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CRTC allows consumers to get out of cellphone contracts after two years without paying cancellation fee. Image via flickr / egcd

LOCAL

A Toronto Star reporter was ticketed, put in a headlock and arrested for taking pictures of an injured officer at Union Station. Media relations from Metrolinx said journalists are supposed to sign a waiver before taking pictures in Union Station,  though the public does it all the time on their smartphones. [Toronto Star]

The human remains found in a duffel bag near a west-end trail belong to 28-year-old Rigat Essag Ghirmay, police said Monday. Investigators have new evidence of the suspect, who is currently under arrest for indignity to a dead body, struggling with heavy luggage at both his and the victim’s house. [National Post]

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford hinted Sunday that he is not going to join Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives. His backing away comes after the Tories themselves expressed less interest in Ford, which they did shortly after a Globe and Mail article was published that accused the councillor of dealing hashish as a young adult. [National Post]

NATIONAL 

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will allow consumers to get out of their cellphone contracts after two years without paying a cancellation fee, even if they’re signed on to a longer term. This might spell the end of the dreaded three-year cellphone contract. [National Post]

Vehicle sales rose 5 percent last month to their highest levels since before the 2008 recession. Canadians bought 185, 040 vehicles this pasy May, the largest total since May of 2008. [Globe and Mail]

RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson is a key witness in a senate committee investigating the problem of sexual harassment within the RCMP. Hundreds of current and former RCMP members are joining a class-action lawsuit for harassment. [CBC]

INTERNATIONAL

The police may take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4. It’s not just a valuable tool for solving crimes, argues one Justice, but a legitimate way to identify the person arrested, akin to photographing and finger printing. [New York Times]

Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of giving up state secrets to Wikileaks, began his court martial in Maryland. The prosecution statement heard Monday said he was motivated to disregard his extensive training solely by the craving for notoriety. [The Guardian]

Boston’s fire chief announced his resignation Monday, saying public criticism has made it impossible for him to do his job. Thirteen deputies complained to the mayor that his failure to take command of the bombing scene was indefensible. [National Post]

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