#1 — CNews | Attempt murder charge in violent home invasion of WWII veteran
Ottawa Police have laid multiple charges, including attempted murder, against a suspect in Thursday’s despicable home invasion which targeted a Second World War veteran. Cops announced Saturday morning a 59- year-old man was arrested Friday night. He name has yet to be released, but he is expected to appear in court Saturday. The man was arrested “without incident” after a tip from the public.
#2 — CTV | Canadian and British reservists, troops head to Sierra Leone to join Ebola fight
LONDON – Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.
#3 — Globe | Three species of bats added to Ottawa’s endangered animals list
The federal government has listed three species of bats whose populations have been decimated by a highly contagious fungal disease as endangered animals under the Species at Risk Act, but some scientists worry that extensive bureaucratic delays may have already sealed their fate, as well as the dozens that wait for the same legal protection.
#4 — Postmedia | Appeal of Toronto Liberal nomination launched over robocalls to party members
The fairness of another Liberal nomination has been called into question amid allegations the winning candidate used automated robocalls that discouraged a rival’s supporters from voting.
#5 — Sun | Man let off of drug trafficking charges because of racial profiling
OTTAWA ─ A traveller described as a “Middle Eastern male” had Ottawa airport staff on edge in September 2012.
Mohammad Neyazi wasn’t packing explosives ─ just 4,500 oxycodone pills that led to a drug trafficking charge.
#6 — BBC | UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m over oil spill
The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon more than $850m (£544m) for a major oil spill during Israel’s 2006 war with Hezbollah.
#7 — CNS | Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren.
#8 — Fox | Obama says Keystone pipeline mostly helps Canadian oil companies, not Americans
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Friday downplayed the potential benefits of the Keystone pipeline, claiming it would not lower gas prices much for Americans — but instead would boost Canadian oil companies.
#9 — DM | Entrance to King Herod the Great’s palace unearthed
Excavations of a colossal fortress built by King Herod the Great have uncovered the palace’s dramatic entrance way.
The arched entrance and corridor, built around 20 years before the birth of Christ, leads to a vestibule or lobby covered with coloured frescoes.
#10 — WT | Bowe Bergdahl investigation ends; Chuck Hagel and top leaders briefed
WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.