The family of a high school teacher who was raped and killed by a 14-year-old student filed a lawsuit Wednesday
The family of a high school teacher who was raped and killed by a 14-year-old student filed a lawsuit Wednesday
A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbours after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend. Neven Glen Butler, 18, was arrested the same day he was detained in an unrelated assault of a 92-year-old woman a few miles ( kilometres ) away, Sacramento sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. Homicide detectives tied Butler to the sexual assaults of Fusako Petrus, 86, and her 61-year-old friend earlier Wednesday while both were out for a walk, Turnbull said.
A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. The latest test came as U.S. officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N. in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge.
Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter announcing the move in Washington to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, a strong critic of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The notice begins a two-year exit process from the Western Hemisphere's largest diplomatic body, which had become a forum for its neighbours to exert pressure on Venezuela.
The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and centre in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and that she has spent more than six years trying to erase. Transforming the National Front into a voter-friendly party without compromising its anti-system essence — which is her banner — has been perhaps her toughest battle preparing for her dream job as chief of state. The reports threatened to undo her work nudging the National Front from pariah status to respectability.
Six weeks after her disappearance, friends and family of a missing Nanaimo teen are organizing a rally to raise awareness and renew support for her safe return. Makayla Chang, 16, was last seen on March 17 in Nanaimo, where she lived and attended school, but despite an extensive search of Colliery Dam Park by police, as part of their investigation into her disappearance, there has been no trace of the teen. Over the past few weeks, family friend Brandy Mckee, said the attention to Chang's disappearance has dropped off.
Aaron Crane admits it can be a challenge at times to direct a band with over 30 members who range in age from 10 to 80 and all with different skills levels.
Cosy concerts made for music lovers and a book festival full of ideas are on the list this weekend. Set your GPS for Venturing Hills Farm in the Pontiac and take a scenic drive along country roads to arrive at a unique concert experience. When they are not studying and performing music in London, England, they've been hosting Pontiac Enchanté — a classical music concert series held at Venturing Hills Farms, an equestrian training centre.
Samuel Alec pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court in February to three counts of impaired driving causing death after he mowed down cyclists Ross Chafe and Kelly Blunden who were out for a weekend ride in May 2015. Alec's friend in the passenger seat of the vehicle, Paul Pierre, was also killed. The court heard that Alec, 46, was returning home to Lillooet along Highway 99 after a "lengthy binge of drinking" following a friend's funeral.
Some Edmontonians who live close to the proposed locations of supervised drug-injection sites predict they'll create even more problems in an already vulnerable community. "This ultimately stigmatizes our community," said Wendy Aasen. A former community league president who has lived in the area 25 years, Aasen argued it's time other areas stepped up.
The City of White Rock is dropping the use of chlorine as a secondary disinfectant for its drinking water. In some areas, the water has the colour of coffee because of chlorine reacting with the manganese in the water. "Monochloramine isn't something new. it has been used since the 1930s.
The medical community is welcoming the Ontario government's new pharmacare program that promises free prescription drugs to all children and young adults starting in January. Doctors, medical researchers, and health-care advocates see pharmacare as the missing essential of medicare, and question why health systems across Canada don't provide universal drug coverage as part of universal medical coverage.
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) and the Yukon Chamber of Mines often disagree, but not, apparently, when it comes to assessing the latest territorial budget. "Maybe a balance has been struck! We'll see," laughed Samson Hartland of the Chamber of Mines. Lewis Rifkind of the YCS, meanwhile, calls the budget "tepid" and "neutral" — at least from an environmental perspective.
Apple Inc urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better window into their strengths and weaknesses. In a letter made public on Friday, Apple suggested a series of changes to the draft policy that is under development and said it looks forward to working with California and others "so that rapid technology development may be realized while ensuring the safety of the traveling public." Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet Inc , Ford Motor Co , Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], Toyota Motor Corp , Tesla Motors Inc and others also filed comments suggesting changes.
McKenna turned to his friends – and owners of Rocket Bakery on Water Street – to see if they were interested in donating day-old bread to be turned into beer. When they agreed, he started in on his first batch of Brewis Hard Tack Ale. McKenna said making beer out of old bread is not that unusual, given the long connection between the two staples of the human diet.
It's part of an effort by the Yukon government and the city of Whitehorse to reduce the danger of forest fires. Van Tongeren, however, is not impressed. Laura Prentice, with Yukon government's land development division, says the "FireSmarting" is mandated for the subdivision, and the community association was notified.
The case of a Saskatchewan farming couple who waited more than two years for the Water Security Agency to resolve a drainage dispute with a neighbour shouldn't happen again, a spokesman says. Patrick Boyle said the agency has overhauled how it deals with drainage complaints since the couple's situation arose in 2010. The couple's saga was the subject of an investigation by Saskatchewan's ombudsman published in March 2016 and mentioned in the annual report released Thursday.
A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest.
Jennifer Allen, who covered traffic for Daybreak, Montreal's CBC Radio morning show, will now help you commute around Toronto as the show's new traffic reporter. Allen, who was born and raised in Montreal but spent a few years in Toronto studying Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University, says her move to this city a few weeks ago was anything but smooth. "I drove to Toronto with my mother on the Tuesday to prepare for the moving truck and when we arrived and walked into my new apartment, it was filthy," Allen said.
An assistant store manager at the Atlantic Superstore in Bayers Lake said he emerged from his office around noon because he heard someone screaming in the women's washroom. When Malcolm Comeau opened the door, he found a woman in one of the stalls with the door open giving birth to a baby.
Standing in his Winnipeg driveway, Nick Troller dusts off his vanity licence plate for what may be one of the last times. Troller said it took months to come up with his custom plate, sorting through different themes and characters from the Star Trek franchise and trying to figure out a clever combination of letters and numbers that would fit on the licence plate. "They said that it was hurting other people and I didn't understand why because looking at the plate, and being a fan of the TV show Star Trek, I don't see anything there that would hurt anybody.
Redevelopment of a former military site in Dartmouth could take more than a decade to complete, but people will be able to take a trail to a lookout point by mid-September. Work on the trail at the Shannon Park lands will begin in the summer. The trail will begin across from Shannon Park Elementary School where a small parking area will be located.
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is denying it cancelled a dodgeball fundraiser at one of its schools because it learned the money raised would go towards teaching young men about sexual identity. Saskatoon Sexual Health executive director Jillian Schwandt said Georges Vanier Catholic Fine Arts School's principal called her on Thursday to enquire about how money raised from the "Balls to the Wall" fundraiser would be spent. Schwandt said the principal was positive about the programming until she mentioned it would pay for education about sexual identity.
New Brunswick sawmills could be facing an all-or-nothing gamble in the softwood lumber case with the United States. The Gallant government repeated its call Friday for Ottawa to negotiate the restoration of an exclusion for Maritime mills from American tariffs. "That's where we want to put all of our effort and our energy," Trade Minister Roger Melanson said of the call for an absolute exclusion of all mills from the U.S. tariffs.
By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is recruiting engineers from Mexico to work on robotics and other automated equipment at its California factory, according to LinkedIn postings viewed by Reuters, part of a hiring push to ready the plant for mass production of the upcoming Model 3. The electric vehicle maker, which prides itself on its "Made in America" credentials, aims to build 500,000 cars a year by 2018 at its plant in Fremont, California, south of San Francisco. A recruiting poster published on LinkedIn by Tesla's senior technical recruiter, David Johnson, listed 15 types of engineers the company would be seeking at a May 5-8 recruiting event in Monterrey, Mexico.