"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.
On Monday, the soon-to-be outgoing president shared a story with American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about how he discovered he had been exposed on the popular social media application known as Snapchat by his youngest daughter. Sasha, 15, was the first one to show her father how the app worked, and she did so by taking him through the different filters users can apply to their posts.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor. Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
[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]
Calgary continues to have "strong evidence of problematic conditions" in its real estate market, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CHMC). The quarterly Housing Market Assessment, released Wednesday, once again gave an overall red flag to Calgary, one of six cities to receive such a designation. The national housing market was also upgraded to the red status in the latest report, up from the previous report's yellow rating, which indicated "moderate" evidence of problematic conditions.
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.
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 federal government wants existing homes to be more energy efficient and for developers to build more net zero homes. Very shortly the Liberal government is expected to introduce changes to the national building code that will require builders to include more net zero homes — buildings that produce as much energy as they use — in housing developments in the next 15 years. It's all part of a list of environment measures that will roll out in the lead-up to the crucial meeting on climate between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers in December.
There's a month to grow a mustache and a month to wear pink, but some families in Manitoba want the province to make a month to raise awareness for childhood cancer. When most kids are learning to colour in the lines, Mekena Horbas was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The Horbas family joined a number of others at the Legislature Tuesday to push the province to pass a bill that would make September Childhood Cancer awareness month.
A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering. Dr. Matthew Tossman addressed a letter to his students at Manhattan Early College School for Advertising on Tuesday thanking them for their support. Tossman had asked an 18-year-old student on the lower Manhattan campus on Monday to turn down his music-blaring headphones.
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.
Justin Trudeau will name nine, new, non-partisan senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought. The five women and four men hail from a wide variety of backgrounds, from an art historian to a renowned human rights lawyer to a conservationist, The Canadian Press has learned. The New Democrats plan to introduce a motion today calling on the Trudeau government to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which has ruled that the government discriminates against First Nations children.
After experiencing feather-loss, a female Adelie penguin at Orlando's SeaWorld has been given a hand made wet suit by the park's wardrobe designer. (Oct. 26)
When Canadian mothers head to the park with their children today, they tend to look older than their counterparts a few decades ago. More babies are being born to women between the ages of 40 and 49 than to teen moms, according to new numbers from Statistics Canada. The statistics released on Wednesday show that 2013 was the first time older mothers outpaced teenage mothers.
As unthinkable as the alleged crimes of Elizabeth Wettlaufer may be, the Woodstock, Ontario nurse is not alone as a health care professional accused of murdering multiple patients. Criminal history includes several high-profile cases of so-called health-care killers — doctors, nurses and other health care workers who were able to commit murder over an extended period of time thanks to their professional power and their patients' vulnerability. American nurse Donald Harvey is believed to have murdered up to 57 hospital patients over 17 years in the 1970s and 80s.
Metro Vancouver's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating the discovery of a body Wednesday morning in Langley, B.C. Robertson Crescent was closed between 240th Street and 244th Street for the investigation. IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said no arrests have been made, but the death was targeted and believed to be related to gang activity.
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.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has unveiled the city's plan to deal with its vast infrastructure needs over the next 10 years and Montrealers can expect to see more work on roads, sewers and the water system. Montreal expects to have completed work on about 295 kilometres of roads, aqueducts and sewers by the end of this year, but the city plans to tackle more crumbling infrastructure every year starting in 2017.
A Winnipeg bus driver's good deed for an elderly passenger is earning praise on social media. Last week, Amber Therrien was heading home from work on a Route 43 bus when it pulled to the curb near the corner of Munroe Avenue and Watt Street in the city's East Kildonan neighbourhood.
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.
On the first day of the inquest looking into the shooting death of Daniel Clause, his sister and friends painted a picture of a man who had a lifetime of ups and downs before he was killed by police on New Year's Eve 2014. Clause's younger sister Mary told the inquest by age seven, he was protecting her and her sister Jennifer from the beatings administered by their mother and her boyfriends, and stealing for them when they had nothing to eat. Two officers drove to 682 Warden Ave., the apartment building where Clause lived.
Researchers now say the population of sunflower starfish and other species have been “decimated” off the coast of B.C. after sea star wasting disease broke out three years ago.