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Teen accused of stabbing Sydney cab driver to undergo psychiatric assessment

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A 13-year-old boy accused of stabbing a cab driver in Sydney is being sent for a psychiatric assessment. The teen will undergo a 30-day mental health assessment at the IWK Health Centre after a request was made by the Crown during a bail hearing in Sydney on Tuesday. He has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and two breaches of probation in connection with the incident. The charges come after patrol officers with Cape Breton Regional Police noticed a Dynasty taxi stopped on Bentinck Street in SydneyRead More

Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia’s Mahathir doesn’t think so

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Tim Sullivan and Eileen Ng, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 11, 2018 7:47AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theatres and Adolf Hitler was still a fringe politician. It was 1926, and his homeland was known as British Malaya. Now Mahathir Mohamad is 92 years old. He is also Malaysia’s newest prime minister. It’s been 37 years since he first had the job, and 15 since he retired from it. All of that raises an obvious question: How oldRead More

Oak Bay to U.K.: Friends plan to crash wedding

Oak Bay to U.K.: Friends plan to crash wedding

They aren’t on the guest list, but that’s not stopping two long-time friends from crashing the wedding of the century. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Cab driver's finger bitten off in weekend assault

Cab driver's finger bitten off in weekend assault

There’s no question cabbies have to put up with a lot, but what Comox Valley driver Bruce Morgan went through is a new low. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Raptors president Masai Ujiri fined $25,000 for berating officials in Game 3

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CLEVELAND – The NBA has slapped Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri with a $25,000 fine for walking onto the playing court at halftime to “verbally confront” game officials. The incident occurred during the Raptors’ 105-103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. Toronto had been called for 14 fouls in the first half, compared to eight for Cleveland. And the Raptors were irate that what had seemed liked a Serge Ibaka bucket and potential three-point free-throw was downgraded to a foul with no basket and noRead More

Naveed Anwar announced as new face of Sask. Liberal Party


Naveed Anwar has been announced as the new leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party. The news was revealed on Saturday afternoon in Saskatoon. Anwar takes over from Tara Jijian, who was serving as interim leader since the fall of 2017.   Anwar is the owner of a tax consulting firm with operations in both Saskatoon and Prince Albert. He grew up in Pakistan and has a master’s degree in political science.  Anwar said the province has to work together to build a place that is more fair, so that everyone inRead More

Sask. man wins lottery home for second time

Dwayne Prystupa

The man who won the grand prize in the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery has won a home before. Dwayne and Kristen Prystupa won the STARS Home Lottery back in 2012. The family said they continued to buy tickets to support the cause, but they never thought they would win big again. “My brother-in-law called me, ‘I can’t believe you just won another house,’” Prystupa said. “I didn’t believe him and he had it still on TV, so he rewinded and he was playing it for me and IRead More

Montreal’s transit workers vote 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics

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Montreal bus and subway drivers have voted 99 per cent in favour of pressure tactics that may include a general strike as their union and the city’s transit company work toward a new contract. Their union, which is affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, had urged the 4,500 members to support their bargaining committee with a strong mandate in negotiations to replace contracts that expired in January. The union says the key issue in the talks are what it calls “completely unrealistic” schedules for bus drivers. Union presidentRead More

Toronto heads to Cleveland in familiar spot, trailing Cavaliers 2-0 in series

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The Canadian Press Published Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:58PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 4, 2018 1:33AM EDT TORONTO – In a post-season that was supposed to be so different, the storyline was way too familiar. LeBron James had 43 points and 14 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 128-110 throttling of Toronto on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series back home to Cleveland, where the Raptors have never won in five playoff games. Cavs big man Kevin Love added 31 points and 11 rebounds.Read More

Fingerprint left in Play-Doh leads to shoplifting suspect


LEICESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts police department says a fingerprint left in a hunk of Play-Doh led them to a shoplifting suspect. Leicester police responded to Walmart on Dec. 11 after an employee found several electronic anti-theft devices that had been covered in the malleable clay-like toy in an apparent attempt to neutralize them. The attempt to disable the spider-wrap devices failed, and the suspect had fled. He did, however, leave a fingerprint impression in the Play-Doh. Police announced Monday the Connecticut Forensics Laboratory helped find a match for theRead More