• Autopsy: Roy Halladay had morphine in his body during deadly plane crash

    Roy Halladay's autopsy report was released Friday and it revealed he had three drugs in his system at the time of his death.

  • Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities

    President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Trump scrapped plans to depart Friday for his Mar-a-Lago club, where he'd been set to attend a high-dollar fundraiser Saturday night to commemorate his first year in office. Instead, he spent much of the day in the Oval Office, trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to keep the government open.

  • Astronaut Set to be First African American on Space Station Crew Removed from Flight

    HOUSTON - A NASA astronaut who was slated to become the first African American to serve as a member of the crew aboard the International Space Station has been removed from her upcoming mission. Jeanette Epps, who had been scheduled to launch to the space station in June of this year for a five-month expedition, has been replaced on the flight by another NASA astronaut, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, who was serving as Epps' backup.

  • Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

    Since arresting David and Louise Turpin earlier this week, authorities said they have learned the children were confined to the house, chained to furniture, starved and often deprived the use of a toilet. Some of the children were so detached they didn't understand the concept of a police officer or medicine. "You don't need to learn what a police officer is from going to school, you learn that from just being out in the world," said Patricia Costales, chief executive of The Guidance Center, a Long Beach, California-based non-profit that provides mental health therapy to thousands of children.

  • B.C. Green Party leader promises NDP government will fall if it pursues 'LNG folly'

    B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver took to Twitter Wednesday, promising the NDP will lose its ability to govern if it continues to pursue the development of the province's liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. "Lest there be any doubt, let me be perfectly clear: NDP government will fall in non confidence if after all that has happened it continues to pursue LNG folly #bcpoli #lineinthesand," Weaver wrote on Twitter, linking to an opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun. Premier John Horgan told the Sun writer that while in Asia later this month, he will confirm his openness to a proposed LNG export terminal in Kitimat, B.C., proposed by Royal Dutch Shell in partnership with Chinese, Japanese and Korean investors.

  • 'She had the munchies': Pot dog treat spooks pet owner

    It was the nightmare pet owner Denise Brook hoped would never come true. Brook brought her dog to the vet, fearing Stella might have blown one of her spinal disks and would have to be put down. Stella's owners - like many 21st century dog owners - had been giving her treats infused with cannabis extracts to help with her back pain.

  • Jagmeet Singh, newly engaged, plans to seek healthy public, private balance

    Few personal relationships are the subject of national media scrutiny, but NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and his new fiancee Gurkiran Kaur say they're up for the challenge. Singh, 38, publicly proposed to Kaur, a 27-year-old fashion designer, during a celebration Tuesday night at the downtown Toronto restaurant where the couple had their first date.