Maya Burhanpurkar

Teen tests smarts on TV

Unlike other contestants on the recent season premiere of the CBC TV show Canada’s Smartest Person, Maya Burhanpurkar didn’t have to apply to be part of the competition. Her reputation as a science prodigy bought her the ticket.

In this aerial photo, homes are seen under the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Joaquin in the Southern area of Long Island, Bahamas, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas last week, as the Coast Guard searched for crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro which they concluded sank near the Bahamas during the storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Investigators head to Florida to probe lost ship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deep waters may complicate efforts to find out what happened to a U.S. container ship lost at sea during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search and rescue mission for 32 missing crew stretched into a sixth day.

Dennis Oland arrives at the Law Courts in Saint John, N.B. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The murder trial of Dennis Oland has resumed for a sixth day in New Brunswick with testimony from a canine officer who searched the area around Richard Oland's office in July 2011. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Forensic evidence examined at Oland trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Police officers used a washroom outside Richard Oland's office for two days before it was checked and tested by a forensics officer, jurors for the murder trial of Dennis Oland learned Tuesday.

In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 photo released by the Rased News Network, a Facebook account affiliated with Islamic State militants, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people gather at the site of an airstrike in Al-Bab on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Rased News Network via AP)

Russian jets launch missiles at Syrian insurgents

Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian jets mounted what appeared to be their first major co-ordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.

Chris Harper-Mercer holding a rifle in a photo from his MySpace profile. (MySpace/Supplied)

Oregon killer and mom shot targets together

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.


Priest blames kids for pedophilia

Italy's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday fired a priest who said he could "understand" how pedophilia by clergy could occur because some children yearned for affection.

Professors Sara Snogerup Linse, Goran K. Hansson and Claes Gustafsson, members of the Nobel Assembly, talk to the media at a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm Oct. 7, 2015. Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, the U.S.-based Paul Modrich and Turkish-born Aziz Sancar won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on mapping how cells repair damaged DNA, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency

DNA research on cancer scoops Nobel prize

Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.

In this Feb. 19, 2015 image made from video provided by the Moldova General Police Inspectorate, an investigator looks at a vial containing cesium-135 on the driver's seat of Valentin Grossu's car following his arrest in Chisinau, Moldova. Former investigator Constantin Malic recalls, during negotiations for the sale, Grossu said his bosses wanted the cesium to reach the Islamic State. "They have the money and they will know what to do with it." (Moldova Police via AP)

Smugglers shopped radioactive material to ISIS

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.

Perp jumps out window, falls to death: Official

A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta office building and falling 40 feet to the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

Jagdish Grewal, Conservative candidate for Mississauga-Malton. (Veronica Henri/Postmedia Network File Photo)

Candidate dumped over conversion therapy

The Conservative party says a candidate who defended therapies that attempt to turn gays straight is no longer their official representative in a suburban Toronto riding, although it is too late to remove him from the ballot.


Judge throws out conviction in notorious killing

A man who maintains he was wrongly convicted in a notorious 1990 tourist killing deserves a new trial, a judge said Tuesday, throwing out a verdict in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city.

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