Justice Minister Peter MacKay said farewell to federal politics Friday, saying that, after 18 years as an MP, his young family would be the most important constituents in his life.
A volcano erupted on a remote Japanese island on Friday, blasting black smoke thousands of metres into the sky and forcing residents to flee by boat and an airline to re-route flights.
An investigation of a U.S. military facility's mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a U.S. defense official said on Friday.
In the end, there was no great mystery surrounding the remaining 18 seconds of shaky cellphone video shot by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau moments before carrying out his Oct. 22 rampage.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott sought a presidential disaster declaration on Friday after severe weather this week killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations.
Ever wonder why the roads sometimes look like garbage? It could be that they're actually made from it. And that could be hurting our infrastructure costs in a big way.
A former Edmonton Catholic junior high school drama teacher owned up Friday to having sexual contact with a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old student.
Peter MacKay, the politician, leaves the Tories with a long list of accomplishments and accolades. So does Peter Mackay, the lover.
An 82-year-old Florida man was arrested for slashing an 88-year-old woman's tires on her birthday because she took his favourite seat at bingo, police say.
A trucker is accused of drunk driving and hit and run after four engineering grads from Calgary were injured — one critically — in a head-on crash in Las Vegas Wednesday night.
None of the women in nude photographs posted on a Facebook page for a now-suspended Penn State fraternity is cooperating with investigators, police said on Friday, frustrating efforts to bring charges against the fraternity's members.
Arizona police stepped up security on Friday near a mosque for a planned outdoor protest by an anti-Islam group that includes drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, weeks after a similar competition in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.
A Florida cop has been suspended after he allegedly left two police dogs — one of which helps find missing children — in the back of his SUV for several hours.
That glass of water in your hand is dinosaur pee, apparently.
About 100 people in London swarmed a double-decker bus to lift it off a unicyclist who'd been run down during rush hour Thursday evening.
An Islamist militant suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up outside a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing himself and three other people, the second attack of its kind in the world's top oil exporter in one week.
When Emily and Matt Knudsen began the lengthy process of adopting a child from Africa, they believed they would be saving an orphan in distress.
The United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Friday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic ties but one that will have limited effect on removing U.S. sanctions on the Communist-ruled island.
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