Vigilante mom charged for defending son, say cops
A Montreal woman paid the price after police said she took the law into her own hands when her son was allegedly attacked by a gang of assailants.
Gay marriage opponent kills himself in cathedral
An 78-year-old French far-right activist committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday by shooting himself in the mouth, three days after a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect.
Osama bin Laden death photos to remain secret
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret more than 50 images of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them.
Accused PQ rally shooter to go straight to trial
Accused separatist rally shooter Richard Henry Bain waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to stand trial for murder.
Boy, 2, killed by SUV driven onto bar patio
The grief-stricken mother of a two-year-old boy who was killed Sunday when an alleged drunk driver crashed into him on a restaurant patio had a meltdown at the courthouse Tuesday.
Bangladesh panel to recommend life in prison over building collapse
A committee investigating a deadly collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh will recommend that nine people detained in connection with the disaster be sentenced to life in prison, the panel’s chief said on Tuesday.
Oil leaking after train derails in Saskatchewan
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said five tankers containing oil derailed on Tuesday morning near Jansen, Saskatchewan, and one of the cars is leaking crude, the third spill for the company in two months.
Family worries B.C. man kidnapped in Mexico
Family members of a Vancouver-area man living in Mexico have reached out to media after he went missing in Puerta Vallarta because they believe he's been kidnapped.
Jodi Arias urges Arizona jury to spare her death penalty
Convicted killer Jodi Arias urged jurors on Tuesday to spare her the death penalty and sentence her to life in prison for brutally killing her ex-boyfriend in Arizona five years ago, saying she could lead a productive life behind bars.
Whole neighborhoods razed by Oklahoma tornado
Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and thousands of survivors were homeless on Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, wiping out whole blocks of homes and killing at least 24 people.
Parents turn to Internet to help daughter charged with sex with girl minor
Thousands of people have protested against the prosecution of an 18-year-old Florida high school senior after her parents launched an Internet petition claiming she was charged with sex crimes only because her lover, a then 14-year-old schoolmate, was another girl.
White House counsel kept IRS probe results from Obama
Two senior White House aides knew weeks ago that a probe of the Internal Revenue Service had found that the U.S. tax agency had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, but did not tell President Barack Obama, a White House spokesman said on Monday.
Former IRS head Shulman to give first public testimony
A U.S. Senate panel will try on Tuesday to pry more details out of current and former officials of the Internal Revenue Service about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they sought tax-exempt status.
Obama opponents target Sebelius solicitations for group
With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
Advocates call for fertility treatment coverage in B.C.
Fertility awareness advocates are arguing infertility should be treated as a medical condition and covered by government health care, pointing to a recent online survey showing broad public support.
Alberta could be in for a summer of storms and hail
Just after it was revealed Alberta accounted for the majority of severe weather damage in Canada last year, forecasters are calling for one hail of a summer.
Hundreds pay respects as Elijah Harper laid to rest
Elijah Harper — The Man Who Said No, to many Canadians — was remembered as much more by friends and family at funeral events Monday.
Sex-tape soldier hopes for closure
The Quebec soldier whose stolen sex tape ruined her military career said she hoped to reach an "accommodation" with army officials.
Monarchists oppose Victoria Day name change
The Monarchist League of Canada has come out against a call to give Victoria Day a new name.
Unlicenced girl, 15, caught driving 77 km/h over limit
Police say an unlicensed 15-year-old girl was behind the wheel of a car driving 77 km/h over the posted speed limit down the Queen Elizabeth II Highway on Monday.
Tim Bosma case: More remains found on accused's farm: Reports
Hamilton, Ont., police continued their investigation on the farm owned by Tim Bosma's accused killer amid reports that more remains had been found.
Man shot dead at Toronto barbecue
A long weekend barbecue turned bloody after a 35-year-old man was shot dead at an apartment building in the Ossington Ave.-Dundas St. W. area.
Costa Rican paper alleges Canadian was victim of a hit
A Costa Rican newspaper says a Canadian man who was killed in that country last week was the victim of a targeted attack.
North Korea fires sixth missile in three days
North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticizing what it said were its legitimate military drills.
FBI agents die in training exercise
Two FBI special agents were killed during a training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday, the agency said in a statement released Sunday.