Morning digest: Five things you need to know

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion hits a homer in the 4th inning to put Toronto up 1-0 as the Toronto...

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion hits a homer in the 4th inning to put Toronto up 1-0 as the Toronto Blue Jays face the Oakland Athletics in a MLB regular season game in Toronto, Ont., on Sunday May 25, 2014. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

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Here's some news tidbits to get your Monday started.

1. Killing spree in California

We now know a lot about the woman-hating 22-year-old man who killed six people in Santa Barbara, Calif., over the weekend. And apparently, so did police.

In his creepy 141-page manifesto, Elliot Rodger wrote that the cops visited him and nearly foiled his plot last month.

Here's a supercut of Rodger's statements he made in YouTube videos hours before the massacre.


2. ‘Chocolate king’ reigns in Ukraine

After months of turmoil, Ukraine has a new president. Petro Poroshenko is a billionaire confectionery magnate.

James Bezan, a Tory MP observing the election, said there was high voter turnout despite intimidation tactics.

Sunday was also voting day for the rest of Europe, which saw far right and Euroskeptic parties gain a foothold in the European Parliament.


3. New Canadian marathon record

Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, 29, ran the fastest marathon ever on Canadian soil in Ottawa this weekend. He finished the 42-km race in 2:06:54.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa set a women's record of 2:24:31.


4. Jays on a roll

The Toronto Blue Jays are tearing it up lately. They’re on a six-game streak after sweeping a series each with Boston and Oakland.

First baseman Edwin Encarnacion got his 14th homerun of the season. He’s known for raising his arm in the air when he runs the bases after a homer, allowing for some creative interpretation.

Tonight at the Rogers Centre they'll try to keep it going against the Tampa Bay Rays.


5. NDP, Liberal leaders to debate in Northern Ontario

Ontario’s party leaders square off in Thunder Bay today - except PC Leader Tim Hudak, who will be in Peterborough and the GTA.

On Sunday night the Liberals issued a release saying there was still time, and listed some flight options if he wanted to change his mind.

Check back later for coverage of the action.

With files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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