Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses. The nominees retrenched behind familiar arguments a day after appearing together at a charity event that veered into cutting personal attacks, an unexpected metaphor for this year's take-no-prisoners presidential campaign.
When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.
Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.
Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said he had not accepted responsibility or apologized to California's citizens for taking bribes in exchange for his influence in the state capitol . "My goal was to do the right thing for California," said Calderon who asked Judge Christina Snyder for home confinement.
There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small amounts of nuts and berries. In Italy, after a number of vegan babies required hospitalization for malnourishment, a lawmaker this summer proposed a bill that would make it a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.
There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.
Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.
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For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.
When Toronto FC substitute Tsubasa Endoh entered the game at Montreal's Saputo Stadium in the 83rd minute last weekend, he ran on the field clutching a note. The Japanese rookie ran straight to Italian striker Sebastian Giovinco to show him the contents. Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman, standing next to Giovinco, leaned in to have a look. After sharing with Giovinco, Tsubasa ran over to give the note to Panamanian teammate Armando Cooper — ignoring referee Jair Marrufo, who reached out to take the paper, as he ran past.
Quebec Deputy Government House Leader Gerry Sklavounos stepped down from the Liberal caucus on Thursday after a young woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by someone in the party. Premier Philippe Couillard issued statement confirming Sklavounos will sit as an independent member of the legislature. "In light of the information published today in the media regarding an accusation of sexual assault, I am announcing that (Sklavounos) has stepped down from caucus," Couillard said.
Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi commanders to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S. is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on the ground. The Iraqi army said the 9th Division has pushed into the town of Hamdaniyah, also known as Qaraqosh and Bakhdida, and raised the flag over its central government compound, but the troops were likely still facing resistance in and around the town.
A child under 18 months old was taken to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after being rescued from a North End Winnipeg home containing what police suspect was fentanyl residue. The child's condition has since been upgraded to stable and the prognosis is positive, said Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Police suspect the child may have gone into distress after coming into contact with fentanyl at the Aikins Street home, but are waiting for Health Canada labs to confirm whether the substance was fentanyl.
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has rejected a recommendation by the province's Community Services Department and denied a man's request to be reunited with his son. In her decision released Friday, Justice Theresa Forgeron said the risks to the teenage boy are too great as she's satisfied the man sexually abused his stepdaughter over a seven-year period. "Within that seven-year period, the father manipulatively groomed the child to provide him with unlimited sexual favours," Forgeron wrote.
Melissa Sheldrick's eight-year-old son Andrew was diagnosed with a sleep disorder called parasomnia and began taking medication for the problem in October 2013. For a year and a half, Sheldrick refilled her son's prescriptions every two weeks at Floradale Medical Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy in Mississauga, Ont., that dispensed the medication in liquid form. On March 12, Sheldrick gave her son a dose from a new refill of his prescription before he went to bed.
The officer, who worked for the RCMP for nearly nine years, had been the subject of a months-long investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team. At the time of the offences he was a sworn member of the RCMP, working out of the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain detachment. Investigators say the then-constable engaged in insurance fraud by creating a false hit-and-run collision report on Oct. 27, 2014.
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A new bridge across the North Saskatchewan River is now open to pedestrians and cyclists in south Edmonton. The City of Edmonton held a grand opening for the Terwillegar Park Footbridge and West End Trails on Friday morning. The new 262-metre footbridge links the Terwillegar neighbourhood to Oleskiw River Valley Park.
An Edmonton judge says more changes are needed to protect children in swimming pools following the death of a seven-year-old boy. The judge also wants the province to fund a swimming survival program for Grade 4 students and to require all foster and group homes to have swimming policies.
Sure, surveillance cameras can be found in cities and private businesses, but do you ever get the sense that you’re actually being watched in real time? The undercover agent had managed to lodge itself above the ceiling tiles and poked its little head out of what appears to be an empty light fixture. A person with the Twitter handle @omocha_no_uma posted an image of the feline culprit on social media.
Politicians from the federal, provincial and municipal level have announced more than $3 million in funding for transit in Whistler. The funding will pay for buses that run on compressed natural gas, have security cameras and GPS tracking. "This investment in improved transit infrastructure for Whistler is important for the future of our community and our ability to grow in a sustainable way," said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden in a release Friday.
Internal emails provided to CBC News detail a plan carried out last month by Northern Transportation Company Ltd. to move "all and any environmental issue" off two Hay River lots the financially-troubled company has been trying to sell. On Sept. 16, Bill Smith, NTCL's vice-president of logistics and business development, wrote Steve Ingram, the company's shipyard and marine manager in Hay River, N.W.T. It is not clear if the two smaller lots, between 100 Street and 103 Street, are for sale, like all the other assets NTCL is trying to sell off to generate some of the cash needed to pay off banks owed $130 million.
A fishing tragedy near St. John's that took the lives of four Shea Heights men will be comprehensively investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, its officials confirm. The fishermen — Eugene Walsh, his son Keith Walsh, grandson Keith Walsh Jr. and family friend Bill Humby — were aboard a 6-metre open boat when it sank off Cape Spear on September 6. TSB officials now say it has decided to pursue a class 3 investigation into the incident.
Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.