Vatican defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse

Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. (CBC)

Iceberg CEO scratching his head over water theft

ST. JOHN'S - The remarkable theft of about 30,000 litres of iceberg water from a vodka company warehouse in Newfoundland has bewildered the firm's owners. Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers said he and his staff were shocked on Monday morning to discover one of 10 tanks of water in the company's Port Union, N.L., warehouse had been drained of its precious contents. (CTV)

Police investigate death of 11-yr.-old girl in Amber Alert

TORONTO - A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he'll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. (CBC)

Cocaine smuggler with ties to the Mafia shot dead in Laval

MONTREAL - An ambitious cocaine smuggler who had ties to the Montreal Mafia died in a hospital early Thursday afternoon after he was shot in Laval’s Vimont district just before midnight Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

Hells Angels targeted in early morning raids in Quebec, New Brunswick

A total of 32 people were arrested in a series of early morning raids on Thursday targeting drug-trafficking networks in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick with alleged ties to the Hells Angels. The raids, conducted by the Sûreté du Québec, were carried out in 20 different communities across the two provinces, including in the Lower St. Lawrence region, the Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands. (CBC)

Official at centre of Mark Norman case charged

OTTAWA - A federal official at the centre of the case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has been charged with breach of trust for allegedly disclosing government information to unauthorized individuals. (National Post)

Police release suspect photo of Luppino hitman

HAMILTON - Homicide detectives released clear images of the suspected gunman in the murder of the son of a well-known Hamilton Mafia family that show him reaching into his jacket pocket — likely for his gun — as he walks towards his victim’s house. (National Post)

Transit police seek man who groped child on Skytrain

VANCOUVER - Transit Police are seeking a man who they allege made crude remarks toward a young girl on-board a SkyTrain car before groping her.(Vancouver Sun)

‘An absolutely tragic case:’ NYPD detective killed by friendly fire

NEW YORK - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill said. (National Post)

New Attorney General met with SNC lobbyists in 2017

The new Justice Minister and Attorney General, David Lametti met with and was lobbied by SNC-Lavalin in 2017. The Montreal construction and engineering giant is involved in the biggest political scandal to hit the Trudeau government since coming into office in 2015. (TNC News)