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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


Stratford, Ont. mayor wants Justin Bieber to hold wedding in his hometown

Bieber Baldwin

TORONTO — Justin Bieber’s hometown of Stratford, Ont. is prepared to host the pop star’s wedding — should he decide to hold it there. Dan Mathieson, mayor of the southwestern Ontario city, said Tuesday he hopes Bieber includes the picturesque region in the nuptial conversations with his new fiancee Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer confirmed his engagement to the American model in an Instagram post on Monday, sparking instant speculation about where they might hold the event. “We would be happy to host that and do whatever we had toRead More


Weinstein due in court on charges he assaulted a third woman

Weinstein

The Associated Press Published Monday, July 9, 2018 3:42AM EDT Last Updated Monday, July 9, 2018 3:43AM EDT NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of lifeRead More


Two Knights selected in first round of NHL draft

Evan Bouchard, London Knights

Two London Knights were drafted in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Dallas. Evan Bouchard, a defenceman with the Knights, was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Liam Foudy, a six-foot centre from the Knights, was selected 18th by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bouchard, from Oakville, has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid. “For me, I’m just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process,” Bouchard said. “I know there’s a lot of stuff to work onRead More


Nova Scotia government to unveil Mi’kmaq licence plate in Truro

Mi'kmaq licence plate

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia is set to unveil a new Mi’kmaq licence plate today. Deputy premier Karen Casey and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton will officially release the new plate during a ceremony in Truro. The design for was selected by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’Kmaq Chiefs last September. The province also recently unveiled licence plates celebrating the Gaelic and Acadian cultures. 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 HeadlinesRead More


Police in St. Thomas say young teen gone missing

Aliyah Edwards

St. Thomas police continue to search for a missing 13-year-old girl. Police issued a release Saturday saying Aliyah Edwards was last seen Friday about 3:30 p.m. She has long dark hair, dyed red. She was last seen wearing purple jean shorts and a grey hoodie.  Aliyah was also reported missing last March but found safe. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas police at 519-631-1224 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”Read More


Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 8, 2018 7:25AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 8:43AM EDT PARIS — American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling his death a suicide. CNN said Bourdain was in Strasbourg filming an upcoming segmentRead More


Family says rental company won’t renew their lease because of their crying child

Family says rental company won’t renew their lease because of their crying child

A man says he and his family are being treated unfairly by the company that manages the home they rent in northeast Calgary after they were told they could not renew their lease because of noise complaints. Mukesh Khanal, his wife and his young daughter moved into their home in Martindale back in July 2017 and felt that it was a perfect place for them to be and expected that they could stay a few years. However, he says that the company has issued them a notice that they willRead More


Public school board trustees approve new budget

Public school board trustees approve new budget

CTV Calgary Staff Published Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:53PM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:08PM MDT Trustees with the Calgary Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget on Tuesday and say the $1.4 billion provides stable funding to support students. Earlier this month, the CBE said it had a $35 million shortfall and that it would have to come up with extra funds to keep service at normal levels after the province said it would not make up the three percent shortfall. The board receives more than $1Read More


Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More