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Emergency vehicles are seen after a townhouse fire on Kingston Road in Scarborough on March 28, 2015. CITYNEWS/Robin Kuniski

Boy dies, mother critically injured in Scarborough townhouse fire

| Toronto staff

It happened in a Toronto Community Housing complex on Kingston Road, near Lawrence Avenue East.

File photo of a woman wearing a niqab. REX FEATURES/MOODBOARD/WEST COAST SURFER

National

Harper’s anti-niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: philosopher Taylor

| Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Harper has called the niqab the product of an "anti-women" culture. Video

Police investigate after a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run in Vaughan, Mar. 28, 2015. CITYNEWS

Local News

1 injured in Vaughan hit-and-run

| Toronto Staff

Investigators are looking for a red Ford Focus in connection with the collision.

A Toronto police cruiser is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS/Shawne McKeown

Local News

Male seriously injured in North York stabbing

| Toronto Staff

The victim was found with a stab wound to the abdomen and the head.

Foreign Minister John Baird receives a standing ovation in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Feb. 5, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS

National

John Baird lands job as adviser to Barrick Gold

| The Canadian Press

Baird, 45, announced in February that he was leaving cabinet.

Police investigate after young male stabbed in Etobicoke, Mar. 27, 2015. CITYNEWS

Local News

2 injured in separate GTA stabbings

| Toronto Staff

The victim was found with a stab wound to the chest.

A sign in the window of a Future Shop in Toronto announces the store's closing on March 28, 2015. CITYNEWS/Christine Chubb

Local News

Future Shop stores in Canada shut down; 1,500 jobs cut

| Toronto staff and The Canadian Press

The move affects 1,500 jobs.

The Toronto city skyline is pictured moments after the start of Earth Hour on March 26, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Life National

People worldwide mark Earth Hour by turning out lights

| The Canadian Press

Earth Hour was started in Australia in 2007 as a way to draw attention to environmental issues like climate change.

Emergency vehicles are seen after a townhouse fire on Kingston Road in Scarborough on March 28, 2015. CITYNEWS/Robin Kuniski

Local News

Boy dies, mother critically injured in Scarborough townhouse fire

| Toronto staff

It happened in a Toronto Community Housing complex on Kingston Road, near Lawrence Avenue East.

Police Cruiser Lights 3:2

Local News

Male pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in east end

| Michael Talbot

It happened around 9 p.m. and the victim died at the scene.

Police Cruiser Lights 3:2

Local News

Missing girl, 6, found ‘safe and sound’

| Michael Talbot

Police tweeted just before 11 p.m. that she was found safe.

Daundre Barnaby, right, makes his way to a win in the 400-metre as he runs beside third place finisher Daniel Harper at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Calgary, Alta., on June 29, 2012. Canadian runner Daundre Barnaby has died in a swimming accident at a national team training camp in St. Kitts. Athletics Canada says he was swimming recreationally with teammates when he disappeared. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Local News Sports

Canadian runner Daundre Barnaby dies in swimming accident at national team camp

| The Canadian Press

Athletics Canada says he was swimming recreationally with teammates when he disappeared.

Amanda Knox, seen in an undated file photo, was found guilty of killing her roommate in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. Italy's supreme court overturned the conviction on March 27, 2015. CNN

International

Amanda Knox’s murder conviction overturned

| CNN

Knox , 27, of Seattle, was convicted in 2009 for the killing of Meredith Kercher in the Italy.

A Durham Regional Police Service badge is shown on Feb. 6, 2010. FLICKR/2010 Legal Observers

Local News

Uxbridge teens charged with uttering threats, mischief and theft

| Toronto staff

Two teens were threatened on Regional Road 57 on March 20, police say.

File photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Local News

Maple Lodge Farms launches probe after allegations of animal cruelty

| The Canadian Press

Mercy for Animals say it has obtained hidden camera footage of slaughtering practices at Maple Lodge Farms. (2)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves as he arrives to speak during an announcement about the apprentice loan program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Annacis Island Campus in Delta, B.C., on Thursday January 8, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National

Tory amendments will curb, clarify anti-terrorism bill powers

| The Canadian Press

A new clause would make it clear that Canadian Security Intelligence Service officers do not have arrest powers.

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair holds a news conference in Toronto on June 13, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan

Crime Local News

FAQ: New community engagement & ‘carding’ guidelines for Toronto police

| Justin Piercy

A draft version of guidelines for police interactions with Toronto residents was unveiled on Friday.

Amina Lawal has been missing since March 20, 2015. TORONTO POLICE SERVICES/Handout

Local News

Police still seek missing York University woman

| Toronto staff

There is no update as of Friday afternoon, but police continue to investigate. Video

Authorities say Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed plane.

International News

Investigators found ripped up sick notes in Germanwings co-pilot’s trash

| The CNN Wire

The prosecutor's office did not elaborate on what illness Lubitz was being treated for. Video

Former undercover officer Det. Ross Fernandes takes the stand at the trial of Sandro Lisi in Toronto on Mar. 25, 2015. CITYNEWS/ Marianne Boucher

Local News

Cop denies pressing store owner to arrange drug deal with Rob Ford’s friend

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Det. Ross Fernandes said Alexander (Sandro) Lisi was a target of his investigation in 2013. Video (4)

The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on Oct. 7, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National

Supreme Court gun-registry ruling: Quebec to proceed with its own data

| The Canadian Press

In a dramatic show of solidarity, all three Quebec judges on the Supreme Court put their names on a dissenting opinion. (3)