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October 15, 2018 8:26 PM Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances, Harvard legal team claim

BOSTON—Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favour of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s 6

October 11, 2018 6:42 PM Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions 9

October 10, 2018 12:45 AM Lawyers fight to rule out death penalty for New York truck attack trial

NEW YORK—Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people when he drove his truck onto a New York City bike path said Tuesday that the death penalty should be ruled out because President Donald Trump was “uninformed and full of rage” when he called for it. The lawyers said in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on behalf of Sayfullo Saipov that Trump 7

October 9, 2018 6:37 PM Calgary baby death trial hears rash suggested nutritional deficiency, not eczema

Under cross-examination from Jeromie Clark’s lawyer David Chow, Parsons confirmed she did not see any of John’s blood work and that she never actually saw the baby. She also said she could not confirm whether John had had eczema in the past, but the rash she saw in photographs was “certainly not the pattern of childhood eczema.” John Phillips, Jennifer 9

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 6

September 29, 2018 11:57 PM Former U.S. cardinal accused of sex abuse living a block from Kansas school

“It boggles the mind that church officials are this reckless,” said David Closhessy, the former director of the advocacy group. “No cleric who’s been accused of abuse, certainly not one facing multiple allegations, should be anywhere around kids, especially not an elementary school.” McCarrick was the Washington archbishop from 2000 to 2006, and previously 11

September 28, 2018 7:09 PM Led Zeppelin to face retrial over ‘Stairway to Heaven’ theft claims

Led Zeppelin must go back on trial in a lawsuit that accuses the classic rock grandees of stealing the opening chords of “Stairway to Heaven” from an obscure 1968 instrumental. A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday uninamously voted to overturned a 2016 jury verdict that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s 1971 song didn’t use anything that was unique 15

September 25, 2018 12:01 PM Former New Mexico priest blamed sex abuse on cancer he didn’t have

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behaviour on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Arthur Perrault is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for a detention hearing as prosecutors 9

September 19, 2018 1:13 PM Malaysia former prime minister faces charges for abuse of power

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said former prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office over the transfer of 2.6 billion ringgit ($814 million) 7

September 14, 2018 3:01 PM Manafort expected to plead guilty before new trial

It’s unclear how the possible deal might affect Manafort’s pursuit of a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has signalled that he’s sympathetic to Manafort’s cause, and in comments to Politico, his attorney-spokesman Rudy Giuliani said a plea without a co-operation agreement wouldn’t foreclose the possibility of a pardon. Manafort 23