• Police use 'fake news' in sting aimed at California gang

    Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California's central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact. Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin defended the rare tactic this week when it came to light, saying he had never done such a thing in his 43-year career, but he wouldn't rule out doing it again. The daily newspaper and local television stations were unaware the information in the release was false when they reported that two men, Jose Santos Melendez, 22, and Jose Marino Melendez, 23, had been picked up for identity theft and handed over to immigration authorities.

    The Canadian Press
  • Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid

    A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts. The announcement that it would seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount came hours after it dropped a case in the state courts.

    The Canadian Press
  • Daycare owners unhappy about school closures in teacher dispute

    A child care centre operator says the Nova Scotia government is being "hypocritical" by asking centres to quickly accommodate school age children after pushing for stronger regulations. Early last week, staff called all licensed operators in Nova Scotia to see if they had space available, and what they might be planning in the case of the contract dispute disrupting students' ability to attend school. Lisa Rondeau, co-owner of Giant Steps Children's Centre, says she was asked whether she'd be interested in accepting school-aged children for a day camp run out of her gymnasium.

  • Body parts found after Indonesian plane with 13 disappears

    Indonesian rescuers on Sunday recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed the previous day. The light aircraft lost contact Saturday on the way to the island of Batam, which is near Singapore, after taking off from an island off the southeast coast of Sumatra. The M28 Skytruck plane is believed to have plunged into 24-meter (79-foot) -deep waters, said National Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo.

    The Canadian Press
  • Students: Slain USC prof was caring; arrested student quiet

    A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man while others say he was troubled and pegged as most likely to quit the group's rigorous doctoral program. David Jonathan Brown, a 28-year-old brain and cognitive science student, was arrested on a murder charge in the Friday attack on the Los Angeles campus.

    The Canadian Press
  • Calgary gets lion's share as public transit in Alberta gets $500M boost

    In total, municipalities across Alberta will see $506 million worth of investment for 89 projects, with the province contributing just shy of $236 million and Ottawa chipping in almost $133 million. "I think this is a real example of cooperative federalism and how we're working well with our provincial partners and municipal partners," said Calgary MP and Veteran's Affairs Minister Kent Hehr. Calgary is the big winner in Saturday's announcement, with $258.9 million earmarked to lay the groundwork for the Green Line LRT expansion — including utility relocations along the route, bus upgrades and land preparation.

  • Farming remains No. 1 career killer in Manitoba

    According to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, 48 deaths occurred in the agriculture sector between 2006 and 2015, far more than the transport sector, which saw 37 deaths over the same period and the construction sector with 36. "These stats are really quite troubling when you look at them," said Dan Mazier, president of Manitoba's Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP). According to the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, people being trapped or pinned by equipment remains the No. 1 agricultural killer in Canada.

  • Toronto UberEats drivers protest pay cuts

    "With this pay cut, the people who rely on this full time are not going to be able to pay their bills," said spokesman and UberEats driver David Heller. The cut dropped delivery rates from a $6.50 flat rate per order picked up from a restaurant and $1.85 per kilometre travelled — of which UberEats would take a percentage — to $2.90 for each pick-up and $2.50 for each order delivered, Heller said. "We can take this to the Employment Tribunal.

  • Local politician, 2 reporters killed in Finland shooting

    A gunman killed a local town councillor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland, police said Sunday. The chairwoman of Imatra Town Council and two female reporters were gunned down in a pedestrian area outside a restaurant in the town just before a police patrol car arrived to the scene around midnight Saturday, police spokeswoman Heli Jamsen-Turkki said. Saku Tielinen, who is leading the investigation, said the suspect had a criminal record, including for violent incidents and theft but declined to identify him or give more details.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dad who lost daughter in crash calls for drivers to be safer on the roads

    One Sunday in October, Scott Komus was on vacation, sitting with his wife in a Boston restaurant, when he got a phone call no parent wants to get. Police believe speed, alcohol and distracted driving were likely factors.

  • Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

    Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul on Sunday when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water. The Iraqi government has called on Mosul's residents to stay in their homes during the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group, hoping to avoid large-scale displacement, but as progress on the ground slows, hundreds of thousands are now stuck with dwindling food and water supplies. The Iraqi government sent truckloads of food, heating oil and drinking water to residents in areas retaken from IS on Sunday, but few of the trucks could make it to civilians trapped near front-line fighting.

    The Canadian Press
  • Trader Joes Hummus Recall

    Thu, Aug 4: Today's Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.

    Global News
  • Federal subsidy failing to keep northern food healthy, affordable: study

    A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable. Food in the North costs between two and three times what it does in the south. Such costs are a major cause of food insecurity.

    The Canadian Press
  • Imprisoned former CIA officer fights conviction over leak

    Once an employee of the powerful CIA, Jeffrey Sterling now sits behind bars at a federal prison in Colorado. Nearly two years after Sterling was found guilty of leaking government secrets to a reporter, the 49-year-old maintains that he is innocent. Sterling is now pinning his hopes for an early release on a federal appeals court, which will soon consider whether to reverse his convictions.

    The Canadian Press
  • Town of Banff staff ask for interest-free loans to buy homes elsewhere

    Employees of the Town of Banff can't always afford to live in the townsite, so a program offering interest-free loans to home buyers has expanded its reach. Spokesperson Kelly Gibson says a few employees approached the town saying they couldn't afford to buy a home in Banff, and requested the program include nearby Canmore and the Bow Valley. "Town of Banff employees face the same challenges as other Banff employees in finding a place to call home.

  • MP of riding seen as 'ground zero' for Kinder Morgan pipeline faces balancing act

    As a first time Liberal MP for Burnaby-North-Seymour, Terry Beech is facing the biggest political decision of his young career. On Saturday, Beech's constituents came to his riding office for an open house armed with questions. What is your position and how will you spend your time?" Those are some of the questions Beech said people asked him.

  • Friends, family gather to remember Jehovah's Witness who died after giving birth

    Dupuis's aunt Manon Boyer wants Quebec's Civil Code amended to prevent a further tragedy like the death of her Jehovah's Witness niece. Complications led to a hemorrhage, but the new mother refused a blood transfusion in accordance with the church's policy against them.

  • Harassment with camera drones 'very troubling': N.L. privacy commissioner

    Following multiple reports of harassment by camera drones in St. John's, the province's privacy commissioner says he's very concerned about the airborne vehicles. Rozalind MacPhail shared her story with CBC News Wednesday, describing a "stalker drone" following her movements and spying on her through the windows of her downtown apartment.

  • House calls 'modern spin on old-fashioned health care': private nurse practitioner

    A service started in St. John's this week offers to alleviate that by sending a nurse practitioner to your door for a fee. "We're putting a modern spin on old-fashioned health care," said Raleen Murphy, a nurse practitioner and founder of Caredrop, a health service that responds to acute but non-urgent requests for care. "Right now there are a lot of pains with not being able to access care in a timely manner," said Murphy.

  • Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

    Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students. College administrators in New Mexico are looking into proposals that would grant immigrant students living in the country illegally protections while they pursue their studies. New Mexico has a higher percentage of Latino residents than any other state.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man arrested after hidden camera found in men's change room at U of A hospital gym

    Edmonton police have arrested a man after a hidden camera was found in the men's shower stall of a gym at the University of Alberta hospital. According to a notice posted by management, a hidden camera was found the morning of Nov. 28 in a shower stall in the men's locker room at the Pulse Generator Fitness and Recreation Club, a private, staff-only gym within the hospital. According to the notice from gym management, the Edmonton Police Service determined the camera was in the shower stall from Nov. 27 after 5 p.m. to Nov. 28 at around 9 a.m.

  • 'Comfort women' documentary highlights 'the human spirit and their resilience'

    A new Canadian documentary called The Apology follows the journeys of three former "comfort women," as they were known, and will screen in Vancouver this weekend. "The film really highlights and focuses on the human spirit and their resilience and strength through all these years after surviving such atrocities," filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn. While many "comfort women" have never told their stories, a number of them have spoken out, demanding justice from the Japanese government.

  • Dragon's Den boost helped Saskatoon builder 3twenty Modular

    Principals of the company 3twenty Modular were on the show six years ago looking for backers interested in their company that specialized in building portable structures by reusing and adapting cargo containers. Saskatchewan-born entrepreneur Brett Wilson liked what he saw and invested.

  • More than 100 people join search for missing Bryan Balong

    With piles of posters and a set plan, more than 100 people took to the streets around Winnipeg searching for 33-year-old Bryan Balong. Balong has been missing since Nov. 22. Bryan, the father of two young girls, was last seen at his home on Leila Avenue near Salter Street.

  • Marta's message for women on the pitch

    Marta urges other female footballers not to let sexism from playing their sport.

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