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NATIONAL NEWSJudge 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?'"
BUSINESS NEWSNewsAlert: 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.
ENTERTAINMENT NEWSCanadian 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.
HEALTH NEWSRob 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.