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Thief hits Jobs' house without realizing it

A thief burglarized Steve Jobs' house in the high-tech hub of Palo Alto, California, stealing the late Apple co-founder's wallet, more than $60,000 in jewelry and several computers, but was unaware of whose home he had broken into, authorities said.

Belief in climate change widespread: poll

Only two per cent of Canadians who responded to a new opinion poll believe climate change is not occurring. The findings are in a survey conducted by Insightrix Research, Inc. for IPACCO2 Research Inc.

Battle for top Canadian defence job gears up

Rumours that Forces brass might be bypassed spark wave of controversy

Gunman mentally ill, mother says

A gunman who killed a law enforcement officer and a bystander near Texas A&M University on Monday before he was shot and killed by police had suffered from mental health issues, his mother said on Tuesday. "He had been ill.

Mars rover gets ready to roll

NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, has yet to make its first move on Mars, but scientists said Tuesday they are already mapping out possible driving routes to a Martian mountain.

Huge fire destroys 60 homes in Washington

Firefighters battled wildfires across the U.S. West on Tuesday, including a massive out-of-control blaze that has destroyed at least 60 homes and burned more than 28,000 acres between two national forests in Washington state.

Liver toxins found in Canadian lakes

A survey of more than 250 lakes across Canada has found a potent liver toxin in every province, with the highest concentrations in central Alberta and southern Manitoba.

Norway's PM pressed to quit after Breivik report

Norway's prime minister came under pressure to resign Tuesday after an official report said police could have prevented a murder spree by far right militant Anders Behring Breivik last year that killed 77 people.

Student strikes melting away

The number of students on strike in Quebec dwindled considerably Monday as people at several colleges voted to end a civil-disobedience campaign.
Agreement reached in lobster dispute

Agreement reached in lobster dispute

A week-old conflict over cheap American lobster driving down lobster prices in New Brunswick came to an end Saturday when disgruntled fishermen, the government and fish processing plants reached an agreement.