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How much booze in your beer? (FOTOLIA)

Fix booze content labels: researcher

If your prized bottle of Bordeaux is 750 ml, with an alcohol content of 14%, and a standard drink is 142 ml at 12% - how many standard drinks have you enjoyed by the time you’re halfway done the bottle?

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Man on cocaine killing frenzy pleads guilty

A Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher during a cocaine-fueled frenzy pleaded guilty to murder on Wednesday as part of a deal in which prosecutors will dismiss a kidnapping charge in the case, court documents showed.

The B.C. legislature buildings in Victoria. (FILE PHOTO)

B.C. notified about ISIS threat

Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the provincial government was notified by RCMP of a potential threat by ISIS about a week before the shooting in Ottawa.

Transit Police say they have increased their presence in the wake of the Ottawa shootings. (FILE PHOTO)

Shootings have transit cops on edge

Shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday that left a soldier dead and at least one gunman shot and killed by authorities have Transit Police in the Lower Mainland stepping up presence on the system — just in case.

This September 24, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi as he looks at a burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting US embassy officials opened fire in the western Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmukh. (AFP PHOTO/ALI YUSSEF)

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards

A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from June 3, 2011. According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the Oct. 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill. (Reuters)

Meet the hero who shot down Hill gunman

He’s being called a hero for shooting a rampaging gunman dead on Parliament Hill — and it may mark the first time Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers has ever fired a gun in the line of duty.

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Fantino with Harper when shots fired

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was with Julian Fantino in a caucus meeting when gunfire erupted at Parliament Hill, the Veterans Affairs Minister told the Toronto Sun Wednesday.

A bear cub was spotted inside a drugstore in Oregon on Wednesday. (Reuters file photo)

Bear cub strolls through drugstore

A 13-pound bear cub perusing the aisles of an Oregon drugstore over the weekend drew cries of shock and cuteness from patrons before police scooped her into a handheld shopping basket, according to video footage and officials on Wednesday.

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture released by the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, Ind., Oct. 20, 2014. REUTERS/Hammond Police Department/Handout

Suspected serial killer charged with 2nd murder

Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said.