Opinion: First Republicans attacked the FBI. Look who they're coming for now

Republicans have been railing against the Inflation Reduction Act, and there's one provision they really dislike: The plan to bolster the beleaguered Internal Revenue Service. Investigative journalist Casey Michel writes that the GOP has been trying for years to starve the IRS of revenue and resources, but the bill will inject $80 billion into the agency.

Judge appears willing to unveil some of Mar-a-Lago affidavit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to put forward proposed redactions as he committed to making public at least part of the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump's estate in Florida. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said that under the law, it is the government's burden to show why a redacted version should not be released and prosecutors' arguments...

‘Deny, delay, die’: Assisted dying discussion renews warnings about gaps in veteran care

'We don't know whether this was a policy: whether written or unwritten or being communicated to people,' said a Conservative calling for an investigation into veteran supports.

Steven Lewis: There are enough family doctors. Not enough practise family medicine

I am one of 900,000 people in B.C. who don’t have a family doctor. In Saskatchewan, the number is about 200,000. It is a mantra that everyone should have a medical home, like Cheers, where everybody knows your name (and your health profile). If you’re young, healthy, and without known risk factors, it may not matter if you don’t. A lot of Canadians seem to agree: According to a 2019 Statistics Canada survey, about half of those without a family...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his summer politicking tour Thursday with a trip to Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula, where he visited a strawberry and rhubarb farm and toured two industrial facilities. 

Housing rally underway in Halifax, one year after forced evictions from park

A rally for housing rights is happening in downtown Halifax, in the same place where exactly one year ago, city police forcibly evicted unhoused people living in an encampment.

Waterloo regional police, community groups tackle hate graffiti through restorative processes

This month, there have been at least six police-reported hate-motivated graffiti incidents in Ontario's Waterloo region. As police look to prosecute such crimes, they're using a process that's been enhanced in recent years to emphasize restorative responses — an approach some communities have longed for.

Opinion: The Ukraine war is also being fought over language

ODESA -- When Russia invaded on Feb. 24, it immediately triggered a surge of patriotism in Ukraine that included a push for people to make more use of the nation's official language: Ukrainian.

Trump appeals ruling backing IRS release of tax returns to House to full DC Circuit

Former President Donald Trump asked the full bench of the DC US Circuit Court of Appeals to review a recent appellate panel ruling okaying the Internal Revenue Service's release of Trump's tax returns to a House committee.

White House to ship more monkeypox vaccines to states as cases climb

The additional vaccines are made possible by the new injection approach, though it's not clear how widely its being embraced on the ground.

Colombia, Venezuela working to coordinate border reopening, minister says

By Anggy Polanco and Nelson Bocanegra CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The full reopening of the Colombia-Venezuela border will come sooner rather than later, but will depend on legal conditions and the overall re-establishment of bilateral ties, Colombia's commerce minister said on Thursday. "The border will open soon, but at the time when we have t...

Where Dr. Oz lives becomes a campaign issue in Pennsylvania Senate race

In the Pennsylvania Senate election, John Fetterman has been unusually focused on one line of attack: Dr. Oz's house in New Jersey

Chef Keith Corbin's epic journey from the housing projects to food-world stardom

"Prison cooking didn't prepare me for this, growing up cooking didn't prepare me for this — cooking drugs didn't prepare me for this," he says.

Pope says not enough evidence to open sex assault probe against Quebec cardinal

MONTREAL — There is not enough evidence to open a formal church investigation into sexual assault allegations against a prominent Quebec cardinal, Pope Francis declared Thursday. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, an adviser to the Pope, has been accused of sexual misconduct in a class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in Quebec Superior Court. A woman identified as "F." accused the cardinal, once considered a front-runner to become pope, of several...

Justice Dept.: 3 men charged in Whitey Bulger's killing

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Department said Thursday. The charges against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon come nearly four years after Bulger’s killing, which raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective...

‘Good PR’: Why anti-hate experts are urging politicians to step up vetting practices

Anti-hate and extremism researchers, who had been monitoring Stephanie McEvoy for years, are asking if political parties and staff need to step up their vetting practices.

Little Leaguer critically hurt in fall moved out of intensive care, family says

The family of 12-year-old Easton Oliverson, a member of Utah's Snow Canyon Little League, said he can now speak and stand.

Judge orders DoJ to prepare redacted Trump search affidavit for possible release

The Justice department must redact the affidavit used to obtain the warrant to search Donald Trump’s resort in Florida in such a way not to jeopardise the investigation in case he decides to unseal the document next week, a federal magistrate judge ordered on Thursday. The surprise order from Judge Bruce Reinhart charted a middle ground between the justice department’s motion to oppose unsealing any part of the affidavit, and motions from a...

80 years after Dieppe, postcards share stories of soldiers who died in deadly raid

Paris Eakins was 26 years old when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in November 1940 during the Second World War. He was born in Minnedosa, Man., where he lived until he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree. Eakins worked at his town's newspaper and went on to join the sports department at the Winnipeg Free Press. After he enlisted, Eakins worked his way to become a pilot officer in a fighter...

Prosecutors rest their case against 2 men in Whitmer plot

Prosecutors have rested their case against two men on trial for a second time in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020. The jury heard seven days of testimony before prosecutors finished Thursday in federal court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. are on trial on conspiracy charges. A jury in April couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict but acquitted two other men. One of the last government witnesses...

Canada's high court won't hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver's last parcels of waterfront land. The feud began in 2015 when Concord argued Singapore-based billionaire Oei Hong Leong and his company, Canadian Metropolitan Properties, backed out of a deal to jointly develop the former Expo '86...

Handling of sexual abuse claims puts Hockey Canada on thin ice with hockey parents

Recent revelations about how sexual assault allegations were handled by Hockey Canada, the body that governs the sport in this country, has left some hockey families in turmoil over repeated black eyes to their beloved sport.

UNESCO team in Alberta to judge if Wood Buffalo Park should go on endangered list

EDMONTON — A United Nations body that monitors some of the world's greatest natural glories is in Canada again to assess government responses to ongoing threats to the country's largest national park, including plans to release treated oilsands tailings into its watershed. In a series of meetings beginning Thursday, UNESCO investigators are to determine whether Wood Buffalo National Park should be on the list of World Heritage Sites In Danger —...

Takeaways from the court hearing on releasing more documents from the Mar-a-Lago search

A US magistrate judge started the process of potentially releasing some information from the affidavit that the Justice Department used to obtain a search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Florida residence.

Human remains found in suitcases were 2 children, New Zealand police say

The remains were found alongside various household and personal items that police say could help them find the person responsible for the deaths.

This week on "Sunday Morning" (August 21)

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Judge says he's inclined to unseal portions of Mar-a-Lago search affidavit, orders government to submit redactions

A judge said he is inclined to unseal at least some of the affidavit used to secure a search of Trump's home and ordered the government to propose redactions.

Supreme Court to review mandatory minimum penalty for child luring offence

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will examine the constitutionality of a minimum sentence for the offence of child luring. The top court has agreed to review the case of a Quebec man, identified only as H.V., who pleaded guilty to a child luring offence committed in 2017. He argued the six-month mandatory minimum sentence provided for in s. 172.1(2)(b) of the Criminal Code was unconstitutional, given the Charter of Rights guarantee against...

Opinion: Twice, I've lived in the marital shadows. The Supreme Court will never send me back

Writer Joan Steinau Lester lived in the marital legal shadows twice, the first time during an interracial marriage with her Black husband before the Supreme Court's 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision. After her divorce, she married her wife Carole -- a union that came to be protected by the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision. What does the Court ruling overturning Roe -- and the possible implication for other privacy rights -- mean for families...

CNN Exclusive: 'Ludicrous.' 'Ridiculous.' 'A complete fiction.': Former Trump officials say his claim of 'standing order' to declassify is nonsense

In the days since the FBI seized classified and top secret documents from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, the former President and his allies have claimed that Trump had a "standing order" to declassify documents he took from the Oval Office to the White House residence.

NASA's Artemis 1 stands ready for its flight to the Moon

Although an uncrewed flight, there are several special passengers on board for this trip around the Moon and back.

Calgary police searching for woman believed to be involved in transit hate crime

Calgary police say they are trying to find a woman who's believed to be involved in the hate-motivated harassment of two teenagers on a bus. Police say that two 13-year-old girls were travelling around 8:30 p.m. last Thursday to a community in southwest Calgary from the Somerset-Bridlewood light-rail transit station. They say the girls were approached by an unknown woman who was speaking aggressively and yelling racial slurs at them. Const. Matt...

Japan launches contest to encourage young people to drink more alcohol

Japan's government wants young people to drink more alcohol in an effort to reverse declining sales, which it has blamed on demographic changes in the country.

Finnish PM says videos of her 'boisterous' partying shouldn't have been made public

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has acknowledged partying "in a boisterous way" after the release of private videos -- but said she is angry that the footage, which prompted criticism from political opponents, was leaked to the media.

Club Z points and affordable lunches: CBC readers share their memories of Zellers

The news that the shuttered Zellers discount retail chain was making a comeback — in the form of an e-commerce site as well as a physical presence in existing Hudson's Bay locations — generated a lot of emotional responses from Canadians who recalled shopping there. Here's a sampling of what CBC readers had to say.

Placido Domingo's name comes up in Argentina sex sect probe

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo's name has appeared in an investigation of a sect-like organization in Argentina that also had U.S. offices and whose leaders have been charged with crimes, including sexual exploitation. Domingo, the Spanish opera singer who has faced accusations of sexual harassment from numerous women over the past three years, has not been accused of any wrongdoing in the Argentina case. “Placido...

Suspect in Salman Rushdie's stabbing pleads not guilty to attempted murder and assault

The man accused of stabbing award-winning author Salman Rushdie and injuring another speaker on stage in New York state last week pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault.

The government's weird way of encouraging EVs

The good news is that the government found a way to do something about climate change. The bad news is that lawmakers did it in a very inefficient way. The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax credits for electric vehicles, but zero of currently available EVs will be eligible for the full credit next year.

Negotiator behind deal with Freedom Convoy says Ottawa was too quick to use emergency powers

The man who negotiated on the City of Ottawa's behalf with Tamara Lich and other organizers of the Freedom Convoy says an agreement for truckers to leave the city's residential streets wasn't given enough time to play out before the federal government used its emergency powers.

Remote First Nation welcomes Blue Rodeo musicians for festival

The remote community of Moose Factory in northern Ontario will host a performance by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor on Thursday night for the annual Gathering of our People festival.

New Brunswick cottagers withdraw legal bid to stop eradication of smallmouth bass

WOODSTOCK, NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick group hoping to eradicate an invasive fish species from the Miramichi watershed says a legal bid to stop their work has been withdrawn, but they say their plan is still facing opposition. The Working Group on Smallmouth Bass Eradication in the Miramichi issued a statement Wednesday saying a hearing scheduled before the Court of Queen’s Bench in Woodstock was cancelled. As a result, an application for an...

Potential Taiwan stop by Canadian MPs would be part of Singapore trade trip: officials

A recent trip by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi prompted a furious response by China, which claims Taiwan as its own.

Western Quebec smelter will reduce arsenic emissions to five times provincial norm

MONTREAL — Arsenic emissions at a western Quebec copper smelter will be reduced to five times the provincial norm by 2017 at a cost of around $500 million, the plant’s owner said Thursday. Glencore, the Switzerland-based mining company that owns the Horne smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., said it will ask for government aid to help fund the required changes at the factory, which is currently certified to emit 100 nanograms of arsenic per cubic...

Treasury Board rejects 'blanket exemption' idea for official language requirements

OTTAWA — The Treasury Board is rejecting an idea pitched by some Indigenous public servants to offer "blanket exemptions" so they don't have to learn both of Canada's official languages. A briefing note from last fall released to The Canadian Press under federal Access-to-Information shows senior officials responding to the exemption call coming from some members of the Indigenous Federal Employees Network. Senior bureaucrats flagged a "growing...

More unhoused people than ever 1 year after Halifax encampment evictions

According to data from the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, there are 153 more people experiencing chronic homelessness this week than there were last August.

Quebec issues 10 tickets tied to fake COVID-19 vaccine passports

Earlier this year, UPAC launched a wide-scale probe last January into the into cases of alleged fraud related to the production and sale of false passports.

Why uptake in COVID boosters is lagging in Quebec — and why that matters

Pronvincial data shows that only 56 per cent of all eligible Quebecers have gotten their first booster dose. Experts think they know why.

Tension in Ottawa as group associated with convoy protest attempts to put down roots

OTTAWA — An Ottawa-based group with suspected ties to the "Freedom Convoy" says it was threatened with eviction Wednesday and is ready to take its cause to court in an attempt to set up headquarters in the country's capital. The United People of Canada,or TUPOC,moved in to a deconsecrated church in downtown Ottawa this summer as part of a conditional offer to buy the space. The heritage building is now draped with large red banners featuring the...

'Just horrid': Police watchdog now investigating death of man in Alberta RCMP cell

CALGARY — An Alberta man is hoping for answers now that the province's police watchdog is investigating the death of his son while in RCMP custody. Addison Hartzler, 30, was found dead in an RCMP holding cell in Grande Prairie, Alta., on June 3, nine hours after he was arrested for public mischief on suspicion he had falsely reported a break-and-enter at the home where he was staying. Greg Hartzler said his son was acting in a "psychotic and...

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Canada stable, but higher than past summers

The current rates of hospitalizations and deaths across Canada are significantly higher than in the summers of 2020 and 2021, as more infectious variants of the virus spread.