Canada's borders have become less porous in the wake of a CBC News investigation that revealed a major security gap in the way passengers were being screened before being allowed into Canada. In the past 12 months since new screening measures came into effect on Nov. 21, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) apprehended 3,067 people with outstanding criminal arrest warrants at border crossings. In the previous 12 months, before the changes came into effect, the CBSA caught just 556 alleged fugitives.
On This Week in Game Shows, it was Family Week on Wheel of Fortune and there was a mother/daughter duo who may want to brush up on their spelling. On Family Feud, Steve Harvey met his doppelgänger in the form of a contestant who said he regularly gets stopped on the street so people can get their pictures taken with him. Also on Family Feud, a contestant answered a question inappropriately, and Harvey just couldn’t let it go, chastising the man in the funniest way possible before roughly pushing him back to his spot.
A San Francisco Bay Area fire chief now says up to 25 people are unaccounted for after a fire in Oakland, California, that killed at least nine people Friday night. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed tells reporters Saturday morning that the site of the fire is a former warehouse that was subdivided into artist studios.
A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers were still "taking fire" as they removed him from a home, beginning an 11-hour standoff during which authorities say the gunman used two young children as human shields. The fallen officer, Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez, had served with the department since 1999 and was highly respected and experienced, Tacoma Police Chief Donald Ramsdell told reporters Thursday. Dozens of officers had surrounded the home in Tacoma on Wednesday night, urging nearby residents of the working class neighbourhood of single-family homes to shelter in place.
Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the incident involving McKnight happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. The 28-year-old McKnight was standing outside his car when he was shot by Ronald Gasser, 54, Normand said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting.
A Chinese astronaut revealed he is still haunted by the sound. Astronaut Yang Liwei said, ‘A situation I have met in space is a knock that appeared from time to time. Other Chinese astronauts have also reported hearing strange noises aboard spacecraft.
This giant wolfdog had no concept of his size or impact as he rolled around like a much smaller animal. He even jumped up onto his owner’s lap and asked to be petted. Credit: YouTube/Sarah and the Wolves via Storyful
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have added to their family once again! The couple gave their two-year-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle a baby brother as they welcomed their second child on Wednesday (Nov. 30), their representative has announced. "Dimitri Portwood Kutcher was born at 1:21 a.m. on November 30, weighing 8 pounds and 15 ounces," reads a news story. A spokesperson for Ashton, 38, and 33-year-old Mila, who married in July last year, confirmed the news of the actress' second pregnancy to HELLO! Online back in June.
The future U.S. first lady has hired a law firm in her native country to protect her name and image from being used on numerous products that have sprung up since her husband, Donald Trump, was elected president. Natasa Pirc Musar, director of the Pirc Musar&Partnerji law firm, said Friday that the use of the name "Melania Trump" for commercial purposes without approval of her client would be against the law in the small Alpine state and would represent a violation of personal rights. "Judicial practice in Slovenia is clear: the use of the name, surname and photo of someone for commercial purposes without approval is not allowed," Pirc Musar told The Associated Press, adding that the law firm has sent a press release to all Slovenian media, warning of a possible violation of the Melania Trump registered trademark.
A young mum has said she is furious after being called to a meeting at her daughter’s primary school because the youngster can’t stop laughing at her teacher’s name. Priscilla Terumalai was called to the meeting at Mayville Primary School in Leytonstone, east London, after daughter Annalise was unable to stop giggling at teacher Miss Butt. Mrs Terumalai had previously met Miss Butt at a parent’s evening where she told the teacher that her daughter found her name amusing, although it was not considered to be cause for concern.
A young woman has died of cystic fibrosis two days after writing her bucket list. Kirstie Tancock, 27, became the face of organ donation when she appeared in moving BBC documentary Love on the Transplant List in 2011. Kirstie had a lung transplant operation three weeks after her wedding, but her body sadly rejected the organs after two years.
It’s a common competition among couples: who’s the most rubbish driver. One woman thinks she has proof that she has the edge on her other half behind the wheel, and it comes in the form of a photo of their terrified-looking dog. Amanda MacCorquodale, 34, snapped bulldog Freddy looking seriously ill at ease during a trip to the New Forest, clinging on to the back seat for dear life. The adorable pooch is pictured with one sizeable paw on the back of seven-year-old Harrison’s seat and a panicked look in his eyes. ...
It’s pretty common for quarterbacks to buy gifts for their offensive linemen (or, in the case of Tom Brady, to get Uggs for every New England Patriots teammate), and more and more often we’re seeing opposing players exchange jerseys after a game. Via Denver Post Broncos writer Nicki Jhabvala, Miller sent a custom bottle of wine and thank you note to every player in the AFC West. Sorry for sacking you, enjoy some wine: Von Miller sent a gift to all of his AFC West opponents.
Michael Bublé has stepped away from the spotlight in light of his son's recent cancer diagnosis, but the crooner's Christmas show is one that must go on. The 41-year-old filmed his sixth annual concert special, Michael Bublé Sings and Swings, last month — shortly before he received the heartbreaking news about little Noah. According to People magazine, the hour-long event — which was taped in Manchester — will feature a selection of Michael's pop classics as well as tracks from his latest album, Nobody but Me.
A Saskatchewan nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for a Facebook post she made critical of the quality of care her grandfather received. In February 2015, Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse, voiced her displeasure on social media. The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association charged that she used her status as a registered nurse for personal purposes and violated the confidentiality of her grandparents.
The ‘bagged and tagged’ circular object was handed to cops in Maroochydore in Queensland last week – with the man fearing that the ‘implant’ was possible proof of a murder or drowning. In a relieved statement, Queensland Police said: ‘Officers at Maroochydore Station were all hands on deck when, much to their initial alarm, a concerned citizen attended the counter to report a possible homicide. It’s certainly a far cry from their initial fears, and now it’s thought that the jellyfish in question is a blubber fish – which can deliver an irritating but non-dangerous sting.
Carly Montgomery was in a city-run hot tub and watching her son play nearby in the main pool when she realized the man sitting beside her was masturbating. Montgomery said at first she wasn't initially paying attention to the man, whom she has seen many times before at the free public swim at Winnipeg's St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool. Montgomery said when she realized what he was doing, she didn't know what to think.
Fox Sports Arizona is looking into an incident that allegedly involved Arizona Coyotes broadcaster Todd Walsh, according to Deadspin. A Facebook account associated with the name Krys Poleon explained an encounter with a man after Poleon’s car allegedly clipped his side mirror.
You might not recognize the name Tomi Lahren, but there’s a good chance you do recognize the face. Lahren has steadily become more popular as an incendiary voice on TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s conservative media platform. Lahren — who has routinely criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem, called protesters of President-elect Donald Trump “misfit babies,” and compared Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan — stepped into, as she described it, the “lion’s den” that is The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and found herself confronted by the host over her comments.
Rihanna is just as much a sartorial risk taker as she is a musical hit maker. Leave it to the singer to step out in a sheer dress with nothing underneath, an ensemble made entirely of pink fur, or her special edition chaps-style Manolo boots under only a t-shirt. She may crush the red carpet each time she walks on it (the 2014 CFDA's, anyone?) but don't let that distract from her equally impressive streetwear. Here, keep up to date on her boldest looks. From Harper's BAZAAR