Graphic: The Boston Marathon Bomber’s Trail of Violence Yesterday at 5:10 p.m. the FBI released the first images of the two suspects in the Boston bombings. Overnight the situation developed suddenly when the suspects killed a police officer, before leading Massachusetts police on a chase that left one suspect dead, and the other missing in a residential area of Watertown. Check back for regular updates.
The brutal attack against Sheila Nabb is the latest in a growing list of Canadian injuries and deaths in the country over the last five years. Nabb’s attack, and the spate of other deaths and injuries, have started to cast doubt on Mexico’s safety as a tourist destination.
Ms. Nabb was found lying unconscious in an elevator, with many of the bones in her face broken.
Six Canadians were murdered in Mexico in 2011, according to Foreign Affairs Canada. Fifty were the victims of assault.
The bodies of 26 young men were dumped in three vehicles near a busy intersection in Guadalajara. It bore the signs of a drug vendetta and a chilling message of more to come in Mexico’s second city, set to host an international book fair this weekend.
The gruesome find came the day after 24 bodies were discovered in the city of Culiacan, in northwestern Sinaloa state.
A message found with the latest bodies said the peace enjoyed by the states of Jalisco and Sinaloa, allegedly as a result of agreements between local authorities and the Sinaloa cartel, was over.
Dead bunny hopping: The world’s various bunny plagues The story’s usually the same: an anonymous pet owner releases a pair of rabbits into an urban area — say, a city park in Kelowna, B.C., or the campus of the University of Victoria. Rabbits being rabbits, the two rabbits become more rabbits, and continue multiplying until they are recast as menacing pests that ultimately receive a death sentence from the powers that be. The National Post’s graphics team takes a look.
U.S. to seek new Keystone route, delaying approval The United States will study a new route for the Keystone XL Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, U.S. officials said on Thursday, delaying any final approval beyond the U.S. 2012 election and sparing U.S. President Barack Obama a politically risky decision for now.
The delay was a victory for environmentalists who say oil sands crude development emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. It would deal a blow to companies developing Alberta’s oil sands and to TransCanada Corp, which planned to build and operate the conduit.
Analysts have said a long delay could kill the $7-billion project because it would cause shippers and refiners to look for alternative routes to get Canadian oil sands crude.
When Talib (not his real name) left his parents’ suburban Surrey home at 5 that New Year’s Day morning in 2004, he told them he was going to the local Sikh temple. Dressed in a blue tracksuit and a pair of Nikes, the 21-year-old also wears the marks of his religion: a turban on his head, a bangle on his wrist and a kirpan.
Driving up the bridge’s ramp, he brings his car to a stop on the roadway between the two large towers. After clicking on the hazard lights, Talib steps out of the car, locks the doors and walks to the bridge railing. It is not known whether he hesitates before jumping.
On Tuesday of this week, Vancouverites awoke to news of an event that is starting to become eerily commonplace: a disembodied foot discovered bobbing in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C. Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday, marking the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.
Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.
“There is no indication at this early stage in the investigation how the remains came to be there,” McGuinness said.
An estimated crowd of 300 lined up for hours behind metal barricades outside Toronto City Hall to catch a glimpse of Layton’s casket arriving back in his hometown of more than 40 years.
The crowd — which was full of grandparents, children, and families — watched as uniformed pallbearers with the Toronto Police Service carried the flag-draped casket into the front doors of City Hall, where Layton worked as a popular councillor for many years before being elected as an MP.
Powerful Hurricane Irene poised to hit southeast U.S. A strengthening Hurricane Irene churned on a northwest track toward the Southeast United States on Tuesday, threatening the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas with battering winds and rain and dangerous surf.
While the U.S. National Hurricane Center’s five-day forecast now sees a possible landfall in North Carolina this weekend, forecasters have been cautioning that such projections can have a margin of error of as much as 400 kilometres.