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October 19, 2018 11:00 AM Marcia Kaye’s In Other Words tells the inside story of Canada’s golden age of publishing

In Other Words: How I Fell in Love with Canada One Book at a Time tells the inside story of Canada’s golden age of publishing, starting amid the simmering nationalism of the late ’60s. That’s when our country began to fall in love with itself, creators were larger than life and books were not yet saleable “units” in big-box stores. At its heart was Porter 7

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 8

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 9

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 43

October 8, 2018 9:15 PM Investigation group says one of Novichok poisoning suspects is Russian intelligence doctor

LONDON—One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a trained doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and travelled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday. Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor 8

October 5, 2018 10:07 PM Alberta court upholds sentence for man convicted in deadly gas and dash

CALGARY—The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the sentence of a Calgary man for killing a gas-station attendant who was trying to stop him from stealing fuel. Joshua Cody Mitchell is serving 11 years in prison after being convicted last year of manslaughter and of hit and run in the 2015 death of Maryam Rashidi. Rashidi, who was 35, died when Mitchell 7

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 9

August 24, 2018 1:25 AM Paul Manafort jury’s turmoil could reappear in upcoming trial

One juror in the trial of Paul Manafort may have started weighing evidence too soon, prompting a call for a mistrial. Another said Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman could have been convicted on all 18 counts he faced, were it not for a sole holdout. Neither happened. But behind the scenes, both possibilities were at play, according to court documents 17

August 9, 2018 4:46 PM Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction

Persky’s sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient. The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn’t address it. Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn’t support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim 18

August 8, 2018 8:31 PM Saudi Arabia executes, ‘crucifies’ Burma man convicted of murder

It said Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Burma woman’s home firing a gun, then stabbed her to death. He was convicted of robbing her home and another home, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition. The report said his conviction was upheld by the courts and his execution was endorsed by King Salman. Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s 21