As It Happens: Thursday Edition
Roanoke shooting politician
After his girlfriend is killed on live television, a former TV reporter runs for office — advocating for nuanced gun-control policies he believes could save lives.
Bernie Custis obit
When the late Bernie Custis took the field for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1951, he became the first-ever black quarterback in professional football.
A Tennessee woman is an expert in the field of horse massage. But state authorities aren't relaxed about it at all: they've ordered her to knock it off.
Iowa politician affiliation
An Iowa state senator wants universities to grill potential professors about their politics during job interviews — to ensure Republicans and Democrats are equally represented at the lectern.
Johnny K-9 obit
A look at the complicated life of John Croitoru biker gang member and professional wrestler, who died this week in a Toronto halfway house.
A second-place finisher in a Fort Lauderdale half-marathon admitted she'd cheated on her way to near-victory — because an online investigator had assembled the evidence to prove her deception.
MLA immigration protest
Manitoba MLA Cindy Lamoureux has been in the same place for 24 hours: camped out of the floor of the provincial legislature. And she's not leaving until she gets some answers about a program to bring immigrants to the province.
Michael Nehass's mental state deteriorated year after year, as he spent his time languishing in solitary confinement while awaiting criminal charges. And now a Yukon judge says that confinement was punishment enough, and ordered a mistrial.