Charges are pending against a 57-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy in an alley on Saturday. The boy was riding his bike in an alley in the 3000 block of Elbow Drive S.W. about 10 a.m. Saturday when police said he came across a man looking for bottles in garbage bins. Charges of sexual assault, sexual interference with a child and invitation to sexual touching are pending against the 57-year-old man.
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometres (310 miles) and reached a height of 560 kilometres (350 miles) on Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean.
A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida. Lillian Rimmel stopped at a Titusville CVS at 9:50 p.m. Friday to make a quick purchase, unaware the store was about to close. As she walked toward the check out just after 10 p.m., she triggered a motion sensor alarm and found herself barricaded inside.
A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help. In a jailhouse interview on Saturday, Richard Rojas told the New York Post (http://nyp.st/2rDrfDD ) that he recently spoke to a mental health counsellor at a local veteran's centre but they never got back to him. "I was trying to get help," Rojas told the newspaper from Rikers Island.
WASHINGTON — Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection — and by the time patients realize they're in trouble, their organs could be shutting down.
A small-town Manitoba dog rescue raised nearly $800 in one day to help care for an abandoned dog named Betty. Pattie Cunningham, who volunteers with non-profit animal rescue Strays That Can't Pay, said she heard about an abandoned dog in the Binscarth, Man., area over the weekend, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. When Cunningham went to take a look Sunday morning, she knew the dog needed help.
A list of winners in the top categories at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. "We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth," boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.
By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ledger Holdings, the New York-based parent company of bitcoin options exchange LedgerX, said on Monday it closed $11.4 million in funding led by Miami International Holdings Inc and China's Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments. The funding supports LedgerX's plan to operate a regulated exchange and clearing house for bitcoin and other digital currencies. LedgerX is awaiting regulatory approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to operate the first U.S. regulated exchange and clearing house for bitcoin options. ...
Vancouver's bitterly cold winter prompted some serious change at a local girls school this year. In January, Maren Gilbert Stewart, 15, made the bold decision to forgo the uniform kilt at York House School in Shaughnessy. In fact, there was very little resistance from school administrators who have said they're proud of Gilbert Stewart, a Grade 10 student, and the other young women who rallied behind her to push for the shift.
Well, it started with a bit of deja vu, courtesy the Penguins' Olli Maatta. It happened to be Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson's birthday today. In an odd move, after the third goal coach Guy Boucher pulled Anderson and replaced him with Condon.
One of the longest-running bagel shops in Montreal, St-Viateur is a landmark that churns out millions of bagels a year. "I feel like it's seventh heaven," said former owner Joe Morena, who was 14 when he started working at St-Viateur Bagel.
A woman was killed Sunday afternoon after the pickup she was driving crossed the centre line and collided with a semi-trailer northwest of Lethbridge.
While the NAO humanoid robot sounds much like a work of science fiction, the 58-centimetre machine is actually making a difference in some Quebec classrooms. A researcher from the Université de Montréal has helped bring the NAO into four Quebec schools and hopes to see the project expand. "Kids were so engaged, just because the robot was there," said Prof. Thierry Karsenti, who also holds a Canada Research Chair in information technology and education.
John Laporte was looking for peace and quiet when he went for one of his usual weekly walks in Brookside Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Instead, he found roughly 50 headstones at the cemetery on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg had been pushed off their bases or tipped over. The Winnipegger goes for walks in the cemetery once or twice a week.
A University of British Columbia researcher says it's time marine conservationists adopted a code of conduct, or "Hippocratic Oath for conservation" in order to balance the needs of conservation with the material needs of humanity. Nathan Bennett is the lead author of a paper in the journal Marine Policy calling for such a code. "As we're trying to meet these targets, marine conservation around the world is really ramping up," he said.
Montreal marked its 375th anniversary with a full week of events including giant marionettes, lighting up the Jacques Cartier Bridge and multimedia art shows. The controversial and costly illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge went live for the first time on the city's official anniversary. Mayor Denis Coderre also promised to hold a second official bridge lighting after Montreal police held a protest at the same time.
Having famous parents can be a mixed blessing, but Austrian musician Franz Xaver Mozart had it tougher than most. Born months before Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, Franz Xaver spent his life trying -- and failing -- to step out of his genius father's shadow. Let these words be a warning to my lovely (son)," his mother Constanze wrote in 1801 to her nine-year-old son.
The Canada Revenue Agency has fired an employee for the biggest single privacy breach ever detected involving confidential taxpayer accounts. The employee improperly accessed the accounts of 38 taxpayers in detail, and briefly accessed another 1,264 accounts using a search function to find surnames and postal codes. "No changes were made to any of the accounts," says the document, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act.
Lynne Courchene remembers the time she and her family were in an Ottawa-area toy store when members of the Copper Cliff minor hockey team walked in. Courchene, a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba who has lived most of her life in Ottawa, said she and her husband initially reached out to the Sudbury, Ont. team about changing its name and also petitioned the team's corporate sponsors.
Three people are receiving disaster assistance, after being displaced by a fire at their St. John's home Sunday night. The fire was reported at a home on Cookstown Road around 10:30 p.m. St. John's Regional Fire Department crews were able to contain the fire, but the kitchen was damaged.
Nalcor Energy says it has not yet engaged in formal discussions with Emera about moving energy between Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, but says all options are being considered as construction on the Maritime Link and the Muskrat Falls project continues. "As project partners we have discussed potential ways to facilitate the movement of electricity between jurisdictions that would be of mutual benefit," a Nalcor spokesperson wrote in a statement to CBC News. History was made May 7 when the first of two subsea high-voltage electricity cables was pulled ashore at Point Aconi, N.S., marking a milestone in efforts to connect the power grids in the two provinces, and thereby connecting the island of Newfoundland with the North American power grid for the first time.