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January 15, 2019 6:14 PM No bloodstains found in Dennis Oland’s car, officer tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B.—Although it was dirty and appeared not to have been cleaned, the car Dennis Oland was driving the evening his father, Richard, was murdered did not produce any suspicious bloodstains, a Saint John court was told Tuesday. Sgt. Mark Smith is on the stand this week at Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial, describing in minute detail 6

January 15, 2019 12:54 PM China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on decision to hand down death penalty

BEIJING—China is expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible 5

January 11, 2019 7:38 PM Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

MOSCOW - Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of espionage. Whelan’s arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped 12

January 11, 2019 12:31 AM Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

SAN DIEGO - A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offences in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling by the judge, Navy Capt. Aaron Rugh. Special Operations 12

January 9, 2019 11:40 PM Saskatchewan man who stole a car to be sentenced on Amber Alert charges

It wasn’t until 6:30 a.m. that three workers hooking up a truck to haul fertilizer from a potash mine noticed something unusual in nearby trees. As they approached, they realized it was the missing SUV that was all over the news. “The windows were fogged up when one of the men approached. He feared the worst,” said the document. The girl, who is also epileptic 10

January 9, 2019 12:46 PM Remorse will resonate in sentencing of driver in Broncos crash, says legal expert

A legal expert says she would be astounded if a judge handed the maximum sentence to a semitruck driver who has pleaded guilty to all 29 charges stemming from a devastating collision with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty in Melfort, Sask., court Tuesday to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing 10

January 7, 2019 6:24 PM Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleads guilty to murder

KALAMAZOO, MICH. — A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial. Jason Dalton’s surprise move came more than three years after shootings, which occurred over the course a few hours in and around Kalamazoo. Dalton 8

January 7, 2019 2:21 PM Cardinal on trial in France’s biggest church sex abuse trial

If found guilty of failing to report the priest’s actions, the defendants could face up to three years in prison and a 45,000-euro ($51,300 U.S.) fine. Barbarin and some other defendants are also charged with failing to assist a person in peril. The case is a new test for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse has threatened his legacy and thrown 11

January 4, 2019 1:13 PM Navy SEAL to plead not guilty to murder charge of Daesh teen

Warpinski said when another SEAL questioned Gallagher, the chief replied that “I was working on him, and he just died.” His defence attorney also indicated to the court the teen died from injuries from the airstrike. Warpinski, who spoke to nine members of SEAL Team 7, said he was told Gallagher would fire into crowds of Iraqis. He is accused of shooting 10

December 14, 2018 2:42 PM Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

MADRID—Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million U.S.) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner 19