(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (Egypt) (Audio: 95)
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is out of jail and will now be held under house arrest at a military hospital in Cairo.
The move follows a court decision ordering the 85-year-old's release in relation to charges of receiving gifts from a state-owned newspaper.
Freeing Mubarak threatens to inflame the unrest caused by what some see as a military coup against democratically-elected former president Mohammed Morsi.
But the decision to place him under house arrest instead of letting him go free appears designed to ease some of that criticism. (9)
The chair of the Senate energy committee says the Lac-Megantic rail disaster intensifies the need to address the safe transportation of hydrocarbons.
The committee has released a study calling for an arm's length review of rail safety.
The study also makes five recommendations relating to responding to marine spills. (9)
American consumer-rights advocate Ralph Nadar is warning Prime Minister Harper there are pitfalls to letting Verizon into the Canadian market.
In an open letter published by the Toronto Star, Nadar points out that Verizon has made extensive use of U-S tax subsidies even though it has been profitable -- calling the telecom giant one of America's ``most aggressive tax dodgers.''
Rogers, Bell and Telus are all against Verizon entering the federally regulated wireless market, saying they are concerned it would give Verizon an unfair advantage over them, something the government dismisses. (9)
Forty-one B-C firefighters are heading south today to help crews battling several major fires in Idaho.
One of those blazes has forced the evacuation of more than two-thousand homes.
B-C's Forests Ministry says the crews are following the two air tankers and a bird dog aircraft it sent to Idaho earlier this week. (9)
Saskatoon police are searching for suspects after someone set off a can of bear spray in a movie theatre.
The 150 people in the theatre tried to leave through emergency exits, only to find them blocked because of construction work.
Police say seven people who were watching the comedy ``We're the Millers'' needed medical treatment. (9)
Toronto's mayor shied away from taking on Marg, Princess Warrior from ``This Hour has 22 Minutes'' but he's ready to take on The Hulk.
Rob Ford is set to arm wrestle Hulk Hogan, the shirt-ripping wrestler who is in Toronto for Fan Expo.
Hogan is planning to hold an ``uncensored'' question-and-answer session tomorrow evening. (9)
(NewsWatch by Dawn Kelly)
(The Canadian Press)
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