Summer in the GTA marred by gunshots and corpses

From Durham to Hamilton and all points in between, the sound of gunfire has accompanied barbecues and people’s personal hot weather soundtrack. (Toronto Sun)

‘We are a disaster zone’: Beirut reels from huge blast, death toll nears 100

Lebanese rescue workers dug through the mangled wreckage of buildings on Wednesday looking for survivors after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000. (National Post)

Alberta Hells Angel extorted and attacked former B.C. supplier

VANCOUVER - For more than a dozen years, Hope resident Richard Houle grew cannabis illegally for an Edmonton Hells Angel, Neil Cantrill. When Houle told Cantrill at a meeting in December 2014 that he wanted to get out of the business, he didn’t think there would be any problem. (The Province)

New surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in struggle with police before being taken to the ground

Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death. Floyd can't be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him. (Daily Mail)

9 dead, incl. 9-yr-old boy, 25 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings

Nine people were killed and 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The weekend’s first reported shooting left a 9-year-old boy dead on the Near North Side.(Chicago Sun Times)

One dead, one wounded in Sunday Toronto area shootings

Sunday morning shootings have left one dead in Vaughan and another man wounded in hospital. York Regional Police say they found the deceased man in a parking lot of a mixed industrial business at 30 Freshway Dr. in the Hwy. 7 and Jane St. area around 7:30 a.m. after another man showed up at a local Toronto hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. (Toronto Sun)

Cigar shop customer blasted at cops with AK-47 after refusing to wear mask

When a cigar shop clerk told Adam Zaborowski on Friday that he had to wear a mask in the shop, the 35-year-old angrily refused. Instead, he grabbed two stogies, stormed outside – and then pulled a handgun and shot at the clerk, Bethlehem Township, Pa., police said.(National Post)

Tenant killed landlord with a sword over rent dispute

HARTFORD - A Connecticut man decapitated his landlord with a sword after being told he had to move out because of overdue rent, Hartford police say. The Hartford Police Department responded to a 911 call Saturday morning from the landlord, Victor King, who said that his roommate Jerry Thompson, 42, had been "waving a sword at him in a threatening and terrorizing manner" amid a rent dispute, according to an arrest warrant filed by Hartford detectives.(CTV)

Many questions remain unanswered in the WE scandal

Between Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau and the Kielburger brothers – their explanations of what happened in the WE Charity scandal don’t add up. (True North)

IHIT identifies man found dead in a burned vehicle

Homicide investigators have identified the man whose body was found burned in a vehicle fire earlier this week in Burnaby as Randy Joseph Chan, 23, of Coquitlam. Chan's remains were found inside the vehicle on Wednesday by an ICBC investigator. (CBC)