Investigation opened into Pennsylvania Catholic church sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. (Time)

Treasury employee charged with leaking financial info on Trump team

The top Treasury Department employee who was charged Wednesday with leaking confidential financial documents pertaining to former Trump officials was apprehended the previous evening with a flash drive containing the allegedly pilfered information in her hand, prosecutors said in court papers. (Fox News)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

ISIS fighter more important to Canadian government than Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

For seven months two Vancouver area police officers have been detained in Cuba facing an allegation of rape made by a fellow Canadian tourist. They were held in jail for seven days and once released were told they cannot leave the country as the investigation ran its course. (Prime Time Crime exclusive)

Hells Angels assassin turned informant makes 2nd attempt at parole

MONTREAL - At his first Parole Board of Canada hearing in December 2016, Stéphane "Godasse" Gagné recognized the harm he did as a drug dealer and assassin for the Hells Angels, apologizing to the two daughters of the prison guard he killed. (CBC)

Marine accused of Canadian’s murder in Taiwan reportedly confesses

A former U.S. Marine accused of the grisly dismemberment murder of a Mississauga teacher in Taiwan has reportedly confessed. (Toronto Sun)

Man accused in 1978 slaying of 12-yr-old Merritt girl pleads not guilty

VANCOUVER - The plea of Garry Taylor Handlen in the murder of Monica Rose Jack came just before jury selection began for his trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Vancouver Sun)

Attack on college in Crimea kills 18, 50 wounded

Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday at a college in Crimea when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the building shooting at random, officials said. (CBC News)

Well known artist found murdered near Whistler

WHISTLER - A well-known B.C. artist is at the centre of a disturbing kidnapping and murder. (Global News)

Pride Toronto’s change of heart on cops is all about the money

TORONTO - Hidden between the mumbo-jumbo about “conversations, dialogue, safe spaces, social justice, intersection and having time to heal” in Pride’s statement Tuesday is the real reason why Toronto cops have been deemed good enough to march in next year’s parade. (Toronto Sun)

Northbound migrant group doubles in size

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. (Yahoo News)