A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The records show Officer Mohamed Noor was hired as a cadet in March 2015. In September of that year, he received a letter saying he passed his Peace Officer Licensing Examination and was eligible to become a licensed, sworn officer.
A newborn who was delivered by emergency C-section after its mother was stabbed multiple times died in hospital Monday, police said. Police were called to a home in the city's Montreal North borough around 2:30 a.m. and found the woman, 33, stabbed multiple times in the upper and lower body. "The woman is in stable condition," Brabant said.
The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an emotional court hearing, a lawyer for the baby's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said the couple was withdrawing a bid to have Charlie sent to the United States, where a doctor had offered to try to treat his rare genetic condition. Both parents wept in the packed courtroom at the High Court in London as lawyer Grant Armstrong made the announcement, his voice breaking.
The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio. By the time police showed up at a Walmart in San Antonio around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and looked in the back of the truck, eight passengers were dead and two more would soon die in an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone tragically awry. The details of the journey were recounted Monday by a survivor who spoke to The Associated Press and in a federal criminal complaint against the driver, James Matthew Bradley, who could face the death penalty over the 10 lives lost.
Caucus members from Alberta's two conservative parties got together for the first time Monday, but one Progressive Conservative bowed out before the joint meeting even took place. Richard Starke, legislature member for Vermilion-Lloydminster, said he has not been happy with policy direction under PC Leader Jason Kenney and has no faith that will change under the new United Conservative Party. Members of the Opposition Wildrose party and the Progressive Conservatives voted in a landslide on the weekend to join forces ahead of the next election set for 2019.
A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable. Suspect Franz Wrousis, 51, has two previous convictions for weapons offences and no fixed residence, authorities said. A dog-walker said she had seen him in the woods near Schaffhausen for the last few weeks.
An Ottawa woman who received "inadequate care" when she lived in group homes as a teen says the province's recently-announced reforms to residential care are badly needed.
Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice discovered car makers were refitting faulty Takata air bags in recalled vehicles as a temporary solution after questioning 14 car manufacturers in Australia.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks. Security issues dominated his most important annual speech, including a disastrous two-month uprising by pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city, the worst crisis he has faced. Two months after more than 600 pro-Islamic State group militants blasted their way into the southern city of Marawi, the military is still fighting the last gunmen — fewer than 100, about 10 of them foreign.
Sunshine Village is reopening to visitors after closing over the weekend to allow crews battling the Verdant Creek wildfire to use the area as a staging base. The fire has been burning in Kootenay National Park and B.C.'s Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for more than a week. On Thursday afternoon, officials announced that all guests were being moved out in a "tactical closure" to allow fire crews to use the village as a staging area for battling the fire.
Garfield Street in Charlottetown was closed down Monday morning after a chemical leaked in the parking lot of a local business. The hazmat team was dispatched at about 10 a.m. when the Charlottetown Fire Department received the call. The leak was from a delivery truck in the parking lot of Atlantic Warehousing at 5 Garfield Street, said Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald.
The public utility has installed a smartflower, a system for gathering solar electricity. When the sun comes out, it unfurls in a flower shape and generates solar electricity. While NB Power has confirmed the installation of the device, spokesperson Marie-Andree Bolduc wrote in an email to CBC News that the device is not fully operational yet.
Born in Egypt, Omar Khadr's father moved to Canada in 1977, where he met and married Maha Elsamnah. Khadr fought the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s where U.S. authorities allege he befriended Osama bin Laden and became a "founding member" and financier of al-Qaida.
Canada wholesale trade rose more than expected in May, driven by increased sales of motor vehicles and agricultural supplies, data from Statistics Canada showed on Monday. The 0.9 percent increase from the month before topped economists' forecasts for a gain of 0.5 percent, while April was revised down slightly to show an increase of 0.8 percent from the initially reported 1 percent gain. The wholesale trade figures are the last major economic data ahead of Friday's monthly gross domestic product report, which is expected to show the economy grew by 0.2 percent in May. The release will be watched for indications the economy maintained its momentum in the second quarter.
There has been a fish kill near Campbellton in western P.E.I., provincial officials have confirmed. The fish were discovered Sunday afternoonin a small brook on either side of a bridge on Coughlin Road, and reported to the province by the Roseville-Miminegash watershed group. Provincial officials responded immediately.
The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the conference media days event Monday. "College football has never been healthier.
University of Toronto student Margaret Ikape vividly remembers the first time she looked into a solar telescope. "In Nigeria, we didn't have access to solar telescopes," she remembered on CBC Radio's Metro Morning. At the time an undergraduate at the only university in Nigeria that offered astronomy, the summer program made Ikape feel like a true scientist, encouraging her to continue her studies at a graduate level at the University of Toronto.
Parlee Beach and Murray Beach are under no-swimming advisories Monday because of water samples showing signs of fecal contamination. Water samples from Saturday show an enterococcus contamination count of up to 233 at Parlee and 2,014 at Murray — way over the acceptable limit of 35 for the bacteria that indicate fecal contamination. Levels for E. coli could be as high as 609 at Parlee, on the Northumberland Strait near Shediac, and 4,106 at Murray, almost 50 kilometres away.
Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Despite solid demand in a relatively healthy economy for houses, sales listings have been steadily declining for more than two years. Sales levels have improved a mere 0.7 per cent over the past 12 months.
As Clode explains, she was inspired by the origin of the word prosthesis, which means to add or put onto, as opposed to the way we've come to think of prosthetic devices, which is often to fix or replace. "The Third Thumb is inspired by this word origin, exploring human augmentation and aiming to reframe prosthetics as extensions of the body," she says.
A rower plucked from his overturned boat about 250 kilometres off the coast of Ireland says he and his partner are "incredibly lucky" to have been rescued. Brian Conville of Dublin and Joseph Gagnon of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Que., left St. John's on June 13 in a bright green boat packed with supplies, with the goal of being the first two-person crew to row across the Atlantic Ocean, west to east, from St. John's to France. An unfriendly ocean and nagging injuries forced them to shorten their trip, and they aimed for the Irish coast instead — but the Atlantic wouldn't allow for that either.
By Stefano Rebaudo MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia has put a plan to roll out ultrafast broadband in rural areas of Italy on hold, two sources familiar with the matter said, suspending a project that triggered a row with the government and contributed to the imminent departure of its CEO. After initially saying it would not roll out broadband in areas where it could not guarantee a return on its investment, Telecom Italia (TIM) infuriated Rome in March by saying it would put money into some of these areas after all. The government had in the meantime planned state-subsidised tenders for the project and said TIM's change of heart could undermine those tenders.
Cavendish Farms is constructing two new buildings to store its potatoes. According to Jubs Bristow, the vice-president of agriculture with Cavendish Farms, the new buildings will be able to hold 48 million pounds of potatoes. "I think this helps ensure the plants get better quality potatoes, especially through those long storage months of July, August, and September, and so this will help the french fry plants produce better quality potatoes," Bristow said.