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December 26, 2018 5:55 PM Macy Gray on ‘Creep,’ collaborating and caring for mentally ill teens

ATLANTA—Three things will always define Macy Gray — her 1999 breakthrough smash, “I Try,” her unique personality (a little kooky, a little chill) and a chameleonic look usually topped by a bundle of hair. In her two-decade career, Gray, 51, has moved more than 25 million albums worldwide, scored a Grammy (for “I Try”), worked with artists ranging from Justin 16

November 27, 2018 10:49 PM Scarborough man found not criminally responsible for killing his mother, who struggled for years with his schizophrenia

After Christopher’s father Donald died from a stroke in 2007, it was just the two of them living in the bungalow in Scarborough’s Port Union neighbourhood. Crown prosecutor Dimitra Tsagaris told a Toronto court Tuesday they were only people in each other’s lives. In a rare finding Tuesday, Christopher Hardie, 40, was ruled not criminally responsible 31

November 16, 2018 2:02 AM Southern Alberta man on trial on sex assault, child luring, child porn charges

LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—The trial of a southern Alberta man on sex charges involving teen girls has heard that dozens of child porn images were found on cellphones and a computer seized from his home. Trevor Pritchard of Coaldale faces charges of sexual assault, child luring and possession of child pornography. His trial by a judge without a jury heard expert 22

November 14, 2018 4:21 PM Montreal police arrest two teens in slaying of 17-year-old boy

MONTREAL — Two teens have been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old found in a wooded area early Monday. Montreal police Sgt. Manuel Couture says homicide investigators arrested two minors earlier today — a boy and a girl, both 17. They are expected to appear in Quebec Youth Court later today. Police initially thought the death was the result of an accident 22

November 11, 2018 2:24 PM California gunman who killed 12 died from self-inflicted gunshot

Based on time stamps, investigators say, Long posted to Instagram during the attack. The post involved his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane. His social media accounts have been taken down but a law enforcement official said Long posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane. The official, who was briefed 27

October 17, 2018 8:30 PM Cannabis-filled films you can watch legally

TORONTO—Mary Jane and the movies have been a long-time pairing, from 1936’s propaganda film Reefer Madness to contemporary onscreen stoners like Vancouver’s Seth Rogen. Reefer Madness: Worth watching just to see how far viewpoints on cannabis have changed since the 1930s. Louis J. Gasnier’s black-and-white fictional film became unintentional satire over the years 41

September 17, 2018 9:13 PM Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum. Ryan and Noah, both 15, say using the two-decade-old lessons — which don’t explicitly mention LGBTQ youth — means teens like them are no longer reflected in the classroom. They say that could lead to an unwelcoming 23

September 12, 2018 7:47 PM Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls 47

August 19, 2018 11:30 AM Ben Affleck’s birthday burger celebration: Stargazing

“IT’S FOR A ROLE!” sobs Ben Affleck, as he gets drive-thru. Alone. At a Jack In The Box. On his 46th birthday. (Backgrid) “IT’S REAL. I AM A CREEPER AND I LIKE TO KEEP A CLEAN AUTO!” screams Shia LaBeouf. As he cleans a car. On a movie set. While wearing what we hope is a fake “creeper” tattoo. (Backgrid) Sophie Turner is upset while out with beau Joe Jonas 34

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase 222