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  • The accused Toronto van driver appears to have lauded an American mass killer

    Alek Minassian, the man accused of steering a white rental van down a packed Toronto street killing 10 people and leaving 15 others injured, appears to have praised the killer in a 2014 attack near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Just before the deadly incident Monday, Minassian wrote on his Facebook page: “All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Here’s what we know about Minassian: Who is he? – Minassian is 25 years old and from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Toronto Police […]

  • Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who just buried his wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, on Saturday, is in intensive care, CNN has learned. “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood,” said spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant.” JUST IN: Statement by the office of George H.W. Bush says the […]

  • Toronto collision leaves 10 dead, 15 injured; suspect in custody

    Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, according to Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, is in custody. Minassian was arrested in a white rental van less than 30 minutes after police received a 911 call. Minassian was previously known to Toronto authorities, according to a […]

  • Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

    A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery. “When I first read it, I thought this was b.s.,” said Great Hearts Monte Vista eighth grade student Manu Livar. The students in the class were supposed to complete the assignment on the “positive aspects” and “negative aspects” of the life of slaves, giving a “balanced view.” Manu said his teacher told […]

  • Waffle House murder suspect in custody

    Authorities say they have arrested the man accused of fatally shooting four people inside of a Waffle House in Nashville Travis Reinking, 29, was taken into custody Monday. Other details were not immediately available. What happened?  Reinking, 29, approached a Waffle House in Antioch around 3:23 a.m. Sunday and used an “assault-type rifle” to fatally shoot two people standing outside, according to Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron. Reinking, who was barely clothed at the time, then went inside the restaurant and […]

  • Woman lured into the woods by ‘creepy’ fake bathroom signs

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman says she was lured into the woods last weekend after following fake “outdoor bathroom” signs on the Leif Erikson Trail in Forest Park, according to KPTV. She didn’t want to be named, but says she was startled by a man she encountered behind a tree in the area where she was looking for a restroom. “I step over a log and there’s a huge tree and there’s a man standing there,” she said. The woman […]

  • Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy

      The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Britain’s Prince William, has given birth to a son, the royal family announced Monday. The duchess, the former Kate Middleton, gave birth at 11a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. “Her Royal Highness and her […]

  • Some Southwest flights canceled due to engine inspections

    Southwest Airlines says it has canceled roughly 1 per cent of its scheduled flights as it carries out inspections prompted by an engine failure that led to a passenger’s death last week. About 40 flights were impacted. The affected Southwest Boeing 737 took off Tuesday morning from New York, headed for Dallas. About 20 minutes into the flight, at about 32,500 feet, a fan blade broke off the engine and shrapnel shattered a window. Jennifer Riordan, 43, and a mother […]

  • What we know about the Tennessee Waffle House shooting

    Authorities are searching for Travis Reinking, who is suspected of carrying out a mass shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in the Nashville area on Sunday, killing four people. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Here’s what we know about the incident: What happened?  Reinking, 29, approached a Waffle House in Antioch around 3:23 a.m. (4:23 a.m. ET) and used an “assault-type rifle” to fatally shoot two people standing outside, according to Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron. Reinking, who was barely […]

  • Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Trump

    Singer Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have backed Donald Trump if she had been eligible to vote in the 2016 US presidential election. The Canadian said on Twitter that she did not “hold any common moral beliefs” with Trump and regretted appearing to endorse him in an interview with the Guardian that was published Sunday. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” the newspaper quoted her as saying. “Do you want […]

  • 22 minutes of terror

    Southwest Flight 1380 was above southeastern Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes into its journey, when it happened. A fan blade, spinning at thousands of revolutions per minute in the engine beneath the aircraft’s left wing, broke loose. The titanium alloy blade careened through the turbine engine and protective cowling with devastating force. The cowling came apart and plummeted toward Blue Marsh Lake, some 5 miles below. Within seconds, a piece of the engine hurtled into a window in Row 14, where Jennifer Riordan, a […]