Monday, June 1, 2020

Halifax billionaire represents self in small claims action, loses $2,572

HALIFAX - Billionaire John Risley, one of Canada's richest people and a leading philanthropist, represented himself in small claims court over a $3,000 claim from a tradesman — and mostly lost. (Halifax Today)

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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    Two B.C. cops accused in Cuba sex assault case sue complainant

    Two B.C. police officers who were accused but later acquitted in connection with an alleged sex assault in Cuba are suing the complainant teenager and her father for damages. (The Province)

    Michael Cohen to plead guilty to lying during Russia probe

    NEW YORK - President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty Thursday morning for lying during the investigation into Russian collusion. (New York Post)

    Suspect arrested after being shot fleeing home invasion

    CALGARY - When Const. Christopher Harris saw a shotgun muzzle flash from a vehicle fleeing a reported home invasion, he felt public safety was at risk and potentially deadly force was required, he told a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. (Calgary Herald)

    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)

    Ex-NXIVM member: Keith Raniere tried to ‘break’ female ‘slaves’ in alleged sex cult

    NEW YORK - Several female members of an alleged New York-based sex cult, including Smallville actor Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group’s leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday. (Global News)

    US judge rules authorities can’t force people to unlock technology

    A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology via fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, made the ruling as investigators tried to access someone's property in Oakland. (Fox News)

    High-risk sex offender who posed as cop, firefighter now living in Surrey

    VANCOUVER - A high-risk sex offender with an extensive criminal history of sexual assault is living in Surrey. Jeffrey Goddard has a pattern of sexual offences against women and minors of both sexes, according to the Ministry of Justice. (CTV News)

    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)

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