Madely's Top 5
5. Penguins take the lead
The Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the New York Rangers 2-0 to take a 2-1 series lead. Los Angeles beat Anaheim 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead. The Habs hope to bounce back after a loss to the Bruins Saturday night. Game time for that is 7pm at the Bell Centre. Also tonight, the Blackhawks are in Minnesota to face the Wild. A day after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Toronto Raptors signed head coach Dwane Casey to a3-year contract extension.
4. It’s a tie!
If the Ontario election were held today, both the Conservatives and Liberals would win 43 seats apiece, according to an aggregate of publicly released polls by Threehundredeight.com. According to its latest vote projection encompassing all polls since the beginning of April, the Tories currently lead with 36% support against 33% for the Liberals, the new Democrats at 23%, and the Greens at 7%. The Liberals are able to pull an equal amount of seats to the Tories at a lower level of support, according to Threehundredeight.com, due to their disproportionate ability to win a large number of seats in the Toronto area.
3. NATO wants more money
NATO's top commander, who is in Ottawa for two days to brief Prime Minister Harper and other Canadian political and military leaders on what's happening in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, is warning there's new urgency for NATO members to invest in their militaries and the NATO alliance. American General Philip Breedlove said, “The paradigms that allowed us to get into a situation where nations are spending much less than 2% (of GDP) on defence, I would argue, may have changed." Canada currently spends about 1% of its GDP on the military, near the bottom of spenders among NATO members.
2. Attempted murder
The real estate agent father arrested after his daughter’s finger was cut off, and his wife suffered several stab wounds, has been ordered held in custody for three more days while police continue their investigation. 55-year-old Labib Khawas has been charged with attempted murder. His daughter Jenna's finger was completely severed but was later reattached at hospital in what is being described as an ‘honor’ attack.
1. “I abducted your girls”
Nigeria's Islamist extremist leader is threatening to sell the 300 schoolgirls Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists abducted three weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau is the leader of Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sin." He issued a rambling video in which he says “I abducted your girls. By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace.” He said, "They are slaves, and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them.” A local Nigerian senator said yesterday that some of the girls have already been forced to marry their abductors, who paid a nominal bride price of $12 per girl.
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7:12 - Keith Leslie, Reporter, Canadian Press
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
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8:40 - Minister of Veteran Affairs, Julian Fantino
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