AMATRICE, Italy — Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy’s quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake’s high death toll. The quake that struck before dawn Wednesday killed 290 people and injured hundreds as it…
GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote. A few dozen women, and some men, went topless Sunday afternoon as they walked down Broadway in New York City. The event in New York City was one of several planned for cities across the globe.
Scouting out a public washroom can be tough, especially when you need it most. Last week, Jenneffer Albert witnessed an elderly man with a walker begging employees at a Saskatoon Co-op gas station to use the building's washroom. A few weeks earlier, Jessica Green was also told she was unable to use the washroom at the same gas station.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he's planning a speech Wednesday on illegal immigration. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's optimistic about getting into the presidential debates, but admits it would be "game over" if he doesn't make the cut. Donald Trump's chief supporters, led by his vice-presidential running mate, are having trouble speaking for him, especially on immigration policy.
RCMP are investigating the sudden deaths of a man and a woman, both aged 26, who police say were found dead inside a home in Delisle, Sask., on Saturday.
In Edmonton, you can discover Mars, but there's a little bit of a hitch — it's in a garage. The garage-based red planet simulator was the brainchild of Tom Robinson, Paul Goebel and Chris Procter. "I tell them I created an art exhibit in my garage based on escape rooms and they should come give it a try.
You may notice fire hydrants are painted different colours. The color codes are standards set by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and each municipality is required to maintain hydrants according to those standards.
Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated after reports of a shooter inside a terminal - but police later said it was a false alarm due to "loud noises" not gunfire.
New England is running out of mussels. The Gulf of Maine's once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing, scientists say. Once covering as much as two-thirds of the gulf's intertidal zone, mussels now cover less than 15 per cent .
Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said. The Police Service of Scotland said it arrested both pilots Saturday at Glasgow Airport and both men, aged 45 and 35, would be arraigned at a court in Paisley, a Glasgow suburb, to face charges connected to Britain's transport safety laws. United Airlines said Saturday's flight from Glasgow to the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey, was delayed for 10 hours while the airline sought replacement pilots.
Bierregaard is an ornithologist — someone who studies birds — and is an expert in his field. Most ospreys stand a foot-and-a-half tall and have a five-foot wingspan, Bierregaard said, adding the birds can be found all over the world. Bierregaard is visiting Newfoundland because of the province's position in the Atlantic Ocean.
A highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured that the rest of the structure wouldn't fall down as well. The M20 highway running southeast of London had been closed for 30 hours since midday Saturday, when a westbound truck struck and partly destroyed a pedestrian bridge. Highways England agency spokesman Stuart Thompson said safety checks had proven "very complex," particularly on the part of the bridge that still looms over the highway's eastbound lanes.
Three men have been taken to hospital and several people arrested after a large house party at a rural home near Okotoks, Alta., descended into violence, officials said. Okotoks RCMP were called to the property, southwest of De Winton, at around 3 a.m. on Sunday. One was airlifted by STARS ambulance to Foothills Hospital with "serious and potentially life-threatening head injuries," EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux told CBC News.
A six-year-old boy who was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike near Taber yesterday has died.
Some of the oldest rocks in the world can be found in Newfoundland and Labrador. "Certainly, having cut a lot of rocks over the last 20 or 30 years, you do have an idea of what it's going to look like on the inside," says geologist and shop owner Jamie Meyer.
"Tulita is very small and it wasn't a very open place. The 22-year-old is now celebrating a year of sobriety after a long journey, including coming out as gay, sexual assaults, treatment for addictions and a suicide attempt.
The Pattullo Bridge, the busiest crossing in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, is scheduled to reopen Monday after four months of deck work and other repairs. Work on the bridge began on Apr. 29, focussing on deck repairs and and repaving. Some further deck repairs will continue into the fall, but will not require closures.
More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased on a monitor outside. A funeral Mass for Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both 68, will be celebrated Monday at the cathedral in Jackson, even as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime.
Pop-Up Junk Day happens six times a year and is an opportunity for residents to save on disposal fees and for the City to cut down on illegal dumping. Costanzo says illegal dumping in Surrey is especially prevalent in the northwestern part of the city. Saturday's was the fourth Pop-Up Junk Day Surrey held in 2016, the first year the City has tried out the idea.
As the City of Ottawa's beach season ends, It's hard to find Ottawans upset with council's decision to keep lifeguards on duty for an extra week in August. In March, councillors voted to move $31,000 from a temporary pool closure over to keep lifeguards on duty until the fourth Sunday in August instead of the third. Staff had been asked to look at different options for a longer season when in 2015, the beach season ended at the beginning of a heat wave.
Senior couples forced to live apart because of their care needs could become increasingly commonplace if changes are not made to the province's care model, an industry association CEO says. Daniel Fontaine, CEO of the B.C. Care Providers Association, said creating care campuses that offer varying levels of services, and reallocating funding, could be the key to keeping loved ones together. Creating care centres where all levels of care are addressed in one place "is probably one of the key solutions," said Fontaine.
It's day 13 on the Crystal Serenity, the world's largest cruise ship to attempt to cross the Northwest Passage, and it's on to another remote northern community prepared for a flood of tourists. Ulukhaktok was the fifth stop on Crystal Serenity's cruise, which began in Alaska.
On Saturday her family held the second annual Georgia Walsh memorial baseball game: a charity event combining Georgia's favourite sport and raising awareness for safer community streets. "It's both overwhelming and touching," Georgia's mother, Jillian Walsh, told CBC News. The volunteer-run event included a bouncy castle, face painting and a host of other activities, and was centred around an all-star baseball game featuring young players from around the GTA.
Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. At the time, the Islamic militant group Hamas seized Gaza, driving out Fatah, while Fatah's leader, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, cracked down on Hamas in the autonomous areas of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. The ladder truck from St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, had parked across the right lane of Interstate 10 to block traffic while police investigated an earlier wreck involving a pickup truck that had skidded on the wet road, crashing into both guardrails about 6:40 a.m., Trooper Melissa Matey said. The 2002 Eldorado National party bus hit the fire truck and then rear-ended a 2012 Toyota Camry, pushing it into a flatbed trailer being towed by a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, Matey said.
Provincial firefighters are mopping up the wildfires near Predator Ridge and Peachland B.C., with the help of cooler winds and a bit of rain. B.C. Wildfire officials say the cooler weather is helping to calm several fires in the province, including the Kokanee Road or Predator Ridge fire, which is now considered contained and holding at six hectares. "There was minimal growth overnight," said Rachel Witt, of the B.C. Wildfire service.