The girl was riding her bike with her older brother just after 8 p.m. when a man grabbed her handlebars and led her away from the area. Manuel Illner with the Edmonton police Child Protection Unit called the older brother's actions "heroic," but said despite the praise the boy is still struggling to cope with the situation.
With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. "The only thing running through my mind was: please don't let her be dead," Martin, 26, told The Associated Press in an interview.
Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. The blowback was swift, including from fellow Republicans.
China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep," according to a statement posted on the Chinese foreign ministry's website . "The most important task at hand is for the U.S. and North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an 'August crisis,'" Wang was quoted as saying in the Tuesday conversation.
The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Baylor fired football coach Art Briles, demoted university President Ken Starr and reprimanded athletic director Ian McCaw in May 2016. Starr and McCaw later left the school.
A panel of seven New Brunswickers will begin meeting next month to vet lawyers who want to become judges and make recommendations to the federal Department of Justice on which of them should fill vacancies on the bench. The executive director of the Law Society of New Brunswick says it's a critical step in fixing the "unacceptable" backlog in Saint John's family court, which has been short one judge for a year. Four of the panel members appointed in June are from the legal community, while the other three are members of the general public.
A Venezuelan violinist who is a well-known face of protests against his country's socialist government has been freed after more than two weeks in prison. The office of Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Tuesday night that a court granted its request for Wuilly Arteaga to be let out on parole. The 23-year-old musician skyrocketed to fame after he and his violin were dragged to the ground by national guardsmen during a confrontation with protesters.
A little common sense and civility can help drivers avoid these unpleasant encounters, according to Island Morning's resident protocol and etiquette consultant, John Robertson. "There are too many hazards ahead of you: pedestrians, baby carriages, shopping buggies, other drivers meandering around looking for a parking spot and not paying attention," Robertson said.
For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his death, without paying a penny. Visitors attending the vigil that began Tuesday night and runs into Wednesday had to have an Elvis Week Property Pass wristband to walk up the long driveway and past the graves where Presley and relatives are buried, Graceland told the Associated Press in a written statement. Graceland, operated by Elvis Presley Enterprises, said it anticipated large crowds and it updated its security measures for Elvis Week, the annual celebration of Presley's life and career in music and movies.
Canada's lead minister for the renegotiation of NAFTA has arrived in Washington for the first round of talks, which get underway today. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland exchanged pleasantries and a hug with her Mexican counterpart after touching down Tuesday. A day earlier, she announced some of Canada's priorities for the talks, which included so-called Buy American rules for public contracts and freer movement of professionals.
At 27 years old, Carly White woke in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there and a piece missing from her brain. All symptoms of a migraine, she thought. When the problems persisted into Monday morning, she made the trek from her home in Carmanville, in central Newfoundland, to the James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander.
Border Patrol agents have found 20 immigrants crammed into a locked semitrailer at a checkpoint in West Texas. A Border Patrol spokesman said the immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala were in good condition after being found early Monday at the Interstate 10 checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, about 85 miles (136 kilometres ) southwest of El Paso. The driver, Irving Hernandez, has been booked into the El Paso County Jail in El Paso on a federal alien smuggling charge.
At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colours of the canvases belied the broken hearts of those who attended its opening reception. "It really puts a face to the illness," said Heidi Maddock, of Newcastle, whose 32-year-old son, Jared, died in July 2016.
A small West Coast bird that somehow landed in eastern Ontario in 2015 is finally catching a plane home to British Columbia today — but it's departing on a sad note. Ray Holland, the Ottawa-area birdwatcher who first spotted and rescued the Bullock's oriole — and then staunchly defended the bird's identity despite claims he'd miscategorized it — died before he could see the bird off. In the fall of 2015, Holland, an avid birder, and a colleague made the exceedingly rare discovery of an orange-plumed Bullock's oriole in Pakenham, Ont., while out looking for a completely different species.
Scientists in Halifax have launched a high-tech tool to track the whale population on the Scotian Shelf. A solar-power Wave Glider, equipped with an underwater microphone, was deployed Wednesday off the coast and will spend 30 days listening for the characteristic sounds of endangered North Atlantic right whales. "What this Wave Glider allows us to do is to go out and do some reconnaissance, do some exploratory work to ask the question: Are right whales still present in these areas off of Halifax?" Kimberley Davies, a Dalhousie University oceanographer, said in an interview Tuesday.
Here we have the perfect scenario of how helpful people can be to animals. Take a look at how this brave guy approaches a hedgehog that has gotten himself in a bit of a struggle by getting its head stuck in a plastic container. This is the perfect example from which you can learn what to do in such a situation!
Twenty-three Ontario Indigenous communities will sign historic agreements with the federal and provincial governments today in Chippewas of Rama First Nation to solidify plans for an Anishinabek-led education system. The accord will be the largest self-governing document in Canada, and will allow Anishinabek communities to take control of education funding, and decide what is taught and how for on-reserve students between junior kindergarten and Grade 12. "Our children's futures are at stake here," said Patrick Madahbee, Grand Council chief for the Anishinabek Nation.
Nova Scotia should consider reintroducing rock patrollers at Peggys Cove after recent photos of tourists in precarious situations were shared widely online, says a chaplain with the Halifax Regional Police. In one photo, a woman is seen standing in the waters at the base of the tourist attraction's iconic rocks. Between 1995 and 1999, the province hired students to patrol the rocks at Peggys Cove over the summer.
"It's really exciting, the award ceremony was really cool, lots of important people in St. John's came out to congratulate all the kids in Youth Ventures who got the award," said Cora. The twins perfected their skills by watching plenty baking shows on television and learning from family members.
Anyone with over-the-air television feeds and radio channels may be affected by the antenna outage, according to the Toronto fire department. Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell said: "The mast itself is steel.
The British Columbia Hockey League will be employing a new app this season to help detect concussions in players. Whenever a player is suspected of having a concussion, the team's medical staff can instantly compare their current status with earlier baseline tests. "When the players are undergoing a baseline test, it's all stored, it's all accessible, it's all up to date," BCHL commissioner John Grisdale told Radio West host Alya Ramadan.
A teen with a disability, who made his own way out of a homeless shelter and into university, is now up against a new challenge: he can't afford the student life. Williamson, who has cerebral palsy, says the system is failing him, and says he feels like he's drowning. The 18-year-old's neurological disorder makes it difficult for him to walk, so he relies on an electric wheelchair to get around. He can't write because he lacks the fine motor skills, and he struggles with chronic pain.
No Limits Soccer, a group in Fredericton for children with autism, is reaching new goals this summer with the help of two new leaders. Dexter Albright, a 17-year-old with mild autism, volunteers with the kids so he can prove to people what "no limits" really means.
David Attenborough finally earned his wings Wednesday after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist. The delicate creature, dubbed Mesosticta davidattenboroughi, was discovered in Myanmar's Kachin province locked inside a nugget of amber dating from the mid-Cretaceous, when dinosaurs still lorded over the planet. "Dragonflies in amber are extremely rare," said Edmund Jarzembowski, a scientist at the Natural History Museum in London and co-author of the study that describes the insect and officially registered the new name.
Britain's Parliament said Wednesday it would reconsider plans to silence Big Ben for four years after Prime Minister Theresa May chimed in to a growing MPs' revolt. Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of Britain's most cherished tourist attractions, is due for conservation work and the clock's bells are set to stop ringing for four years. It is feared that prolonged exposure to the 118-decibel bongs from the 13.7-tonne Big Ben bell, which chimes out the hour, could damage the hearing of builders working on the site.