Madonna took to Instagram to share a new photo of her adopted twins Esther and Stella on Tuesday (Feb. 21). The superstar confirmed that she had welcomed the twins into her family earlier this month, with a photo showing her holding hands with Esther and Stella. "I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family," she told her fans.
A man from Airdrie, Alta., has admitted to strangling his common-law wife and burning her body in an abandoned building because he wanted to go drink beer at Boston Pizza with a friend. Duane Redelback pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday in the 2006 death of Ruth Degayo, whose burned body was found in an abandoned building in Exshaw, about 20 kilometres east of Canmore. Nearly a decade after the homicide, Redelback told two undercover officers that he and Degayo had a fight on the night of Jan. 7, 2006, because she wanted to go to the mall and he wanted to have beers with a friend, according to an agreed statement of facts.
Prior to her stellar performance of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” at the Grammy Awards, Demi Lovato walked the red carpet in a stunning, almost completely see-through dress. Lovato appeared on Ellen Wednesday, where she talked about why that dress made for an awkward evening: Her date for the night was her dad.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer laughed off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border Thursday after a journalist from Montana floated the notion during his daily media briefing. Spicer and the assembled reporters had to guffaw when the NBC News reporter, taking part via video link, asked whether there were plans to apply to Canada the same treatment U.S. President Donald Trump has directed at Mexico. Cue the chuckles in the White House briefing room.
A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday. Police blamed "catastrophic engine failure" when a twin-engine Beechcraft B200 Super King Air crashed into the Direct Factory Outlet mall in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon on Tuesday moments after takeoff from a nearby runway. "My understanding is he only used the word 'Mayday' a number of times," Hood told reporters, referring to radio communication from pilot Max Quartermain to air traffic controllers.
A man who took part in two random and violent sex attacks - one of which left a victim clinging to life on the bank of a river - wept in court Wednesday as he apologized. "I feel really bad, really frickin' bad for what I did," the man told his sentencing hearing. The defence is seeking a sentence of seven years, minus 3 1/2 years for the time he has spent in custody.
A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck. Toronto Transit Commissio spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city's main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.