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At least seven dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, Israeli police say

Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territories.


Poilievre says 'everything seems broken,' Trudeau hits back

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre accused the Liberal government of plunging the country into "chaos" after eight years in office, blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a spike in crime, inflation woes and trouble at the country's airports.


Canadians ‘must not be complacent’ as antisemitism, hatred rise: Trudeau

Hate crimes targeting the Jewish community have been on the rise. In 2021, there was a 47 per cent increase in police-reported hate crimes against Jewish people.


How trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors has affected the next generation

A lot is known about the horrors experienced by Holocaust survivors. Now their children are sharing how the trauma their parents went through has affected their own lives.


Sask. woman gives birth on floor of a townhouse after being sent away from hospital

A Stockholm, Sask., couple says they will be skeptical about taking their three children to Yorkton Regional Hospital after their experience being turned away shortly before the birth of their now-one-month-old child.


Man who threatened to detonate bomb near US Capitol pleads guilty

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Friday to threatening to use explosives during a four-hour standoff with police in 2021 outside the Library of Congress near the US Capitol in Washington, DC.


Court releases video of attack on Paul Pelosi

The San Francisco Superior Court on Friday released video and audio recorded during last year's attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, including police body-cam footage depicting the moment of the attack and the alleged assailant's police interview where he admitted he wanted to hold the then-House speaker hostage.


Green Party posted sensitive information about voters and members online

The Green Party posted sensitive and personal information belonging to its members and supporters online, violating the party's own internal rules.


Jan. 6 rioter who admitted spraying Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced

Sicknick died of what the medical examiner found to be natural causes a day after defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 assault.


Future of high-profile N.S. sexual assault case uncertain due to lack of judges

Carrie Low, the victim in a high-profile sexual assault case, said the uncertainty about the upcoming trial has left her 'exhausted and frustrated.'


Man who claimed he had bomb near Capitol pleads guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who caused evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police on Capitol Hill when he claimed he had a bomb in his pickup truck outside the Library of Congress pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of threatening to use an explosive. Floyd Ray Roseberry, of Grover, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to the felony charge in Washing...


'You're going to see acts that defy humanity,' police chief says, as officials urge calm when Tyre Nichols arrest videos are released publicly tonight

Video of a traffic stop which led to the deadly beating of a 29-year-old Black man shows "acts that defy humanity," the Memphis police chief told CNN on Friday, hours before the expected public release of the footage.


Seven dead in shooting outside east Jerusalem synagogue

At least seven people were killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on Friday, with the gunman killed at the scene, police and medics said. "Earlier this evening at around 8:30 pm (1830 GMT), a terrorist arrived at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov boulevard in Jerusalem and proceeded to shoot at a number of people in the area," a police statement said.


‘Freedom Convoy’ anniversary may draw 500 people to Parliament Hill, security warns

Any attempts to block roadways near Parliament Hill akin to what happened in the 'Freedom Convoy' last year will face 'swift and immediate' action, Ottawa police say.


Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan to take leave of absence due to ‘health challenge’

Kirsty Duncan said in a statement that she is taking the leave based on the advice of her doctors, and will remain as MP for the Etobicoke North riding in Ontario.


Ottawa to have ‘special parking restrictions’ during anniversary of ‘Freedom Convoy’

Ottawa will have extra bylaw officers deployed on the anniversary of the 'Freedom Convoy' and warns that all vehicles found violating regulations will be ticketed and towed.


Two companies race to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco. The city wants them to hit the brakes.

San Francisco is trying to slow the expansion of robotaxis after repeated incidents in which cars without drivers stopped and idled in the middle of the street.


Weekly News Quiz: Why is Jordan Peterson ignoring pleas to stay out of Ottawa?

In this weekly quiz, news editor Jo-Anne MacDonald offers an irreverent roundup of headlines that flashed past you over the last seven days to test how much you have been paying attention. Will you accept the challenge? NOTE: Requires a Google account HOW DID YOU DO? 1-4 correct: You need a subscription 5-7 correct: OK, but try reading beyond the first paragraph 8-10 correct: Congratulations, you’re a news junkie Weekly News Quiz: Whose...


RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel elected to fourth consecutive term

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was elected to a fourth consecutive term Friday after winning the support of about two-thirds of the RNC members who gathered here for their winter meeting.


Fighting the rise in antisemitism through Holocaust education

With a rise in the number of Canadians experiencing antisemitism firsthand, programs like the mobile Tour for Humanity are teaching younger generations about the Holocaust.


To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

Video of the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, which officials have said they'll release Friday, is expected to be difficult to watch -- but it may also be hard to avoid. Some people might even feel duty-bound to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the confrontation with officers.


Police body-camera video of Paul Pelosi hammer attack released

Police body-camera footage released on Friday afternoon shed more light on the brutal hammer attack last October against Paul Pelosi, the husband of Democratic congresswomen and then House speaker Nancy Pelosi. The shocking video shows officers arriving at the front door of the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and knocking loudly on the door. Paul Pelosi opens the door and can be seen with an intruder as the two wrestle over a hammer. Police...


Why Congress has failed to pass policing reform in recent years

As the nation awaits body camera footage in the death of Tyre Nichols, calls for systemic police reform at the Congressional level are starting up again.


GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions that threaten to plague the party into the next presidential season. McDaniel, whom Donald Trump tapped as RNC chair in 2016, won the the secret ball...


WHO to decide if COVID remains an emergency. What will this mean for Canada?

As the WHO mulls whether COVID-19 remains an emergency, some health experts say COVID is still a public health threat and measures to combat it in Canada should continue.


Pence: 'Mistakes were made' in classified records handling

MIAMI (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes “full responsibility” after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence but his lack of knowledge wasn't an excuse. “Let me be clear about somethi...


Hockey star Sarah Nurse is out to find the next generation of Olympians in Hamilton

The Canadian Olympic Committee's talent search program is returning to Hamilton Saturday with Olympic gold medallist and Hamilton hockey star Sarah Nurse as a program ambassador.


Health Canada recalls ZLINE gas stove models over carbon monoxide risk

The recall involves the oven compartment of ZLINE gas stoves with model numbers RG30, RG36 and RG48. Model numbers are displayed on the label on the back of the machine.


Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to over 6 years in jail

A man who assaulted United States Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray on January 6, 2021, was sentenced on Friday to 80 months behind bars.


A small asteroid gave Earth a close but safe shave Thursday night

NASA says this was one of the closest flybys of a near-Earth asteroid they've ever recorded.


U.S. is mulling shift to annual COVID-19 boosters. What about Canada?

A U.S. proposal to move to annual COVID-19 boosters could increase uptake if a similar policy were adopted in Canada, but it may be too early to make such a move, some experts say.


Canada to send 4 combat-ready Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks

Canada will supply Ukraine with four Leopard 2 main battle tanks and Canadian Armed Forces trainers to teach Ukrainian soldiers how to operate the vehicles, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced Thursday.


Blinken to visit Israel and West Bank with tensions high after outbreak of violence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah next week has gained new urgency after a wave of deadly violence in Israel and the West Bank.


This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," January 29, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Marco Rubio will appear on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan" this Sunday.


Ronna McDaniel reelected RNC chair after contentious 3-way contest over GOP's future

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel was reelected Friday, after she faced a challenge from attorney Harmeet Dhillon and a long-shot bid from My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.


Lakehead University women's basketball hires new coach

Hugo Boisvert, an assistant at Laval University in Quebec, will take over from interim head coach David McCallum, who has been in the role since the beginning of the season. McCallum replaced former coach Jon Kreiner, who says he "parted ways" with the university this fall.


Supreme Court rules some mandatory minimums are constitutional, while others are not

In a pair of split decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered significant rulings on the use of mandatory minimum sentences in relation to three firearm related crimes Friday.


This Hamilton teen brings her love of representation in books to the small screen

Hamiltonian Ainara Alleyne, 13, is bringing her Instagram project, Ainara's Bookshelf, to the small screen with a new series. She interviews her favourite authors and some celebrities, from local author Lawrence Hill to film director Peter Ramsey.


Canada appoints first-ever special advisor on tackling Islamophobia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Amira Elghawaby as Canada's first special representative on combating Islamophobia.


FSIN ‘annoyed, disrespected’ as Indigenous leaders excluded from federal health-care transfer talks

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations expressed disappointment with the lack of inclusion for the meeting with the prime minister next month on health care.


Pence takes "full responsibility" for classified documents found at his home

Documents marked as classified were found at the vice president's home in Carmel, Indiana.


Nearly 40 people in Sudbury may have received used syringes during needle exchange program, health unit says

Nearly 40 people may have received used syringes from a needle exchange program in Sudbury, Ont., between July 1, 2022, and mid-January this year, according to Public Health Sudbury and Districts.


Tyre Nichols’s mother urges to ‘protest in peace’ as US cities brace for response

As Memphis officials stood poised to release video Friday evening of a 7 January traffic stop that spiraled into the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, thousands of people are planning to take to the streets in protest of police violence in the US. Activists have planned demonstrations in Memphis and at least seven other major American cities: New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Portland. Nichols’s family, as...


Intelligence agency calls for a 'heightened state of vigilance' against Russian-aligned hacks

The agency that oversees cybersecurity for the federal government is urging a "heightened state of vigilance" against potential cyber attacks from Russia-aligned hackers, following news Canada will supply Ukraine with four Leopard 2 A4 main battle tanks.


Suspect in stabbing of Indiana University student has history of 'severe mental illness,' says defense attorney

The woman accused of stabbing an Indiana University student "has a long history of severe mental illness" and was "seeking help managing her condition up to and including the day of the alleged attack," according to her defense attorney.


Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised the likelihood of more bloodshed. The attack, which oc...


Niagara town 'stressed' after 2 schools in 3 days receive 'despicable' threats

Residents of Fort Erie, Ont., are shaken up after someone made threats to two of the town's elementary schools — prompting police responses at two additional schools as well — in the past three days.


Trudeau, Poilievre trade barbs in caucus speeches as Parliament set to reconvene

The House of Commons will reconvene on Monday and is expected to focus on the many challenges Canadians have continued to face since last year.


Second lawyer who participated in Molotov cocktail attack during George Floyd protests sentenced to over a year in prison

A second former New York lawyer has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for participating in a Molotov cocktail attack during a New York City protest in 2020 following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


With N.L. health-care in crisis, some MUN nursing students worry about what they're getting into

Some say they're wondering whether they want to join a system strained to the breaking point.