A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. Armed police officers and soldiers were deployed at soccer matches, concerts and other big events. Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, died in Monday's explosion, which killed 22 others and wounded nearly 120 as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming administration's options with Russia as it was developing its Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke with The Associated Press.
Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. It's a gut check for everywhere — and absolutely for Portland," said Christopher Douglas, who stopped at the memorial. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Health Canada has approved plans to create four new supervised consumption sites in British Columbia and Quebec, but some health officials say the approvals fall short of meeting the needs in communities devastated by overdose deaths. The sites allow people to use illicit drugs under the supervision of a medical professional in case they overdose. "From a medical health and public health perspective, all modes of consumption can be dangerous and should be supervised, so it's incomprehensible to me that there would currently be this restriction," said Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.'s chief provincial health officer.
A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues — including Google and the NFL — and social conservatives who drive the state's political agenda. The breakdown comes just three days before the Texas Legislature is set to adjourn until 2019. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he is resolved to force a special session if a North Carolina-style law that could restrict bathroom access for transgender people doesn't prevail — but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made clear later that he was calling the shots.
Green Leader Andrew Weaver says he's very close to making a deal with either the Liberals and the New Democrats on forming a new minority government in British Columbia. "For us it's very important to ensure that we can demonstrate to British Columbians that we can make a minority government work," he told a news conference on Friday. Weaver said the parties have looked at a range of examples of minority governments in Canada and overseas to determine how to proceed, and he isn't interested in a coalition government because that would undermine the Greens' ability to defend their platform.
As Conservative Party members prepare to choose a new leader, Vassy Kapelos breaks down who the frontrunners are and what their platforms include.
The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29. Egypt responded to Friday's attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said were militant bases in eastern Libya in which the assailants were trained. Egypt will never hesitate to strike terror bases anywhere," President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a televised address to the nation late Friday.
Leave the moose alone and do not remove them from their natural environment, that's the warning coming from the provincial government following the euthanization of a moose this week. The warning comes on the heels of a woman from Glenwood voicing her displeasure at the SPCA for putting down a moose she believed she rescued the day before. Brandi Calder came across a young calf struggling to cross a brook.
Two baby bobcats were found while Calgary firefighters battled a large house fire in the city's southwest Friday afternoon. Calgary fire responded to 36 Oakmount Way S.W. at around 4 p.m. after neighbours saw heavy black smoke and flames coming from the home. Spokesperson Carol Henke says as they were fighting the fire, one of the firefighters came across the little kitten.
Pride Winnipeg is inviting police officers to march in its annual parade, but not in uniform. The organization tells CTV Winnipeg that officers will be free to represent the police force by wearing WPS-branded clothing or carrying banners, but police cruisers and uniformed officers will not be part of the parade celebrating and supporting LGBTQ rights. On-duty police officers in uniform will provide traffic control and security along the perimeter of the parade, to be held June 4.
A private property in Torbay has become a dumping ground after a May 24 party — and it's not the first time the site was left with a massive cleanup after the long weekend. Gosse's Meadow at Great Pond was left with mounds of trash, over a dozen pieces of furniture and two large fire pits. It's a big concern for Torbay Mayor Ralph Tapper who says the town will help with the cleanup costs.
It's a busy weekend, one that includes the English-language premiere of a Quebec stage hit, opera music for lovers, and a long goodbye from Saw Gallery. The NAC Orchestra's conductor is naked in the shower, the first violinist is plotting a takeover of the podium, and a bewildered husband suspects an affair. Quebec City playwright Claude Montminy has mined the comic possibilities of this scenario in his play Maestro. A hit in Quebec, an English-language version of the play is being staged for the first time at the Gladstone Theatre by local troupe Plosive Productions.
Toronto council has unanimously voted to ban contractor Four Seasons Site Development from bidding on city contracts for three years after officials fired the company for breaching its contract to revamp College Street last summer.
Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. Chipotle said it did not know how many payment cards or customers were affected by the breach that struck most of its roughly 2,250 restaurants for varying amounts of time between March 24 and April 18, spokesman Chris Arnold said via email. A handful of Canadian restaurants were also hit in the breach, which the company first disclosed on April 25.
For Daniel Kasudluak, losing the homeless centre in St. Stephen's Anglican Church is like losing his life. The Open Door, a drop-in centre near Cabot Square whose clients are largely Indigenous, may soon find itself without a home after operating out of the church for nearly 30 years. Roughly half of all 150 people who come to the Open Door on a daily basis are Inuit, so the centre also offers carving, housing and transition programs for those hoping to one day return north.
Trains on P.E.I. have long left the station, but that doesn't stop some train enthusiasts from building their own railroads — model railroads, that is. Some of those railroads will be on display Saturday at a show hosted by the Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders at the Atlantic Police Academy in Slemon Park. Railroad "ambassadors" will be at the show to answer questions about trains — both real and model — and model railway building.
An international sporting event set to begin today in Miami is now the focus of a fraud investigation — and, for thousands of excited participants and spectators, including many Canadians, a source of major disappointment, too. Warren Cass had just stepped off the plane in Miami when he received an email from the organizers of the fourth annual World OutGames informing him that virtually all of its roughly 450 events — with the exception of aquatics, country western dance and soccer — had been cancelled, just hours before they were set to begin. People have paid registration fees," he said.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) has issued an alert to its member realtors, warning about accepting property purchase money from overseas into their private bank accounts. In a memo, the board says such transactions are illegal and violate money-laundering and tax laws. "It has come to our attention that overseas clients may be asking realtors to allow money to be transferred to their personal accounts so that the realtors can arrange a bank draft to give to the sellers/developers for their purchase," says the written notice.
Highway 63 has partially reopened after the driver of a semi-trailer lost control and rolled the truck into the centre median near Boyle, Alta., Friday night. No one was injured, but Boyle RCMP say the truck spilled natural-gas condensate over the roadway in the southbound lanes near the 89 kilometre marker of the highway. Highway 63 is now open to both directions of traffic, but is reduced to one lane each.
Residents of Cultus Lake ,B.C., are angry after the area was left covered in trash following Victoria Day weekend celebrations. One social media post of the lake, located just south of Chilliwack, B.C., showed empty bottles, garbage bags and junk food bags littered along the docks. "You see a steady stream of garbage down the stream toward the Fraser River," said Russ Lemp, a resident of Cultus Lake.
The mystery behind a bundle of black-and-white photographs showing the earliest days of some Manitoba towns has been solved. As much as we've crossed a huge hurdle in it, now it's got a bunch of us doing a whole lot more homework," said Trevor Proutt, chair of the Pioneer Village Museum. Late last year, the museum in the southern Manitoba town of Beausejour received a donation from a family whose mother had died.
The idea started with a town in the United Kingdom that Hope Switzer, community development co-ordinator for the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, heard about in a TED talk. Urban gardeners will be able to "go by and just pick a tomato and talk with their neighbours as they help weed the gardens," Switzer said.