Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:45:00 GMT | By Jeff Hale
Top news headlines: Week ending Jan. 18

Lance and Oprah on doping, Manti on dupes



A combo picture shows Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong. Below, Manti Te'o No. 5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (© Timothy A. Clary, Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images; Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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  • A combo picture shows Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong. Below, Manti Te'o No. 5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (© Timothy A. Clary, Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images; Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
  • First Nations protesters sing as they take part in the 'Idle No More' demonstration in Toronto, Jan. 16, 2013, above. Below, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence pauses after making a statement on Victoria Island. , (© Mark Blinch/Reuters; Chris Wattie/Reuters)
  • Clockwise from left, Jim Flaherty, former Vancouver Olympic Committee CEO John Furlong and the Ikea monkey. (© Chris Wattie/Reuters; Andy Clark/Reuters; Rex Features)
  • President Barack Obama signs executive actions to curb gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden, left, (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
  • This is a satellite image of the Amenas Gas Field in Algeria which is jointly operated by BP and Norway's Statoil and an Algeria's Sonatrach where Islamist militants are holding dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage. (© Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)
  • Ballerinas take part in a lesson at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. On Friday a masked assailant threw acid at Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet. (© Denis Sinyakov/Reuters)
  • The 7th-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C7, is revealed to the media at the Russell Industrial Complex in Detroit. (© Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • Actor/director Ben Affleck poses in the press room with producers Grant Heslov and George Clooney with the award for best motion picture drama for 'Argo' at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. (© Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Rundown returns, noting a study that says people are still spending most of their Internet time on a computer, despite the advent of tablets and smartphones.

We like to think some of that time is reserved for The Rundown but in the United States one in three people go online for a medical diagnosis.

But tablets may be gaining a niche with ebooks, the children’s publisher Scholastic saying more readers aged 9 to 17 are reading ebooks now than two years ago.

Elsewhere this week:

The Royal baby is due in July.

The world’s oldest woman died this week at 115 years old.

Most NHL fans are willing to forgive the league for its lockout of the players, a poll says.

Facebook introduced a new ‘social search’ on its site this week.

A British supermarket chain issued apologies after the discovery of horsemeat in their burgers.

The lawyer of a German patient operated on for prostate cancer says the surgeon left 16 objects in her body.

Canadians in their 30s and 40s are too busy paying off their debt to save for retirement.

The Canada Revenue Agency is encouraging more people to file their taxes online.

There is more controversy for the new $20 bill. Some say the maple leaf on it is of Norwegian origin, not Canadian.

Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, calling it “one big lie.” It remains to be seen whether the admission will rehabilitate Armstrong’s image.  Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee has stripped Armstrong of the bronze medal he won in 2000.

The story of the dead girlfriend of Manti Te’o, an American college football player at Notre Dame University, was revealed to be a hoax, a revelation that dominated social media when it broke and raised more questions than it answered.

Speaking of social media, it is holding the Subway sandwich chain up to scrutiny over the size of its foot long sandwiches.

Canada throws out a lot of garbage, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

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