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Court agrees to review decision to reopen ‘Serial’ case

Adnan Syed

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A Thursday court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing hisRead More


John Tavares signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tavares

The Associated Press Published Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:17AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, July 1, 2018 1:18PM EDT TORONTO – After one of the most-watched courtships in NHL history, the Toronto Maple Leafs got the answer they were hoping for Sunday. John Tavares is coming home. The centre signed with the Leafs as free agency opened, bringing an end to a saga that gripped hockey for the better part of seven days, and ramped up even further over the last 48 hours. The deal is for US$77 million over sevenRead More


Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake

child injured, Lake Bonaventure, Lake Placid Drive

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:36PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 19, 2018 1:35PM MDT A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Lake Placid Drive S.E. just after 11:00 a.m. after someone called 911. A young child was rushed from the scene to the South Health Campus in critical, life threatening condition by EMS. “When fire crews arrived, CPR was already in progress by family and bystanders and AHSRead More


Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

Police release images of vehicle in investigation of Toronto playground shooting

CTVNews.ca Published Friday, June 15, 2018 7:42AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 9:07AM EDT Police are making a plea for anyone with information to come forward after a brazen shooting in the east end of Toronto Thursday afternoon. Two young girls playing in a small playground in a housing complex were shot. They were among 11 kids playing in the McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue area of Scarborough on a bright, sunny day. Police released images of a “vehicle of interest” in their attempted murder investigation Friday morning.Read More


Calvin Nimoh found guilty in fatal stabbing of cancer researcher

Calvin Nimoh court sketch

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Friday, June 8, 2018 7:36PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 8:15PM EDT Calvin Nimoh has been found guilty in a random stabbing that left cancer researcher Mark Ernsting dead back in December 2015. The jury handed down their verdict inside a Toronto courtroom on Friday evening one day after deliberations began. Nimoh attempted to plead guilty to manslaughter last month but prosecutors rejected his plea as the defence argued he did not have the presence of mind for murder. The Crown laterRead More


Judge: Teen must repay US$37M for starting Oregon wildfire

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in Sept., 2017

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it’s unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly US$37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson issued the opinion on Monday, awarding the restitution totalling $36,618,330.24 to cover the costs of firefighting, repair and restoration to the gorge and damage to homes. Victims include the U.S. Forest Service and OregonRead More


Crews battle house fire in northeast Calgary

Coral Springs fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a second house fire in less than 12 hours in Calgary, this time in the northeast community of Coral Springs. Authorities say the fire started just after 5:30 p.m. and a number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated. EMS are also at the scene but there is no information on if anyone was hurt. More details to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″]Read More


As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As Hawaii erupts, scientists eye B.C.'s volcanoes

As lava destroy homes in Hawaii, B.C. scientists say they’re keen on developing better technology to monitor volcanoes in our own backyard. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″] ABC NEWS Headlines [su_feed url=”http://feeds.abcnews.com/abcnews/usheadlines” limit=”20″]


Old Maple Leaf plant being turned into cannabis facility

Cannabis company takes over Maple Leaf plant.

An old meat processing plant in Winnipeg is turning over a new leaf. The former Maple Leaf building on Warman Road is being taken over by cannabis company GrowForce Holdings, where it plans to open its flagship cannabis-cultivating facility. The company plans to grow, test and package cannabis products in the facility, which is set to open in 2019. In the future, GrowForce Holdings also wants to create a research and development lab. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories”Read More


Montreal holds pro-Palestine demonstration as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

Pro-Palestine demonstration in Montreal

There were protests in Montreal and around the world Monday as Israel marked the 70th anniversary of its founding by celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Dozens took to the streets downtown Montreal to express their anger about the embassy’s new location as well as the Israeli government’s response to protests there. Israeli troops shot dead 55 Palestinian demonstrators and wounded 1,200 others. Another 1,200 Palestinians suffered other injuries. It was the deadliest day since a cross-border war in 2014. Protesters threw stones and the IsraeliRead More