"It is heartbreaking news," said Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, who had been in contact with Adam Crapser. Crapser waived an appeal during the hearing Monday because he is desperate to get out of detention, his Seattle attorney, Lori Walls, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. When Crapser was 12, he moved in with Thomas and Dolly Crapser, their biological son, two other adoptees and several foster children.
A Manitoba father has removed his children from their school bus after he caught bus drivers leaving almost a dozen kids in a ditch to cross the street on their own last week instead of crossing in front of the bus with the safety arm down. "At the beginning of the school day when I let my kids get on the bus, I'm putting my kids in their hands and I'm trusting that they are going to be safe," said Jason Philion. Philion saw about 12 kids get off the bus last Wednesday not far from his home and stand just off the edge of the gravel road in the ditch and wait.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
There's more to North Battleford, Sask., than sky-high crime rates, racial tension and an oil spill which has garnered national attention in recent months, says the city's new mayor. In Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw, at least four people are running for mayor. Bater, who previously served as provincial Liberal leader and North Battleford city councillor, was the only one to seek the job in his home town after incumbent Ian Hamilton announced he would not be running. Bater said the problems can't be ignored.
Matt LeBlanc joined The Late Late Show With James Corden to promote his new sitcom, Man With a Plan. But as so often happens, the conversation turned to Friends. Lady Gaga was performing with Reggie Watts and the band, and when it came to the time in the show when Watts usually asks a guest an unusual question, Gaga took the mic and asked LeBlanc a question that’s been plaguing society for two decades.
A few hours later, Murphy's question was answered. Breanne McCallion replied online that the proposal was from her boyfriend and that she said, "Yes" and was now engaged. "I have been dropping some hints, so I think he finally picked up on it," said McCallion.
These are the countries that guzzle the most wine per member of the population every year. Data from the Wine Institute found that the Vatican City is top of the wine-drinking league, with the average resident quaffing an impressive 54.26 litres every year. The diminutive nation has a population of less than 500 people but an older age group, an above average amount of ceremonial meals and a decent few glugs of communion wine means that their consumption per person is by far the highest worldwide. Another tiny European country – Andorra – comes in second place, where citizens see off a not insubstantial 46.26 litres annually. We’re a nation known for our ability to put away the booze, but the UK came in a pitiful 16th place. Possibly thanks The U.S. consumes that largest amount of wine in total – more than three million litres a year – but adjusted for population, that’s a mere 10 litres per person.
A First Nations man who has spent the last four years in solitary confinement is being moved to a different cell, Ontario's Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services said today. Adam Capay, 23, of Lac Seul First Nation is awaiting trial after being charged with murder in the death of another inmate in 2012. Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane raised alarm bells about Capay after she visited him earlier this month during a tour of the Thunder Bay District Jail.
A longtime Cleveland Indians fan is being given quite a reward after giving up his seat on a plane to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Game 1 of the World Series. The Indians are giving Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, tickets to Game 6, and a team spokesman said United is giving Kostal 62,200 airline miles for future use. Lofton had 622 career stolen bases.
Jimmy Fallon likes to play games with his guests on The Tonight Show. But after playing a new game — Random People, Random Questions — with Ricky Gervais, he may rethink that strategy.
His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the centre of his political campaign Wednesday. Hillary Clinton agreed, but not the way he meant it. "Donald Trump is the poster boy for everything wrong with our economy," she told several thousand supporters in Tampa, Florida.
Calgary continues to have "strong evidence of problematic conditions" in its real estate market, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CHMC). The quarterly Housing Market Assessment, released Wednesday, once again gave an overall red flag to Calgary, one of six cities to receive such a designation. The national housing market was also upgraded to the red status in the latest report, up from the previous report's yellow rating, which indicated "moderate" evidence of problematic conditions.
On Saturday night, venerable Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry ripped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending, praising the departed James Reimer (a.k.a. a good Canadian boy!) and burying Fredrik Andersen (a.k.a. one of them Euros!), who’s been rather bad with an .879 save percentage in his first four games with the Leafs after signing a five-year deal last summer.
Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault conviction. Johnson will be listed with the sex offender registry for 20 years. Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme said an appeal of the conviction will most likely be filed on Wednesday.
One of the world’s coolest, and scariest, airport landings is ending as Dutch carrier KLM will no longer be flying the four-engined Boeing 747 to St Maarten airport starting October 30. The flight will be operated by an Airbus 330 instead. This video shows the second-to-last landing of the flight and October 28 is the last day a KLM 747 will make its dramatic landing near the beach. Credit: Paul Leonard
[A Texas student was brutally assaulted in his room, all while his girlfriend watched helplessly via FaceTime nearly two hundred miles away. Photo: Baylee Luciani via KXAN]
Princess Aiko of Japan hasn't been in school for a month, and Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's granddaughter's extended absence is due to poor health. According to an Imperial Household Agency official, the 14-year-old princess's stress reached an all-time high with summer exams and preparations for a school athletic event, causing fatigue. She has missed school since the end of September and earlier this month her mother Crown Princess Masako, who has battled anxiety, took her to hospital.
Blake Lively has given husband Ryan Reynolds a 40th birthday celebration he'll never forget. The actress, who just welcomed her second baby with the Canadian star, made the sweetest gesture by convening friends and family for a surprise dinner at the pair's favourite New York restaurant, O Ya. Blake explained that she and Ryan first fell in love in the Boston branch of the restaurant.
Police in Cheshire, England, posted a photo to their Facebook page on Oct. 21 of a tiny person seated in a pink miniature car on a residential street. The child is flanked by a police car and two officers and one of the officers is kneeling down next to the model vehicle.
America's top intelligence official echoed what many U.S. experts have long argued when he said this week there was little chance North Korea would agree to shut down its nuclear weapons program. The surprise, though, was that National Intelligence Director James Clapper had made the statement publicly, staking out a position contrary to the White House's and wading into policy questions. "To hear the head of the intelligence community say that the North Koreans are not going to give up their nuclear weapons, he's just telling us what everyone already knows," said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute, and a longtime Asia security analyst with the U.S. military.
Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, and Anna Kendrick played a game of “Never Have I Ever” on Ellen. Stewart shocked her pals when she admitted to sending R-rated texts. “You’ve sexted?” asked a shocked Ellen DeGeneres. “Do you know what that is?”
At the pinnacle of his career, Tiger Woods dominated the World Golf Championships, winning an incredible 18 of them from 1999-2013. No other player is even remotely close to that tally, with Dustin Johnson and Geoff Ogilvy a distant T-2 with three each. Rory McIlroy, who has two WGCs to his name, said Wednesday ahead of this week’s WGC-HSBC Champions that Woods was a beneficiary of the no-cut nature of the tournaments.
During his sea travels in northern Norway, Berthold Hinrichs came across a group of pilot whales. When he boated over to them and turned off his engine, one whale seemed to want to ‘tell’ him something. In this video, the pilot whale can be heard singing a song to Berthold and seemingly attempting to communicate with him. Credit: YouTube/Berthold Hinrichs
The family of a father of two who died after a struggle at Winnipeg's remand centre wants answers about the circumstances of his death. Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg died Oct. 12 after he was involved in an altercation during processing at the centre. "Russell was a friendly giant," said Kevin Bittern, who is Spence's older brother.