Judge rejects judicial offer to end sugar merger

Judge rejects judicial offer to end sugar merger

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department’s offer to prevent a major US sugar maker from taking over its rival, paving the way for the takeover. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months after the Justice Department filed suit to try to shut down the … Read more

Mississauga man hid his mother’s killer in the back of her car, Crown says during murder trial

Mississauga man hid his mother’s killer in the back of her car, Crown says during murder trial

Eric Lu first reported his mother missing to the Peel Police Department on the night of April 8, 2015. According to a Brampton prosecutor, he made that phone call knowing she was no longer alive — because he orchestrated her brutal stabbing. Assistant crown attorney Alex Cornelius opened the first-degree murder case against Lu this … Read more

Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

ATMORE, ala. — Alabama officials canceled Thursday’s lethal injection of a man convicted of a 1999 workplace shooting due to time constraints and difficulties accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state has halted the planned execution of Alan Miller after determining they could not get the lethal injection before the … Read more

Former Cancer Council ambassador Amanda Power charged with fraud

Former Cancer Council ambassador Amanda Power charged with fraud

A former Cancer Council ambassador has been charged with nine counts of fraud after she allegedly falsified a cancer diagnosis to secure thousands of dollars from the community. Amanda Power, 32, was charged Wednesday by detectives from Townsville. Police will allege that Ms. Power set up a fundraising page over a five-year period calling on … Read more

‘Goodbye, Dad’: The Intensely Personal Funeral of Const. Andrew Hong

‘Goodbye, Dad’: The Intensely Personal Funeral of Const.  Andrew Hong

May the Lord save us all from the death of a loved one who has a public interest. Where the rituals of intimate personal mourning become the center of a public spectacle. Where one of the saddest days of your life becomes the occasion for a parade that television commentators will describe as ‘amazing’. Twice … Read more

We need a Nuremberg-style war crimes trial – POLITICO

We need a Nuremberg-style war crimes trial – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article NEW YORK — As world leaders gather before the UN General Assembly in New York, the Ukrainian government hopes to use the event to make its plea for a special tribunal to prosecute war crimes. With the war in Ukraine set to dominate the courts and new evidence … Read more

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘shocked’ by interim findings of investigation into Queensland’s state-run forensic testing lab

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘shocked’ by interim findings of investigation into Queensland’s state-run forensic testing lab

Queensland authorities have been reviewing any DNA sample linked to a major crime since early 2018, after a report revealed a possible miscarriage of justice. Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced an investigation in June to investigate operations at the Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services (QHFSS) lab, after the Queensland Police Service announced it would … Read more

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘shocked’ by interim findings of investigation into Queensland’s state-run forensic testing lab

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘shocked’ by interim findings of investigation into Queensland’s state-run forensic testing lab

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the interim findings of a commission of inquiry at the state’s forensics lab as “incredibly concerning”. Ms Palaszczuk announced an investigation in June to look into operations at the Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services (QHFSS) lab, after the Queensland Police Department announced it would review cases of sexual … Read more

An unnecessary veil of secrecy envelops Canadian police and courts

An unnecessary veil of secrecy envelops Canadian police and courts

Canada’s police and justice system is as secretive as spiders. They work away quietly and sometimes you can see a web of varying quality in a corner, but let’s face it – spiders don’t want you around and they don’t flag the finished product. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along. And that’s why we … Read more

Peninsula driving instructor charged with forcing underage students to make pornography

Peninsula driving instructor charged with forcing underage students to make pornography

SAN FRANCISCO – A driving instructor on the peninsula has been charged by a US court with forcing and seducing underage teenage girls to produce pornography for him. Johnnatan Zelaya Izaguirre, 39, of Redwood City, is charged with two counts of coercion and solicitation of a minor, one count of receiving child pornography and one … Read more