• Student facetiming his girlfriend catches armed robbery on camera

    [A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]

    The Daily Buzz
  • Trump: I'll run America like my business. Clinton: Let's not

    His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.

    The Canadian Press
  • Indians fan gives up plane seat so Lofton makes World Series

    A longtime Cleveland Indians fan says he didn't think twice about giving up his plane seat to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as this year's World Series began. Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, says he was waiting to board a delayed flight from Los Angeles to Cleveland early Tuesday when he recognized Lofton, the speedy outfielder Kostal had watched as a season ticket holder in the 1990s. When he overheard Lofton saying he wasn't sure he'd get a seat on the plane, Kostal offered his seat, and a gate agent made the ticket swap.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bountiful polygamists on trial for taking girl to U.S. to marry older man

    A first of its kind trial has begun in Cranbrook, B.C. where three people are charged with transporting an underaged girl across the U.S. border where she was expected to marry a much older man. James Oler, Brandon Blackmore and Ruth Crossfield were charged over two years ago with unlawful removal of a child from Canada for sexual purposes. Blackmore and Crossfield are alleged to have taken part in shuttling the underaged girl into the U.S. to be married to an older American sect member, while James Oler was a leader of the B.C. sect at the time.

  • Why this Mexican couple with 3 Canadian-born children faces deportation

    Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.

  • Nunavut adopts Finland's baby box program to reduce infant mortality

    Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality. The territory's birth rate is the highest in Canada and about 850 babies are expected to be born in Nunavut in 2016-2017. Nunavut also has the highest rate of infant mortality in Canada with a rate five times higher than the national average.

  • Remand centre inmate who died after struggle was a 'friendly giant'

    The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.

  • Family of Brampton man missing in Mexico frustrated with lack of help

    ​A Brampton family is appealing for help to find a loved one who has been missing for seven weeks in Mexico, after spending tens of thousands of dollars to no avail. Shawn Ramta disappeared while on a two-week vacation in Mexico City. Raj Ramta, grandmother of the 34-year-old bodybuilder and entrepreneur, told CBC News her grandson told her he was going to the gym and would call back.

  • Georges St-Pierre says fight with Bisping isn't in the cards for the time being

    Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says while he would welcome a fight with middleweight title-holder Michael Bisping, it's not in the cards right now. St-Pierre, who has been on hiatus since November 2013, has been campaigning for a comeback fight in the UFC. UFC president Dana White quickly shot that down.

    The Canadian Press
  • Crown asks for Vader manslaughter conviction

    The Crown prosecutor in the Travis Vader case admits Queen's Bench Justice Denny Thomas made a legal error when he convicted Vader of second-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann using a section of the Criminal Code that no longer exists. Vader's defence lawyer, Brian Beresh, is seeking a mistrial, saying Thomas made a "colossal" error in law when he convicted Vader using Section 230 of the Criminal Code, which was struck down by the Supreme Court in 1990.

  • Toronto family considers legal options after lost dog adopted out to a new home

    The Daniels family found their missing dog two days too late. After 10 years with the family, their beloved dog's name had been changed, and his new family refused to give him up, outraging local animal lovers and leaving the Daniels family with few options.

    Daily Brew
  • Mother heartbroken after no criminal charges recommended in B.C. party-bus death

    The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why you may be carving your pumpkins incorrectly

    Wed, Oct 26: Do you cut stems out first and then scoop out the guts before carving your pumpkin? Minna Rhee gets a step-by-step stencilling lesson from a professional pumpkin carver.

    Global News
  • 'My heart just broke': Manitoba family looks for answers after dogs found beaten, dead

    When Nicole Inkster looked into her backyard in Clanwilliam, Man., last Wednesday, she didn't see her dogs and knew something wasn't right. 

  • Assault rifle found outside Clayton Park apartment leads to cocaine charges

    A concerned neighbour contacted police after hearing what sounded like a gun being handled inside an apartment on Caxton Close, Halifax Regional Police said in a statement. The four people in custody were each charged on Wednesday with multiple weapons offences as well as one count each of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

  • 5 questions about British Airways Flight 286 emergency landing in Vancouver

    Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Vancouver International Airport today, scrambling for flights after their British Airways plane to London made an emergency landing late Monday night. British Airways is investigating, the airport hasn't commented, and neither has the union representing flight attendants, which says it's still trying to figure out what happened. Here are five questions about the emergency landing of Flight 286.

  • Yukon First Nation cracks down on kids driving ATVs

    The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has passed a resolution to control ATV and snowmobile use within the community of Old Crow, and is threatening to seize vehicles if rules are broken. The First Nation's chief and council issued a list of new rules this week, including a 30 km/h speed limit in Old Crow, and strict guidelines on ATV and snowmobile use by young people — including a ban for anybody under 16. "It was time to bring them forward, and take responsibility for the people in the community," said Chief Bruce Charlie.

  • Highway closed after rock slide injures contractors working to prevent slides

    Two workers have been injured in a rock slide in Yoho National Park that has closed the Trans-Canada Highway for an extended period. RCMP say the slide happened Monday west of Field, B.C., and that traffic has been stopped in both directions. Parks Canada says in a news release the slide occurred at a rock scaling site, a process that industry websites describe as the removal of loose rock from a slope.

    The Canadian Press
  • 400 cattle stranded, farmer says province needs to step up

    A northern Manitoba farmer said he's feeling exhausted and frustrated after weeks of battling floodwater on and around his land that he says the province is responsible for. Tim Berscheid has 400 cows and calves he wants to care for but can't.

  • Submachine-gun seized in Red Deer drug bust

    Police seized a submachine-gun equipped with a silencer along with six other firearms in a series of drug raids in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Wrapping up a six-month investigation, officers with the organized crime and gang team of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) searched three residences in Sylvan Lake and one home in Red Deer on Oct. 12. The 26-year-old, who was on bail for an Edmonton homicide investigation, was arrested on charges related to drugs and firearms offences.

  • Regina Pats, Lung Association challenge students to be healthy

    The presentation was part of the Lung Association of Saskatchewan's campaign to challenge young people to protect their lungs. The Pats players got the students involved in the presentation by getting them to do some physical activities.

  • Pressure ramping up for feds, province to ensure world class spill response

    Horgan has sent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a letter detailing his concern the spill is still not cleaned up and that it took 22 hours for the Coast Guard to arrive on site. "It strikes me that the failure of the federal and provincial government is to do more than just talk about world-class spill response, you have to do something about it," said Horgan. Horgan visited the area on Friday to see the spill area first hand.

  • Alberta Education shuts down private Christian school in Cold Lake

    Alberta Education has shut down a private Christian school in Cold Lake following an audit that found questionable spending and conflicts of interest. Trinity Christian School Association, which received more than $5.6 million in Alberta Education funding for the current school year, has lost its registration and accreditation effective immediately, the government announced Tuesday. An audit found that public funding from Trinity Christian School Association was directed to a third party, Wisdom Home Schooling Society, even though Wisdom had "no relationship" with Alberta Education.

  • Moms and babies 'actually do very well' together in prison, researcher says

    A researcher who has studied infants living with their incarcerated mothers in prison says both mothers and children often thrive in these programs. "They actually do very well," Amy Salmon, with the Centre for Health Evaluation Outcome Sciences at the University of British Columbia told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn. "They're much more likely to meet their developmental milestones.

  • Woman stuck in Russia after Canadian permanent residency snafu is back home in Toronto

    A Toronto woman stranded for nearly two months in Russia after her permanent residency was revoked by the Canadian government is finally back home in Toronto. Gyulza Julia Yakobi touched down at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Tuesday evening, and embraced her daughter Nargis Hannah Yakobi, who came to greet her. Yakobi found herself stuck in Moscow after travelling there in late July — a trip she said she took to seek out private care for a medical condition.



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