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Christopher Husbands

Husbands guilty of 2nd-degree murder in Eaton Centre shootings

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

His defence lawyers had argued that Husbands should be found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder.

An elderly man is dead after a fire in Parkdale, Dec. 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Elderly man dies after Parkdale apartment fire

| Toronto Staff

Paramedics say the man was rushed to hospital without vital signs where he was pronounced dead.

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Female pedestrian struck and killed by pickup truck in Markham

| Toronto Staff

Police say alcohol was not a factor but an investigation is ongoing. (2)

Tourists riding in a classic American car drive by a billboard showing "The Cuban Five" that reads in Spanish "End the injustice. Freedom now." in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The men, who are hailed as heroes in Cuba, were convicted in 2001 in Miami on charges including conspiracy and failure to register as foreign agents in the U.S. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, three of the five Cubans were released by the U.S. in exchange for U.S. citizen Alan Gross and an unnamed Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States. Two of the Cuban Five had previously been released after finishing their sentences. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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U.S.-Cuba deal means end of golden era for Canadian tourists: experts

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Cuba is the third most popular destination for Canadians travelling abroad.

A June 2014 court drawing of murder suspect Christopher Husbands. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

Local News

NCR defence not a ‘get out of jail free card’: lawyer

| Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Jurors rejected the defence Wednesday in the case of Christopher Husbands.

Police search for alleged mob boss Daniele Ranieri, Dec. 17, 2014. YORK REGIONAL POLICE/HO

Local News

Police search for alleged mob boss after organized crime group dismantled

| Toronto staff

Six people were arrested for charges ranging from breach of parole to drug trafficking and extortion.

File photo of a Toronto Fire truck. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown.

Local News

Fire forces evacuation of Weston Collegiate Institute

| Toronto Staff

The TDSB says all students are safe and accounted for.

The driver of a stolen minivan crashes into the front porch of a home in Etobicoke on Dec. 17, 2014. 680NEWS/Carl Hanstke

Local News

Stolen minivan crashes into front porch of Etobicoke home

| Carl Hanstke and Toronto staff

The male suspect fled the scene.

A fire burns at a seniors' home in L’Isle-Verte, about 240 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, on Jan. 23, 2014. BREAKFAST TELEVISION MONTREAL.

National

Inquest resumes today into fire that killed 32 people at Quebec seniors’ home

| The Canadian Press

Testimony revealed that people died trapped in the burning building as would-be rescuers looked on helplessly.

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National

Plane on way to Toronto diverted to Halifax after alleged assault

| The Canadian Press

A spokeswoman for the airport says 239 people were on board the flight, which later resumed its journey. (2)

Luka Rocco Magnotta in a photo released June 5, 2012. AP/Montreal Police Service via THE CANADIAN PRESS

National

Magnotta jury ends Day 2 of deliberations, but no verdict

| The Canadian Press

Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other charges in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin. Video

President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

International

U.S. takes steps to normalize relations with Cuba

| CNN and The Canadian Press

The move comes after Cuba released American Alan Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years. (1)

Doug Ford signs a cheque, donating $40,000 from the sale of Robbie Bobbies to Humber River Hospital. The Ford family also made a personal donation of $50,000. 680NEWS/Mark Douglas

Local News

Fords donate $90K to Humber River Hospital, includes bobblehead proceeds

| Charlene Close and Mark Douglas

The Ford family is also planning to announce a personal donation of $50,000. Video (19)

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, committed suicide after months of bullying. HANDOUT/Facebook

National

Ban on Rehtaeh Parsons won’t be prosecuted unless she is named in derogatory way

| The Canadian Press

A judge placed the mandatory ban on Parsons' identity in May. Video

Construction at a Waterfront Toronto site. CITYNEWS.

Local News Politics

Queen’s Quay revitalization overruns discussed at Waterfront Toronto meeting

| Amber LeBlanc

The project is costing $36 million more than the original cost set in 2011. Video (2)

Christopher Husbands

Local News

Husbands guilty of 2nd-degree murder in Eaton Centre shootings

| Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press

His defence lawyers had argued that Husbands should be found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder. Video

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Canadian man finds woman with ex-girlfriend’s name for free trip around the world

| The Canadian Press

Axani posted his offer last month on the popular Reddit social media website. (2)

Firefighters discovered an alleged grow op at a Danforth apartment building on Dec. 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Crime Local News

Firefighters discover grow-op in Danforth apartment tower

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The calls came in just before 5 a.m.

A letter written to Santa Claus at a post office in Santa Ana, Calif. on Dec. 15, 2010. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

Local News

Christmas postal shipping deadlines approaching

| Carl Hanstke

The deadline to ensure your Christmas cards and packages get to their destination on time is quickly approaching. (1)

Police investigate a stabbing in the Kensington Market area on Dec. 17, 2014. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

Crime Local News

2 face attempted murder charges after Kensington Market stabbing

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the neck in the College Street and Augusta Avenue area.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save on Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri (21) during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Dec. 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Local News Sports

Leafs keep rolling, win sixth straight over Ducks

| Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Bernier stopped 40 shots in leading Toronto to a 6-2 decision over Anaheim Video