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Mother charged with murdering toddler son

A mother was charged with murder after she locked herself in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant on Monday with her one-year-old son, who was later pronounced dead, police said.

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colorado, in this file photo taken June 4, 2013. The first of some 9,000 potential jurors will report to court in Colorado on Tuesday as selection begins for the trial of Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student who killed 12 people in July 2012 at a midnight screening of a Batman movie.

Cinema gunman's mom: 'Stop this quest for death'

DENVER - The mother of Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes says in a new book that she prays prosecutors "stop this quest for death" and allow her son to plead guilty and avoid possible execution, a California newspaper reported on Monday.

The damage on Air Canada Airbus A320 is seen after the plane skidded off the runway while attempting to land at Halifax International Airport on Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada/Supplied)

Passengers were stranded after Air Canada crash

The passengers and crew aboard the Air Canada jet that crash-landed in Halifax early Sunday are "pretty lucky" no one was seriously injured when the Airbus hit an antenna causing the landing gear to be torn off, a Transportation Safety Board investigator said.

Vancouver City Hall is considering a ban on old-model water cooling systems, such as walk-in fridges for restaurants. REUTERS

Vancouver eyes ban on old school coolers

Vancouver City Hall is considering a ban on old-model water cooling systems used for air conditioners and other equipment used in restaurants, hospitals and office buildings as part of its conservation efforts.

Departments such as the Vancouver Police are struggling to fill retirements. (FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS)

B.C. struggles with police retirements

The Vancouver Police Department is hardly alone when it comes to the challenges of keeping the force fully staffed — according to Stats Canada’s numbers released Monday, the comparative strength of police to population has fallen in almost every single province and territory over the past four years.

Members of the Heiltsuk First Nation are angry over the gillnet herring fishery after talks with the government recently broke down. (FILE PHOTO)

Vancouver DFO office stormed over fishery

Following up on the “any means necessary” warning from the Heiltsuk First Nation, community members are angry over the gillnet herring fishery after talks with the government recently broke down.

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Mother-in-law's tombstone falls on man, kills him

HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Pennsylvania man was helping decorate his mother-in-law's tombstone on Monday ahead of the Easter holiday when it suddenly toppled over, pinning him underneath and killing him, a cemetery caretaker said.

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell. (Facebook.com/richard.atwell)

B.C. privacy watchdog calls out Saanich

B.C.’s privacy watchdog has called out the District of Saanich for breaching the privacy rights of its employees – following allegations made earlier this year by its new mayor that district staff spied on his computer activity.

Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian Tall Ship Liana's Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. of the vessel being disabled and only had sporadic use of the starboard engine and generator with the vessel's sails wrapped around the mast and was requesting Coast Guard assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Nine rescued from disabled Canadian tall ship

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued nine crew members from the Nova Scotia tall ship Liana's Ransom off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., early Monday after its sails wrapped around the mast in high winds and the engines failed.

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Missing U.C. Berkeley student was killed in crash

A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing after a fraternity party at another campus over the weekend was identified on Monday as the person killed when he was struck by a car early on Saturday, police said on Monday.