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Handwritten notes detail stranded B.C. woman's ordeal in Nevada wilderness

Penticton woman instinctively did all the right things to assist her survival and rescue, experts say.

Facebook effect: Social network sways online news readership as people share, 'like' items

Facebook influences what news gets read online as people use the popular hangout to share and recommend content, study says.

Conspiracy theory: NDP deputy leader Mulcair doubts U.S. has bin Laden photos

President's story of the capture was incomplete or wrong, he says.

Sony executives apologize for PlayStation security breach

Data from 10 million credit cards believed to be involved, as well as personal information.

Illegal aliens live first in U.S. then try to get status in Canada: Wikileaks

Vancouver one of the prime destinations after migrants cool their heels in the States, report says.

'Calm' Mariah Carey gives birth to baby boy and girl with husband Nick Cannon by her side

Singing superstar has yet to announce the twins' names.

Probe launched into high radiation levels at Ohio reactor

Workers exposed during shutdown for refuelling, officials say.

Emmylou Harris asks: "How come I'm not an honourary Canadian?"

Southern musician sings the praises of northern artists, including the McGarrigles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and The Band.

BP dragging its heels on doling out oil spill research money, scientists say

'It's like a murder scene; you have to pick up the evidence now.'

Harper and Bush, sitting in a tree

Looking back one shakes their head in wonder, how could 50-plus million people have voted for George Bush, Jr., not once, but twice by electing him with huge majorities in both the House and...