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U.S. Virgin Islands sues Jeffrey Epstein estate over alleged abuse of girls on private island

Jeffrey Epstein used his private Caribbean islands as a "safe haven" to traffic and sexually abuse dozens of underage girls and women up until 2018, according to a lawsuit filed by the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Rocky Johnson was a champion for black equality, says tag-team partner Tony Atlas

To some, he's best known as the father of wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. But to wrestling fans, Rocky Johnson was a legend all his own. 

Veteran who tweeted his experience with homelessness gets new apartment

A veteran who has been homeless since Canada Day signed the lease on his new Toronto apartment Thursday.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 16, 2020

Homeless moms vow to keep fighting after being forcibly evicted from vacant Oakland house

Dominique Walker says she was forced out of the home where her son took his first steps so that a private company can profit off her city's housing crisis.

Dating apps like Grindr and Tinder are sharing 'really sensitive' data: report

Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are sharing users' personal information — including their locations and sexual orientation — with potentially hundreds of shadowy third-party companies, a new report has found. 

Baby Archie may sound more like Joe Canada than Prince Charles if Royal Family moves

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son will likely grow up with a Canadian accent if the family moves, says UBC sociolinguist Stefan Dollinger.

Collector sues after rare $78K Pokemon card goes missing in the mail

"Maybe it's under someone's shelf, or fell under a desk," Mark Zaid, the lawyer for the buyer, told As It Happens host Carol Off. 

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Jan. 15, 2020

Why Goodnight Moon didn't make New York Public Library's list of most checked-out books

The New York Public Library turns 125 this year and compiled a list of its 10 most checked-out books ever to celebrate. Many are children's books, but one title is conspicuously absent: Goodnight Moon.

Downed jet victims were 'collateral damage' from U.S. strike on Iranian general, says Democrat

If U.S. President Donald Trump hadn't ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the 176 people aboard Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 would still be alive, says a Democratic congresswoman.

Russians likely hacked Ukrainian company to 'create chaos' in U.S. election, says tech expert

A report by a U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian intelligence agents launched a phishing campaign against the Ukrainian gas company at the centre of U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment.

Rare Indian coin spotted on vintage charm bracelet fetches $500K at Ottawa auction

An Ottawa auction assessor spotted something unusual on a charm bracelet and wound up netting his lucky client a little history lesson and $500,000 to boot.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Jan. 14, 2020

Marc Garneau says Canada is demanding a strong role in the Flight PS752 investigation

Canada will hold Iranian authorities to their commitments about investigating the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 disaster, says Transport Minister Marc Garneau. 

Paralyzed marathoner breaks world record for finishing race in exoskeleton suit

The man who broke the world record for finishing a marathon in a robotic exoskeleton says there was one point in the race where he didn't think he would make it.

Why Scott Gilmore regrets Maclean's column linking Trump impeachment to Iran crash

"I knew that that column would go viral," says Scott Gilmore. "And that made me question what my motivation was for writing it."

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Jan. 13, 2020

Pakistani author says an Urdu translation of his satirical novel has been seized by officials

Mohammed Hanif's A Case of Exploding Mangoes was an international hit. But now that the satirical novel has been translated to Urdu for the first time, he says Pakistani authorities have seized the newly-printed books from his publisher.

'I can't express the anger I feel,' Iranian-Canadian says of news Iran likely shot down plane

Payman Parseyan says he's filled with anger at the news that his home country's government may be responsible for the deadly plane crash that killed several of his friends.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan 10, 2020

It's 'exceptionally unlikely' Iran shot down airliner on purpose, says defence reporter

The Economist's Shashank Joshi says we can "rule out the possibility" that Iran shot down a Ukrainian commercial jetliner carrying its own citizens intentionally.

Royal reporter says pressure on Meghan Markle is typical — she's just 'complained more'

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, says she blames Harry more than Meghan.

B.C. man embarks on 2-month trek by train and cargo ship to reduce carbon footprint

Will Vibert tells As It Happens host Carol Off about the lengths he went to to avoid air travel, in an effort to reduce his carbon footprint.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 9, 2020