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Canadian diplomat's son killed, another in custody after Miami shooting

There is no immunity for consular officials or their children in Florida, a state with particularly harsh murder laws

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Teen girl in care brutally attacked

A 15-year-old girl in the care of Child and F…

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Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair talk Senate expenses

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is calling the …

  • Senator Nancy Ruth speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday Dec. 16, 2010. The Conservative senator is miffed that she's being asked to justify claiming a meal expense while travelling when she could have eaten a free airline breakfast of "cold Camembert with broken crackers." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
    Nancy Ruth annoyed auditor expects her to eat "awful", but free, airline food The Canadian Press

    Ferguson was invited by the Senate in 2013 to conduct the audit following embarrassing revelations about allegedly improper expense claims by former Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and … More »Nancy Ruth annoyed auditor expects her to eat "awful", but free, airline food

    Senator Nancy Ruth speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday Dec. 16, 2010. The Conservative senator is miffed that she's being asked to justify claiming a meal expense while travelling when she could have eaten a free airline breakfast of "cold Camembert with broken crackers." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    Ferguson was invited by the Senate in 2013 to conduct the audit following embarrassing revelations about allegedly improper expense claims by former Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin and Liberal senator Mac Harb, who has since resigned. "Most of their questions are not very sophisticated, …

  • Singer Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. Mitchell's website and Twitter account reported Tuesday night that she was in the hospital, but gave no details on her condition. Mitchell is shown waving to the crowd during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
    Joni Mitchell's famous fans tweet well wishes to hospitalized singer The Canadian Press

    Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. More »Joni Mitchell's famous fans tweet well wishes to hospitalized singer

    Singer Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. Mitchell's website and Twitter account reported Tuesday night that she was in the hospital, but gave no details on her condition. Mitchell is shown waving to the crowd during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

    Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

  • Pimps target teens at Montreal malls
    Pimps target teens at Montreal malls CBC

    Montreal police are warning parents that pimps are hanging around Montreal-area shopping centres, trying to lure teens into prostitution. "Never say anything negative about the pimps because the victim … More »Pimps target teens at Montreal malls

    Pimps target teens at Montreal malls

    Montreal police are warning parents that pimps are hanging around Montreal-area shopping centres, trying to lure teens into prostitution. "Never say anything negative about the pimps because the victim will reject (you) as a parent because she will think you are judging her.

  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay (left), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Steven Blaney, CSIS director Michel Coulombe and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson arrive at the Commons public safety committee hearing witnesses on Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
    Bill C-51 wraps up at committee with few changes Canada Politics

    During a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-51 that ran late into Tuesday evening, the public safety and national security committee voted down all the amendments proposed by the NDP, Liberals and … More »Bill C-51 wraps up at committee with few changes

    Justice Minister Peter MacKay (left), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Steven Blaney, CSIS director Michel Coulombe and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson arrive at the Commons public safety committee hearing witnesses on Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday March 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    During a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-51 that ran late into Tuesday evening, the public safety and national security committee voted down all the amendments proposed by the NDP, Liberals and Green Party. The bill on the whole was passed in committee with Conservatives and Liberals voting in favour, and the …

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges is expressing shock over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hassan Ammar
    Fahmy shocked at Ottawa's refusal to issue passport due to travel ban The Canadian Press

    A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges expressed shock and anger Wednesday over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case. Mohamed … More »Fahmy shocked at Ottawa's refusal to issue passport due to travel ban

    Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges is expressing shock over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hassan Ammar

    A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges expressed shock and anger Wednesday over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case. Mohamed Fahmy, who was born in Egypt but immigrated to Canada with his family as a teenager, said his original Canadian passport …

  • Senator Pamela Wallin, chair of the National Security and Defence committee, adjusts her glasses at the start of a meeting, Monday February 11, 2013 in Ottawa. The RCMP has filed new documents in court alleging Wallin submitted 21 travel expense claims to the Senate in order to claim reimbursement for her private and business trips to Toronto and Guelph. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

    Pamela Wallin fabricated Senate business in order to get reimbursement for expenses that were actually personal and private, the RCMP allege in new court documents. The RCMP allege that Wallin submitted 21 travel expense claims to the Senate when she had actually been attending to personal matters in Toronto or to her …

  • A silver 2014 Dodge RAM 1500 valued at $35,000 was taken from David Tingley's Dodge dealership on March 20. Tingley said he has no idea how the trucks were taken — but that the thieves somehow got their hands on key fobs to both trucks.

  • Quebec's premier is not backing down in his opposition to the imprisonment and torture of blogger Raif Badawi, despite the Saudi ambassador's written caution to Quebec politicians to mind their own business. Naif Bin Bandir Al-Sudairy, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Canada, sent a letter to Quebec's National Assembly in …

  • The federal government imposed a moratorium on the use of temporary foreign workers in the fast-food industry.

    Many of those workers don’t want to leave, says Loly Rico, president of the Canadian Council for Refugees. Already, agencies that serve refugees and undocumented migrants have seen an influx, she says. Under a 2011 change to the temporary foreign worker program, low-skilled workers whose work permits have expired and …

  • Mario Reyes (right), a temporary foreign worker living in Red Deer, Alta., discusses his case with lawyer Peter Wong in Calgary, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Reyes and his family will stay in Canada during his appeal. The clock ran out Wednesday for thousands of temporary foreign workers in Canada as work permits expired for those who have been in the country for more than four years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood

    Mario Reyes choked back tears on Wednesday while discussing his last-ditch attempt to remain in Canada as the clock ran out for thousands of temporary foreign workers like him whose work permits have expired. Reyes, who came to Canada from the Philippines seven years ago, has been working at a Minit Lube franchise in Red …

  • Western University president Amit Chakma says he will voluntarily refund the school nearly half his $924,000 salary last year, money he received in lieu of taking an administrative leave. "My employment contract with Western, executed in 2009, provided for payment in lieu of one year of administrative leave at the end …

  • Montreal wood-burning fireplaces could face restrictions by 2016

    Montreal fireplaces may need to be put out four years earlier than expected. While the City of Montreal already had a plan in place to restrict the use of fireplaces starting in 2020, an environmental committee studying the issue is recommending pushing the plan forward to October 2016. Mayor Denis Coderre must first …

  • The coast guard says its icebreaker the Ann Harvey, shown in a handout photo, struck the bottom Wednesday about nine kilometres southwest of Burgeo, N.L., but the 26 crew on board is safe and there were no injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Coast Guard

    The coast guard evacuated two cadets off the icebreaker Ann Harvey on Wednesday night after the ship struck a rocky shoal and punctured its hull while working off the coast of southwest Newfoundland earlier in the day. Coast guard Capt. Jim Chmiel said the ship was being towed to a location in the mouth of a sheltered …

  • Premier Jim Prentice defends $13,000 big screen TVs

    Wildrose MLA Shayne Saskiw said the expenditure is not appropriate while the government levies new taxes.

  • TTC CEO Andy Byford leaves after a press conference after a release of a video involving TTC enforcement officers involved in a altercation with members of the public after a Maple Leafs game at Union Station in Toronto on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Toronto police began an investigation Wednesday into a violent confrontation between the city's transit enforcement officers and two men after a troubling video of the incident surfaced online. The police intervention comes after Toronto Transit Commission CEO Andy Byford asked Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to have his …