As it Happenswith Carol Off and Jeff Douglas


Nigerian officials were warned of Boko Haram attack, but failed to act: report

Amnesty International released a damning report criticizing the Nigerian security forces over their lack of action in preventing the abduction of 110 school girls.

Seattle man not entirely sure why he took photos with all 346 blue mailboxes in the city

In the past, amateur photographer David Peterson has shot "artistic nudes." But for his latest project, he wanted to do something "a little different."

Security experts sound alarm about Canada's ties to Chinese tech company Huawei

Ward Elcock, a former CSIS director and deputy minister of national defence, says the company's growing presence in Canada could be used as vehicle for Chinese spying.

How a package to 'a farm situated up a long drive with cows' got to its destination

A New Zealand mail carrier made it her mission to deliver a package that was vaguely addressed to "Phil and Kay," located "opposite Cust pub or thereabouts."

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Brooklyn bike theft leads to small acts of kindness

A Brooklyn woman's sign about her stolen bike sparked a wave of kind gestures, a viral hashtag and a generous offer from a pair of art dealers.

Stephen Hawking's final theory could prove the existence of the multiverse

Weeks before he died, Stephen Hawking and co-author Thomas Hertog submitted a paper for review that maps out a formula to detect evidence of other universes.

Harjit Sajjan explains why Canadian peacekeepers are going to Mali

"This is not the peacekeeping of the past," Canada's defence minister told As It Happens after the Liberal government announced it is sending a detachment of helicopters and support troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali.

'No one is really safe': Austin residents fear further attacks by suspected serial bomber

Ellen Troxclair, a city councillor in Austin, says people in the Texas city are on edge.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, March 19, 2018

'This is how we treat the enemy': Thousands raped in Syria's war, UN finds

Over the last seven years, Syrian government forces and allied militias have used rape as a tool to punish and humiliate their perceived enemies, a UN report has found.

How alleged Russian hackers managed to infiltrate critical U.S. infrastructure

Hackers who penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and other critical infrastructure did not have enough access to cause "wide-scale damage," says a cybersecurity expert.

Police mistook ghost hunter's device for a bomb — and destroyed it with a water cannon

Jen Parker and her team at Windsor's Listowel Paranormal Society were investigating a ghost, but when they forgot one of their tools the bomb squad was called in.

Jagmeet Singh says he attends Sikh separatist events to promote 'healing and reconciliation'

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh admits to sharing platforms with those who advocate political violence, but says it was always about promoting understanding and inclusion.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, March 16, 2018

CIA whistleblower 'sickened' by Trump's new CIA pick Gina Haspel

John Kiriakou says there's a "sick irony" to the fact that he went to prison for exposing the CIA's use of waterboarding, while the woman in charge gets a promotion.

Ontario man accused of targeting 'most vulnerable members of the globe' with Syrian refugee scam

As It Happens speaks with Det. Const. Jon Williams of the Halton Police Service who has been handling the case.

How musician Tom Wilson discovered his Indigenous identity

Hamilton, Ont., musician Tom Wilson's new memoir charts his lifelong quest to discover his true identity — and how it finally led him, in his mid-fifties, to a Mohawk reserve in Quebec.

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in prison for abortion

Maira Veronica Figueroa was convicted of aggravated homicide at the age of 19 under the country's strict anti-abortion laws.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seth Rich's parents sue Fox News over story linking son's death to WikiLeaks conspiracy

The parents of a Democratic National Committee employee who was killed in 2016 allege Fox News exploited the slaying of their son as a "political football."

'I screamed as loud as I could': Florida kayaker recovering after otter attack

A Florida kayaker suffered a torn earlobe, a gash on her nose and a bite on her hand when an otter attacked her while she was paddling on the Braden River, south of Tampa. WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

Rex Tillerson was 'a truly awful secretary of state,' says former State Department adviser

Eliot Cohen doesn't know why U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, but he's not surprised it happened.

How an antiques reporter exposed 'one of the best folk art fakes of all time'

An old desk passed off as a Civil War memorial has been exposed as a fraud thanks to a dogged antiques journalist and a pair of "smoking gun" photographs.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, March 14, 2018