About half the perpetrators of mass killings end up dead, according to at least one study, often leaving questions of motive unresolved. Those questions are now being asked about Faisal Hussain, whose shooting rampage on Toronto's Danforth Avenue killed a 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman, and injured 13 others. Hussein's family and friends have said he was suffering from depression and psychosis,…
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale refused to use the word "crisis" when describing the phenomenon of border crossers streaming into Canada during a committee appearance in Ottawa yesterday. However, internal emails obtained by CBC show U.S. officials saw things differently when they came to Canada last year, when the flow of asylum seekers crossing the…
A secretly recorded tape of Donald Trump by his longtime personal lawyer was played on CNN Tuesday night in which the two can be heard talking about a potential payment for a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair and the soon-to-be president is heard discussing whether to "pay with cash." The audio recording, surreptitiously…
The international community has not given up hope of rescuing more White Helmet volunteers and their families who want to leave Syria, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Tuesday. Last weekend's international rescue operation, instigated by Canada, Britain and Germany — and shepherded by Israel — was "very tricky" and likely can't be repeated, Chrystia Freeland told CBC News in…
Police have released the name of the 10-year-old girl killed in the mass shooting in Toronto's Danforth neighbourhood on Sunday. Julianna Kozis of Markham was killed in the shooting that also claimed the life of 18-year-old Reese Fallon and injured 13 others. "Her family has requested privacy during their time of grief," the Toronto Police Service said in…
A Dutch trial with the drug best known under the brand name Viagra, has been immediately halted after 11 babies of mothers using the medication died, one of the participating hospitals said on Tuesday. When the trial was stopped on Monday, roughly half of 183 pregnant women participating were taking sildenafil, the Amsterdam University's Academic…
New details are emerging about the gunman in Toronto's deadly Danforth shooting rampage Sunday night. CBC News has learned from a source close to his family that Faisal Hussain, 29, was apprehended twice by police while he was under the age of 18. A police source confirmed his prior interaction with authorities involved mental health problems.  Toronto…
The upcoming legalization of marijuana in Canada is expected to create a lot of jobs for people, but it's putting one group of dogs out of work. Fourteen RCMP interdiction dogs, which are used primarily to search for drugs, are being retired or sold to other forces because their training to sniff marijuana could cause problems…
The U.S. government announced a $12 billion US plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China and other trading partners. The plan focuses on Midwest soybean producers and others targeted by retaliatory measures. The Agriculture Department said the proposal would include direct assistance for farmers, purchases…
When Aamir Sukhera learned that a young man he saw as a little brother was behind the deadly mass shooting on Toronto's bustling Danforth strip, he couldn't bring himself to believe the news. "It's like two different people, it doesn't make sense," Sukhera told CBC News one day after the rampage that left two people dead…
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