Mom found guilty of 2nd degree murder in deaths of two daughters

MONTREAL - Adele Sorella has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of her two daughters. The jury had been deliberating since Wednesday, tasked with reaching a verdict on the five options Superior Court Justice Sophie Bourque gave them in her final instructions earlier that day. (Montreal Gazette)

Philpott resigns from cabinet in wake of SNC-Lavelin scandal

Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board, has resigned — citing the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal. “I have been considering the events that have shaken the federal government in recent weeks and after serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” she said in her resignation. (True North)
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    A conservative government watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide of funneling $1 million in donations into his private accounts in a possible violation of the law, according to a report. (New York Post)
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    Two police officers seriously injured in hit and run

    BURNABY - RCMP are urging the public to check dash-cam and security footage after the driver of a stolen car struck and badly injured two officers Monday morning. Cpl. Michael Kalanj said the officers, both members of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service team, were standing beside their vehicle in the 5000-block of North Fraser Way near Glenlyon Parkway at about 11:30 a.m. when they were struck by a westbound car that then fled the area. (Vancouver Sun)

    Ford government fires OPP Deputy Commissioner

    TORONTO - The Ford government has fired the outspoken Ontario Provincial Police deputy commissioner Brad Blair.Blair has been a fierce critic of the Progressive Conservatives' appointment of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as the next chief of the OPP. He was fired Monday morning. (CBC)

    How a core member of Team Trudeau became the greatest threat

    Jody Wilson-Raybould has a way of making an impression. Oddly enough, for a politician, she often makes it in private. There was the day in 2011, back when Wilson-Raybould was heading the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, that she ran into former prime minister Paul Martin. He later said she treated him to a “brilliant exposition” on First Nations issues, which led to Martin talking her up in his Liberal circles. By 2013, newly minted Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had heard enough to fly to Whitehorse to meet her. Their one-on-one so impressed Trudeau that only a few months later he was showcasing her to Liberals as a star political prospect at a Montreal party convention. (MacLean's)

    Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

    Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)
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    2 dead after car crashes into Mardi Gras crowd

    NEW ORLEANS - A car plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians on a street in New Orleans, killing two people and injuring six others as the city celebrates Mardi Gras festivities. (CNN)
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    NAPLES - A top mafia fugitive dubbed the second most dangerous man in Italy was arrested Saturday after spending 14 years on the run. Marco Di Lauro, 38, was arrested at an apartment in Naples, where he lived with his wife, according to police. (Fox News)

    13-year-old joyriding teen crashes, leaves another teen badly injured

    OAKVILLE - A 13-year-old was driving his parents' SUV when it crashed through a fence onto Highway 403 in Oakville, Ont., on Saturday morning, smashing head-on into the centre median. (Yahoo News)