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.
Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses. The nominees retrenched behind familiar arguments a day after appearing together at a charity event that veered into cutting personal attacks, an unexpected metaphor for this year's take-no-prisoners presidential campaign.
It was a wonderful moment on Live on Thursday when Matt LeBlanc came from backstage to surprise Dakota Fanning. LeBlanc and Fanning had worked together in 2004 when she appeared in an episode of the final season of Friends. Host Kelly Ripa asked Fanning about her appearance on the sitcom and if she’d met LeBlanc backstage. When she said she hadn’t, LeBlanc came out, and Fanning’s genuine surprise made it obvious this was not a planned moment.
Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.
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.
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.
An elderly woman who became known as the Internet Black Widow after she was convicted of killing and poisoning intimate partners she met online has agreed to drop most of her objections to a peace bond she signed when she was released from prison. The lawyer for Melissa Ann Shepard appeared briefly Tuesday in a provincial court in the Halifax area, where he confirmed that his client was prepared to sign a new, two-year peace bond that imposes similar conditions on her freedom. Mark Knox told the court Shepard — who is in her 80s — was expected to attend the hearing, but she would be late because she has trouble walking.
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.
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.
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.
Iraqi forces pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas. U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet with Iraqi commanders to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S. is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on the ground. The Iraqi army said the 9th Division has pushed into the town of Hamdaniyah, also known as Qaraqosh and Bakhdida, and raised the flag over its central government compound, but the troops were likely still facing resistance in and around the town.
A manager at a branch of McDonald’s has been jailed after he humiliated a woman by pulling her trousers down in front of shocked customers. Stuart Hubbard sneaked up behind the woman while the branch in Nottingham was open at 1am on February 18 and exposed her buttocks. Hubbard was initially suspended before being moved to another branch with a final warning but he was later arrested.
A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.
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.
[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]
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
The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an existing agreement with the promotion. The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre’s lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting.
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
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?”
Tim Ruivo’s black lab absolutely loves bouncing balls, so Tim decided to give him a surprise he was sure not to forget anytime soon. In this slow motion video, his pup initially chases just one ball, but is soon surrounded by hundreds more. Credit: YouTube/Tim Ruivo
Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said he had not accepted responsibility or apologized to California's citizens for taking bribes in exchange for his influence in the state capitol . "My goal was to do the right thing for California," said Calderon who asked Judge Christina Snyder for home confinement.
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.
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.
A young boy is apparently being forced to miss school because a rare condition on his feet means he poses a health and safety risk. Spencer Kristianson, six, suffers from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, a condition that causes his feet to grow at different speeds. As a result, he need expensive orthotic shoes that cost £300 a pair - something his mother Amber, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, would have to replace every three months.