A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe. The Republican committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, said he has heard no evidence so far that anyone in Trump's orbit was in contact with Russians during the presidential campaign. The top Democrat on the committee, Adam Schiff, also of California, said the committee's investigation was hardly off the ground and it was premature to make any conclusions.
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it's OK for their kids, but "we would rather not mess around with the developing brain," said Dr. Seth Ammerman. The advice comes in a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in Pediatrics.
It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday. The Krewe of Endymion travels a route more than 5 miles long, most of it on four-lane streets divided by a wide median. The current superintendent, Michael Harrison, said earlier that she was on parade duty.
Electricity bills in Ontario could be cut by ending mandatory time-of-use pricing, reducing the delivery charge for rural customers and renegotiating power contracts, the NDP proposed Monday. The party released its plan both for reducing hydro bills by up to 30 per cent and returning Hydro One to public ownership, ahead of an upcoming announcement from the Liberal government about how it will cut costs. "I think it would be fantastic if the Liberals took this plan and implemented it," said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and crowded feeding centre in Somalia's capital. The Somali government warns of a looming famine. An estimated 5 million Somalis, out of population of 10 million, need humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N. humanitarian office.
California water authorities stopped the flow of water down the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway Monday, allowing workers to start clearing out massive debris that's blocking a hydroelectric plant from working. Water will not be released for the next five to seven days, in the hopes that workers can remove between 500,000 and 1 million cubic yards of debris by barge and excavator, said Lauren Bisnett, spokeswoman with the Department of Water Resources. Water managers turned to the emergency spillway for the first time in the 48-year history of the country's tallest dam after a chunk of concrete tore out the main spillway following heavy rains.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Four days before Christmas 2014, a young woman approached a parked police cruiser in the early hours of the morning. Months later, the officer who drove her home, Const. Doug Snelgrove of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was charged with sexually assaulting her that night. Snelgrove's acquittal Friday night by a jury has led to protests and calls for rethinking the notion of consent.
Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition. Separately, there were unconfirmed reports that a top al-Qaeda official was killed in an airstrike, also in Idlib. Also on Monday, pro-government forces drove Islamic State militants out of a line of villages in the congested Turkish frontier region, blocking the path of rival Turkish-backed opposition forces from reaching the de facto IS capital, Raqqa, opposition activists said.
The Ontario government said Monday that it was improving access to specialized care for people living with rare diseases. Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced the opening of a new clinic for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the expansion of clinics for those with inherited metabolic disorders and red blood cell disorders in Toronto. "People living with these rare and complicated diseases face challenges on a daily basis and our government is committed to providing the services and supports that they require," said Hoskins.
The best picture Oscar blunder prompted snickering from Ryan Gosling and a cascade of politically tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declaring Hillary Clinton the winner. Billy Crystal tweeted : "Amazing ending. The sarcasm started after "La La Land" was wrongly announced as the best picture winner.
It's goodbye for now to the grand Art Deco lobby and celebrities crossing paths en route to "The Towers" at the Waldorf Astoria: one of the world's most luxurious hotels is closing for renovation. From Marilyn Monroe to Grace Kelly, US presidents Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, as well as global leaders in town for the United Nations General Assembly every year, the Waldorf Astoria has been the place to be.
Record-setting weather over the weekend has paved the way for an early maple syrup season in New Brunswick. Heather Fraser, natural resource program co-ordinator for the City of Moncton, said the sap has already been running for three days at the Moncton maple sugar camp. The early maple syrup season is no surprise to CBC meteorologist Brennan Allen.
While the whole of Oscar night was eclipsed by the unprecedented best-picture flub at the show's conclusion, the Academy Awards is a starry celebration onscreen and off. For every memorable moment during the telecast, countless others occur away from the camera's eye in the wings of the Dolby Theatre stage. After the show, amid the confusion over the best-picture mix-up, writer-comedian Adam Carolla proposed a toast to the host outside his Dolby Theatre dressing room.
Loved ones of people who have died in crashes along an undivided stretch of Highway 50 in west Quebec are calling on the province to move more quickly to widen and divide the roadway. Earlier this month Québec's National Assembly unanimously passed a motion to do just that, and to do so in a timely manner. It came after six politicians signed a letter asking Transport Minister Laurent Lessard to make the highway widening a regional priority.
The helipad at Prince County Hospital in Summerside, P.E.I., is open again after a full closure that lasted nearly five months and $200,000 in upgrades. The work included installing perimeter lighting around the helipad and obstruction lighting on light poles, repainting helipad markings and enlarging the helipad landing surface as well as relocating parking spaces and replacing existing fence lines. It was required to meet Transport Canada's guidelines, according to a news release from the province.
Turkey's deputy prime minister says his country has "serious" intelligence suggesting that a U.S.-based cleric wanted by Turkey may be planning to escape to Canada. Numan Kurtulmus told reporters Monday that intelligence gathered by Turkey indicated that followers of Fethullah Gulen had purchased "land and farms" in Canada. Turkey accuses Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in July and wants him extradited so that he may be put on trial.
After a prison term for fraud, Garth Drabinsky is staging a comeback with the new musical “Sousatzka,” which opens in Toronto ahead of a Broadway run. The theatre mogul says he’s used to “public pressure” with his productions.
A Wolseley restaurateur who refused to install a grease trap has lost a fight against an exemption that allows him to operate without one. For two years, Bill Fugler of Westminster Avenue's Neighbourhood Bookstore & Cafe owner has chafed against a City of Winnipeg order to install a grease trap if he wishes to operate as a food-service establishment. In the fall, the city granted him a grease-trap waiver, provided he use disposable plates and cutlery and assume all liability for grease damage.
Film, television and digital productions contributed more than $2 billion to Toronto's economy in 2016, Mayor John Tory said Monday as he promised to streamline regulations, helping the city compete with other global destinations. Calling the industry a "key economic driver" for the city, Tory said that 2016 topped the previous high of $1.5 billion in 2015. Tory said $800 million of last year's total came from Los Angeles-based productions, adding that Toronto will have to fight to keep the business.
Rachel Homan's 8-6 extra-end win in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final Sunday night in St. Catharines, Ont., made her the youngest skip to capture three Canadian curling titles. "That's the hardest win we've ever fought for, especially with all the pressure and everything on the line," said Homan, whose Ottawa rink was favoured to win the event in its home province. Homan had to make an extraordinary double takeout in the 10th end just to keep her rink's championship hopes alive.
Adnan's brother's family fled Syria for Jordan in 2012. Adnan did not want to give his family name, because he fears for the safety of family members back in Syria. "In our community we have people who, not long ago, lived through the same kinds of experiences," said David Berger, a board member of the temple. Members of Emanu-El-Beth Sholom presented the family of six with gift cards so they can buy winter clothing.
The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during World War II. Polish officials said Monday they hoped the gesture by Horst von Waechter of Austria would inspire other Nazi descendants to follow suit. In the ceremony Sunday in Krakow, von Waechter returned an 18th-century map of Poland, built into a small table, and two historic drawings that his mother, Charlotte von Waechter, had appropriated there in late 1939.
Summers said 30 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, but added that damaged to the wood-frame house is extensive. The entire first floor was destroyed and there was heavy damage to the second floor, according to Summers.
Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to research released on Monday. The chances of a star disappearing into the maw of a black hole go up a hundredfold when galaxies crash, they concluded. "Our surprising findings show that when two galaxies collide, it dramatically increases how often stars get ripped apart and swallowed," co-author James Mullaney, an astronomer at the University of Sheffield, told AFP.
An accident investigator says it will be challenging to determine exactly what caused a plane crash that killed two flight instructors from Calgary's Mount Royal University. Fred Burow of the Transportation Safety Board says the plane's major components were destroyed in the crash and the resulting fire. The aircraft also wasn't carrying — nor was it required to carry — a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder.