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Computer hacking expert says more bad news to come from Heartbleed

OTTAWA - The fallout from the Heartbleed bug could go far beyond just 900 social insurance numbers compromised at the Canada Revenue agency.

Lev Tahor wins appeal in child protection case; kids to stay in Ontario

CHATHAM, Ont. - An Ontario judge has "grave" concerns about the welfare of children in an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect, she wrote Monday even as she allowed an appeal from their parents.

Manitoba judges allowing media cameras in court for two murder cases

WINNIPEG - The public will get a front-row seat for a murder trial verdict for the first time as Manitoba launches a pilot project that will allow media cameras in select court hearings.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Shaw Communications to lay off 400 employees

CALGARY - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) says it plans to lay off about three per cent of its workforce, or 400 jobs, as part of a consolidation of its residential cable, satellite, Internet and home phone services divisions.

Bank study says economic cost of weather catastrophes is under-appreciated

OTTAWA - As a return on investment, Duff's Ditch has been a spectacular success.

Sobeys prescribing legal battle over planned Alberta pharmacy rewards point ban

EDMONTON - A plan by the regulator of Alberta pharmacists to ban stores from giving consumers reward points for purchases is turning into a prescription for a court battle.

Canada to suspend $20 million of Commonwealth funds while Sri Lanka holds chair

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada will suspend $20 million in funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka.

Ottawa and Sikorsky agree on new terms for Cyclone choppers: sources

OTTAWA - The Harper government has reached a deal to amend its contract with the U.S. manufacturer of the long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters, The Canadian Press has learned.

Why cry? What makes winners like golfer Bubba Watson weep tears of joy?

When golfer Bubba Watson won his first major tournament - the 2012 Masters - the shaggy-haired Floridian dropped his head on his caddy's shoulder and sobbed. On Sunday when Watson claimed his second green jacket at Augusta National, his caddy's shoulder was again subjected to a drenching.

Scientists speak out against recent radiofrequency wave, WiFi report

TORONTO - A recent report giving a conditional stamp of approval to Canada's guidelines for radiofrequency waves failed to give enough weight to research suggesting a link between wireless devices and cancer, two scientists argued Monday.

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