Stock markets

The Toronto Stock Exchange just had its worst day since 1940. Yes, that’s 80 years

Canadian stocks suffered one of their worst days in decades on Thursday, plunging by more than 12 per cent amid a steady stream of negative headlines connected to the new coronavirus. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell by 12.34 per cent, or more than 1,760 points, as the chief benchmark for Canadian stocks finished at an […]

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Gun crime
Toronto & GTA
Toronto Police

HVAC dealer burned for five years in prison for peddling illegal firearms

Antonio Sampogna was earning a good living at his HVAC business. The Toronto home owner — who was an avid hunter, target shooter and licensed firearms owner — appeared to be a law-abiding citizen and a good character by all accounts. In September 2017, Sampogna sold a 9 mm Luger semi-automatic rifle plus 50 rounds of […]

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Rod Stewart, son face charges over New Year’s Eve fracas in Florida

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Group Stage – Group B – Celtic v Rosenborg – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain – September 20, 2018 Rod Stewart reacts in the stands during the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith (Reuters) – The British rock singer Rod Stewart and his eldest son, Sean, are facing […]

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World news

Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir (Burhan Ozbilici/AP) Former Sudan leader al-Bashir jailed for two years over corruption A court in Sudan has convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in prison. Email A court in Sudan has convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money […]

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David Aaro
Fox News

Florida man sentenced to 20 years after bringing condoms, pink dress to child-sex sting

A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Thursday for attempting to entice a child for sex, according to the Department of Justice. Frederick M Pohl, Jr., 41, from Clermont, was arrested after he arrived at an Orlando hotel with condoms and a pink dress, following ongoing conversations with an undercover federal agent […]

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Andrew Scheer
Canadian Politics
Conservative Party of Canada

How Andrew Scheer made an unlikely rise to the Conservative leadership — and then lost it two years later

OTTAWA — When Andrew Scheer entered the already-crowded Conservative leadership race in September 2016, few predicted he’d emerge triumphant. Scheer had made his career in Ottawa largely through the House of Commons Speaker’s office — a bastion for parliamentary procedure wonks, not partisan politics. He’d been a Conservative MP since the age of 25, but […]

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Robert Dear Indicted Four Years After Fatal Planned Parenthood Shooting

A federal grand jury has returned a 68-count indictment against Robert Dear, the man accused of shooting and killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2015. Federal officers took Dear into custody Monday morning at the State Mental Hospital in Pueblo. He appeared Monday afternoon […]

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Police searching for teenage sailor who disappeared 30 years ago find ‘bone material’ in cemetery

Police searching for a teenage sailor who went missing 30 years ago have discovered “bone material” at a cemetery. Simon Parkes, from Bristol, was last seen on 12 December 1986 when HMS Illustrious, the Royal Navy ship he was serving on, docked in Gibraltar. The 18-year-old radio operator took shore leave during the ship’s last […]

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