President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. Hours after delivering a stinging rebuke of the political status quo in his inaugural address, Trump sat at the president's formal desk in the Oval Office as he signed the order that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said was aimed at "minimizing the economic burden" of the "Obamacare" law. The order notes that Trump intends to seek the "prompt repeal" of the law.
Officials working to stop sex trafficking along the 401 corridor between Windsor and Toronto have noticed a "shocking" spike in the number of women and girls being trafficked out of London, Ont. London is a middleground for johns moving women between highway hotels, said Det. Michael Hay, leader of London Police Service's newly created unit dedicated to helping women who are being forced to sell sex.
A bungling shoplifter who tried to hide a 7ft venetian blind down the back of his coat has been given a 12-month community sentence. Jessie Bellham, 39, became a viral sensation last year when images of him attempting to smuggle the huge blind from a branch of Dunelm Mill were shared on social media.
It was a wild week in game shows. One contestant cried, one contestant suffered through an odd joke from Alex Trebek, and one contestant got a little too personal.
The Canada Revenue Agency is scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes. Among those considered high risk are wealthy Canadians with offshore bank accounts, said Jean-François Ruel, director of CRA's Strategy and Integration Branch. "When Canadians post something on Facebook, they believe that they are sharing that with their friends and with their family.
Convicted killer Kelly Ellard says she sees the world through different eyes after becoming a mother, but her emotional plea for prison leave wasn't enough to convince one parole board member. Ellard was asking the board's permission for escorted absences for parenting programs and her newborn baby's doctors' appointments, but the two board members were split on their decision Wednesday. Virk was swarmed and beaten by a group of teenagers.
A man is in custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted a bus driver while she was driving east along Lougheed Highway last week. Doug LePard, chief of the transit police, said the driver deserves credit for her presence of mind in an extremely difficult situation.
In xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Vin Diesel will be working with several lovely ladies, including Bollywood star Deepika Padukone. The actress was on Ellen and talked about how she learned that she was going to be starring in her first American film. After failing to land a part in Furious 7, she met with Diesel in L.A. They wound up doing a photo shoot, but she was never officially told she was going to be in xXx.
An angry girlfriend poured a kettle of boiling water over her boyfriend’s mate after the two men returned late from a casino on Valentine’s Day last year, the Old Bailey has heard. Konstancija Tairova, 26, a waitress, is accused of scalding Edas Juozenas after she argued with boyfriend Adomas Marengolas. Prosecutor Molly Pinkus, opening the case against Tairova, said her relationship with Mr Marengolas was on the verge of breaking down, and she said Mr Juozenas was acting as a peacemaker as they rowed.
The couple is sitting on a scooter bundled up on a fall day on a street that could only be in Montreal, exchanging a look of such love. It is very rare that Afghans get together with other people than Afghans," Carolyne said as she looked at the photos.
Drug traffickers driving long distances to transport their illegal wares are putting the public at risk with their non-stop driving, say the RCMP. "You'll see people going from Montreal to Cape Breton and they're barely stopping to eat or sleep or do anything," said Const. For the first six months of 2016, Nova Scotia RCMP made 199 drug seizures on the province's highways.
As you can see, cool guy James was out with the boys but wanted to convince his lady friend he was all cuddled up at home. Say what you like about building trust in relationships, the internet wasted no time in cheering on James for the stunt.
A disturbing video has emerged showing a lawyer hypnotising a client – to try and take advantage of her sexually.
Police have charged a 41-year-old Toronto truck driver after seizing and destroying 1,600 kilograms of unrefrigerated meat destined for a specialty grocer in Ottawa. The seizure happened at around 10:15 a.m. Thursday after an Ontario Provincial Police officer spotted an overloaded van heading east on Highway 401 near Mallorytown, Ont. The van contained "unrefrigerated and thawed chicken and meat products," the OPP said in a release.
A new NASA mission has offered an insight into the astounding mineral wealth lying around in our solar system – as one scientist calculated the worth of the asteroid to be £8,000 quadrillion. American companies such as Planetary Resources – backed by Titanic director James Cameron – are already planning to send robotic vehicles to mine precious metals and rare resources from asteroids.
These two high school found a unique shortcut in Windows 2000. Back in 2008, Woodstock Collegiate Institute Students Kent and Laurence were in the school’s computer lab when they accidentally found a shortcut for opening the calculator. By banging the keyboard off the table, the teens discovered the calculator would open even though there is no shortcut to do so. Credit: YouTube/FaceVisualizers via Storyful
A cruel mother who subjected three girls to 16 years of abuse has been jailed. Caroline Sharp, 65, “abused, humiliated, belittled and neglected” her daughter and two step-daughters, leaving one of them so thirsty she had to drink from a toilet. Sharp became involved with her step-daughters after the girls’ mother died in 1973.
A Vancouver advocacy group is raising money to bring coasters that detect date-rape drugs to the Vancouver club scene in an effort to prevent sexual assaults. Ashtyn Bevan co-founded the organization after completing an internship in the nightlife industry as part of a Simon Fraser University course.
It might be Yukon's most famous basement. Bruce Bennett's herbarium — essentially, a collection of preserved plant specimens — has become internationally renowned for having one of the most extensive known collections of Arctic plants. It's been a decades-long labour of love for Bennett, who's amassed the collection as a hobbyist — "not working for government or anything, just out collecting plants," he says.
When RCMP in Castlegar, B.C., busted a major marijuana grow-op outside of town recently, they weren't expecting fumes from the proceeds to later waft across town.
In the distant future, our sun will expand to a hundred times the size it is now, and anything that still lives on the surface of our planet will die. This isn’t a probability, we know for certain, according to researcher Daniel Brown of Nottingham Trent University, writing for The Conversation.
America's first immigrant First Lady since Louisa Adams paid homage to the old guard of American fashion in a powder blue suit by Ralph Lauren Collection.
A reward trip for a job well done has turned into a legal nightmare for a Quebec mother of three who is in a Bahamas jail for the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old bearded boy she believed was an adult. Karine Gagne's mother, Chantale Auclair, says her daughter and the American boy had a sexual encounter on a cruise ship earlier this month, but insisted that Gagne thought the six-foot-plus adolescent was 18. "She asked him how old he was and he told her he was 18," Auclair told The Canadian Press on Thursday.