• Defence lawyer blasts those who cheered the beating of a convicted murderer

    A criminal defence lawyer who has raised concerns in the past about safety at a Calgary jail says people shouldn't be happy that a convicted murderer in a high-profile case was beaten there. Douglas Garland was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in 2014. Hours after the sentencing, Calgary police said a 57-year-old inmate at the Calgary Remand Centre suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital after being assaulted by several other inmates.

  • This 41-year-old, ex-Cy Young winner is ready to make a comeback

    Eric Gagne hasn’t pitched in the majors the past eight seasons. New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra once summed up baseball by saying, “it ain’t over, ’til it’s over,” but we’re not sure this is what he meant. Despite not pitching in the majors since 2008, 41-year-old, former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne believes it’s time for a comeback.

  • Maddox and Shiloh speak at mom Angelina's film premiere in Cambodia

    Angelina Jolie's eldest son Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, took to the stage to say a few words at the world premiere of his mom's upcoming film First They Killed My Father. TAP FOR GALLERY Shiloh and Maddox said a few words. Ten-year-old Shiloh then addressed the audience, saying: "My name is Shiloh and I love Cambodia" in Khmer.

  • Alberta mom pleads guilty in 2014 death of nine-year-old daughter

    A Calgary woman has admitted to drugging her nine-year-old daughter, then setting fire to the vehicle her child was in. Laura Coward, who is 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Amber Lucius. Coward was originally charged with first-degree murder and was to go to trial next week.

  • Woman, 25, dies after hit by vehicle in Markham

    A 25-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street in Markham on Saturday night. Staff Sgt. David Mitchell, spokesman for York Regional Police, said police received a call about a pedestrian at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and McCowan Road at 11:30 p.m. Mitchell said the woman, believed to be from Markham, was crossing McCowan Road when she was hit by a vehicle making what police believe was a left turn.

  • Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler

    A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday. Devon Swan, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that killed 2-year-old Lavontay White and Lavontay's uncle, 26-year-old Lazaric Collins. Police believe it was a gang attack and that Collins was the intended target.

  • China is getting rid of rubbish using drones equipped with flame throwers

    Clearing up rubbish is probably not the most exciting thing in the world - unless you have control of a flame-throwing drone. Several companies in China have decided to tackle the very real problem of garbage hanging on power lines by flying the drones up their level and setting fire to them. Zhang Han, a team member in charge of utilities maintenance in Xiangyang, said: “The flames occur spontaneously, and most of the things that hang upon power lines are usually plastic.