[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]
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.
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.
A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.
Only rarely has Donald Trump broached the topic of abortion during his presidential campaign. Back in March, in an interview with MSNBC, Trump said women should face "some sort of punishment" if they had an abortion in the event the practice was outlawed. Anti-abortion leaders swiftly repudiated him, and he soon backtracked, saying doctors should be punished, but not the women getting abortions.
For the second year in a row, the Brock University student's union has prepared a list of banned costumes for its annual Halloween bash. Here and Now spoke with Laura Hughes, supervisor of the university's Student Justice Centre, about why they made the list. Gill Deacon: How do you decide which costumes are inappropriate?
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.
Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.
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.
Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.
Pupils at a school in Austria were evacuated because a rock they had on display was giving off radiation. The rock turned out to be a lump of uranium, the metallic element that is used to produce atomic bombs. Alarmingly, the uranium was giving off thousands of millisiverts of radiation into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg - a lot higher than what is given off naturally.
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
The rusting railway bridge over Hammonds Plains Road has blighted the entrance to Upper Tantalon for decades, but it's about to get a paint job for the ages. Today, the bridge is part of Nova Scotia's rails-to-trails hiking system. Some 33 years ago, local Denis Pearson suggested they give the "gateway to the South Shore" a makeover.
Before Justin Bieber became a global celebrity (for a variety of reasons), he was a moppet in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, playing hockey in Canada. Bieber brings his gear on tour with him, and tries to get an opportunity to skate with a pro team wherever he can. “It’s a good release for him from the manic world he lives in, especially on tour,” said Neil Russell, general manager of the Manchester Storm of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the U.K.
When the Chicago Cubs announced their lineup for Game 1 of the World Series, one big, expensive name was missing: Jason Heyward, the outfielder whom they signed to a $184 million, eight-year contract this past offseason. Instead, Joe Maddon put journeyman Chris Coghlan in right field. Two things: Yes, Maddon calls Jason Heyward “Jeyward” and Maddon said things could easily be different in Game 2, which makes sense considering how much he tinkers with the Cubs’ lineup.
Westworld had its first realization for one of the hosts that they may be playthings in a larger world. Maeve had flashbacks in which she was shot by a visitor.
Don’t be alarmed or anything, but Russia has just unveiled a nuclear weapon that could wipe out Britain - TWICE. The new RS-28 - that has been dubbed the not-at-all-terrifying Satan 2 - is part of a deadly new arsenal at Vladimir Putin’s disposal. In fact, the weapon is so powerful that it could destroy Britain twice over.
The investigation into the alleged murders of eight elderly nursing home residents was prompted by information the nurse accused in the case provided to a psychiatric hospital in Toronto, The Canadian Press has learned. Officials from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) alerted the Toronto police that Elizabeth Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ont., had shared information with hospital staff that caused them "concern," a police source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Wettlaufer, 49, was charged Tuesday with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of elderly residents at two nursing homes in Woodstock and London, Ont.
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl star and mother of a 14-month-old girl, visited Ellen on Monday and talked about one of the many challenges of being the parent of a young child, a challenge that is supposed to come with at least one perk. The challenge, in this case, is traveling, and the perk she was expecting was that when flying, she and her baby would get to board the plane first. But apparently, that policy no longer flies at American Airlines, and host Ellen DeGeneres was set on shaming the airline.
Phil Collins has revealed details about his longstanding relationship with the British Royal Family in Not Dead Yet, his new memoir, some 25 years since he first got to know the group. The 65-year-old singer started working with Prince Charles' charities in the 1980s, and by 1991 he was securely positioned as part of their "inner sanctum." From bumping into Princess Diana at the dentist to his faux pas when meeting the Queen, he has shared some interesting titbits from his royal run-ins. According to Us Weekly, the star has revealed that he made not one, but two cardinal sins when he was introduced to the monarch at Prince Charles' 40th birthday in Nov. 1988.
A Brampton family is appealing for help to find a loved one who has been missing for seven weeks in Mexico, after spending tens of thousands of dollars to no avail. Shawn Ramta disappeared while on a two-week vacation in Mexico City. Raj Ramta, grandmother of the 34-year-old bodybuilder and entrepreneur, told CBC News her grandson told her he was going to the gym and would call back.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
This Airbus A320 was finishing a routine flight when it was caught in unexpected turbulence just before landing at Birmingham Airport on August 3. While there may have been a few air traffic controllers and passengers holding their breath until the plane came to a complete stop, the pilot clearly kept his cool. Credit: Youtube/flugsnug