The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about external cladding, fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on the Chalcots Estate late Friday after fire inspectors reported that the blocks were "not safe for people to sleep in overnight." Inspectors uncovered problems with "gas insulation and door stops," which combined with the presence of flammable cladding meant residents had to leave immediately, council leader Georgia Gould said in a tweet.
President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations. Trump ended a month-long guessing game Thursday by tweeting that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with Comey. Asked if he was trying to keep Comey honest, Trump added: "It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that.
The main burn centre in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the Arizona Burn Center, said this June is the worst the centre has seen in 18 years. The burns are among several hazards resulting from a heat wave that has plagued Arizona, Nevada and California, including deaths, increased wildfire risks and a water shortage in one community.
The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cited allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them.
North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. The North's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him. The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a U.S. hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons.
Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday. "Disturbing shortfalls are emerging in critical areas such as food, shelter and education," Filippo Grandi told a global summit seeking $8 billion for the crisis over the next four years.
Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones — especially red and blue superhero themed digits — has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star. "It was magical," her mom, Karina Misue, said.
A concrete silo in Bathurst that was supposed to have been torn down and cleaned up long ago is now leaning like an abandoned, half-cut tree. Bathurst residents aren't happy about the silo, and want the unsightly reminder of the Smurfit-Stone paper mill, which suddenly stopped operating a dozen years ago, to disappear from the landscape. Raymond Robichaud, who bought the former mill site where the silo sits in 2016, said efforts to drop the structure Thursday afternoon did not happen because the notch put in the bottom wasn't long enough.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel. In a report this week on the May 2016 crash of a Tesla Inc Model S that killed a driver who was using Autopilot, the National Transportation Safety Board demonstrated that users could mostly keep their hands off the wheel for extended periods despite repeated warnings from the vehicle. The NTSB, the federal agency charged with investigating significant transportation accidents, said during a 37-minute section of the 41-minute Tesla trip, the driver kept his hands on the wheel for just 25 seconds, putting his hands on the wheel for one- to- three second increments after getting repeated visual and audible warnings.
The CEO of Nalcor says he is still waiting for a report on Monday's double fatality on the job site of a hydro project. Everyone at Hydro and Nalcor is devastated by this event," Stan Marshall said Friday. Two men — Tim McLean, 31, from Ontario and Jared Moffat, 34, from Saskatchewan — died following the collapse of a transmission tower near Come By Chance.
During a Q&A in Toronto Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked whether the stays up in bed at night reading U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets, and replied no - he's focused instead on "the things he needs to do."
The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report. "In contrast to classic hypotheses, we discovered that flight may influence egg shape. Birds that are good fliers tend to lay asymmetric or elliptical eggs," said Mary Caswell Stoddard, a biologist at Princeton University and one of the lead authors of the study.
A major hurdle for the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was cleared Friday with the announcement of a $48.4-million property deal with the city of Detroit. The agreement will see governments on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border fork over the cash to the City of Detroit to buy property, spur on neighbourhood development, while providing job training and health monitoring for several communities, explained Detroit Mayor Mike Dugan. The plan was unveiled during a news conference in the Motor City on Friday morning, but will still need approval by Detroit city council.
BC Ferries has cancelled some sailings between Tsawwassen and the Gulf Islands Friday due to mechanical problems with one of the vessels. The Queen of Nanaimo is having problems with its propeller. The newer Salish Eagle is still operating according to its posted schedule.
This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at least for Americans — is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.
An Inuk journalist's now-iconic photograph of a Mi'kmaq woman praying during the 2013 fight against fracking in New Brunswick is part of a national exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The photo, taken by Inuk journalist Ossie Michelin, is of Amanda Polchies kneeling in front of a line of police while holding an eagle feather. Polchies was one of dozens of people from the Elsipogtog First Nation and across the Atlantic who took part in demonstrations that year, which Michelin covered as a reporter for APTN National News.
The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. Like the South Korean director's previous films ("Snowpiercer," ''The Host"), "Okja" is a mishmash of genres: magical fantasy and grotesque political satire. Since its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, "Okja" has been thrust into debates over Netflix's impact on traditional moviegoing.
Winnipeg police have laid manslaughter charges after a man died following a beating on Martha Street earlier this week. On June 19, 37-year-old Marvin Elias Caribou suffered serious head trauma after a verbal argument escalated, Winnipeg police said. With help from witnesses, police arrested 43-year-old Sydney Eric Norman Fleury in the area a short time later, Const.
The Misericordia Urgent Care Centre will only take patients from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting July 5, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says. "We see low patient volumes at Misericordia Urgent Care Centre in the overnight hours. The centre, which is located in the former emergency department of the inner-city hospital, is currently open 24 hours a day, but in an overhaul announced two months ago, the health authority said it will be converted to a community-based intravenous therapy clinic.
The giant honking Canada Goose in Wawa, Ont., that has quietly greeted countless travellers for more than five decades is set to fly its concrete roost ahead of the formal arrival of a replacement on Canada Day. "It's our identity, so it's been important for us," said Chris Wray, Wawa's chief administrative officer.
Anthony Raine was 19 months old when his body was committed to the ground. The little boy's father, Joey Crier, 26, and his then-girlfriend, Tasha Mack, 25, have been charged with second-degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, assault and failure to provide the necessaries of life. Crier faces an additional charge of assault causing bodily harm.
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week. "I do think that a generation of women were denied the opportunity to have better health," said Dr. Robert Langer, who spoke at the conference. For decades, HRT was the go-to treatment for women experiencing symptoms of menopause that can include night sweats, insomnia, depression, anxiety and hot flashes, and was even thought to have a protective effect against bone density loss and heart disease.
A new group is calling for more specific power of attorney legislation in New Brunswick, something other provinces already have, says Bonnie Hayward, who found out the hard way. Power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, including business and health care decisions, or some other legal matter. Marc André Chiasson, a spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General, said in an email that New Brunswick does have power of attorney legislation.