Toronto Star Trump to unveil ‘America First’ national security plan in bid to boost U.S. influence 2017-12-18T09:19:41.000000000-05:00 U.S. officials, however, maintain that 'America First' doesn't mean 'America Alone,' despite the White House’s plan to prioritize national sovereignty over alliances. California blaze threatens coastal homes as firefighters mourn fallen colleague 2017-12-18T08:59:12.000000000-05:00 Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above hillside neighbourhoods in Santa Barbara County, taking advantage of slightly calmer winds on Sunday. Sarah Palin’s son, Track, arrested on domestic violence charges for second time 2017-12-18T08:28:22.000000000-05:00 Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanour reckless assault and misdemeanour criminal mischief for causing up to $500 in property damage. Anger remains as Berlin gets ready to mark one year since Christmas market attack 2017-12-18T08:12:55.000000000-05:00 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the survivors and victims' families for the first time on Monday amid criticisms she didn’t reach out to them sooner. Man shot dead in TCH building in St. Lawrence area identified 2017-12-18T07:55:50.000000000-05:00 Mark Young, 52, was found dead on the fourth floor at 25 Henry Lane Terrace. Police are still investigating. Week kicks off with freezing drizzle, winter weather travel advisory 2017-12-18T06:54:20.000000000-05:00 The weather agency says roads could be slippery this morning for commuters in Toronto and Halton, Peel, York and Durham regions. Former presidents of pharmacist watchdog received questionable payments from drug company 2017-12-18T06:00:00.000000000-05:00 The two pharmacists would not say how the money they received was different than rebates from drug companies, which are illegal in Ontario. ‘Without the donors, we don’t have a charity’ 2017-12-18T06:00:00.000000000-05:00 Santa Claus Fund donors have sent numerous letters to the Star’s office this year, some containing heartfelt notes. Ottawa brings new rules to make trucks and buses safer 2017-12-18T06:00:00.000000000-05:00 Transport Minister Marc Garneau will use Monday announcement to mandatory electronic stability control and electronic logging for trucks and buses. Canada’s electronic spies will be able to launch cyber attacks with little oversight, report warns 2017-12-18T06:00:00.000000000-05:00 CitizenLab researchers raise red flags over proposed new powers for Canada’s Communications Security Establishment.