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Former Tory adviser says Stephen Harper and Conservatives ‘blew themselves up’ with ‘desperate’ tactics

Long-time Conservative stalwart Geoff Norquay, who worked for former prime minister Brian Mulroney and, later, for Stephen Harper while he was in …

Canada

A Conservative explains why he voted for Justin Trudeau

Scott Gilmore explains why he abandoned his Conservative roots to vote for a Trudeau<p>There is no better illustration of the decline of the …

Ten pipers Trudeau will need to pay: A cynics’ guide to the ‘sunshine way’

<i>Now that the endorphins and adrenaline have cleared the national bloodstream, it’s worth recalling that political victory is rarely free. It doesn’t</i> …

Canada

Will Trudeau make me pay more taxes?

It’s official. The Canadian population vote to give the Liberals a majority government. It’s a resounding victory for Justin Trudeau, who will become …

A Magazine Tried to Slim Zendaya's Body in Photoshop and She Had the Perfect Response

"These are the things that make women self conscious," Zendaya said.<p>When Zendaya spotted an image of herself that was heavily retouched to thin her hips and torso, she didn't remain silent. On Tuesday night, she posted a side-by-side comparison of the before and after photos, telling fans she was …

5 Must-Do Adventures in Central America

Photo: Matt Hosford<p>With the temperatures cooling down and the earliest signs of winter starting to peek through the fall, we're already day-dreaming of a tropical escape - and we know you are too. That's why we've put together this list of must-do adventures in Central America. Whether you want to …

Central America

New York prison escape puts staff-inmate relationships in the spotlight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The charges against a prison tailor accused of helping two convicted murders escape from a maximum security facility in upstate New York have cast a spotlight on relationships between inmates and correctional staff.<p>The exact nature of Joyce Mitchell's ties to Richard Matt and David Sweat, …

Crime

Selecting the MLB All-Overpaid Team After 2 Months of Baseball

Contrary to popular perception, you don't always get what you pay for.<p>Just ask the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox about the likes of CC Sabathia and David Ortiz, who have been two of the least valuable players on a dollar-for-dollar basis in 2015.<p>Combing through the bigs, the southpaw …

Baseball

Business is booming, says Airbnb CEO

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday that the company is generating enough revenue that it doesn't need to raise any more money from investors.<p>"We are already the largest provider of accommodations on the planet and we're growing really really quickly," he said. "I think the biggest thing that's …

How Siri is about to get wildly better

Siri is about to take a much more active role in iPhone users’ lives.<p>According to 9to5Mac, Apple is making a new tool for iOS that will use Siri, …

US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.<p>They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 …

Floods Ravage Texas: Pictures

The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

Cold War

Ruling puts Obama's immigration legacy in jeopardy

Latest legal blow could put final decision close to the end of his presidency<p>A series of setbacks and delays in the key legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration could irreparably damage his legacy on the issue, even if the Supreme Court ultimately upholds his …

Immigration

Seven decades after she flew Spitfires for Britain, WWII vet soars again

<b>(CNN) —</b> This used to be her job, flying the iconic Spitfire fighter over Britain's countryside.<p>Now, seven decades later, Joy Lofthouse got the chance to do it all over again. The 92-year-old veteran of Britain's World War II-era Air Transport Auxiliary recently got the chance to go back up in one …

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?

<i>Watch "Blindsided: How ISIS shook the world," a GPS special airing Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For weeks, reports have been circulating that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was seriously injured in an airstrike back in March.<p>On Wednesday, …

Al-Qaeda

Catcher Ross pitches a perfect eighth inning

MILWAUKEE -- David Ross' pitching approach was simple -- he went with his best stuff.<p>With the Cubs trailing in their eventual 12-4 loss on Saturday, …

Joe Maddon

WWII soldier's lost gift to mom returns home for Mother's Day

This is the story of a loving tribute from a soldier preparing for war to his mother on the other side of the continent, who didn't know if she would ever see her boy again.<p>The elaborate pillow sham he sent her, lost for more than 70 years, has finally come home, just in time for Mother's Day.<p>The …

China paper slams Japan for lack of WW2 contrition

BEIJING (Reuters) - German contrition over World War Two stands in contrast to Japan’s failure to reflect on its past, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said on Sunday, following war commemorations in Moscow.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Mongolia's President …

Xi Jinping

Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the anniversary to whip up …

Russia

Opinion: Countdown to the stock-market Crash of 2016 is ticking louder

Warning bells just keep getting louder and louder as the countdown to the Crash of 2016 keeps ticking. Wall Street’s in denial, but the Washington …

Richard Branson: Dyslexia got me where I am today

Before he created a business empire, Richard Branson grappled with dyslexia.<p>The future billionaire would drop out of school at the age of 15 due in part to his learning disability. But clearly he did not let it prevent him from going on to greatness.<p>"Dyslexia is a kind of disability, but actually …

Jay Leno

Shark Wisdom From Daymond John's Mother

Mother’s Day was proclaimed a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson on May 9, 1914. According to Anna Jarvis who was instrumental in founding the holiday, it’s a day set aside for the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.<p>When I asked my mother the most important lesson …

American doctor declared free of Ebola finds the virus in his eye months later

<b>(CNN) —</b> American doctor Ian Crozier was treated for Ebola in Atlanta last year and declared free of the virus in his blood. But he had no way of knowing it still lurked in his eye.<p>At the time, his eyes were the least of his worries.<p>"There were lots of things sort of higher on the food chain," he …

Disease

Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Retailers are facing some harsh truths about employee wages

Wal-Mart, Target, T.J. Maxx, Gap, and McDonald's have already announced wage increases, and the trend appears to be trickling further into the retail and restaurant sectors.<p>"The competition for that job is tougher for the employer. The employee has choices now," said Thomas Sudyka, managing …