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Nigel Wright, MPs, senators to testify at Duffy trial

The PM's ex-chief-of-staff resigned after giving Duffy, who faces 31 charges, a $90,000 cheque to reimburse the Senate for expense claims.

  • Kessel says Toronto media should be 'embarrassed' for treatment of Phaneuf

    Phil Kessel is mad as hell about how Dion Phaneuf is treated by the Toronto media, and he's not going to take it anymore. Kessel offered a passionate defence of the Maple Leafs' captain on Tuesday and said he was fed up with how certain media members talk about the team's No. 1 defenceman. Kessel said there was no one thing that set him off on the rant about Phaneuf and that he was just "tired of it." He said media members should be "ashamed" of what they've said to and about Phaneuf. Phaneuf has three goals and 20 assists in 51 games, and is tops in scoring among Toronto defencemen since Cody Franson was traded.

    The Canadian Press 47 mins ago
  • Girl, 14, forced into week of sex work at downtown hotel

    Three people have been charged with human trafficking after Toronto police rescued a 14-year-old girl who they said was forced into sex work at a downtown hotel. Police said security staff responded to a noise complaint in a hotel room in the Bay Street and Dundas Street West area last Friday night. The teen told police she had been invited to the hotel by the three accused, and was then held in the room and forced to provide sexual services for a week. The three accused — a 21-year-old man, a 19-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman — each face 10 charges including forcible confinement, human trafficking and benefiting from sexual services provided by a person under the age of 18.

    CBC
  • Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Baby Boy: See His Name, Plus the First Pic!

    Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher welcomed their son Isaiah Michael Fisher on Feb. 27 -- see the first picture!

    Us Weekly
  • Japanese YouTube star covers himself in Mentos, jumps in a bathtub of Coke Zero

    Japanese YouTube star Hajime covered himself in hundreds of Mentos, then took a bath in 350 litres of Coke Zero.

    Daily Buzz
  • Ryan Gosling is the newest parent to get a tattoo in honour of his kid

    Ryan Gosling may now have a tattoo to match the children's book he got inked on the same arm. The 34-year-old Ontario native was recently papped flashing the word "Esme" on his left knuckle, which may or may not refer to his new daughter Esmerelda and may or may not be permanent.

    Celebrity News 56 mins ago
  • Helen Mirren, 69, Is a Total Bombshell in Semi-Sheer Dress on the Red Carpet: See the Photos!

    Helen Mirren attended the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala in NYC on Monday, March 2, dressed in a semi-sheer dress that made jaws drop; see the red carpet photos!

    Us Weekly
  • Mom who blogged about son's constant health woes is convicted of his salt-poisoning death

    A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. The defence portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but the prosecution argued Spears reveled in the attention his illness brought her. Video showed Spears twice taking him into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and him suffering afterward. "The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists," Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments Thursday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Temperature lowered: Brier fuss over Northern Ontario broom tap handled by team, Curling Canada

    After Monday night's 7-3 win over Ontario by Northern Ontario, issues of curling etiquette were brought to the fore. With statements from Team Jacobs and Curling Canada, seems the teapot is once again without a tempest

    Eh Game
  • Computer expert warns Canadians: Watch out for 'Superfish'

    Martin Lehner is a security expert at Orange Technology in Whitehorse. He says users of Lenovo computers should get their computers checked for pre-installed software. Lehner says many Lenovo computers have software called, "Superfish", which is installed at the factory.

    CBC
  • Man applies for job at Snapchat — with Snapchat résumé

    Elksi Felson wants a job at Snapchat. To prove he’s a fan of the company and a user of the popular app, he applied for a job — probably this one — with a Snapchat video, not a paper résumé.

    Daily Buzz
  • Who's next for Ronda Rousey? Who's left?

    UFC commentator Joe Rogan thinks Rousey could beat 50 percent of her male counterparts. Maybe it's best for her to take a break.

    Cagewriter
  • Police ID Southern California teacher found dead in classroom as well-liked photo instructor

    A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday. Students arriving at El Dorado High School found Jillian Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Two school staff members got Jacobson down and called 911, Point said. Students were dismissed for the day at 11 a.m. and crisis counsellors were made available on campus, said Assistant Superintendent Kevin Lee, of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Districts.

    The Canadian Press
  • Justice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials

    David Petraeus, the former CIA director and top Army general whose affair with his biographer brought down what many considered a bright political future, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. The case was filed in federal court in Charlotte, the hometown of Paula Broadwell, the general's biographer and former mistress. Prosecutors said that while Broadwell was writing her book, Petraeus gave her binders of classified material containing, among other information, his daily schedule and notes about his discussions with President Barack Obama. Those binders, known was "black books," were seized by the FBI in a search of Petraeus' home.

    The Canadian Press 28 mins ago
  • Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

    An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.

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  • National Parole Board says Robert Latimer can travel freely outside Canada

    The Parole Board of Canada's appeal division has ruled Robert Latimer can travel freely outside Canada. The ruling reverses an earlier decision that said Latimer, who was convicted of the 1993 second-degree murder of his disabled daughter Tracy, had to remain in the country. The appeal division says the original decision was contrary to a Federal Court ruling in September that found the Saskatchewan farmer does not pose a risk to anyone. The appeal division says maintaining an international travel ban on Latimer would be unfair and he need only notify his parole officer in writing before he leaves the country.

    The Canadian Press 14 mins ago
  • B.C.'s left-lane hogs to face tougher rules, transportation minister promises

    Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass. Drivers who clog up the fast lane aren't just a nuisance, said Stone.

    CBC
  • Latest federal Tory pitch for support: ‘Jihadi terrorists have declared war on Canada’

    If the Conservative Party’s latest email to supporters were to be taken literally, Canadians should be shaking in their salt-stained Sorel winter boots: Canada is, according to the CPC, a war zone. In an email sent out on March 2, Tim Uppal, MP for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, suggested Canada is being targeted by terrorists and that the government’s anti-terror bill, the controversial Bill C-51 that has received plenty of criticism from security experts, will keep Canadians safe. “Jihadi terrorists have declared war on Canada,” Uppal wrote. Near the end of February, media outlets reported that the Somalia-based terror group Al-Shabaab, the same group that attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013, had posted a video online encouraging supporters to attack public shopping spaces, including the West Edmonton Mall.

    Canada Politics
  • Church: Canadian pastor on humanitarian mission is missing in North Korea

    Officials say a senior pastor at a Canadian church has been missing in North Korea since late January. A spokeswoman for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga, Ont., said Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim travelled to North Korea on Jan. 31 as part of a regular humanitarian mission where he supports a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage. Lisa Pak said his family and church have not heard from him since. Pak said Lim, 60, has made over 100 trips to North Korea and has always previously been in regular contact his family and his Toronto-area church.

    The Canadian Press
  • Demi Lovato Doesn't Have a Thigh Gap, But Still Loves Her Body: See Her Motivational Bikini Pic

    Demi Lovato shared several photos of her body, saying she doesn't have to have a thigh gap to be beautiful -- see the bikini shots!

    Us Weekly
  • Canadiens among winners, Lindstrom and Brewer among losers at NHL trade deadline

    NHL teams made 24 deals involving 43 players and 20 draft picks on Monday before the trade deadline. In giving up just draft picks and prospects to get defenceman Jeff Petry and forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn, the Habs stocked their depth for a playoff run. GM Marc Bergevin let the price fall on Petry before giving up a second-round pick and a conditional fifth. This has nothing to do with trading Curtis Glencross on Sunday and Sven Baertschi on Monday and everything to do with losing captain Mark Giordano for the season with a torn biceps tendon.

    The Canadian Press