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.
PENETANGUISHENE- A number of stolen items turned up for sale at a recent garage sale in Penetanguishene.
Fans of Ichabod Crane might want to head to a historic site overlooking the shores of Georgian Bay this month.
Police have increased their presence in a Kitchener, Ont., neighbourhood as they continue to search for clues following the death of a 60-year-old man who was found with an arrow in his chest outside a home.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas on Tuesday executed a 35-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a recently arrived Mexican immigrant in the head and robbing him of $8.
SAINT-JEROME, Que. -- An emergency technician has testified that Guy Turcotte told hospital officials a day after his children were stabbed to death that he wanted to die and that what he had done was terrible.
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.
QUEBEC -- Former Quebec lieutenant- governor Lise Thibault is being freed pending an appeal of the 18-month jail term she received for fraud and breach of trust.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Southern California woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, alleging that police in the San Diego suburb unjustly beat her after she was pulled over for a seatbelt violation.
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.
Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker in a Sydney suburb that officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.
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.
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.