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Teacher suspended for 'kissing game'

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation has suspended a Vancouver-area teacher who's been disciplined several times for inappropriate behaviour — including playing a Valentine's "kissing game" with students.

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula, Montana December 5, 2014. Markus Kaarma, 30, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of 17-year-old Diren Dede of Hamburg, Germany, whom authorities said was slain while apparently scavenging garages for alcohol in the defendant's Missoula neighborhood. REUTERS/Arthur Mouratidis

Montana man guilty of German student's death

A jury found a Montana homeowner guilty of deliberate homicide on Wednesday in the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage in a case that tested the state's version of a "castle doctrine" self-defense law.

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Plumber harassed after company truck seen in Syria

A Houston-area plumbing company owner has been getting threatening phone calls after one of his former work trucks turned up in a photograph on a Twitter feed that appears to show a militant group fighting in Syria's civil war.

Bradley William Stone, a 35-year-old Pennsburg, Pennsylvania resident is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. (REUTERS/Montgomery County District Attorney's Office/Handout)

Penn. suspected killer cause of death doubted

The Iraq War veteran accused of killing his ex-wife and five of her family members in Pennsylvania did not die of self-inflicted stab wounds as had been previously reported, according to the county coroner overseeing the autopsy.

Police investigate outside the Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland, Oregon December 12, 2014. Three teenagers were shot on Friday outside the high school, police said. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Third person arrested over Oregon school shooting

Police in Oregon have arrested a 16- year-old boy suspected of involvement in a shooting incident outside a Portland high school last week that wounded four people, including three teenagers, authorities said on Wednesday.

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