Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

A Toronto man who has been charged with lighting a TTC bus passenger on fire in what police have called a “hate-motivated” attempted murder made a brief court appearance Monday. Tenzin Norbu, who is currently detained at the Toronto South Detention Centre, appeared briefly by video in an Ontario Court of Justice proceeding shortly after … Read more

Killing of Toronto man, 24, possibly linked to shooting minutes earlier, police say

Toronto man accused of lighting woman on fire in ‘hate-motivated’ attack makes brief court appearance

Police are investigating a possible link between the killing of a 24-year-old Toronto man and another shooting that occurred minutes earlier nearby, but say the violence is likely not linked to a rash of other shootings over the weekend. In a Monday news release, police identified Jaron Williams, 24, as the victim of a fatal … Read more

Freeland accused of being evasive during committee appearance on Ottawa’s use of Emergencies Act

Freeland accused of being evasive during committee appearance on Ottawa’s use of Emergencies Act

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland takes part in the Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency surrounding the government’s use of the Emergencies Act in Ottawa on June 14.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland was repeatedly accused of providing evasive responses Tuesday evening as she appeared before a … Read more

Belongings of missing British reporter and companion found in Amazon, police say

Belongings of missing British reporter and companion found in Amazon, police say

Police and rescue team members search for British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who went missing in the Amazon rain forest, near the border with Peru, in Atalaia do Norte, Amazonas state, Brazil, on June 12.BRUNO KELLY/Reuters Search teams found a backpack, laptop and other personal items that belonged to Indigenous expert … Read more

Members of Patriot Front charged with planning riot at Idaho pride event

Members of Patriot Front charged with planning riot at Idaho pride event

Police in northwest Idaho arrested more than two dozen members of a white nationalist group on Saturday and charged them with planning to stage a riot near a LGBTQ pride event, authorities said. Lee White, police chief in the city of Coeur D’Alene, told reporters 31 members of Patriot Front face misdemeanour charges of conspiracy … Read more

Ottawa police evacuate Parliament Hill

Ottawa police evacuate Parliament Hill

Parliament has been evacuated and police have blocked access to Parliament Hill in Ottawa for what they’re calling an “ongoing police investigation.” Parliamentary Protective Services (PPS) said in an email to the Star that Parliament Hill has been evacuated and a police operation is underway “with a possible threat.” It said all parliamentary buildings have … Read more

Pierre Poilievre and Marco Mendicino spar over who asked for Emergencies Act to be invoked

Pierre Poilievre and Marco Mendicino spar over who asked for Emergencies Act to be invoked

OTTAWA—“On the advice.” Those three words were at the heart of a heated political clash on Parliament Hill Thursday. A top contender for the Conservative leadership is now calling for Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino to resign, while Mendicino says he is appalled with how the Tories are twisting his words. At issue is how … Read more

German investigators question driver after ‘dark day’ for Berlin

German investigators question driver after ‘dark day’ for Berlin

A man wearing a police vest walks near a car that crashed into a group of pedestrians in Berlin, on June 8.MICHELE TANTUSSI/Reuters Authorities had yet to establish a motive on Thursday for a 29-year-old German-Armenian man who rammed his car into a group of schoolchildren in Berlin, killing a teacher and leaving another fighting … Read more

Armed man arrested near home of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Armed man arrested near home of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

A California man armed with a handgun who planned to kill Brett Kavanaugh was arrested on Wednesday near the conservative US Supreme Court justice’s Maryland home, voicing distress about the expected reversal of a landmark decision legalizing abortion nationwide, authorities said. The man, identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Roske of Simi Valley, was carrying a handgun … Read more

Mounties say cellphone alerting was ‘not on our radar’ at Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

Mounties say cellphone alerting was ‘not on our radar’ at Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

RCMP Supt. Dustine Rodier provides testimony regarding the Alert Ready system at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Truro, NS on June 7.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press Nova Scotia Mounties say they were unaware of how to use Canada’s Alert Ready cellphone warning system … Read more