Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie. Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor.
Philippine anti-narcotics officers gunned down a town mayor and nine of his men in a clash Friday in one of the bloodiest operations since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, who was killed with the nine others, has been publicly named by Duterte among many politicians he accused of involvement in illegal drugs as part of a shame campaign. In August, Duterte read out the names of more than 150 officials allegedly linked to illegal drugs.
The age of the waters was first identified by scientists in 2013, reports the National Post, when researchers ran tests in a mine near Timmins, Ont. and discovered that the water had been isolated from the earth’s surface for up to 2.7 billion years. This discovery suggests that the waters may contain organisms that, although not technically alien to Earth, could be similar to what scientists hope to one day find on Mars. The research team, made up of scientists from University of Alberta and McGill University, found that the waters contained far less of the element sulphur than was expected.
Some customers who ordered winter jackets through a successful Canadian crowd-funding campaign feel they're being left out in the cold, due to delays in getting the merchandise they ordered and because they feel the company has broken the promises it made.
Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting evidence on whether cranberries in any form can prevent extremely common bacterial infections, especially in women. Many studies suggesting a benefit were based on weak science, but that hasn't stopped marketers and even some health care providers from recommending cranberry juice or capsules as an inexpensive way to avoid these uncomfortable and potentially risky infections.
A Charlottetown taxi driver charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in his cab is now in police custody. Paramveer Singh Bhurjee, 31, was scheduled to appear in P.E.I. Provincial Court on Oct. 12, but failed to show up.
After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna. The caller told police that a woman was wandering in and out of traffic in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/2eKmPEz). The woman, 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley, was picked up by authorities and admitted to a hospital in New York under a false name she had given.
Anderson has a 4-1-0 record with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage with a shutout this season. The Senators recalled Chris Driedger from the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators to tend goal along with Andrew Hammond in Anderson's absence.
In a notice of civil claim, Mei Han claims an acquaintance who owned a home opposite York House offered to broker an "alternative arrangement" which would see Han buy the property in order to lend or lease it to the school. As a quid pro quo, Han claims the acquaintance — Lili Song — told her Han's daughter Olivia would get a much-coveted spot in York's Grade 4 class. "Lili never discussed with York House, or its official or representative, with regard to the alternative arrangement, and York House never agreed to same," the notice of claim says.
A former Republican congressman from Illinois says he plans to grab his musket if GOP nominee Donald Trump loses the presidential election. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon : "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.
A Syrian refugee is thanking Canada for giving her the chance to get back on the path towards becoming a pharmacist after starting a new job in Queen Charlotte City this week. Magdalena Saied says she always wanted to help others, and was in her third year of studies to become a pharmacist when the Syrian war became too much to handle. Saied and her husband fled to Turkey and earlier this year were accepted into Canada.
Mark Lindsay, the son of a former Edmonton police chief, has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 16 years in the horrific 2011 killing of his former girlfriend, Dana Turner. Lindsay sobbed in the prisoner's box as he listened to victim impact statements read aloud by members of Turner's family, including her mother and her sister. Lindsay was convicted earlier this year of second-degree murder.
Mayor Bill McKay was speaking about adding the item, when councillor Gord Fuller is seen walking around the meeting table. McKay repeatedly called council to order and asked Fuller to leave the meeting.
The world has lost nearly 60 per cent of the global wildlife population since 1970 due to human activity and is on track to lose more than two-thirds by 2020, says the World Wildlife Fund in a shocking report. Canada is faring better than many countries but it has an enormous share of the world's biodiversity and it's falling short of protecting it, says the report by the conservation group. James Snider, vice-president of science at WWF Canada, says the global trends are very drastic. "In Canada the reductions may be not quite as severe and I think that is evidence of the unique role that Canada can play on a global stage, given the vast natural resources and wildlife that we do have," Snider told Yahoo Canada News. "But that is not to say there are not individual concerns here in Canada." This country has about 20 per cent of the world's freshwater supply and one quarter of the world's remaining wetlands. Globally, freshwater wildlife populations have declined 81 per cent over the past four decades. In Canada, seven of eight species of freshwater turtle are at risk, along with freshwater mussels in southern Ontario, Snider points out, along with several species of fish. Yet there is not a consistent monitoring program for freshwater species, he said. This country protects about 1.05 million square kilometres of land and freshwater habitat - covering about 10.6 per cent of the total, according to Environment Canada. It's a big number but falls far short of the 17 per cent target laid out in the international Convention on Biological Diversity, says WWF Canada. Canada is home to 10 per cent of the world's remaining forests, a "global responsibility," Snider said. It also has the longest coastline of any nation on Earth. Around the world, there has been a 36 per cent decline in ocean species since 1970, due mainly to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change. ALSO READ: Researchers say the near total destruction of a massive starfish is changing the ocean off the B.C. coast This country is not immune. Cod stocks off of Newfoundland collapsed three decades ago and today the WWF warns that forage stocks such as capelin, herring and mackerel are in trouble and are not being properly monitored. "Canada has not done a very good job in terms of protecting our oceans," Snider said. About 0.9 per cent of Canadian ocean territory is protected - far short of the 10 per cent target in the international Convention on Biological Diversity. Species such as beluga and North Atlantic right whales ply Canadian waters, Snider points out. "These populations, really kind of majestic species, would benefit from increased levels of marine protection," he said. This country is home to about 70,000 species, 739 of which are deemed at risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The report says habitat loss is the biggest threat, citing the decline in caribou. Once found in 80 per cent of the country, some herds have declined more than 95 per cent. In the Arctic, Canada is already experiencing some of the most dramatic effects of climate change. Even if the nations of the world manage to hold the global temperature increase to between 1.5C and 2C, that will mean between 3.5C and 5C warming in the Arctic. David Miller, president of WWF Canada, said the report is a reminder that people are pushing the planet into dangerous new territory. "We know that here in Canada, our wildlife and their habitats are under increasing pressure from climate change and other human activities," he said in a statement. "We have a unique responsibility to help protect the world's biodiversity."
Almost every day at noon, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site fires a gun that reverberates through offices and rattles windows. A spokesperson for Parks Canada outlines the history behind the firing of the cannon.
Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said. The joint military and police threat assessment report seen by The Associated Press on Thursday said the offensives have reduced the number of Abu Sayyaf fighters slightly, although the group remains capable of launching terrorist attacks. Government offensives have reduced the number of militants to 481 in the first half of the year from 506 in the same period last year but they managed to carry out 32 bombings in that time — a 68 per cent increase — in attempts to distract the military assaults, the report said.
A man and a woman from Toronto face charges after three teen girls were brought from the Toronto area to work in Ottawa's sex trade, Ottawa police say. Sgt. Jeff LeBlanc of the Ottawa police human trafficking unit said patrol officers got a call from someone concerned about a young woman who may have been in the Centretown area early Monday morning. As they investigated, officers went to a hotel and found "what appeared to be an operation being run out of a few hotel rooms that involved the advertisement and sale of sexual services involving underage females," Leblanc said.
Officials in charge of an unaccredited home-schooling organization in Alberta are telling parents not to follow the government's advice to seek education elsewhere, as they prepare to oppose accusations of financial misdealings that led the province to intervene. Education Minister David Eggen this week stripped the Trinity Christian School Association of its registration and accreditation over allegations of questionable spending and conflicts of interest. The government said Wisdom was never registered or accredited as an education institution.
West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in a Facebook post calling them "evil bitches". The West Moberly are one of two First Nations fighting Hydro's Site C dam project in federal court. The post is a photo of a yellow stake planted on the property of Ken and Arlene Boon, two landowners who will have to leave their family home to make way for the megaproject.
As Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama campaigned together Thursday for the first time in North Carolina, early voting in the presidential battleground state appeared likely to surge beyond 2012 levels with the rollout of more polling sites after a protracted battle on voting access. Through the first seven days of early voting, around 1 million ballots were cast — roughly on par with the same period in the last presidential election. "Once those sites open up and people start utilizing those, we should see a pretty significant jump," said Michael Bitzer, a professor at Catawba College.
A Nova Scotia couple has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother who pleaded with them to spare her life. Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and interfering with human remains in the death of Catie Miller, 29. Johnson had previously been in a relationship with Miller, according to prosecutor Robert Kennedy.
For the first time, the provincial government has a picture of how young Quebec women become radicalized. The Quebec Council on the Status of Women presented the report Thursday afternoon at the National Assembly.
Senior officials at the Toronto Transit Commission suspect that an increase in the sale of student Metropasses, plus a corresponding drop in the sale of adult passes, may add up to fraud. At Thursday's TTC board meeting, general secretary Vince Rodo reported that sales of the regular full-price adult monthly pass are down by about five per cent, but that's been more than offset by growth in post-secondary pass sales. TTC Board Chair Josh Colle said the numbers suggest something is amiss.
California parole officials were considering Thursday whether Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should be released from prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people. The next night, he helped kill grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. Watson was initially sentenced to death in the stabbing and shooting rampage, but the sentence was later commuted to life when the California Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that the death penalty was unconstitutional.
The Government of Nunavut paid out nearly $26 million in overtime in the 2015/16 fiscal year — an enormous amount according to the territory's finance minister. My deputy minister and former deputy minister hear constantly from me about the enormous amount of overtime in all the government departments," said Finance Minister Keith Peterson during the fall sitting of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. Or that's a new health centre," said Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak.