CTV News Top Stories
- Two long-lost Peter Sellers films co-written by famed Canadian author and social critic Mordecai Richler will be screened at a U.K. film festival decades after they were created.
- Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have pulled further ahead of the governing Liberals, according to a new poll, and now have a five-point lead a week before the budget unveiling that could trigger a spring election.
- Police in Ontario, Ohio say they're looking for a woman who was captured on camera stealing a stuffed animal from a child's grave. The child, Hayden "Tank" Cole Sheridan, died in 2007 and his parents say toys and solar night lights have been taken from the 14-month-old's gravesite ever since.
- Air Canada been scolded by a court in Nova Scotia for not following its own rules about how it compensates the passengers it bumps from oversold flights.
- The cost of gas is at a three-year high in parts of the country today, and it could go higher, meaning the pain at the pumps isn't over yet for Canadians.
- Would you recognize your own mother if you passed her on the street? Maybe on a normal day, but you'd probably walk right past her if she was dressed as a homeless person, according to the results of a stunning social experiment carried out in New York City.
- Canada's top military commander has asked for an internal review of workplace programs and policies after an investigation by two magazines uncovered allegations of rampant sexual violence within the Canadian Forces.
- The federal government is suspending payments for the demolition of homes on a condemned, flood-ravaged Manitoba First Nations reserve, after CTV News reported that dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold.
- Ontario Provincial Police are searching for two canoeists who left with three others on a canoe trip Tuesday but did not return.
- Quebec Health Minister Dr. Gaetan Barrette says a petition calling on him to lose weight is bullying, while the man who wrote the petition says it is being misunderstood.
- Police in Abbotsford, B.C. are being accused of using excessive force after cellphone video emerged this week of police firing non-lethal rounds at a homeless man.
- After the federal government paid nearly $2 million to destroy homes on a condemned Manitoba First Nations reserve slated for demolition, dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold, CTV News has learned.
- CANBERRA, Australia - The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.
- MEXICO CITY - Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defence" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday.
- SEOUL, South Korea - President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
- WASHINGTON - Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - The tiny Pacific country of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear powers with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.
- KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.
- Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series. The Presidents' Trophy-winning and defending Eastern Conference champions can advance with a win against Detroit on Saturday afternoon at home.
- Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. Game 4 is Saturday night in Memphis. The Grizzlies won their second straight overtime game after blowing a fourth-quarter lead.
- Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers. Hardly playing like a No. 8 seed that finished 38-44 during the regular season, the Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
- Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games for the use of pine tar against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Pineda was ejected in the second inning after umpires identified a large smear of tar on the pitcher's neck.
- Matt Cooke still says he is a changed man. Less than a day after the NHL handed the Minnesota Wild forward a seven-game suspension for his knee-on-knee collision with Colorado Avalanche defenceman Tyson Barrie, Cooke reiterated to the media Thursday that he had no intention of hurting his opponent.
- Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma didn't make any excuses for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury a day after a stunning 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Fleury looks to get the nod in goal again on Saturday, as Bylsma said there were no injury or lineup updates to pass along before Game 5.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.
- WATERLOO, Ont. - Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) has reported a big year-over-year increase in its fiscal third-quarter revenue and earnings and is boosting its dividend by 15 per cent.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps.
- SAN FRANCISCO - Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook.
- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.
- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.