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Former US boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who spent 20 years in jail for three 1966 murders he did not commit poses on February 17, 2010 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by James Croucher/Newspix/Getty Images)

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

| Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

Carter spent nearly 20 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in 1966.

Amanda Todd, 15, of Port Coquitlam, B.C., killed herself on Oct. 10, 2012 after relentless bullying. HANDOUT

National

Legalities of Amanda Todd’s extradition case keep law experts in a muddle

| Steven Chua, The Canadian Press

B.C.'s justice department said last week it will ask the federal government to request the extradition of the 35-year-old Dutch suspect, who also faces charges in the Netherlands in connection with an international investigation.

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Charles Krupa

International

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of 2013 bombing

| Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line the course, which will feature added security measures, including a higher than usual police presence. Video

Every year, pot activists traditionally light up at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 in cities across Canada. TWITTER/@420toronto

Local News National

Pot protesters gather in Yonge-Dundas Square for 420

| Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press

The activists traditionally partake at 4:20 in the afternoon at the annual April 20 event. (4)

Canadian writer Alistair MacLeod sits in the Metro airport in Detroit, Mich., Monday, May 14, 2001 waiting for a plane to San Francisco and on to Australia. (CP PHOTO/Windsor Star/Kristine Racicot)

National

Author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77

| Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

MacLeod suffered a stroke in January.

Former US boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who spent 20 years in jail for three 1966 murders he did not commit poses on February 17, 2010 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by James Croucher/Newspix/Getty Images)

Local News

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

| Will Campbell, The Canadian Press

Carter spent nearly 20 years in jail after he was wrongly convicted of a triple murder in 1966.

A woman arrives at the courthouse in London, Ont., on Feb. 27, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

Local News National

Food for inmates in Ontario courts ‘woefully inadequate,’ lawyers say

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

Critics say the lunches don't provide enough nutrition to allow the prisoners to properly defend themselves. (1)

Pope Francis greets the crowd after Easter mass on April 20, 2014 in St Peter's Square in the Vatican. AFP/Getty Images/Filippo Monteforte

International Life

On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste

| Philip Pullella, Reuters

Francis celebrated a mass on Sunday to an overflowing crowd of at least 150,000 in St. Peter's Square and beyond.

A driver crashed into seven parked cars in North York on April 20, 2014. CITYNEWS/Ken Hama

Local News

Driver flees crash, hits 7 parked cars

| Toronto Staff

The first crash happened at Weston Road and Finch Avenue West around 12 a.m. Sunday.

Vaccination

National

Passengers on Vancouver-to-Edmonton flight warned to watch out for measles

| Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

Alberta Health Services issued a news release Saturday stating that passengers and crew on Air Canada Flight 248.

Tenants still homeless after partial collapse of Roxton Road home

Local News

Tenants still homeless after partial collapse of Little Portugal home

| Christine Chubb and Natalie Duddridge

The semi-detatched unit was under construction at the time of the collapse. Video (1)

Local News

OPP needs help identifying man killed on Hwy. 401

| Toronto Staff

The man was seen just before 6 p.m. on the right shoulder of the highway near Ritson Road in Oshawa.

File photo of an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 landing at Vancouver International Airport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley.

Local News

Air Canada coming under criticism over video showing baggage being dropped

| The Canadian Press

Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah says in an email the "totally unacceptable" incident took place at Toronto's Pearson Airport that day. Video (1)

Masai Ujiri speaks to the media after being named 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year on May 9, 2013 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. GETTY IMAGES/NBAE/Garrett W. Ellwood.

Local News Sports

Raptors GM apologizes for Brooklyn slur in advance of playoff game against Nets

| Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

Masai Ujiri has apologized for dropping an f-bomb at a pre-game rally. (1)

Local News

Elderly man missing in Rexdale located

| Toronto Staff

Toronto police are thanking their public for their help in locating a missing elderly man from Rexcale.

Crews work to put out a fire at a townhouse on Morrish Road in Scarborough on April 19, 2014. CITYNEWS/Tracy Tong

Local News

Crews battle townhouse fire in Scarborough

| Toronto Staff

It started in a unit on Morrish Road, near Kingston and Meadowvale.

Drake attends the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.  WIREIMAGE/Getty Images/Steve Granitz

Entertainment Local News

Drake sued for $4.8M over fight at Muzik nightclub

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

The lawsuit names Drake, his distribution company OVO Inc., Muzik, Waka Flocka Flame, and his bodyguards. Video (1)

File photo of evening rush-hour traffic on Highway 401 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

Local News

OPP patrols highways for Easter weekend safety blitz

| Toronto Staff

Officers are targeting people who don’t wear seatbelts and impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers. Video (5)

Mayor Rob Ford (right) and Coun. Frank Di Giorgio shovel compost at a community environment day in Toronto on April 19, 2014. TWITTER/@TOMayorFord

Local News

Rob Ford hosts community environment day

| Toronto Staff

The mayor and Coun. Frank Di Giorgio took part in the event at Amesbury Arena on Saturday.

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Baird meets with detained journalist’s family

| The Canadian Press

Mohamed Fahmy was working for satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English when he was arrested on Dec. 29.

An OPP cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Dave Chidley

Local News

WB lanes of Hwy. 401 reopened at Harmony Rd. in Oshawa

| Toronto Staff

The closure lasted several hours.