A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian. The man, Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, made his first appearance in court Monday via video link. According to witnesses, Purinton yelled "get out of my country" at two 32-year-old Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, before he opened fire at Austin's Bar and Grill in the Kansas City suburb on Wednesday evening.
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.
House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. "I want to warn all of you," Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters on Capitol Hill. "I want to be very careful that we can't just go on a witch hunt against Americans because they appear in a news story somewhere," Nunes said.
Convicted killer Kelly Ellard is expected to once again ask for escorted releases today, nearly 20 years after she killed a teenage girl near Victoria. Ellard made the same request last month, saying she wanted to leave a prison in Abbotsford, B.C., to attend medical appointments and parenting programs following the birth of her child. The two-member parole board panel was split in its decision and the request was denied.
An assault charge against B.C. MLA Pat Pimm has been stayed following his appearance Monday in a Dawson Creek courtroom. "The terms ...include that he have no direct or indirect contact with the complainant except through legal counsel and that he not attend at any known residence, place of employment, place of education or place of worship of the complainant," said McLaughlin.
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.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday set execution dates for eight inmates in an attempt to resume the death penalty after a nearly 12-year hiatus, even though the state lacks one of three drugs needed to put the men to death. The Republican governor signed a proclamation scheduling executions for the eight inmates, but the dates were not immediately released. The move comes days after the state's attorney general told the governor the inmates had exhausted their appeals and there were no more legal obstacles to their executions.
Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water. Scientists have long known the annual snowmelt is starting sooner as the climate warms. New research by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, found that when the snow begins to melt earlier in the season, it dissipates more slowly than it does in late spring or summer, in part because the angle of the early year sun is lower so its rays are less intense.
Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said. A husband, wife and three teenagers were on the plane that had just taken off from Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. intending to return to San Jose after the weekend cheerleading event at Disneyland when it crashed in the residential neighbourhood , Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said. One of the teenagers, a girl, was thrown from a back seat of the plane on impact but had only minor injuries, Moore said.
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.
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.
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.
A recurring flood on Route 106 near Dorchester isn't just an inconvenience to motorists, the local fire chief says. "It's been affecting us for several years now," said Chief Gregory Partridge of Dorchester. On Monday, a flood forced the closure of Route 106 at Anderson Mill Road, roughly seven kilometres west of the Dorchester Penitentiary.
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.
To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins. Members of the dance troupe created the costumes for nine days of performances that this year began Saturday. The annual Carnival in Uquia, in Jujuy province about 930 miles (1,500 kilometres ) northeast of the capital of Buenos Aires, is among Argentina's most popular festivals.
A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues. The judge said in issuing a preliminary injunction that the three — two students born anatomically male who now identify as female and one born anatomically female who identifies as male — were reasonably likely to win the case on equal protection grounds. U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak said the Pine-Richland School District north of Pittsburgh has not demonstrated its policy advances an important governmental interest, nor is there evidence that personal privacy is being threatened.
Mon, Feb 27: Travis Mason thought the $43,000 Dodge Ram Promaster vehicle he found would be perfect. As someone who worked on the road installing high-end furnaces and other products, it seemed just right. But as Sean O'Shea reports, the 2014 truck wouldn't work and couldn't be immediately fixed. Now he's getting a full refund after Global News got involved.
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.
SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago. Tech billionaire Elon Musk — the company's founder and chief executive officer — announced the surprising news barely a week after launching his first rocket from NASA's legendary moon pad. Two people who know one another approached the company about sending them on a weeklong flight just beyond the moon, according to Musk.
A task force says there are more than 70 homeless camps in Metro Vancouver, as it estimates about 4,000 people are in immediate need of housing. The region's task force said Monday there is a homeless crisis in every corner of Metro Vancouver, where the number of homeless people living outside shelters has jumped 26-per-cent annually since 2011. The group, which includes Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, wants all provincial political parties to agree to open 1,000 units of transitional housing across the region this year and a further 1,000 units a year in 2018 and 2019.
On-demand addiction treatment is now available in the Vancouver neighbourhood hardest-hit by the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. The Downtown Eastside Connections clinic, unveiled Monday, is expected to receive 600 patients a year who want help to stop using illicit drugs. "In my experience there is a small window of opportunity when people who are untreated in their addiction are open to obtaining treatment, and this is what this site is about," Joe said.
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.
Jewish centres and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. All 21 buildings — 13 community centres and eight schools — were cleared by Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations, the association said.
The Saskatchewan government is offering voluntary separation packages to all top-ranking officials in the province’s 12 health regions. Saskatchewan’s new health region will only need one CEO and fewer senior leadership positions when the existing regions combine later this year. Health region employees were offered the packages on Feb. 15 and have until early March to decide if they will take them.
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.