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- Lululemon Athletica named a new chief executive Tuesday and announced founder Chip Wilson is stepping down as chairman, just weeks after his controversial comments that seemingly blaming customers' weight for problems with the company's yoga pants.
- Tens of thousands of people gathered at FNB Stadium for a tribute to Nelson Mandela. Here is collection of Tweets, photos and videos from social networks.
- Canada's own WestJet airlines is spreading a bit of holiday cheer online this week, thanks to a "Christmas miracle" video that's gone viral.
- Thousands of people have turned out for the public memorial service being held today for the Toronto cop who died one week ago following a tragic car crash.
- Veteran pitcher Roy Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Monday in order to retire with the team that drafted him in the first round nearly 20 years ago.
- Canada has filed a claim that dramatically expands the country's boundaries in the Atlantic Ocean, but it will be a few more years before Canadian scientists determine whether that claim can extend all the way to the North Pole.
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands by 'every word' he said in a TV interview in which he appeared to infer that a Toronto Star reporter is a pedophile.
- A Richmond Hill, Ont. woman accused of unwittingly approaching an undercover cop in an alleged attempt to hire someone to kill her husband made an appearance in court Tuesday.
- RCMP in Saskatchewan are investigating the deaths of seven-month-old male twins who were found not breathing on a First Nation reserve.
- Staff Sgt. Andrew Kennedy has gained the attention of police officers across the country - a great accomplishment considering Kennedy is just seven years old.
- The family of Rehtaeh Parsons is campaigning online to raise funds to build a youth centre in Cole Harbour, N.S., so local teens can have a 'safe haven' to go to when seeking support.
- Among the thousands of people who attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela were a number of Canadian politicians and dignitaries who bonded under a common cause: honouring the life of the anti-apartheid hero.
- PHILADELPHIA - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defence later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the evangelist has generally been weaker since his 95th birthday celebration last month but his vital signs are good.
- HAVANA - It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honour the late Nelson Mandela.
- JOHANNESBURG - Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, "the last great liberator of the 20th century."
- OSLO - Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.
- DALLAS - A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without their top defenceman for the next couple of games. Dion Phaneuf was suspended two games following his phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller on Sunday.
- The Los Angeles Angels have traded slugging outfielder-first baseman Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Chicago White Sox. Pitcher Hector Santiago moved from the White Sox to the Angels, outfielder Adam Eaton from Diamondbacks to Chicago, and left-hander Tyler Skaggs from Arizona to Los Angeles.
- Tonight will be new territory for Jarome Iginla. The 36-year-old returns to Calgary to face the only NHL team he played for over 16 seasons when the Boston Bruins take on the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. You can watch the game live in the second half of the NHL on TSN's doubleheader at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt immediately following the first game between the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings.
- The salary cap is going up and business is booming, but still the NHL often gets the most attention for ugly stuff that happens on the ice. Ugly was front and centre Saturday night during the Boston Bruins-Pittsburgh Penguins game. But instead of expressing concern over Shawn Thornton and James Neal, the league's board of governors gave vice-president of player safety Brendan Shanahan a thumbs up for his handling of discipline.
- Four years ago Drew Doughty appeared to be on the outside looking in for the Canada's Olympic team. Doughty played his way on the team and P.K. Subban looks do the same this season. The two will meet tonight when the Los Angeles Kings play the Montreal Canadiens. You can watch the game live in the first half of the NHL on TSN's doubleheader at 7pm et/4pm pt and listen to it on TSN Radio 690.
- The Chicago Blackhawks will be forced to rely on their backup goaltenders for the next three weeks. Blackhawks coach Joe Quenneville announced Tuesday that goaltender Corey Crawford will miss three weeks with a groin injury.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.
- Top 10 free and paid apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for the week ending Dec. 8.
- ATLANTA - Full-bodied cameras known as SLRs have long been able to shoot high-definition video besides still images.
- WASHINGTON - Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made headlines across the country and around the world but his alleged antics didn't top Facebook Canada's list of the year's buzziest topics.
- TORONTO, Cananda - Bell Media and the National Football League have signed a multi-year extension of their broadcast partnership that will see more NFL games on more channels and give Bell digital media rights.