Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Dismissal of Smollett case brings backlash, more questions

CHICAGO - Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career. The "Empire" star still says he was assaulted by two men late at night in downtown Chicago. (CTV)
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  • NYPD officer hired hit man to kill her husband, young girl: court documents

    NEW YORK - Isaiah Carvalho Jr. woke up Friday hopeful that his life was about to turn a corner. Instead, he was told that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, had been plotting to kill him all winter. (National Post)

    What’s at stake for RCMP, prosecutors in SNC Lavelin case

    The political storm over SNC-Lavalin has sparked important debate over alleged political interference in Canada's justice system and what to do about a huge Canadian company that could fail if convicted of foreign bribery. (CBC)

    Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

    OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

    Huawei’s CFO freed on $10M bail

    VANCOUVER - Huawei's chief financial officer has been released on $10 million bail — with five guarantors — as she awaits possible extradition to the United States on fraud charges. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was granted bail after three days of hearings concluded on Tuesday afternoon. (CBC)
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  • 94-yr-old former Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany

    MUENSTER, Germany - A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp.(New York Post)

    Supreme Court Justice attributes disappearance to depression, anxiety

    OTTAWA - Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon says that his sudden disappearance last week, which triggered a police search, was the result of a long battle with depression and anxiety and a recent change in medication. (CBC)

    Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

    Kavanaugh sworn in to US highest court

    WASHINGTON - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge may well swing rightward for decades to come. (AP)
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  • Judge orders man who was unruly on flight to pay Westjet for dumped fuel costs

    CALGARY - A United Kingdom man who was removed from a WestJet flight after becoming disruptive has been ordered to reimburse the airline for the fuel used to bring him back to Calgary. (CP24)

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