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This man rode out Hurricane Michael in his motel — and the walls caved in around him

Charles Smith was holed up in his Gulf View Motel with his six cats when Hurricane Michael hit Florida Panhandle with deadly force.

P.E.I. farmer apologizes in local paper for calling agriculture minister 'an arsehole'

Minister Lawrence MacAulay says he has received Ranald MacFarlane's apology and accepts it.

Hello? Hellooo? 6 times As It Happens got hung up on

As It Happens hosts are chosen for their tenacity and doggedness — qualities some of our guests find off-putting, to say the least.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Do you have what it takes to do the As It Happens Theme Song Challenge?

Do you think you can sing the As It Happens theme song better than our own Jeff Douglas? We challenge you to prove it.

Charges laid 25 years after Norwegian publisher of The Satanic Verses was shot

William Nygaard was shot three times on Oct. 11, 1993, and left for dead. Now police have pressed charges two days before the statue of limitations was set to run out in the case.

Rare tree kangaroo, thought extinct for 90 years, photographed in Indonesia

Experts thought it was extinct, but now for the first time in almost a century, a British tourist traveling in West Papua has seen and photographed what is thought to be a Wondiwoi tree kangaroo.

U.S. senators call Chinese telecom giant Huawei 'a real threat,' urge Trudeau to block it

A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging him to bar Chinese telecom giant Huawei from building new, lightning-fast wireless infrastructure.

Painting by Frederick Banting of his Toronto lab to hit auction block

The Lab depicts the University of Toronto laboratory where Frederick Banting and medical student Charles Best discovered insulin.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Trump should consider sanctions against Saudis over missing journalist: congressman

Congressman Joaquin Castro is calling on U.S. President Donald Trump investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and possibly impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia.

'Devastating' scandal rocks wine world as 23 master sommeliers stripped of their titles

The Court of Master Sommeliers has stripped them of their titles because it discovered someone leaked information about the wines on the tasting part of the exam.

Activists launch Italian-flagged migrant rescue ship to counter government blockade

A group of activists has launched a migrant rescue ship under an Italian flag in the hopes that Italy will either let them dock with people saved at sea — or pay a political price for refusing them entry.

'Our islands will be under water': One small nation's fight against climate change

Kiribati’s former president Anote Tong and filmmaker Matthieu Rytz joined Carol Off in the As It Happens studio to talk about their documentary Anote's Ark.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

Family says ICE deported father after telling him they found his wallet

When Flavio Musmanno got a phone call about his missing wallet, he assumed the person on the other end was a friendly stranger who just wanted to help.

Denmark's 'ambitious' climate plan still falls short, says opposition MP

On the heels of new warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Denmark just announced measures to fight against climate change.

Will Vinton, pioneering animator who invented claymation, dead at 70

Will Vinton, an Oscar-winning animator who invented the claymation style of stop-motion animation and brought the California Raisins to TV has died in Oregon. He was 70.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Oct. 10, 2018

Viral video of feminist pouring bleach on manspreaders debunked as Russian propaganda

When a viral video of a Russian woman pouring bleach on male commuters came across producer Nikolay Nikolov's desk, he was immediately suspicious.

This strange, broken font is designed to help you remember what you read

Researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT University have designed a font called Sans Forgetica that is full of gaps and intentionally hard to read.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Nobel Prize-winning economist says carbon taxes are the solution to climate change

Just hours before William Nordhaus and Paul Romer won a Nobel Prize for their work on the economics of climate change, the UN issued a dire warning.

Moo-ve over Smirnoff: This Ontario distillery is making vodka out of cow's milk

After seeing the amount of skim milk that goes to waste from dairy farms, an Ontario distillery has found a way to produce vodka from cow's milk.

Man who forgave son's killer reunites with Canadian musician who sang his story

Peter Katz wrote Forgiveness after hearing an As It Happens interview with Michael Berg, an American father who forgive the al-Quada leader who killed his son.