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.
On Thursday’s The Late Late Show, guest Cher and host James Corden put a bit of a millennial twist on Cher’s classic song, “I Got You Babe.”
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.
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.
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.
It’s October, which means everyone is busy carving pumpkins, loading up on Halloween candy, and preparing to be scared. There’s certainly no shortage of Halloween haunts in L.A., where celebs have already been checking out the frightening festivities at Knott’s Scary Farm, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. Flip through the pics … if you dare!
[Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]
Homeowners on the Miller Walk cul-de-sac in Bathampton, Somerset, have been embroiled in a bitter planning row with neighbour Valerie Vivian that has lasted an astonishing 20 years. In a desperate bid to prevent the picturesque lawn being destroyed, Mrs Vivian’s neighbours dialled 999 and four officers turned up to calm the commotion. Former Conservative councillor and RAF pilot Terry Gazzard, 72, who has lived in Miller Walk for four years with his wife Gill, 70, said he and other residents pleaded with Mrs Vivian to stop the work as soon as they saw what was happening.
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.
Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.
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.
Two-time world champion Miesha Tate is one of the UFC’s most popular fighters. The final question was meant as a joke, though given Miesha Tate’s history, it did have some relevance. Have you, the former UFC and Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion was asked, saved anyone recently?
An Ottawa father is accusing the Canada Revenue Agency of jumping to outdated conclusions when it automatically decided his common-law wife should receive the child benefits for his two sons from a previous relationship. Jason Beaudoin says CRA has assumed his live-in partner is the boys' primary caregiver, because the agency told him he needs her permission in order to have the Canada child benefit payments made out to him instead. "Frankly it made me a bit angry," said Beaudoin.
TAP FOR GALLERY Shania received CMT's Artist of a Lifetime award for 2016. The 51-year-old, rocking a shorter hairstyle, looked stunning in a wide-leg black jumpsuit and silver accessories as she made her way down the red carpet outside of Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Shania was joined at the event by this year's lineup of Artists of the Year, a list that included Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.
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.
A Calgary family is struggling to pay medical bills for their son who was hit by a car earlier this month in Taiwan. John Kelly, who has been teaching English in Taichung for the last three years, was walking home from his job when a car plowed into him on the street. "Threw him over 30 feet," his father, Jack Kelly, told the Calgary Eyeopener.
The city says after the first phase of an investigation, Format Group has paid $155,064 to remediate the impact of cutting down the trees at 103 and 108 Bayview Ridge. "Some of the trees were over 100 years old, one of which was apparently 150-years-old, the same age as our nation, a linden tree" said Robinson. An order to comply was issued by the city for the replanting of 200 trees on the sites to replace the mature trees that were lost.
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.
Bobby Hull chose not to attend his induction into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame this week, in which he and his “Hot Line” linemates Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson were its first honored members. He made this decision because he knew – like we knew, like the Winnipeg Jets knew – that there’s no longer any separating the personal from the professional with Bobby Hull.
A decision by the United Nations to name Wonder Woman as the organization’s ambassador for female empowerment is creating discord. According to The New York Times, more than 600 UN staff members have signed a petition asking departing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to stop it. Lynda Carter, who played the iconic hero on television in the 1970’s, was on CBS This Morning.
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.