House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday. Nunes' revelation prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, as well as the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, to call on Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's Russia probe.
Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. "My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future," Davis said.
Chinese ride sharing firm Didi Chuxing is considering a $6 billion investment backed by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp, as it looks to take on global rivals such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], Bloomberg reported on Tuesday citing sources familiar with the matter. Didi, backed by global tech giants Apple Inc and Tencent Holdings Ltd, is facing regulatory challenges at home over its drivers even as it looks to diversify from its core ride-hailing business to find new drivers for growth.
A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. The destructive eyewall of Cyclone Debbie, a Category 4 storm packing winds up to 260 kilometres per hour (160 miles per hour), made landfall near Airlie Beach, a resort town in Queensland state, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said in a statement. The town is a jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, a popular tourist destination that has been pummeled by fierce winds that damaged roofs and knocked down palm trees.
By Carol Zhong and Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has signed a $4.65 billion loan deal, Basis Point reported, amid a flurry of fund-raising by China's internet giants. Tencent, which had an original target of about $2 billion for the loan, inked the deal on March 24 following commitments from a dozen banks, Thomson Reuters publication Basis Point reported, citing sources. The loans for general corporate purposes comprise a $2.79 billion term loan and a $1.86 billion revolving credit. ...
It's one of many hurdles on the road to getting a major liquefied natural gas facility up and running — approval from the First Nation upon whose land the export facility will be built. "We are thrilled to be, at this point, working with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation that we believe are setting precedence, not only in Canada for Aboriginal relations with industry but also globally," said Nigel Kuzemko, CEO of Steelhead LNG.
Surgeons at the McGill University Health Centre say they are buried in paperwork after several staff cuts. One oncology surgeon told CBC that in the last six months, the department has lost two secretaries. "It's like the Third World... [Cancer patients] are complicated patients who require frequent communication with support staff," said the surgeon, who spoke with CBC on the condition of anonymity.
Calgary radio station CHQR says it has learned that sex offender John Francis Dionne will be staying behind bars for at least another couple of years. The Parole Board of Canada has ordered his continued detention, as he serves out his sentence for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from Calgary's Deerfoot Mall in February 2011.
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink Corp through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Neuralink is pursuing what Musk calls the "neural lace" technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts, the Journal reported. Musk has not made an official announcement, but Neuralink was registered in California as a "medical research" company last July, and he plans on funding the company mostly by himself, a person briefed on the plans told the Journal.
The Beatles legend said in a radio interview that he was "in the middle" of the new album, his first since 2013. McCartney said he was collaborating with Greg Kurstin, the American producer who co-wrote "Hello," the piano ballad that helped make Adele's latest album "25" a massive commercial success. "My only worry is people are going to go, 'Oh, there's Paul going with the flavor of the month,'" McCartney said in the weekend interview on BBC Radio 6 Music.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.
Students at the Grenfell campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook say a proposal to hike parking fees from five dollars to $75 and up is a financial punch that will hurt. The university has proposed charging a range of $75 to $250 for parking permits, come September. The president of the Grenfell Campus student union, Sofia Descalzi, says the fee increase could create a barrier to education for already cash-strapped students, most of whom she says live under the poverty line.
Twenty-two unionized municipal employees in Watson Lake began a strike at 1 p.m. Monday, as the town's earlier lockout came to an end. "With the collective agreement no longer in place, it is no longer safe for our members to return to work," said Jack Bourassa, executive vice-president for the North region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, in a news release. A newsletter issued last week by the town noted "if a work stoppage occurs — either a strike by workers or a lockout by the employer — the collective agreement is, essentially, no longer in effect.
The LaSalle plan involves buying two buses from Transit Windsor, which would then operate the new route. Mayor Ken Antaya says a recent survey showed 65 per cent of residents were in favour of a $25 to $50 dollar tax increase to pay for the service. Windsor Coun. Bill Marra, chairperson of the Transit Windsor board, calls the new route a "significant step" toward establishing a regional transit system.
Claire Hefferon, the artsVest national program director at Business for the Arts, says the program is for small and mid-size arts organizations to help them build partnerships with the private sector.
"We know there does need to be an increase in usage across the board," said Sonya Hooper, the association's Executive Director. The online registry was set up by the P.E.I. government six years ago, in an effort to make the process of finding a child care centre more efficient. Hooper said through the registry, parents can quickly get their name on a digital waiting list for any daycare across the island. The registry really didn't get you anywhere," said Tracey Barrett.
Shares of Snap Inc jumped nearly 5 percent on Monday after several of the Snapchat owner's IPO underwriters handed it badly needed "buy" ratings. Snap has warned it may never become profitable. Analysts unrelated to the IPO had in recent weeks mostly assigned neutral or negative ratings to Snap, making it one of the worst-rated stocks on Wall Street.
An initial report into the crash of a training plane says the instructor and student pilot had to eject after getting into trouble practising basic aerobatics. Both Royal Canadian Air Force officers survived the Jan. 27 bailout in southern Saskatchewan, but the CT-156 Harvard II aircraft was destroyed. The Department of National Defence report says the plane lost power as the student pilot was pulling out of a manoeuvre and the instructor took over.
By Alberto Alerigi SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer. A total of 21 plants are included in a police investigation and are not allowed to export any product, although they may still produce for the domestic market.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Almost 25 years after a sweeping commercial fishing ban that devastated Newfoundland, northern cod are making something of a comeback — sparking calls that the fishery be expanded again. A federal report Monday said cod stocks off eastern Newfoundland and Labrador continue to rebound, but are still in the "critical zone." It warns that catches should be kept to the lowest possible levels for now as a precaution. The union representing fishermen and plant workers, however, wants to immediately expand the relatively small commercial cod fishery, saying it would not stunt that growth.
Harvey Volaine, Melissa Penner and their two sons were found dead in their home south of Ashcroft on Friday afternoon. Volaine's daughter, Adrienne Volaine, told CBC the deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, which resulted from a malfunction with the hot water heater in the home. Volaine said investigators have now left the home and it has been returned to the family.
The province is doling out almost $9 million among several non-profit groups devoted to protecting Alberta ranchlands and watersheds. The funding from the Alberta Land Trust Grant Program will go toward six projects in southern Alberta, the province announced Monday. The biggest grant — $5.1 million — will go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada so it can preserve a combined 2,430 hectares at one ranch in the Castle-Crowsnest watershed and another in the Bow area.
A Vancouver city councillor wants to clear the haze around the city's annual 4/20 event by offering a space that will keep it off last year's location at Sunset Beach. Adriane Carr has put forward a motion to direct city staff to find an appropriate city-owned site for the event for 2017 and "if necessary," future years. In her motion, Carr suggests the PNE grounds, Larwell Park or the city lands on South False Creek, currently occupied by the Cavalia tents.
Alberta is spending $7 million to nearly double the number of recovering addicts who can be housed at Fresh Start, a recovery centre in northeast Calgary. Residents of the new housing facility will be graduates of Fresh Start Recovery Centre's 12- to 16-week addiction treatment program for men at the centre, which has operated in Calgary since 1992. The main program is a 50-bed facility, with another 20 beds for men who have completed the treatment program.