‘American Taliban’ released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the captured Islamic militant who at age 20 journeyed to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and fought alongside the terrorists in the days after 9/11,  was released from a U.S. federal prison in Indiana on Thursday, his lawyer confirmed to the Washington Post -- despite lawmakers' concerns about the “security and safety implications” of freeing an unrepentant terrorist who officials say continues to “openly call for extremist violence." (Fox News)

Arrest made after man found beaten to death

TORONTO - A man is under arrest after a 43-year-old man was found beaten to death in a west-end home Tuesday night. Toronto Police say officers responded to an unknown trouble call at 57 Shanly St., northwest of Dovercourt Rd. and Bloor St. W., just after 7:30 p.m. and found the victim inside the house. (Toronto Sun)

Five shootings in Regina leave three wounded

REGINA - With three people nursing gunshot wounds, sustained after five related gun calls in the span of 28 minutes in the city, Regina police are short on details but do say the victims were not necessarily targets. (Regina Leader Post)

Niagara officer shot by fellow cop now facing criminal charges

A Niagara-area police officer who was shot and seriously wounded, allegedly by a fellow officer, has himself been charged in connection with the shooting. Investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police allege Const. Nathan Parker of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) resisted arrest, assaulted an officer and committed assault with a weapon during the altercation that led to him being shot on Nov. 29, 2018. (CBC News)

A war memorial ‘built for soldiers by soldiers’ – that soldiers can’t even go see

As the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jon Vance, said on Facebook, the importance of the new Afghanistan Memorial Hall, particularly for the families of the fallen, “cannot be understated.” And then of course he and the Department of National Defence (DND) went and massively understated it. (National Post)

NXIVM leader held woman in bedroom for two years, ex-lieutenant testifies

“Of all the things that I did in this case and all the crimes that I admitted to, this was the worst thing I did," Saltzman said, holding back tears. "What can I say? I kept her in a room for two years and I didn’t go visit her. And when I did, I wasn’t even kind.” (The Daily Beast)
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  • Killer of Calgary mom, daughter sentenced to 50 years in prison before parole eligibility

    CALGARY - Double-murderer Edward Downey must serve a minimum 50 years behind bars for the slayings of a Calgary mom and her young daughter, a judge ruled Tuesday. Justice Beth Hughes agreed with Crown prosecutor Carla MacPhail that Downey’s conduct called for consecutive periods of parole ineligibility on two counts of first-degree murder. (Calgary Herald)

    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)

    Troubled ex-NFL player accused of multiple counts of rape

    VISTA, California - Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury-plagued NFL career, “took what he wanted,” including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. (New York Post)

    Abbotsford standoff ends in blaze and arrest

    Police on routine call find man in home, allegedly breaching a restraining order. A standoff in Abbotsford ended Monday afternoon in a blaze and the arrest of a 35-year-old man. (The Province)