President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. As he mulls outside reinforcements to his operation, Trump returned late Saturday from his nine-day journey to a White House seemingly in crisis mode, with a barrage of reports hitting close to the Oval Office and involving Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and influential adviser. A rally planned Thursday in Iowa was postponed due to "an unforeseen change" in Trump's schedule.
A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy. "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The gunfire erupted Saturday night at Godbolt's in-laws' home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven.
Philippine forces found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city on Sunday, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group. The crisis in Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants show unexpected strength, fending off a military that has unleashed attack helicopters, armoured vehicles and scores of soldiers. The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to declare 60 days of martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has raged for decades.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defence of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander ... that we stand together here as one," Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. Police said they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, who is accused of killing the two men Friday.
ST-GEORGES, Que. — Quebecers and the "extremely strong" lobby of the province's professional farmers' union are to blame for Maxime Bernier's defeat in the Conservative leadership race, according to an ex-mayor in Bernier's hometown in Quebec's Beauce region. Roger Carette, a Bernier supporter who served as mayor of St-Georges from 1994 to 2009, says he can't understand how Quebec let the candidate down. "It's Quebec that took him out of there," he said, moments after learning Bernier had lost the race to Andrew Scheer.
North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile flew about 450 kilometres (280 miles) on Monday morning before landing in Japan's maritime economic zone, setting off the usual round of condemnation from Washington and the North's neighbours . It's the latest in a string of test launches by North Korea as it seeks to build nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the U.S. mainland, a drive that puts North Korea high on the list of foreign policy worries for Japan, Washington and Seoul.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered in Toronto to support the work of The Sashbear Foundation at the fifth annual Borderline 5-Kilometre Walk for Emotion Dysregulation. Created by Lynn Courey and Mike Menu, the foundation is named in honour of the Toronto couple's daughter Sasha Menu Courey, who died by suicide in 2011 at the age of 20. "Sasha was struggling with mental health issues... as parents, we didn't know much about mental health issues, and when we tried to seek help, help wasn't available for her or for us," Courey said on Sunday.
For festival-goers of Prince Rupert's Seafest — a June festival celebrating the northern B.C. port city's waterfront and as a gateway to the Pacific — there will be very little sea to see this year. Every year, the festival hosts the Quick and Daring — a kayak race and rescue drill competition — from the city's only rocky beach by Lightering Dock in Rotary Waterfront Park. "We've managed to make it work except we've gone from 60 to 70 feet [18 to 21 metres] of beach access to a 20 foot [6 metre] dock," she said.
Human-made chemicals are penetrating deeper into the North Atlantic, a new study has found. Remember CFCs? Scientists from six countries crossed the North Atlantic from St. John's to Galway, Ireland, over the past month aboard the research vessel Celtic Explorer.
Wayne Easter was one of three Island MPs who voted against the bill, which failed to pass its second reading on May 17. Sean Casey was lone representative of P.E.I. to vote for the bill. Lawrence MacAulay and Bobby Morrissey also went against it.
The body of a fire chief believed to have been swept away by high flood waters in British Columbia's Interior has been found. Dan Moskaluk said the Ashcroft fire department found Clayton Cassidy's body in the water at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, during its daily patrol of Cache Creek. Cassidy had been missing since May 5, following heavy rainfall and intense flooding.
When Arlene Rill was bitten by a tick in Montreal three years ago, she knew nothing about Lyme disease. "I live with huge stomach issues, terrible [headaches], pain in my ears, ringing in my ears, inflammation in my joints," said Rill, a 66-year-old retired teacher. Rill says she blames her suffering on a lack of knowledge about Lyme disease in Canada and a lack of willingness to treat long-term sufferers.
There's going to be an impressive harvest this year at a north-end Dartmouth community farm after more than 150 volunteers came out Sunday to double its size. Neighbourhood residents, gardening enthusiasts and corporate sponsors were all part of the massive work project, said Deborah Dickey, manager of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. The aim of the project was to double the size of the farm infrastructure including expanding the crop rows and community plots for individuals. There were 15 assigned plots this year.
Former House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has narrowly edged out Maxime Bernier to become federal Conservative leader. In his victory speech Saturday, Scheer accused Justin Trudeau of being more focused on “selfies” than policies.
This year's Ottawa Race Weekend ended on a hot and sunny note Sunday, with fewer runners than normal raising more money for charity than in previous years.
Memorial University medical students hosted a "hand-a-thon" Saturday to assemble 3D-printed plastic hands for disabled children in Zimbabwe. . The idea came from Bo Simango, MUN Med 3D's assistive technology and outreach lead, who is currently back home in Zimbabwe, where about 900,000 people have some form of disability.
New Brunswick cycling enthusiasts gathered in Sussex for "Ellen's Tour de Sussex," to raise money in memory of cyclist Ellen Waters who was killed when a car struck her while she was cycling. There were three different length races, all of which were led by Watters' mother Nancy Grieve-Watters. The death of Watters set off a movement to try and make roads safer for cyclists which culminated in the New Brunswick government adopting "Ellen's Law," which mandates that vehicles must give 1 metre of space when passing bicycles.
McMaster University research engineer Travis Casagrande has carved a microscopic, 3D Canadian flag on the face of a penny. The carving — which is one one-hundredth the size of a human hair and invisible to the naked eye — is meant to be a celebration of Canada's 150th birthday this year, and a showcase of the microscopes at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy at the university. "I wanted the chosen material to be something that's recognizably Canadian, and I was fresh out of goose feathers and moose antlers," Casagrande said.
There was food, jewelry and art from local vendors like Jenine Thomlinson, who was selling paintings at her own booth. Matt Wincherauk said he was invited by a friend and decided to check out what people had to offer.
Construction on the Trans-Canada Highway extension along the North River Causeway and at the intersection of York Point Road and Warren Grove Road will continue this week.
Chris Gertridge modestly calls his large collection of antique Nova Scotia photos "junk," but deep down he knows a handful of them hold great historical value — especially to the Apple Blossom Festival.
Hess Nyenhuis has repaired clocks and watches in Edmonton for 48 years — and he's been working in the trade for even longer. For the 85-year-old and his wife, Ronnie, the decision to close the business was a difficult one. Golden Hour Clock Shop closed its doors Friday. They've fixed close to 10,000 clocks and more than 4,000 watches in nearly five decades.
It's Museums Day today, which means the public has free access to more than 30 museums across Montreal. Every year, locals and tourists are invited to more than 30 art galleries, museums and cinemas across much of the island, from Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to Hochelaga. Aside from exhibitions, some museums are also holding workshops, tours, concerts, outdoor activities and meetings with local artists.
PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their offerings.
Cape Breton Regional Police say the fire that destroyed the former St. Agnes Elementary School in New Waterford on Sunday has been determined to be suspicious. The blaze, which fire crews spent hours battling, is under investigation by the provincial Fire Marshall's office and the police department's arson unit. Clarence Musgrave watched the James Street building burn from his house across the street.