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October 17, 2018 4:51 PM Parole board grants escorted leave to informant who helped lock up Hells Angels boss

A former biker-gang hit man turned informant whose testimony brought down Hells Angels boss Maurice (Mom) Boucher has been granted escorted leaves from prison. The Parole Board of Canada today granted the temporary police-escorted leaves to Stephane (Godasse) Gagne, the former elite Hells Angels member sentenced for the 1997 killing of a Quebec prison 6

October 17, 2018 12:22 PM Joe Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times, claiming it undercut his chances to run again for Senate

In the suit, Arpaio, 86, says that he intends to run for the Senate again in 2020 for the seat vacated by the late Republican senator John McCain. Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., is temporarily occupying that seat until a special election takes place. In this year’s GOP primary to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Arpaio finished third with less than 18 per cent of the vote. Cottle 6

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 39

October 9, 2018 7:51 PM Man to be freed in slain Bulgarian journalist investigation

RUSE, BULGARIA—Bulgarian authorities on Tuesday will release and won’t charge a man arrested in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found after she highlighted possible government corruption. The man, who wasn’t identified, would be freed “very shortly,” said Teodor Atanassov, chief police officer 8

October 6, 2018 5:17 PM Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4 million sale

Banksy, who has never disclosed his full identity, began his career spray-painting buildings in Bristol, England, and has become one of the world’s best-known artists. His mischievous and often satirical images include two policemen kissing, armed riot police with yellow smiley faces and a chimpanzee with a sign bearing the words “Laugh now, but one day I’ll be in charge 8

October 5, 2018 10:35 AM Killer Paul Bernardo in court for weapons possession charge

Bernardo’s sadistic sex crimes, some of which he videotaped, sparked terror and revulsion. He kidnapped, tortured and killed Leslie Mahaffy, 14, of Burlington, Ont., in June 1991 at his home in Port Dalhousie, Ont., before dismembering her body, encasing her remains in cement and discarding them in a nearby lake. He tortured and killed Kristen French 7

October 2, 2018 12:53 PM Yale graduate says Brett Kavanaugh once started a bar fight

“I saw him quite drunk. There were certainly many times when he could not remember what was going on,” he said, adding that, “There’s an angry streak that comes out when Brett drinks.” A White House spokesperson did not respond to emails about Ludington’s account. A police report documenting the incident was first reported Monday night by the New York Times 8

October 1, 2018 2:05 AM Kanye West delivers problematic monologue on SNL

West has found himself at odds with many of his hip-hop peers since he visited with Trump in 2016 after the election, and reaffirmed his appreciation for him earlier this year. “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” he wrote on Twitter in April. “I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals 11

September 23, 2018 1:05 PM U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO—The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules detail a broad range of programs 14

September 23, 2018 3:07 AM No prison time for Alaskan man accused of kidnapping, assaulting Indigenous woman

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge’s sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. Anchorage 16