One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump, the Republican, of allowing himself to be manipulated by Moscow. Speaking about suspected Russian hackers leaking documents that could boost Trump's chances of winning, Clinton said Putin "would rather have a puppet as president of the United States" than a candidate willing to stand up for American interests.
Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said he had not accepted responsibility or apologized to California's citizens for taking bribes in exchange for his influence in the state capitol . "My goal was to do the right thing for California," said Calderon who asked Judge Christina Snyder for home confinement.
A child under 18 months old was taken to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after being rescued from a North End Winnipeg home containing what police suspect was fentanyl residue. The child's condition has since been upgraded to stable and the prognosis is positive, said Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Police suspect the child may have gone into distress after coming into contact with fentanyl at the Aikins Street home, but are waiting for Health Canada labs to confirm whether the substance was fentanyl.
A woman slated for deportation from Nova Scotia to the United Kingdom is pleading with Canadians to show compassion. Fliss Cramman, who was victimized by horrific abuse as a child, admits she's made mistakes. But, as Ross Lord explains, she and her supporters say it's the federal government that's in the wrong, this time.
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Dellen Millard, the convicted killer of Tim Bosma, is now scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder in March 2018 in the death of his father. Wearing a white button-down shirt tucked into blue jeans, Millard appeared at the University Avenue courthouse in Toronto on Friday morning. In June, Millard and co-accused Mark Smich were convicted of the first-degree murder of Bosma.
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There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.
New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Winnipeg priest and convicted sex offender, CBC News has learned. Four men have come forward alleging Ronald Léger, 78, sexually assaulted them beginning when they were children aged 10 to 12, during the 1980s. Winnipeg police confirmed Friday afternoon Léger has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault and remains in custody.
Service NL has pulled a Mount Pearl school bus off the road for mechanical and safety problems. The department received a complaint that warning lights weren't working on the bus, which was operated by Kelloway Investments. Seven other buses, belonging to Island Bus Services, have also been taken off the road in St. Johns.
In Paris, close to 500 marched from monument to monument, declaring their anger, decrying their working conditions and demanding the police chief step down. "Our working conditions have deteriorated so much, we're exhausted.
There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small amounts of nuts and berries. In Italy, after a number of vegan babies required hospitalization for malnourishment, a lawmaker this summer proposed a bill that would make it a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.
Scientists have long known that molecules from THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, bind to and activate the receptor known as CB1. The authors of the paper, which was published Thursday in the journal Cell, say this information is crucial to improve our understanding of this receptor as marijuana use becomes widespread and, in many places, legalized. "What is important is to understand how different molecules bind to the receptor, how they control the receptor function, and how this can affect different people," said Raymond Stevens, co-author of the study.
A few incidents of illegal poaching and netting have led to convictions in Gander and Corner Brook provincial courts. According to a release from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Darren Thistle of Glenwood was sentenced to 65 days in jail — 30 days under the wildlife act and the fisheries act, as well as an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the criminal code — for two incidents of salmon poaching in 2014 and 2015. Thistle is also not allowed to fish or hold a fishing licence.
The acting commander of the Yukon RCMP, Supt. Brian Jones, says he's looking forward to welcoming auxiliary constables back to their former duties. Discussions with the territorial government are still ongoing, Jones said, but there's widespread support in the territory for a bigger role for the auxiliaries in policing. New guidelines were put into place last year by RCMP headquarters in Ottawa after a regular officer, Const.
Typhoon Haima barrelled into southern China on Friday after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. Chinese meteorological services said the typhoon made landfall shortly after noon in the city of Shanwei in Guangdong province, packing winds of up to 166 kilometres (103 miles) per hour before weakening to a tropical storm. No major damage was immediately reported, though reports said some villages had experienced power outages and officials were on alert for heavy flooding and landslides.
A Calgary family is struggling to pay medical bills for their son who was hit by a car earlier this month in Taiwan. John Kelly, who has been teaching English in Taichung for the last three years, was walking home from his job when a car plowed into him on the street. "Threw him over 30 feet," his father, Jack Kelly, told the Calgary Eyeopener.
Ottawa city councillors say investigating noise and parking complaints the day after the complaint doesn't do much good, and want city staff to figure out how to boost bylaw staffing to deal with complaints around the clock. On April 1 this year Ottawa police downloaded the job of responding to noise and parking complaints to the city's bylaw services, with police now only showing up to such complaints if there's a safety risk. As a result, some 321 noise (and 456 parking) complaints from Apr. 3 to Sept. 3 weren't dealt with until the next day.
Internal emails provided to CBC News detail a plan carried out last month by Northern Transportation Company Ltd. to move "all and any environmental issue" off two Hay River lots the financially-troubled company has been trying to sell. On Sept. 16, Bill Smith, NTCL's vice-president of logistics and business development, wrote Steve Ingram, the company's shipyard and marine manager in Hay River, N.W.T. It is not clear if the two smaller lots, between 100 Street and 103 Street, are for sale, like all the other assets NTCL is trying to sell off to generate some of the cash needed to pay off banks owed $130 million.
A fishing tragedy near St. John's that took the lives of four Shea Heights men will be comprehensively investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, its officials confirm. The fishermen — Eugene Walsh, his son Keith Walsh, grandson Keith Walsh Jr. and family friend Bill Humby — were aboard a 6-metre open boat when it sank off Cape Spear on September 6. TSB officials now say it has decided to pursue a class 3 investigation into the incident.
A spokeswoman for Concordia University declined a recorded interview, but agreed to speak with CBC News over the phone. "We flagged a case of identity fraud to police, and police are dealing with the matter as they see fit," said acting spokeswoman Cléa Desjardins. Passing yourself off as someone else during a school exam — or agreeing to let someone do that on your behalf — is illegal in Canada.
An Edmonton judge says more changes are needed to protect children in swimming pools following the death of a seven-year-old boy. The judge also wants the province to fund a swimming survival program for Grade 4 students and to require all foster and group homes to have swimming policies.
Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they'll wait to see if changes are on track. Jim Wickett, chairman of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said they told Garneau about the need for competition in the rail industry and accountability.
A backlog at a University of Montreal labs means the possible evidence of cougars in New Brunswick has been locked away in a storage room for more than a decade. "In past years there have been personnel changes there, there have some delays, we actually have a backlog of five or six samples with them that have yet to be determined," said Donald McAlpine, the research curator head of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.
A dredging project in Esquimalt Harbour has uncovered mysteries dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The dredging is part of an environmental remediation project launched by the CFB Esquimalt naval base and environmental officer Duane Freeman says items linked to the naval and shipbuilding history of the harbour, near Victoria, have been uncovered.