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Saturday 2nd of August 2014 01:33:17

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US aid workers sick with Ebola leaving Africa; going to Atlanta hospital for treatment

This handout photo provided Friday, August, 1, 2014, by Emory University, shows the isolation room at Emory University Hospital set up to treat patients exposed to certain infectious diseases and where an American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated in Atlanta. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at Emory University Hospital. (AP Photo/Emory University, Jack Kearse)When two U.S. aid workers sick with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country. One of the Americans is due to arrive at the unit at Emory University Hospital on Saturday. Both worked in a Liberian hospital that treated Ebola patients until they too were diagnosed with the disease. It will be the first time anyone infected with Ebola is brought into the country.

Via Rail train service to resume today after collision east of Kingston

Via Rail train service is scheduled to resume today on the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes. Via says the freight train struck the passenger train's locomotive and a few cars about seven kilometres from Gananoque. It says the train was travelling from Ottawa to Toronto with about 300 people on board.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival culminates today with parade

Toronto's Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival culminates today with its annual parade, which typically bustles with colourful costumes, upbeat music and dancing in the streets. Commonly called Caribana, the event is in its 47th year, billing itself an "explosion of Caribbean cuisine, music, revelry as well as visual and performing arts." The parade is the marquee event of the three-week festival and winds along a 3 1/2-kilometre stretch of Toronto's Lakeshore Boulevard. Stephen Weir says the trucks are now equipped with protective skirts.

Body found on Athabasca Glacier closes 19 year old missing person case

The RCMP in Jasper, Alta say the discovery of human remains on the Athabasca Glacier has closed a 19 year old missing persons case. The Mounties say the man's next of kin have been notified, and are grateful to finally have answers to questions they've be asking for 19 years.

Conservative MP quits hotly contested nomination race for Toronto area riding

Eve Adams, Conservative MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, stands in the House of Commons during question period Friday May 30, 2014. Adams, who has been in a heated nomination battle in the new Toronto-area riding of Oakville North-Burlington, says she is dropping out for health reasons.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred ChartrandConservative MP Eve Adams, who has been in a contentious nomination battle in the new Toronto-area riding of Oakville North-Burlington, says she is dropping out for health reasons. Adams says in an emailed statement that she suffered a concussion last February and has not fully recovered. Adams in turn has accused rival Natalia Lishchyna of improperly using data research firms to phone members at home. Adams fiance, Dimitri Soudas, had to resign as executive director of the Conservative party when it was perceived he was using his position to help Adams.


TSX records biggest weekly decline since May

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in TorontoBy John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday and recorded its biggest weekly decline since early May, rattled by uncertainty about U.S. Federal Reserve's interest-rate stance and by fears that Argentina's debt default might signal broader instability. Global markets have tumbled since the default by Argentina earlier this week, with geopolitical tensions exacerbating the negative sentiment. Data on Friday showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in July and the unemployment rate edged up. This is it,” said Marcus Xu, portfolio manager and president at M.Y. Capital Management Corp in Vancouver.

Canada auto sales hit July record; Chrysler, Ford gain on trucks

Cars are seen at a Chrysler car dealership in TorontoBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Auto sales in Canada in July rose to a record high for the month, up 11.3 percent from a year earlier, an industry analyst said on Friday, with strong truck sales pushing both Chrysler [CHRY.UL] and Ford Motor Co to record performances. Overall, automakers sold 176,995 vehicles in July, Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, said in a report. Meanwhile, Scotiabank analyst Carlos Gomes wrote in a note that sales are set to hit a record of 1.77 million vehicles this year. Gomes said volumes are being lifted by "the best vehicle affordability in decades, low interest rates and improving consumer confidence, especially in Western Canada, where the labor market is healthiest." General Motors Co said its July sales jumped 25 percent from a year earlier to 23,973 vehicles.

Airbus, Boeing wide-body jet battle triggers warnings of oversupply

Visitors walk past the logo of Airbus Group during the e-Aircraft Day at the Bordeaux Merignac airportBy Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus's summer sales campaign with the new A330neo airliner has triggered warnings of potential oversupply in the wide-body market and of a bruising price battle as the older-generation model undercuts rival Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Two weeks after Airbus announced a revamp of its A330 at the Farnborough Airshow, the battle for wide-body sales is heating up as Delta Air Lines seeks to renew part of its fleet. The aerospace industry is focusing on squeezing the maximum life out of existing products following some expensive upsets, including delays and technical problems on the 787 and Airbus's A380 superjumbo. Airbus has upgraded the A330, and Boeing has updated its larger 777, even as both companies pour billions into developing next-generation models such as the 787 and the forthcoming A350.

Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads the ball during a meeting with Brazilian soccer players in BrasiliaBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership. On the first visit to Brazil in a decade by a Japanese prime minister, Japanese banks extended $700 million in loans to boost Brazilian soy and corn exports to Japan and help finance oil platform construction for Brazil's growing offshore oil industry. Abe told Brazilian business leaders that Japan has closed a 15-year deflation cycle since his stimulus policies began to kick in and there is great potential to expand trade and investment with Latin America's biggest economy. "With Japan growing again, we can grow with other nations," he said in comments to executives translated by an interpreter.

Mortgage apathy, Twitter stock soars & Minuum taps into a trend: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

Twitter flying high Twitter shares rose by as much as 30 per cent on Tuesday after the company posted quarterly earnings. Twitter still lost $142 million in the quarter, more than three times as much as the same period a year ago.

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Marineland's killer whale is ill, animal rights group says

An animal rights group says the killer whale at Marineland appears to be sick, but officials insist that Kiska, a mainstay of the Niagara Falls, Ont., water park for many years, is in good health.  CBC News was given access to the park and Kiska. Marine mammal supervisor Tom Weston says she's under constant watch by two veterinarians, seven caregivers and a team of 14 outside consultants. 

2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

In this image taken from video, U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller speaks at an undisclosed location in North Korea Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Two Americans, Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. They made the comments in the video shot by a local AP Television News crew. The crew was taken to a location to meet the detained Americans after repeated requests to North Korean authorities to see them. (AP Photo/APTN)Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since being detained more than three months ago, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle told a local AP Television News crew that they were in good health and were being treated well. Fowle said he fears his situation will get much worse once he goes on trial. North Korea says the two committed hostile acts which violated their status as tourists.

'Muffin Top' Billboard Inspires Ire — and Vandalism

muffin topA billboard advertising the services of a plastic surgeon in Michigan has sparked a discussion of body image around the globe after it was given a facelift by vandals over the weekend.

Why These Celebrities Are Drinking Cups of Clay

Why These Celebrities Are Drinking Cups of ClayThe clay cleanse is the latest celeb-endorsed health trend gaining popularity as it claims to shed weight, curb hunger pangs and detox the body.

Ebola Outbreak: How Worried Should You Be?

ebolaAlthough the risk to the general population outside of West Africa remains extremely low, the ease of modern-day travel poses a challenge for those fighting to contain the outbreak.


Bryan Lee O'Malley explores regret in new graphic novel 'Seconds'

The cover of Bryan Lee O'Malley's new graphic novel "Seconds" is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HOAfter "Scott Pilgrim" drew scores of comic book fans with its magic-realist take on young adulthood — complete with evil ex-boyfriends and video game-inspired fight scenes — creator Bryan Lee O'Malley turned his unique gaze to a later chapter in life. At the self-reflective age just before 30, she is older than the 23-year-old hero of "Scott Pilgrim" and more consumed by regret. "I think it's natural as you get to the end of your twenties to start thinking about what you could have done differently — whether they went well or whether they went terribly," said O'Malley in a phone interview. I had a movie made (2010's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World") and all that stuff.

Former 'Real Housewives' cast member files defence in defamation suit

A former star of the "Real Housewives of Vancouver" denies she defamed castmate Jody Claman in the wake of a shooting that injured Claman's daughter. Claman and her daughter, Mia Deakin, are suing former cast member Mary Zilba for comments she made during a CBC interview the day after the shooting in June. Deakin, a frequent guest star on the TV show, was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the east side of Vancouver. The lawsuit also claims Zilba suggested Claman knew or ought to have known about her daughter's alleged nefarious associations.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON - Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines at family compound on Cape Cod

FILE - This March 21, 2014 file photo shows actress Cheryl Hines, right, posing with her fiance Robert F. Kennedy Jr., at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's An Evening of Environmental Excellence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kennedy Jr. and Hines are planning to wed at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod. Kennedy's cousin, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, says the wedding is planned for Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, at Ethel Kennedy's home in Hyannis Port, Mass. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts. Kennedy's cousin Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman, says the wedding is planned for Saturday afternoon at Ethel Kennedy's home in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod. The 60-year-old Robert Kennedy is an environmental lawyer and activist who lives in New York. He is son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Manet's 'Le Printemps' poised to reach record auction price

A Christie's employee looks at Edouard Manet's 1881 celebrated portrait "Le Printemps," at Christie's in New YorkBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Edouard Manet's 1881 celebrated portrait "Le Printemps," which has been owned by the same family for a century, will be auctioned for the first time this year and could fetch up to $35 million, Christie's auction house said on Friday. The rare profile painting of the young Parisian actress Jeanne Demarsy, one of Manet's most famous works, will be among the highlights of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York on November 5. If sold for $35 million, the high pre-sale estimate, "Le Printemps" would surpass the record $33.2 million paid for Manet's "Self Portrait with a Palette" in London four years ago. Adrien Meyer, international director at Christie's, said the painting is one of the last museum-quality works by Manet to come to auction.


Garcia ties course record 61 for WGC lead in Akron

PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational-Second Round(Reuters) - Spaniard Sergio Garcia birdied the final seven holes to match the course record and storm to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Friday. The British Open runner-up put on a clinic on the greens, one-putting the final 11 holes for an astonishing nine-under-par 61 on the demanding Firestone Country Club course. He tied the course record set by compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal in 1990, and his back nine of 27 beat the old record by two strokes. Englishman Justin Rose (67) was in second place on eight-under, followed by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (64) and Australian Marc Leishman (69) on seven-under, with defending champion Tiger Woods 10 shots adrift.

Pacers' George suffers leg injury in Team USA game

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers(Reuters) - Indiana Pacers All Star forward Paul George suffered an ugly horror leg injury while playing in a Team USA practice game at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on Friday. The 24-year-old landed awkwardly on his right leg after contesting a layup attempt by James Harden of the Houston Rockets early in the fourth quarter. Several players, including Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, were visibly upset as George received medical treatment before being taken off the court on a stretcher.

Serena in Stanford last four, Venus exits

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her women's singles tennis match against Alize Cornet of France at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London(Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams came from a set down to book her place in the Stanford Classic semi-finals with a hard-earned 2-6 6-3 7-5 win against fifth-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic on Friday. Serena, whose sister Venus was beaten in three sets by Germany's Andrea Petkovic earlier in the day, initially struggled on a fast playing surface but gradually found her range to seal victory in just under two hours.

Lions come up big in fourth quarter to claw out 25-24 win over Stampeders

B.C. Lions' Marco Iannuzzi, runs with the ball as Calgary Stampeders' Karl McCartney, closes in during first quarter CFL football action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshThe B.C. Lions welcomed a dose of confidence from a 25-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday. A week ago, the Lions felt rather demoralized. Trailing Calgary by 11 points at the half Friday, the Lions offence came to life. Andrew Harris rushed for a four-yard touchdown and Ernest Jackson scored on a 65-yard catch in the fourth quarter to claw out the victory.

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What problem? Ariana Grande is new princess of pop with hit single, feverish fans, 2nd album

FILE - In this May 18, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. Grande is having a breakthrough in music with the multiplatinum hit “Problem,” which is spending its 13th week in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song features rapper Iggy Azalea and is from Grande’s sophomore album, “My Everything,” to be released Aug. 25, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)Ariana Grande is the new princess of pop, topping the charts with her addictive single "Problem," impressing critics with her thick, gliding vocal range and maintaining an image that her young Nickelodeon fans can vibe with, signature ponytail and all. Her sophomore album, "My Everything," arrives Aug. 25 at midnight, moments after the MTV Video Music Awards, where Grande is nominated for three moonmen.

Chris Colfer's 'The Land of Stories' Headed To Big Screen?

Chris Colfer visits Access Hollywood Live on July 30, 2014 -- Access HollywoodChris Colfer's time on "Glee" is coming to an end, but the actor/bestselling author appears to have a possible future on the big screen with his popular book series, "The Land of Stories." The 24-year-old visited Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday and told Billy Bush and guest co-host Jack Osbourne that his series could make its way to theaters. "When I first started the series, I was completely against doing a movie and how movies are seen as conclusions to book series.

'Transform' Your Hair!

Nicola Peltz attends the Japan premiere of 'Transformers : Age Of Extinction' at the Toho Cinemas Nihonbashi on July 28, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan -- Getty ImagesNicola Peltz is smokin’ hot and social media is going crazy over the 19-year-old "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star. Celebrity hair stylist Adir Abergel created a graphic off-the-shoulder style for Nicola, which was inspired by the lines and movement of the dress. Adir accentuated the look with a deep-sided part perfectly in balance with the architecture of the dress.

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead

Drew Barrymore on May 21, 2014 -- Getty ImagesDrew Barrymore's half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, has been found dead near San Diego. According to San Diego's KNSD and 10 News, she was found in her car early Tuesday morning in National City, near San Diego. 10 News reported that Jessica Barrymore's car was blocking a woman's driveway and when the woman attempted to speak with her Barrymore, she was unresponsive. According to an eyewitness, Jessica Barrymore's car was seen parked in the spot where she was found six hours prior to being found dead.

'Sharknado 2' plans to please fans by sticking to the formula, says Ian Ziering

Actor Ian Ziering takes on a shark in a scene from Sharknado 2 in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell MediaHow does the sequel to SyFy's instant campy classic "Sharknado" meet the unexpected success of last summer's original? By sticking to the formula, says Ian Ziering, who stars in the film as Fin Shepard. "We didn't set the bar too high in the first one," the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actor said in a phone interview from New York. "Sharknado 2: The Second One," set to premiere Wednesday on Space, moves the action from Los Angeles to New York, where a tornado full of bloodthirsty sharks touches down on the city.

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