American citizens will be barred from travelling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a "geographical travel restriction" on North Korea following the death last month of American university student Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma while in North Korean custody. "Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement, the secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals' use of a passport to travel in, through or to North Korea," department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible. In a few cases where the SPCA wasn't available immediately, Shoihet says officers have fed their lunches to animals to ensure they weren't hungry.
A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday. Crawford said she and her husband, Jai Crawford, packed two cars with clothes, photographs, family heirlooms, their four pugs and one hound dog and fled Tuesday after the blaze burning in the hills near Yosemite National Park doubled in size. The aggressive wildfire sweeping through the Sierra Nevada foothills covered with dense brush and dead trees destroyed 61 homes and 63 other buildings.
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Officials in Ottawa say they are working to help reunite a Yazidi woman living in Winnipeg with her 12-year-old son, who was recently freed from captivity with Iraqi militants and is recovering from gunshot wounds. Immigration spokeswoman Lisa Filipps tells CTV Winnipeg in a statement that the department is aware of the case of Nofa Mihlo Zaghla and her son, Emad, and is acting accordingly. The Yazidi Association of Manitoba, the Kurdish Initiative for Refugees and Winnipeg Friends of Israel went public with the story this week in an effort to get Canadian officials to act quickly to bring the boy to Canada.
A fast-moving wildfire in British Columbia's Okanagan region that quickly engulfed eight homes and damaged 30 other properties is believed to be human-caused, RCMP said Friday. More than 900 properties on the shore of Okanagan Lake in the community of Lake Country were evacuated or placed on alert July 15 after the blaze broke out along the side of a road. Officials contained the flames earlier this week and allowed the remaining residents at 58 properties to go home.
The U.S. government on Thursday dealt Arista Networks Inc a loss in its technology dispute with Cisco Systems Inc and refused to set aside an order blocking importation of some of Arista's network switches. The U.S. International Trade Commission refused to rescind its May 4 ruling that found Arista's switches infringed two Cisco patents and banned Arista from importing the infringing products into the United States. After the ITC released that decision, a different agency, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, said the two Cisco patents are invalid.
Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini. Houdini died in 1926 and this star will remain here for as long as this planet is here," Angel said during a ceremony in Los Angeles. "You realize that all of these people that are on this street are just like you and me, except they worked their ass off", Angel said, standing on the star-studded boulevard.
Paul Bernardo is due for a parole hearing in October. Nearly 25 years after being convicted of the brutal rape and murder of two girls, Paul Bernardo is about to be eligible to qualify for day parole. The notorious serial killer was due for parole hearings in March and August, but has rescheduled both times.
A man who drove off a cliff and into Lake Erie has been charged with drunk driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. The man was behind the wheel of a white GMC Savannah when it went off the end of Baldwin Avenue and fell 18 metres into the water below.
Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health. Native Hawaiians — descendants of Hawaii's original Polynesian settlers — are in worse health than many other Americans. The study, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first national look at the health of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought his family to Nova Scotia on a working vacation that included cooking s'mores as a midday lunch with a group of about a dozen kids attending a day camp. In bright sunshine and temperatures hovering in the 30 C range, Trudeau, his wife Sophie and their three children gathered with the campers around a campfire to roast marshmallows and assemble s'mores at The Islands Provincial Park near Shelburne. The two-day trip is designed as a way to mark the first anniversary of his government's changes to the Canada Child Benefit, which he described as fairer and more generous than the tax credit it replaced.
Around two dozen Winnipeg firefighter paramedics took turns performing CPR on one of their own for nearly an hour after he collapsed at a work barbecue at Tinkertown earlier this month. Firefighter paramedic Steve Sawatzky was sitting at a picnic table at the amusement park, surrounded by hundreds of his colleagues, when he went into cardiac arrest on July 5. After issues using the on-site automated external defibrillator (AED), his co-workers took turns giving Sawatzky CPR, keeping him alive for nearly an hour, firefighters said, including the time it took for the ambulance to arrive and the trip to the hospital.
Two Quebec employees with the Montreal-based equestrian multimedia show Cavalia have been imprisoned in China for allegedly smoking marijuana and are facing deportation, Radio-Canada has learned. On July 14, Chinese police visited a hotel in Beijing where the Cavalia team was staying, and tested them for marijuana use. There were a number of arrests of members of the show's technical team, including two Quebecers who are still in prison.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval'' to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year. "We have had promising conversations to date, are committed to transformative infrastructure projects, and believe our greatest solutions have often come from the ingenuity and drive of the private sector,'' the White House said in a statement.
Festivals are taking over the city this weekend and road and subway closures will slow down the commute. - During this period, the 300 Bloor-Danforth night bus route will divert via Dufferin Street, Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue.
A white ghost bike — made by Ghost Bikes Montreal, a cycling safety group — was installed at the intersection where the incident occurred. Gabrielle Anctil, founder of Ghost Bikes Montreal, helped organize Friday's ceremony.
More than half the companies in Germany have been hit by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, the German IT industry association Bitkom said on Friday, and estimated the attacks caused around 55 billion euros' worth of damage a year. Several high-profile attacks have occurred recently, such as the WannaCry ransomware attacks in May and a virus dubbed "NotPetya" that halted production at some companies for more than a week. Some 53 percent of companies in Germany have been victims of industrial espionage, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, Bitkom found - up from 51 percent in a 2015 study.
Game of Thrones' showrunnners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss knew they were in for a rough ride following the initial announcement of their next HBO project. Reaction from Game of Thrones fans, TV critics and fellow filmmakers was swift and largely negative in opinion columns and social media. In response, Benioff and Weiss spoke at length about the reaction to the announcement with Vulture.
Canada's Lysanne Richard, a 2016 World Cup champion and FINA female high diver of the year, announced her withdrawal from the FINA World Championships on Friday. The 35-year-old athlete was expected to compete at the event from July 28-30, in Budapest, Hungary. Richard told CBC Sports that she's been dealing with neck issue since June 2016 and despite trying multiple avenues to be ready for the world championships, she was not cleared by her doctor.
It's a question Gavin Strickland asked himself Sunday night when he came out of Metallica's sold-out concert in Toronto and could not remember where he parked his car — a blue-green 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan. The lost vehicle and the search for it have made the American teenager a celebrity of sorts in Toronto and social media. "With everything going on in the world, this gives me hope that there are still good people out there," he later told The Canadian Press in an interview.
An Edmonton Police Service program, which helps break the cycle of crime and poverty for some of the city's most at-risk people, is now at the point where it can be scaled up, the Edmonton Police Commission was told Thursday. The Heavy Users of Services (HUoS) program brings together 16 social service agencies to deal with their most chronic clients — people who often suffer from addictions, mental health issues and homelessness. The program's expansion has to be gradual, said Supt. David Veitch.
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe. The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some 1,000 products on Amazon's website in June and found that Amazon put reference prices, or list prices, on about 46 percent of them.
Paramedics had to administer naloxone to an unresponsive woman in the parking lot of a Winnipeg shopping centre this week. Winnipeg police said officers were called to check the well-being of a woman in a car at Kildonan Place shopping centre at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. United Firefighters of Winnipeg president Alex Forrest said a woman was found unresponsive in the car and paramedics administered naloxone, which is used to counteract opiate overdoses.
The Manitoba government is making arrangements to provide and help pay for enough propane to keep the homes in Churchill heated through the winter, but Premier Brian Pallister says it's up to the federal government to take the lead on repairing the community's vital rail link. "The provincial plan to ship propane this winter means the province appears to have given up," Spence said.