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.
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.
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.
The Vancouver Island man accused of gang raping a woman in a Denver hotel room last year is returning home a free man. On Monday, Messer learned the district attorney's office had dismissed the remaining two charges and was closing the case. The four other charges had already been dismissed by the judge at a preliminary hearing in August.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A man owing more than $10,000 in outstanding fines had his vehicle impounded Friday night. Police said the driver was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended licence and failing to transfer ownership under the Highway Traffic Act. Also on Friday night, the RNC conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the east end of St. John's.
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?”
Windsor city officials could be turning to dry ice to deal with the latest rat problem. There has been a bumper crop of rats in Windsor this year due to last year's warm winter. Environmental Services Manager Ann Marie Albidone says dry ice works better than poison because the rats don't need to eat the dry ice to be killed.
Parks Canada has announced now that it is fully responsible for the Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass, B.C., it will be tearing down the 54-year-old structure because of deterioration in the four years since it was last open. Located in the heart of Glacier National Park, it was the only stop for food or fuel in the 150 kilometres between the B.C. towns of Revelstoke and Golden. "Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural and cultural heritage areas in the world, and Rogers Pass is among these treasures," they wrote.
A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kourtney Kardashian has opened up about the traumatizing armed robbery that her sister Kim Kardashian was subjected to in Paris. Speaking during an interview with Australia's TODAY Extra, Kourtney said they were helping Kim to get over the traumatic events as a family. "She's not doing great," Kourtney said about Kim's progress.
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
A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent Wednesday at the American Embassy in Manila. The van's driver, police officer Franklin Kho, told reporters he did not deliberately hit the protesters but was trying to drive away from them because they were hitting the vehicle with wooden clubs and he feared they would commandeer it and use it to attack other policemen. Associated Press TV footage showed the van repeatedly ramming the protesters as it drove wildly back and forth after activists surrounded and started hitting it with the wooden batons they seized from police.
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.
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.