Laura Newcombe, 11, of Toronto, Canada, is the only Canadian in the semifinals of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)
1.) Shrek glasses recall extends to Canada
Concerns over the toxic chemical cadmium have prompted McDonald's Canada to follow the lead of its U.S. parent and recall promotional Shrek Forever After glasses.
2.) Principal video leaked by official's husband
A controversial video that shows Halifax-area principal Ken Fells scuffling with a student was leaked by the school board superintendent's husband.
3.) Shell confirms closure of Montreal refinery
The battle to save hundreds of Montreal jobs has failed with Shell Canada's decision Friday to reject two final purchase offers and close its largest Canadian refinery.
4.) Israel to deny ship access to Gaza
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to block an aid ship hoping to break the blockade of Gaza and breach Israel's 32-kilometre exclusion zone by Friday afternoon.
5.) Toronto girl is finalist at Scripps spelling bee
A Toronto girl stayed in contention Friday at the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee, acing the words "thalassian," "nematodiasis" and "scrannel."
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