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Media shoot a prison bus hoping to get a shot of Luka Rocco Magnotta arriving at court in Montreal on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 for the first day of his murder trial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Judge tells jury that Magnotta has admitted to crimes in first-degree murder case
MONTREAL - The judge hearing Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial has told the jurors that the accused has admitted to the slaying of Chinese student Jun Lin.
Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer advised the jurors this morning their task will be to determine Magnotta's state of mind when he committed the murder.


NHL PREVIEW:Habs look like Canada's best hope to end long Stanley Cup drought
During last season's playoffs, Canadiens players couldn't help but wonder how Montreal might respond if the team won the Stanley Cup.
"The way the city reacts when we win one playoff round, it's almost shocking," Max Pacioretty said. "We joke around like, 'Could you imagine winning a Stanley Cup there and what the reaction would be?'"


Doug Suttles, CEO of Encana Corp., speaks to reporters in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Calgary-based Encana Corp. has agreed to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in a friendly takeover. Encana will pay nearly US$6 billion in cash and assume about US
NewsAlert: Encana to buy Athlon Energy in US$7.1-billion deal
CALGARY - Encana Corp. has agreed to buy Texas-based Athlon Energy in a friendly takeover worth about US$7.1 billion.
The Calgary-based natural gas producer will pay nearly US$6 billion in cash and assume about US$1.15 billion of Athlon's debt.


George Clooney stands on a boat prior his marriage with Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Canadian Press NewsAlert: George Clooney ties the knot
VENICE, Italy - George Clooney's representative says the actor and lawyer Amal Alamuddin have married.
More to come.


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office on July 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rob Ford campaigns for his brother from hospital in recorded message
TORONTO - Just hours before starting chemotherapy for a rare and aggressive cancer, Rob Ford released a recorded statement Thursday thanking well-wishers for their support and urging Torontonians to elect his brother as the city's next mayor.
Ford was diagnosed Wednesday with malignant liposarcoma — a type of cancer that arises from fat cells and can attack a variety of soft tissues.