faces will be
Canada ranked higher than Britain, Germany and Japan in survey by Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Four gang members who murdered a teenage rapper and left his friend severely disfigured after they had been mocked on a YouTube video have been jailed for a total of 107 years. Mohammed Hussain, 22, Rubel Miah, 19, his brother Javed Miah, 21, and Fahim Kh
Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago.
Pro-union voters have endured stone-throwing, been called traitors and faced threats that their houses will be torched. Many are now said to be too scared to show their support.
Moscow (AFP) - Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices.
The octopus-inspired robot, made using 3-D printed molds, moves by inflating and deflating its segments.
Austin Michael Symonds told a Papa Murphy's manager he was angry that the customer called in his order right before the store's closing time, police report.
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.
Days after CBS canceled its plans to use Rihanna 'Run This Town' in the intro for last week's Thursday Night Football,
JACQUI Lambie wants those in Australia who support sharia law to pack up their bags and get out of here. The Palmer United Party Senator is also calling for them to be kicked off government benefits and not be allowed to vote in this country.
Vehicle, not driven by Holy See staff, had four kilos of drugs inside
A study of tainted drinking water in areas where natural gas is produced from shale shows that the contamination is most likely caused by leaky wells rather than the process of hydraulic fracturing used to release the gas from the rock.
The Colombian women's cycling team has attracted a storm of unwanted attention for their interesting new team kit.
A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.
Charlene and Orest Gulka of Nanaimo already know what it’s like to win a Lotto 6/49 jackpot. In 1996, the couple matched all six numbers to win a $2.7-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Eighteen years later, their numbers matched again and they won the guarantee
The GTA man heavily defends the Islamic State on Twitter for its activities.
Jim Prentice, newly sworn in as Alberta's premier, said the cabinet's first decision will be to sell the government's fleet of aircraft.
Members of Fort Saskatchewan’s Muslim community are once again cleaning up after a home that they use for prayer was vandalized with anti-Islam insults twice in the past week.
Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.
This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history.
Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday.
After years of investigations and a trial that began 12 months ago, Reza Moazami, an Iranian-Canadian pimp, was found guilty of exploiting, coercing and assaulting almost a dozen young women, most of them minors, all of them abused.
When nurses handed her baby to Nigerian Catherine Howarth, a 32-year-old financial analyst from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, she thought they had made a mistake - he was white.
Hannah Witheridge, 23, from Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey in the Channel Islands, were found with horrific head injuries on the tiny island of Koh Tao.
GENEVA (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta...
The rise and fall of the intrepid explorer is the stuff of storybooks, a tale receiving renewed attention amid a new expedition begun this year to the sunken ship.
A man who was on a two-year run from police as the so-called Bushman of the Shuswap has now decided to make a different kind of run — for mayor of Williams Lake.
Minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to choose a dressing room based on whether they see themselves as male or female following settlement of a human rights complaint against Hockey Canada.
Jamila Bibi, a Saskatoon, Sask., woman facing criminal charges for adultery in Pakistan, could be the target of a so-called honour killing by her husband's family if she is deported, her lawyer says.
The sports retailer removed the worker from its outlet in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire after he reportedly told the Jewish Year 7 students they could not enter.
Joyce Thacker, head of children's service at Rotherham Borough Council, said the three ethnic minority children were taken away from their Ukip member foster parents because of the party's views on multiculturalism.
The manoeuvre is one of the key moments in the decade-long mission to examine comet 67P and learn more about the origins and evolution of objects in the universe
A new 2,000-sq.-ft. data center in Pennsylvania was designed to protect against an electromagnetic pulse, either from a solar storm or a nuclear event.
Scientists have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. In the first study designed to assess how partially 'humanizing' brains of a different species affects key cognitive functions, scientists reported on Monday that mice carrying a human gene associa
In the runup to the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a series of films about the “climate crisis.”
Windsor Regional Hospital has seen a sudden surge of young patients with severe respiratory issues. As a result, the hospital in southwestern Ontario is restricting visitation in its pediatric ward.
A Brooklyn mother says she and her 3-year-old son are still traumatized after she found the boy covered in bite marks and blood in his bed from what she believes was a rat attack.
The fields around Grabova and Debaltseve became the focus of international attention as the crash site of Flight MH17. But along the roads leading to the villages are reminders, on the scarred landscape, of another casualty of Ukraine’s civil war which wi
"Messenger appears to have more spyware type code in it than I've seen in products intended specifically for enterprise surveillance," says iOS forensics and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.
You know what’s hard about losing a massive amount of weight?
Pretty much everything.
Eight months ago I set out to change my life. I was broken. It was pretty easy to see. I was divorced, depressed, and I topped the scales at 415 pounds.
The revelation highlights the difficulty of keeping Canada’s ancient search-and-rescue planes flying after more than a decade of government promises to buy replacements
A controversial Canadian Muslim preacher has been deported from the Philippines after being declared an 'undesirable alien,' a spokeswoman said Monday
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.
Many of us have swapped a significant source of magnesium — tap water — for bottled water, which often has a far lower content.
For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents.
The man threatened with execution next by ISIS militants is a Manchester taxi driver who drove a van full of aid to Syria to help children in the war-torn country
Olivia Chow, who’s currently polling in third place, trailing frontrunner John Tory and Doug Ford, accused the leading candidate of being too closely associated with the Fords.
Hamilton quarterback Zach Collaros threw two touchdown passes to Luke Tasker and Terrell Sinkfield scored on a 58-yard punt return as the Tiger-Cats defeated the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-3 on Sunday.
With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.
The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other species are under extreme threat.
Volunteers will begin dragging the bottom of Winnipeg's Red River next week for any signs of the region's missing aboriginal women.
His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex shook hands with 87 young high achievers on Saturday in Victoria. They were awarded the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award during a ceremony at Government House.
At least two dogs have died and numerous others were injured when a vehicle that was hauling dogs from California flipped on an Alberta highway.
Smoke filled the air for several hours in an area of downtown Halifax after a fire destroyed a two-storey commercial building.
North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years with labour for entering the country illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage.
Critics say that professional cheerleading is sexist, and a recent spate of class-action suits against NFL teams suggests it's also exploitative. This has led some observers to suggest that maybe it's time to abolish this outdated job.
Sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military is such a sensitive topic for the Harper government that federal officials have stamped all information related to it as a cabinet secret, something not to be revealed to the public.
Ontario provincial police say they are investigating a shooting incident that left one man dead in an area close to Clinton. Officials had advised residents to lock their windows and doors.
All RCMP Members begin their duties at the Mounties' training academy, known as RCMP Depot Division in Regina. It's also where RCMP members who die in the line of duty are honoured in a ceremony each year.
The national firefighters' memorial on Sunday honours nine people who died in the line of duty or as a result of their work, including members from Toronto, B.C., Lethbridge, Alta., and Nova Scotia.
Golbeck said police and emergency crews rushed to the scene, which is a three-hour hike from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, but the climber died before rescuers reached him.
Reports into the failures of turbines in Bradworthy and Cornwall are not merely unsettling, but have frightening implications right across the country [World].
About one in four National Football League players are likely to end up suffering dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or other cognitive impairments during their lifetime, according to a report filed in court by the league's lawyers.
Firefighters today confirmed that the fire at the University of Nottingham's Carbon Neutral Chemistry Laboratory will continue to burn for at least another 24 hours.
Declining ad revenues have pushed the public broadcaster to ask for cable and satellite companies to pay a fee for carrying its signals
An Al Qaeda group just established in India have bungled their first mission. The terrorists tried to storm what they thought was an American aircraft carrier in Karachi.
There are a number of reasons why you haven’t claimed your $50 million Lotto Max jackpot — the biggest jackpot in B.C. history and sixth-largest ever in Canada — six months after the ticket was drawn.
Kevin Glenn completed 20 of his 27 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns,as the BC Lions shoved aside the Blue Bombers for a 26-9 home win on Saturday night.
Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place -- in a different city, under a different name.
Scientists say they have uncovered what caused a massive ice shelf collapse off Antarctica in 2002.
It's the time of year when a male elk's thoughts turn to romance - and Parks Canada's turn to keeping people safe.
PM David Cameron says the murder of David Haines is an "act of pure evil", after the release of a video appearing to show the UK hostage's beheading.
An Iraqi man who was a physician in Iraq’s former Ba’athist army is now in Iraqi police custody in capital, Baghdad, confessed to his investigators that he killed his son
Command of the Army's main combat units — its pipeline to top leadership — is virtually devoid of black officers, according to interviews, documents and data obtained by USA TODAY.
As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group.
A group of disillusioned British jihadists who wanted to return home after fighting for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been taken prisoner by their militant commanders.
Ford begins his campaign with 34% at the end of emotion-fraught day, behind John Tory [41%] and well ahead of third-place Olivia Chow [19%] in snap poll by Forum Research.
Body odour is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
Mark van Nierop told some locals he had been a chef. But he never mentioned that he was actually a dentist referred to by French media as ‘The Butcher’
A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized up to 40 people in the Netherlands and several dozen in other countries, i
The owner of Morris Home Hardware in Ottawa is being accused of discrimination following an interaction with a First Nations customer on Thursday.
Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.
Two hundred years after a massive flag was hoisted over the fort in Baltimore that withstood a British attack, Americans from Maine to California may still have fragments from the original "Star-Spangled Banner."
A former Canadian soldier who received one of the country's highest decorations for bravery faces a two-day bail hearing in Cornwall, Ont., in an unfolding legal nightmare that has ensnared his parents.
A sex abuse case that convulsed a remote northern hamlet for years has ended with a defrocked Roman Catholic priest being convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago.
A Vancouver woman convicted of killing her two infant sons issued a statement of remorse and regret in B.C. Supreme Court, saying every time she sees people with their children she thinks of what her family may have been like.
Governor General David Johnston presented Order of Canada honours today at Rideau Hall, as 4 Companions, 14 Officers and 31 Members joined or were promoted up the ranks.
It remains unclear what caused a stubborn fire inside Stanley Park's famous hollow tree on Thursday night.
A Department of Fisheries and Oceans crew caught a whale of a tale Thursday when they sped off the coast of Cape Breton to rescue a young humpback.