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Calgary Zoo loans 'spy eggs' to help whooping cranes in Louisiana

Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch. The effort is based on expertise developed at the Calgary Zoo.

Self-defence claimed in case of man who shot Roughrider Joe McKnight

The man accused of fatally shooting former NFL and CFL player Joe McKnight acted in self-defence because McKnight was threatening him and trying to climb into his car, his lawyers say.

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in drugging, rape case

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

New Orleans block party shooting sends 16 to hospital

Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a block party and music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on each other, wounding 16 people in the shocking Sunday evening violence, police said.

Frankie Ford, singer who hit with Sea Cruise in 1950s, dead at 76

Frankie Ford, a rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit Sea Cruise brought him international fame when he was 19, has died at the age of 76.