Madely's Top 5
5. Kings take Game 1
The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime. L.A leads the Stanley Cup Final 1-0. Game 2 is Saturday night at 7 in L.A. Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard plays her French open semi-final match at 9 this morning. Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs is tonight at 9.
4. Not so welcome?
The small Idaho hometown of released U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has had to cancel plans for a welcome home celebration. Bergdahl was released after the Obama administration negotiated with the Taliban who had held him captive since June 2009. Five captured Taliban prisoners were transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar, and it is widely believed they will soon be returned to the battlefield in Afghanistan. Critics are calling Bergdahl a deserter who walked away from his post and caused the deaths of soldiers who were assigned to trying to free him. The town’s mayor cited security concerns after it was inundated with negative emails and angry phone calls.
3. Palestinian art controversy
Minister of State for Democratic Reform, Pierre Poilievre, has condemned a City Hall art exhibit about Palestine. He says it celebrates notorious terrorists who have slaughtered dozens of innocent civilians. The ‘Invisible” exhibit by Toronto-based artist Rehab Nazzal has been in the gallery of the ground floor of City Hall since early May. It depicts military occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel. Last week Israel's ambassador to Canada demanded that the work be removed and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has deemed Nazzal's work inappropriate.
2. Not guilty in HIV assault case
An Ottawa gay activist has been found not guilty in his HIV-aggravated sexual assault trial. Elliott Youden was charged after a cash-strapped Carleton University student testified he was not told that Youden was HIV-positive before the two had sex. Youden testified they had sex and that he wore condoms and claims that there was no mention of money changing hands until the acts had ended and the student demanded $500 and threatened serious consequences.
1. Three RCMP officers killed, suspect still on the loose
The manhunt continued throughout the night for a 24-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three RCMP officers in Moncton, New Brunswick and wounded two others. Police and Facebook photos of the man show him wearing military garb and holding two guns. He also reportedly has a crossbow and a knife. Police identify the suspect as Justin Bourque. A Facebook page belonging to a person of that name in Moncton shows a hatred for police and a fascination with guns.
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