A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer. Three other children and two adults escaped the blaze in Spokane's Hillyard neighbourhood , he said.
Donald Trump smiled and pointed into a roaring crowd as he told a joke nobody's ever heard before — about a presidential nominee threatening to ignore the results of an American election. Supporters cheered madly Thursday as Trump, fresh from another must-see TV appearance in the third and final presidential debate, kicked off a campaign speech in Ohio by saying he had a "major announcement" to make. "I would like to promise, and pledge, to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election," he said, straight-faced.
Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival to death with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. When Panarello confessed that her son had been killed, she blamed her husband’s father Andrea Stival. Panarello was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body and jailed for 30 years.
The Vancouver Island man accused of gang raping a woman in a Denver hotel room last year is returning home a free man. On Monday, Messer learned the district attorney's office had dismissed the remaining two charges and was closing the case. The four other charges had already been dismissed by the judge at a preliminary hearing in August.
On "Watch What Happens Live," a caller asked the Top Chef host, “You were with a woman in Milan. I was curious, when was the last time you took a dip in the lady pond?”
When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.
In another blow to a beleaguered region, 47 jobs will be lost on Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, Man., when the IGA store there closes in the coming weeks. The region has also been hit by the shutdown of the port of Churchill and reduced service down the rail line from the The Pas to Churchill. A spokesperson for Sobeys, the company that owns IGA, says the store will close permanently in the next few weeks.
Members of the Somali community in Edmonton say police relations have improved but still need work— particularly around the practice of carding. Abdulkadir was responding to the findings of a report presented to the police commission Thursday that interviewed 57 police officers last year, as well as 301 Somali-Canadian youth. While 70 per cent of those surveyed from the community identified the difficult relationship with police as a key issue, carding was not specifically mentioned in the report.
Prince Harry's got some competition! While at an engagement in London, the 32-year-old royal seemed delighted to meet his miniature doppelgänger. Harry was distracted by the flame-haired young boy who, like the Prince, was suited and booted in a smart navy-blue ensemble. Prince George and Princess Charlotte's uncle helped empathize with fellow guests during Thursday's (Oct. 20) solemn engagement.
Parks Canada has announced now that it is fully responsible for the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass, B.C., it will be tearing down the 54-year-old structure because of deterioration in the four years since it was last open. Located in the heart of Glacier National Park, it was the only stop for food or fuel in the 150 kilometres between the B.C. towns of Revelstoke and Golden. "Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world, and Rogers Pass is among these treasures," they wrote.
This three-year-old girl was told she could choose her own outfit for her school photo - and she chose brilliantly. Kaylieann Steinbach could have picked from a whole range of options that her mum and dad picked out for her for the shoot.
Zoological Society of London’s Director of Zoology David Field revealed all in a blog called Kumbuka the Gorilla: What Actually Happened. Kumbuka saw his opportunity when a door to his den was left unsecured at around 5.10pm on Thursday 13 October. As staff raised the alarm, Kumbuka took the opportunity to explore the area next door to his den - where he opened and drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash.
Torrential rain caused severe flooding in Hong Kong on Wednesday, October 19, and the Hong Kong Observatory issued a Black Rainstorm warning signal as the city was drenched by Typhoon Sarika. Traffic was disrupted as multiple areas, including Chai Wan, Fortress Hill, the Cross Harbour Tunnel and Princess Margaret Road in Kowloon were flooded. This video shows floodwaters gushing down the road in Chai Wan. Hong Kong and southern Mainland China’s Guangdong province braced for a separate typhoon on Thursday. Typhoon Haima edged close to the region after hitting the northern Philippines on Thursday morning, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 6,000 people from their homes in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, according to the Manila Bulletin. Credit: Facebook/Be Lau
Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. are regularly cited as proof that candidate Trump is capable of greatness. But shouldn't their mother get some of the credit? From Town & Country
New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Winnipeg priest and convicted sex offender, CBC News has learned. Four men have come forward alleging Ronald Léger, 78, sexually assaulted them beginning when they were children aged 10 to 12, during the 1980s. Winnipeg police confirmed Friday afternoon Léger has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault and remains in custody.
Kourtney Kardashian has opened up about the traumatizing armed robbery that her sister Kim Kardashian was subjected to in Paris. Speaking during an interview with Australia's TODAY Extra, Kourtney said they were helping Kim to get over the traumatic events as a family. "She's not doing great," Kourtney said about Kim's progress.
The piece of metallic aluminium is estimated to be around 250,000 years old - a long time before mankind ever started producing it. Tests showed that the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium, and it was dated by Romanian officials as being 250,000 years old.
Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month.
Three additional Minnesota players have been served with restraining orders preventing them from playing in games at the Gophers’ TCF Bank Stadium effective immediately. According to KMSP in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, an attorney for defensive backs Ray Buford, KiAnte Hardin and Dior Johnson said the three received restraining orders Friday.
Canada's cities say housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable at every income level, and the federal government's plans for a national housing strategy need to include billions more for social housing to confront the problem. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities says wait lists for social housing are growing, and one out of five renters spends more than half their pre-tax salary on shelter. "We know that safe and affordable housing is the bedrock of communities where people want to live, raise their families and start businesses, said federation president Clark Somerville.
There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.
Halloween makes for good TV. But here's something we noticed: Many of our favorite Halloween-obsessed shows have a common address — ABC. The powers-that-be at the Alphabet Network seem a bit consumed with things that go bump in the night, so we did a little digging to confirm that this is not a new thing. In fact, ABC has been treating us with trick-or-treat themed episodes for more than 60 years, starting with the Ozzie and Harriet episode "The Halloween Party" way back in 1952. Related: How ABC Became the King of Halloween: Your 2016 Preview ABC is so into Halloween that in 1976 the network hosted The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, which featured Wizard of Oz legend Margaret Hamilton in her first reprisal as the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 classic movie. And over the past six decades, every ABC show from According to Jim to Zorro has featured a Halloween episode — with no end in sight, as can be seen by this season's fall-friendly lineup and sister network, Freeform's, annual 13 Days of Halloween. Click through this gallery to take a walk down ABC's Halloween-themed memory lane.
Ziggy Trixx the dog is no different to a human when it comes to dancing along to his favourite song. Ziggy’s owner said this drum beat was the dog’s jam and he just couldn’t resist busting some moves when he heard it. Credit: Youtube/Ziggy Trixx
There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small amounts of nuts and berries. In Italy, after a number of vegan babies required hospitalization for malnourishment, a lawmaker this summer proposed a bill that would make it a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.
For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.