Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favourable frame from video of the shooting. Earlier in the day, Alfred Olango's family gathered with lawyers and religious leaders and urged people to continue demonstrating but implored them to do it peacefully to honour his memory. Olango's anguished mother said her son was a good, joyful man who suffered a "mental breakdown" over the recent death of his best friend and needed compassion when police encountered him.
In a decision which serves as a parable both about friendship and the importance of writing things down, Justice Marguerite Church details the sad demise of the friendship Rosas once enjoyed with her friend Hermenisabel Toca. Fittingly, Toca and Rosas were hanging out on a day off when Rosas decided to check a lottery ticket at Oakridge mall in January 2007. It was Toca who tried to calm her good friend down at a nearby food court after Rosas learned she had won $4.163 million.
It was double trouble as Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended a special playdate on tour! All eyes have been on Prince William and Kate during the royal tour of Canada, but on Thursday (Sept. 29) the couple's adorable son and daughter stole the show. Prince George, three, and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte were the centre of attention at a children's party held at Government House in Victoria, where the Cambridges have been based. "Would you like a balloon, Charlotte?" William asked his daughter as he scooped her up in his arms.
For more than 57 minutes on Thursday evening Team Canada's run of perfection was threatened for the very first time. "Just crazy the way everything worked out," Sidney Crosby said. It took two goals in just over two minutes time at the end of regulation, including Brad Marchand's short-handed game-winner for Canada to erase all doubt.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George had some fun playing with balloons during a children's party at Government House in Victoria. But, George did not seem too interested in going for a pony ride.
Another bombshell has landed on Donald Trump's presidential run from Newsweek, which in a story released Thursday alleges the billionaire businessman broke U.S. law by doing business with Cuba.
A 32-year-old Toronto lawyer has been charged in connection with four alleged sexual assaults against teenage girls. Toronto police allege that three girls — aged 14, 15 and 16 — were targeted in public places such as subway stations and a food court and sexually assaulted. Matthew Pinfold of the sex crimes unit told a news conference on Thursday that one of the girls was allegedly sexually assaulted on Sept. 12.
Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for tips leading to the person selling the opioid-laced drug that resulted in the man's death. "We just want that information about who's selling ... because this is killing people, and we want to help police put a stop to it," said Crime Stoppers coordinator Gerry Guiltenane.
An experienced doorman says the death of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks outside the Marquee Beer Market and Stage highlights the escalating violence at nightclubs in the city. Spencer Wallace has been working as a part-time bouncer for seven years and was doing security at the Ten X nightclub on Jan. 10 when a man walked in and opened fire. On Thursday, Wallace spoke to the Calgary Eyeopener's David Gray about his dangerous job.
Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans. Then on Aug. 21, Monique Causey woke to discover that her son had sneaked out of the house. Malik Causey was one of 91 homicide victims in Chicago in August, the deadliest month in the city in two decades and the latest milestone for a metropolis becoming known for its murder rate.
Since splitting from ex fiancé Matt Bellamy in 2014, the 37-year-old actress opened up on Howard Stern's radio show this week about her dating prospects and the fact that she wouldn't turn down the newly single star. "You know what I really want right now?" Kate said. Kate has been linked to a number of famous faces in the past – including Nick Jonas, Derek Hough and Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez.
George Tsimiklis is the owner and landlord of the 12-unit building at 22 Evans Avenue in the Halifax neighbourhood of Fairview. Moore said the family-run company, which advertises under the name Olive Branch, rents to people who receive income assistance and a shelter allowance.
A 48-year-old man is in custody after Vancouver police discovered a body at a historic building in downtown Vancouver. The building known as the Gabriola Mansion, on Davie Street in Vancouver's West End, was cordoned off by police around 8 p.m. PT Wednesday evening. It takes its name from Gabriola Island, the source of the distinctive greenish sandstone from which it is built.
Matthew Muller pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Sacramento, acknowledging he used computer-generated voices, blackened swim goggles, liquid sleeping medication and numerous props in the abduction of Denise Huskins last year from the Vallejo home she shared with boyfriend Aaron Quinn. Under the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to seek no more than 40 years in prison, but Muller's attorney, Thomas Johnson, said he fears U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley will impose a life term when Muller is sentenced on Jan. 19. During the kidnapping Muller put blackened swim goggles over the eyes of Huskins and Quinn and headphones over their ears to play a recorded warning that Huskins' face would be cut or she would be hurt with an electric shock if they didn't comply, according to court documents.
People with disabilities who rely on financial support from a number of programs are sending urgent pleas to provincial officials to abandon changes to government assistance. "[W]e can use every cent that we get," one person wrote in a letter sent to officials in the Ministry of Social Services. The letter, and others, were shared Thursday by a coalition of advocates and people with disabilities who identified issues with a government plan to change how financial supports are calculated.
A 72-year-old Winnipeg woman with Alzheimer's who was told to get rid of her dog or face eviction will be getting some help from a Manitoba dog trainer. Donna Davidson's condo has a strict no-pets policy, and the condo board has refused to recognize her dog, Kaos, as a service animal because it lacks official certification. "You have this really sweet elderly woman, her son's a firefighter, her husband is a military veteran, and basically our board said 'just make it happen'," said George Leonard, a certified master dog trainer with MSAR Service Dogs.
On Wednesday night Mary and Frederik donned their finest for the gala at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington. Frederik gave a speech and after dinner he and his wife of 12 years took to the dance floor. The Danish royal palace posted a video of the couple dancing, arm-in-arm with Frederik taking the lead.
In his suicide note, Gerald Rushton said he loved his common-law wife and her daughter. The Nova Scotia man wrote the note after he killed both of them in 2013 — using a claw hammer to bludgeon the younger woman and a bat to beat her mother — but his suicide attempt failed.
Europe nearly topped that Thursday but a late collapse proved costly as Canada came back for a 2-1 victory to sweep the best-of-three final. "I'm really proud of this team because everybody pretty much thought we'd be the laughing joke in this tournament," said Europe forward Anze Kopitar. "The way we came together and played and made it to the final, I think we gave Canada a pretty good run for it.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and ways for their governments to fight transnational crimes, including illegal drugs. Duterte has said his public death threats against drug suspects are designed to scare them into stop selling drugs and to discourage would-be users.
EDITOR'S NOTE: With Canada poised to legalize marijuana in 2017, CBC News reporter Solomon Israel went to Denver to see how the fledgling pot industry there has affected where people live, their health concerns and how it shapes public spending. While that's sparked complaints to police and local councillors, it could be worse: Torontonians could be living near an urban marijuana farm. That's exactly what's happened to residents from a cluster of neighbourhoods in northeastern Denver, where recreational marijuana sales became legal at the beginning of 2014.
TAP FOR GALLERY Kate helped this adorable young chef get picture ready. Speaking with Hello!, Alison Love, a board member of the Okanagan Chef’s Association, recalled a hilarious moment from Prince William and Kate's visit to the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna on day four of the tour. A beautiful picture was captured after a little coaxing on Kate's part.
Edmonton city staff and council members are concerned that former city employees manage Sand Recycling Ltd., the company carrying out the beleaguered winter sand recycling program. A cooling off period would mean there would be a set amount of time that has to pass before a former city employee can be directly or indirectly contracted to do work for the city. City manager Linda Cochrane said there is "no question" Edmonton needs to pursue this.
A Toronto bride is crediting a newly arrived Syrian refugee with salvaging both her wedding gown and the day itself. Jo Du says the bridal gown that fit perfectly upon first try began falling apart hours before she was to walk down the aisle in Cambridge, Ont. Du says one of her bridesmaids ran next door for help and discovered that a Syrian refugee who had moved into the house four days earlier had worked as a tailor in his home country.
Arcan Cetin used a .22- calibre Ruger rifle when he opened fire at a department store cosmetic counter Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, authorities say. Cetin's stepfather told detectives after the shooting that his Ruger rifle and .22- calibre ammunition were missing. Authorities were reviewing video to see whether the 20-year-old tried to buy a weapon from a gun store, said Sgt. Mark Francis, spokesman for the Skagit Multi-Agency Response Team.
Neighbours of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. The Mosaic Co. — one of the world's largest producers of phosphate and potash for fertilizer — acknowledged Wednesday that the contamination had spread to groundwater around the sinkhole. On Thursday, company spokeswoman Jackie Barron said the acidity and sulphates were found in a recovery well being used to pull water out within a quarter mile of the sinkhole.