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April 18, 2018 3:37 PM Corruption trial jury faces choice of believing accused cop or drug dealer witness

Craig Ruthowsky's lawyer argued in closing arguments the Crown's key witness is a self-serving liar And it will depend largely on whether the drug dealer who was the Crown's key witness is seen by jurors as truthful or a self-serving liar. After five weeks of testimony and dozens of witnesses, defence lawyer Greg Lafontaine and assistant Crown attorney 10

April 15, 2018 1:31 AM Canadian rugby sevens team to play for Commonwealth Games bronze

Team suffers 33-7 loss against host Australians in semifinal GOLD COAST, Australia — The Canadian women's rugby sevens team will be playing for a bronze medal after a 33-7 loss to Australia. The Canadians will face England in the bronze-medal match after New Zealand bested the English 26-5 in the second semifinal. Canada is set to play at 1:55 p.m. ET in the Gold Coast 15

April 13, 2018 7:51 PM Alleged North Carolina incest leads to 4 deaths. One was a baby

In 1998, Katie Pladl was born to young parents who weren’t ready to raise a child, and she was legally adopted by a family out of state, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. After she grew up she went looking for her biological parents and in August 2016 moved in with Steven Pladl, her mother and the couple’s two other children, CBS 17 reported 11

April 13, 2018 6:15 PM Convicted killer Paul Bernardo facing weapons possession charge

Bernardo was reportedly found with a homemade shank made from a screw and pen on Feb. 9. Schoolgirl killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo has been charged with one count of possession of a weapon, says a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Attorney General. The 53-year-old made a video appearance in a Napanee, Ont., courtroom Friday. He is serving 16

April 11, 2018 9:37 PM Southern Alberta man sentenced to eight years for fatally beating his wife

Court heard he punched and kicked his wife last September as she lay unconscious in a downtown Lethbridge parking lot. LETHBRIDGE, Alta.—A southern Alberta man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for fatally beating his wife. Rodney Yellow Old Woman, who is 53, had been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge 15

April 5, 2018 5:46 PM Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont granted bail

Spain has accused the Catalan separatist of rebellion, corruption A German court ruled Thursday that Catalan's former leader, Carles Puigdemont, can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, saying the most serious charge he faces isn't punishable under German law. Puigdemont was detained in Germany on a Spanish arrest warrant 8

April 4, 2018 11:41 PM Lawyers for Quebec mosque shooter to argue for life sentence in prison, no parole for 25 years

Since Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder, he’s liable to face consecutive sentences. His legal team plans to challenge the part of the Criminal Code that allows judges to hand out consecutive sentences to people convicted of multiple murders. Their challenge, which was tabled in court 11

April 4, 2018 2:41 PM Penny Oleksiak, Taylor Ruck lead Canada’s charge on Day 1 of Commonwealth Games swim meet

Both Oleksiak and Ruck will be competing in the 200-metre freestyle at the outdoor Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Mary-Sophie Harvey of Trois-Rivières, Que., is racing in the 400 individual medley. Oleksiak, then 16, won four medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics including gold in the 100-metre freestyle in an Olympic, Canadian and world junior record. The Toronto 16

March 27, 2018 1:36 PM Ontario budget to fund free child care for preschoolers as part of $2.2B plan

In a bid to deal with Ontario’s high child care costs, the Wynne government will offer free licensed care for preschoolers at an average saving of $17,000 per child. More than 100,000 kids could be served under the initiative, expected to be the cornerstone of the Wynne government’s pre-election budget being tabled at Queen’s Park on Wednesday 14

March 26, 2018 4:44 PM Eagles' Michael Bennett surrenders on charge of injury to elderly

Prosecutors allege he pushed through security personnel at Super Bowl LI Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother. Bennett made a brief court appearance 8