Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for action by the Senate. If senators move quickly, the bill could be ready for Trump's signature before Congress exits Washington for its regular August recess.
A long-haul truck driver arrested for driving a tractor-trailer so hot and so crammed with immigrants that 10 people died had his license to drive commercial trucks rescinded three months earlier. Florida disqualified James Matthew Bradley Jr.'s commercial driving privileges on April 12 after he failed to provide the state with a current medical card, which federal law requires commercial drivers to submit to show they are physically fit for the road. Alexis Bakofsky, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said that federal law prohibits a driver from having a license in more than one state.
The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation. Confronting an aggressive brain cancer, the 80-year-old Arizonan served notice he would not vote for the GOP legislation as it stands now. McCain's impassioned speech held the rapt attention of his colleagues in the Senate chamber.
The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said. Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, some 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the scene of Monday morning's attack in Schaffhausen, police said. The lakeside town is in Zurich canton (state), Schaffhausen's southern neighbour .
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation. The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is the latest confrontation between Iranian vessels and American warships.
Ranchers in the centre of British Columbia's cattle country are facing "heartbreak" as they return to scorched fields, dead livestock and damaged infrastructure following weeks of wildfires. Kevin Boon, the general manager of the B.C. Cattlemen's Association, said the process of tallying losses has just begun and could take some time because the extreme heat of the wildfires would leave little evidence of carcasses. Kilometres of fencing, equipment and infrastructure such as barns built over generations have been lost in some cases.
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.
The Ullivik boarding home in the Montreal suburb of Dorval, has been over capacity since it opened last December. Ullivik, which means 'a place to stay or wait,' houses medical patients from Nunavik travelling to Montreal for treatment. Maggie Putulik, Ullivik's director, said on the first day the facility opened they had to rent 11 hotel rooms because all 91 rooms at the boarding home were full.
The City of Ottawa is spending more than $7 million on art at 13 LRT stations along the Confederation Line. Each station will feature unique designs from different Canadian artists, along with elements linking the stations, including the red "O" that's become the transit system's trademark. All images are provided by the City of Ottawa.
The Newfoundland and Labrador government could soon be making some changes to its education system, including drafting new policies around inclusive education, altering how it assesses math and language arts, and creating a new plan for dealing with issues around student mental health. The premier said government's plan is to start implementing the recommendations in 2018.
Conservation officers and a wildlife group are calling on Yukoners to walk their pets on a leash after a bear was shot by officers in Whitehorse on Sunday. A woman was walking her dog in Whistle Bend when a bear came out of the bush, said conservation officer Aaron Koss-Young. Koss-Young said close to 40 bears have been killed this year in the Yukon.
The NDP promised to end B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt, but with the September hunt rapidly approaching there are few details to explain how or when that would happen. B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt allows both resident and non-resident hunters to purchase a licence to hunt a grizzly bear for sport according to a predetermined quota. Licence cost varies according to whether the hunter is a B.C. resident ($80) or not ($1000).
Premier Kathleen Wynne will be leading a trade mission to China and Vietnam this fall. Wynne says this is the first time an Ontario premier has gone on a trade mission to Vietnam, where she will visit Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
A 93-year-old woman who went missing while visiting Victoria has been found after spending more than 24 hours lost in the city. Leong is receiving treatment at a Victoria hospital, but no other details have been released on her condition. Military police, Metchosin Ground Search and Rescue, the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization and the Victoria Fire Department all assisted with the search.
A butter sculpture at this year's Ohio State Fair includes the traditional cow and calf along with four student-athletes and a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) bottle colored to look like chocolate milk. The American Dairy Association Mideast says the sculpture unveiled Tuesday salutes chocolate milk as the official drink of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. It's the first time the butter sculpture has included colour .
New data released by Statistics Canada shows that in 2016, Thunder Bay, Ont. had the highest homicide rate in a metropolitan area with a total of eight murders.
Mayor John Tory says there is no need for Toronto to review its food truck regulations right now, despite a federal competition agency urging cities across Canada to give their rules a rethink. Tory said there is a large number of food trucks operating in the city, two years after the city revamped its regulations on mobile food vending permits. The Bureau analyzed how Canadian cities regulate food trucks and it found significant differences.
Traffic lights at the corner of Notre Dame and Central streets in Summerside, P.E.I., will be flashing red for the next six weeks. The city plans to replace the lights with stop signs, but it wants to get drivers used to the idea first. Traffic consultants studied the intersection and determined putting up stops signs would improve traffic flow.
Betty Irwin, city councillor, says she is happy the project is finally going ahead. Councillor Samson Hartland voted against awarding the contract. Construction on the operations buliding could start next month and be completed by the spring of 2019.
Mark Streit is returning to the Habs on a one-year contract worth a reported $700,000 US. A native of Bern, Switzerland, Streit was selected in the ninth round, 262nd overall by the Canadiens at the 2004 NHL draft. The 39-year-old native of Bern, Switzerland, split last season between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, amassing 27 points (six goals, 21 assists), including 13 on the power play.
Do your old home movies — or more recent family videos — feature Parliament Hill, the RCMP Musical Ride, a picnic by the Ottawa River, skating on the canal or anything quintessentially Ottawa?
As many as 20 metal commemorative plaques honouring some of Canada's most decorated soldiers and most famous battles have been stolen off the streets in the Griesbach community. The community league, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the "brazen and co-ordinated robbery" took place on Sunday or Monday. Many honoured the nation's Victoria Cross winners, including John Chipman Kerr and Cecil John Kinross.