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Dan Markel

Toronto-born lawyer killed in Florida working on kidnap conspiracy case: report

| Toronto staff

Police have said Markel was the target of a premeditated murder. (4)

A whale watching ship (foreground), stranded 20 miles off the coast of Boston, is pictured, June 29, 2014. The Boston Harbor Cruises whale watch vessel was freed Tuesday and docked at Boston's Long Wharf shortly after 8 a.m., some 17 hours after the voyage began. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Craig Bawden

Local News

Newmarket family recovering after being stranded at sea for 17 hours

| Anne-Marie Vettorel, The Canadian Press

Craig Bawden's family was among 157 passengers who were forced to spend 17 hours on the vessel after it got caught on a mooring cable Monday afternoon.

Craig Premack shows where the bullet entered his forearm during a news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., July 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National

B.C. cyclist says he made tourniquet from pants to survive after being shot

| Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press

Premack said the bullet entered his right forearm, just below his elbow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, June 7, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

National

Canada plans new sanctions against Russia over aggression in Ukraine

| The Canadian Press

The bid to step up political pressure on Moscow will be co-ordinated with partners in the United States and Europe.

Transit hot-button topic heading into municipal election

Local News Politics Uncategorized

How Toronto mayoral candidates’ transit plans stack up

| Justin Piercy

Each of the five leading mayoral candidates have made public transit a central election platform.

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Zimmer.

National

Ontario pledges to push for review of mercury poisoning compensation board

| Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press

Water around Grassy Narrows has been contaminated with mercury since a local paper mill dumped an estimated 10 tonnes of neurotoxins into the system between 1962 and 1970.

Local News

Police searching for missing Toronto boy

| Toronto staff

Zacharry Domagas was last seen Monday afternoon at the Danforth and Coxwell Public Library.

Mayoral candidate John Tory talks to reporters in Toronto on July 17, 2014. CITYNEWS

Local News

Tory says SmartTrack plan would boost Liberty Village business

| Michael Talbot

Tory says businesses in Liberty Village are having difficulties recruiting employees due to transit issues. Video

Dan Markel

Local News

Toronto-born lawyer killed in Florida working on kidnap conspiracy case: report

| Toronto staff

Police have said Markel was the target of a premeditated murder. (4)

Eugenie Bouchard. Pavel Golovkin/AP.

National

Genie Army to invade Montreal for Bouchard homecoming at Rogers Cup

| Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press

The 20-year-old made it all the way to the semis in the French Open in June.

Woman in critical condition following Newmarket apartment building fire

Local News

Woman, 73, dies after Newmarket seniors’ apartment fire

| Showwei Chu

The victim was found inside her unit at 765 Stonehaven Ave. in the Bayview and Mulock area. Video

AP Photo/Jim Cole, File

Local News

6-week distracted driving blitz kicks off in Toronto and York region

| Carl Hanstke

Studies show that drivers who are texting are 23 times more likely to get into a collision. (5)

Buffalo Bills' Spencer Johnson (91) celebrates his touchdown after intercepting a pass from Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on Dec. 24, 2011. AP Photo/Gary Wiepert.

Business Local News

Bids due for Buffalo Bills ownership, could include bid from Toronto group

| Toronto staff

The new owner could be announced as early as late August.

Toronto mayoral candidates

Local News

Fireworks before Toronto mayoral debate trump topics discussed

| Toronto Staff

There were two conflicts at the door before the event even started. Video (18)

Local News

MPP aims to ease fraught liquor licensing process for Toronto businesses

| Toronto staff

Currently, new restaurants in the city have no way of obtaining a licence to serve alcohol.

National

Canada temporarily withdraws staff from Libya

| The Canadian Press

Libya is witnessing one of the worst bouts of violence more than three years after the downfall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Video (3)

Funerals held for 3 Calgary mass murder victims Monday

National

Calgary house where 5 young people slain at party has been put up for sale

| The Canadian Press

The real estate listing for the 1,033 square foot, four-bedroom home puts the asking price at $489,900. Video (1)

Court Rules In Favour Of More Room On Airplanes For Disabled

National

High-level meeting today in Montreal to discuss risks to civil aviation

| The Canadian press

ICAO says the meeting is being held in light of the recent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

International Uncategorized World

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

| Reuters

Overnight attacks were the most widespread throughout the offensive. Video (2)

National

Maclean’s on the Hill – Episode 28

| Andrew Pinsent @1310Pinsent

Each week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.

Dan Markel

Local News

Toronto-born lawyer in Florida was killed in his car, found by neighbour: 911 call

| Kareem Copeland, The Associated Press

The neighbour saw what appeared to be a white or silver Toyota Prius driving away.