Texas woman accused of kidnapping migrant baby and holding him for ransom

The woman claimed her husband was in trouble with the Mexican mafia and that the child had been sent to her by a man in Mexico.

Scientists have developed a technique to restore kelp forests for future generations

VANCOUVER — For Liam Coleman, scuba diving in B.C. waters is like taking a weightless walk in the woods. "It's a really beautiful, quite special experience to go diving into kelp forests …. It's like you were walking weightless in space, but it has a forest around you," said Coleman. After getting past the cold water, Coleman sees schools of fish swimming through the forests, golden sunlight reflecting through the water past the rows of kelp,...

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in seized documents case

Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in legal battle of documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.

Opinion: This fired chemistry professor's example shows what's wrong with academia

The case of one chemistry professor at NYU raises important questions, argues Jill Filipovic, chief among them how much power students, who universities seem to increasingly think of as consumers (and some of whom think of themselves that way), should have in the hiring, retention and firing of professors.

Trump asks supreme court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago special master dispute

Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the US supreme court to partially reverse an appellate court decision that prevented the special master, reviewing for privilege protections materials seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago resort in August, from examining 100 documents with classification markings. The motion to vacate the ruling by the US appeals court for the 11th circuit represents the former president’s final chance to reinsert the 100 documents...

New Mohawk College program aims to make gaming industry better for women and people of colour

When Lisa Funnell played the 2013 version of the Tomb Raider video game, she remembers the moment when her character, Lara Croft, was killed while trying to escape a man who was sexually assaulting her. She asked herself, "Who decided that this content is OK?"

Pow! Immense debris cloud from DART impact spied by Hubble and JWST

"This is an unprecedented view of an unprecedented event."

Environment commissioner warns Canada failing to protect commercially valuable fish

OTTAWA — The federal government is biased against listing commercially valuable fish as species at risk and needing protection, environment commissioner Jerry DeMarco said in a new audit published Tuesday. The audit of Canada's efforts to protect aquatic species at risk was one of six new environmental reports tabled in the House of Commons. Most of them focused on Canada's efforts to protect biodiversity and keep the estimated 80,000 different...

A mother celebrating her 40th birthday is one of the victims of Hurricane Ian

A mother of four traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, to celebrate her 40th birthday -- now her family is preparing to lay her to rest after she was identified as one of the victims of Hurricane Ian, her mother said.

Flight 752 families want Ottawa to get tougher on Iran

OTTAWA — The families of those killed when Iran's military shot down Flight 752 in January 2020 are demanding the Canadian government take a harder line against the regime. Iranian-Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill Tuesday to mark 1,000 days of mourning their relatives, and the crowd made clear their displeasure at the federal government's actions to date. "I already lost all my life, all my future, said Maral Gorginpour whose husband Fareed...

3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum science

STOCKHOLM — Three scientists jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for proving that tiny particles could retain a connection with each other even when separated, a phenomenon once doubted but now being explored for potential real-world applications such as encrypting information. Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for experiments...

Rugby players face highly increased MND risk: disease study

Rugby chiefs must take urgent action to reduce head injuries after a study indicated that former international players are 15 times more likely to develop motor neurone disease, researchers said Tuesday. As well as the higher risk of developing motor neurone disease, the risk of Parkinson's disease is three times greater.

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago case

Former President Trump filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court seeking its intervention in the Justice Department’s seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago.

The world's best bars for 2022 have been revealed

Move over London. Step aside New York. There's a new cosmopolitan cocktail capital: Barcelona. Find out the speakeasy that claimed the No. 1 spot for 2022.

A suspected serial killer is hunting in California. Here’s what we know so far

Police in Stockton, Calif., are investigating six shooting deaths that appear to be connected and may be the work of a serial killer who is ambushing people in the dark.

Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents

Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified that the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer.

Yankees star Judge hits 62nd homer to break Maris' AL record

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ American League record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard. The 30-year-old Yankees slugger drove a 1-1 slider from Texas right-hander Jesús Tinoco into the first row of seats in left field when leading off the second game of New York's day-night doubleheader. After No. 99 took a smooth, mighty swing, he had a...

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Trudeau vows to punish ‘bloodthirsty regime’ in Iran amid Mahsa Amini death

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died last month while in the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police for the way she was wearing her hijab.

Ottawa should move fast on promised $200M fund for Black-led charities, group says

The federal government needs to follow through quickly on its promise to create a self-sustaining investment fund for Black-led charities and community-based organizations, says a spokesperson for a group backing the idea.

Murray Mandryk: Population stats good news and spin for Sask. Party

We still haven’t reached the Saskatchewan Party government’s goal of a 1.2-million population in this province by 2020, but you can certainly understand why it was crowing last week that the province has hit 1,194,803 people . No party has as successfully hitched its wagon to a single issue as the Sask. Party has in making population growth its brand. Here is the Coles Notes version of our population history and why it’s so closely tied to the...

Hockey Canada’s board chairs defend 2018 sexual assault lawsuit settlement

Former chair Michael Brind'Amour and interim chair Andrea Skinner said appropriate steps were taken despite criticism of Hockey Canada's handling of sex abuse allegations.

Five things to watch for with a new CAQ government led by François Legault

MONTREAL — The Coalition Avenir Québec, led by François Legault, won a second consecutive majority mandate in Monday's election. Here are five things to watch out for as the CAQ leader prepares to name his new cabinet and begins to make good on his party's election promises. Taxes/cost of living The Coalition Avenir Québec has promised to distribute up to $600 to Quebecers in December to help with the cost of living. Adults making less than...

B.C. bolsters mental health and substance use services for inmates leaving jail

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government has announced inmates struggling with mental health and substance use will be supported after they leave jail by transition teams connected to all 10 of the province's correctional centres. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Sheila Malcolmson said Monday that's an increase from inmates at five facilities getting help with services like housing, health care, transportation and treatment when they are...

Prime minister announces $300M recovery package for Atlantic Canada in wake of Fiona

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a $300-million recovery fund for Atlantic Canadians struggling with the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona.

Man pleads guilty to killing three, including mother and brother in Langley, B.C.

VANCOUVER — The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says a man from Langley, B.C., has pleaded guilty to murdering three people in 2020, including his mother and brother. The homicide team says in a statement that Kia Ebrahimian pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday. Police were called to a Langley house fire on June 13, 2020, and found the bodies of the man's mother Tatiana Bazuar, his brother...

How 'Coal Miner's Daughter' Loretta Lynn got her big break in Vancouver chicken coop

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is a long way from the Appalachian coal fields, but the role that a south Vancouver chicken coop played in the rise of country music legend Loretta Lynn is being recalled after her death at the age of 90. The neighbourhood's connection to Lynn is described in a Vancouver Heritage Foundation plaque that marks the former site of a poultry barn on the banks of the Fraser River that also served as a music hall. The...

Decade-high suicide statistics in N.W.T. 'devastating': health minister

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories health minister says recent statistics indicating an increase in suicides in the territory are "devastating." N.W.T. chief coroner Garth Eggenberger released the numbers on suicides in 2021 and 2022 on Monday, ahead of his annual report, due to the high number of suicides reported so far this year. The report says there were 11 deaths by suicide last year, which accounted for eight per cent of all deaths...

Medical association files lawsuit seeking clarity over abortion laws

The Arizona Medical Association filed a lawsuit seeking clarity over abortion laws that have resulted in abortions services being suspended in the state.

B.C. breaking its own law on climate-change reporting, Sierra Club tells court

VANCOUVER — An environmental group is in court accusing the British Columbia government of failing to report if its climate plans will achieve key greenhouse gas emissions targets, as required by a provincial law. Harry Wruck, a lawyer representing Sierra Club BC, told a B.C. Supreme Court judge that climate change accountability legislation from 2019 requires the government to publish annual reports that outline progress toward emissions...

Charles Fuller, Pulitzer-winning playwright of 'A Soldier's Play,' dies at 83

Charles Fuller, the acclaimed playwright best known for his Pulitzer winner, "A Soldier's Play," has died. He was 83.

Dale Richardson: Sask. Party needs to focus on quality of life message

“Conservative governments have a hard time explaining why growth is important,” former premier Brad Wall said in a speech to Saskatchewan Party supporters in 2013. That night, Wall said conservatives are actually wrong to say the reason for focusing on economic development is that the GDP will be higher, or that there will be more jobs. While those are certainly nice to have, it’s not the true reason for focusing on growth and the economy. As he...

Red Cross calls for civilian force, less reliance on military for disaster response

OTTAWA — Canada needs a new civilian force to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies as such events become more common and severe, the head of the Canadian Red Cross said Tuesday. In an interview CEO Conrad Sauvé compared Canada’s current approach to responding to emergencies to fighting a fire without any previous planning or preparation. “We're trying to sort out who does what after the fire started,” he said. Right now, Sauvé...

Hurricane response will be reviewed, DeSantis says amid evacuation timing questions

With Hurricane Ian the deadliest hurricane in decades in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis told ABC News that there would "of course" be a review of the decisions made

B.C. attorney general says increasing arrests to fight violent crime won't work

VICTORIA — More arrests are "futile," British Columbia's attorney general says as he rebuffed criticism of government policies on repeat offenders and violent crime across the province. Murray Rankin told the legislature on Tuesday that increasing arrests is not the answer to battle crime. His statement comes despite a recent government-commissioned report citing police and probation officers saying repeat offenders "are emboldened to continue...

Hurricane Ian's death toll rises as crews in Florida go door to door in search for survivors in decimated neighborhoods

After Hurricane Ian obliterated communities in Florida, rescue crews going door to door in search of survivors are reporting more deaths, and residents grappling with loss are facing a long, daunting recovery.

Kari Lake walks back 'rare and legal' abortion comment

PHOENIX (AP) — A spokesman for Kari Lake said Tuesday the Republican candidate for Arizona governor didn't mean to suggest abortion should be legal, saying she's not calling for changes to abortion laws weeks after a judge ruled that prosecutors can enforce a near-total ban on terminating pregnancies. In her most expansive comments on abortion since the ruling last month, Lake told a Phoenix talk radio host that it should be “rare and legal”...

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in review of documents seized in Mar-a-Lago search

The former president blasted the National Archives in a statement Tuesday.

What auto thieves in Ontario want and how you can stop them

With auto thefts in and around Toronto on the rise, you might be wondering if your car could be a target. CBC Toronto put together a list of the most commonly targeted vehicles in Ontario last year and tips you might not know about how to keep your car safe.

The most important Senate race in the country

The Senate playing field has narrowed in recent weeks, with both parties focusing heavily on Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania as the three races most likely to decide which party has the majority come January 2023.

Prostitution laws, not sex work, source of 'structural inequality,' says lawyer

OTTAWA — The laws governing prostitution in Canada — not sex work itself — are creating inequality, a lawyer told the Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday as part of a constitutional challenge. "Sex work itself is not a source of structural inequality. However, the impugned laws are," said Pam Hrick, the executive director and general counsel for the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, which is an intervener in the court case. "The effects...

In major reversal, Elon Musk again proposes buying Twitter at full price

Elon Musk on Monday sent a letter to Twitter proposing to follow through with his deal to buy the company at the originally agreed upon price of $54.20 per share, according to a securities filing on Tuesday.

Mark Critch and cast discuss '22 minutes' at 30 and how the series is moving forward

TORONTO — It's 2013 and comedian Mark Critch is in the office space of federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau — Critch doesn't know it yet but he’s on the verge of a classic “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” moment. Critch is questioning the politician about recently admitting to smoking marijuana since becoming a member of Parliament in 2008. He sets up the exchange: "I’ve never really been to a throne speech before, you’ve been to a lot of them. Jesus...

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to step into the legal fight over the classified documents seized during an FBI search of his Florida estate. The Trump team asked the court to overturn a lower court ruling and permit an independent arbiter, or special master, to review the roughly 100 documents with classified markings that were taken in the Aug. 8 search. A three-judge panel...

Federal government failing to protect commercially valuable fish: report

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is falling short when it comes to protecting aquatic species at risk of extinction, a new report tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday said.

Bear attacks family in B.C., then guards two gravely injured women from rescue: RCMP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Police say two women are critically injured after a black bear attacked a family hiking near Dawson Creek in northeastern B.C., then guarded the victims from rescuers until it was shot dead. A statement posted to social media by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the family of four turned and ran when the bear charged them Monday evening. The service says the bear chased them and attacked one woman, while another...

Immigration could be source of conflict between Ottawa and Quebec's re-elected CAQ

QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected Monday with a resounding majority, winning 90 of the province's 125 ridings. Martin Papillon, a political science professor at the Université de Montréal, said the balance of power between Prime Minister Justin...

Most of Bangladesh left without power after national grid failure

Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a partial grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to gradually restore power supply in the country of 168 million people.

Federal cabinet ministers OK temporary production increase at Nunavut iron ore mine

POND INLET, Nunavut — Federal cabinet ministers have approved a temporary production increase for an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island, preventing potential job losses in Nunavut. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal issued a letter Tuesday to the Nunavut Impact Review Board saying the ministers support Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation's request to increase production to six million from 4.2 million tonnes at its Mary River...

Using tax system for social benefits a 'sticking point' for dental benefit: experts

OTTAWA — Economic and public policy experts warn the proposed federal dental benefit may not reach the families most in need because the government has chosen to distribute it through the tax system. The federal government plans to send cheques of up to $650 to qualifying low- and medium-income households to help pay for children's dental needs through the same platform used for Canada Child Benefit payments. That is run through the Canada...