Afghanistan on brink of poverty under Taliban
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Afghanistan on brink of poverty under Taliban
President Joe Biden says his social agenda legislation will deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Biden says one in four Americans who take prescription drugs struggle to afford them. (Dec. 6)
Ontario reported 928 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, ahead of the release of new modelling from the province's science advisory table. Ontario's chief medical officer of health is also scheduled to provide an update at 1:30 p.m. ET on the COVID-19 situation, in addition to his regular Thursday briefing. You will be able to watch it live in this story. Dr. Kieran Moore will likely face questions about the omicron variant, with at least 13 cases detected so far in the province and the London are
A storm moving into southern British Columbia on Sunday will bring a renewed chance for low-elevation snow across portions of the province. Much of Metro Vancouver has a decent opportunity to see some flakes through Monday.
The parents of a Michigan teenager accused of killing four schoolmates have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, raising questions about who can be charged after a mass shooting.
As winds strengthen across Newfoundland through Tuesday, forecasters are closely watching a storm off the U.S. East Coast that could become a major snowstorm for the region Wednesday night.
The Ally Centre in Sydney will soon be home to Cape Breton's first overdose prevention site. The centre will receive $250,000 in funding over two years from Nova Scotia Health to establish a safe space for those who use drugs. Staff will also connect people with support systems to help with their addictions. "For those folks, it's going to make a big difference because they're safe," said executive director Chris Porter. "For the community, it'll also make a difference because they're going to g
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Talles Magno scored in the 88th minute to send New York City FC into the MLS Cup final with a 2-1 win over the COVID-19-restriction-ravaged Philadelphia Union on Sunday. New York won its first Eastern Conference championship and will play at the Portland Timbers on Saturday for the MLS Cup. Gudi Thórarinsson stripped the ball from Union defender Olivier Mbaizo and fed it to Magno for the decisive goal. Magno cupped his ear as he ran off the field after putting the ball past M
LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe. “We have a storm to weather,” said Elizabeth Nash, state policy analyst for the Guttmacher
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a major surgical backlog. Now, doctors and patients are calling for governments to take the necessary steps to clear it.
LONDON (AP) — Canadian international Jessie Fleming added to her trophy case Sunday, helping Chelsea win the Women's FA Cup to clinch a domestic treble for the first time. Australia striker Sam Kerr scored a second-half double as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the final of a competition that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fran Kirby had given Chelsea a third-minute lead. Chelsea also won last season’s Women’s Super League title and the Leagu
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz. The annual event, which was canceled last year during the pandemic, is an extension of the prestigious art show in Switzerland. But over the years, Miami has put its own spin on the affair, which has become a magnet for celebrities. Everyone from Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Joe Jonas were
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,256 new COVID-19 cases today and one further death attributed to the virus. The Health Department says there are 819 active outbreaks in the province. It also notes that 219 people are hospitalized, a drop of six, including 59 people listed in intensive care, a decrease of one patient. The seven-day average for new cases is 1,144. The Health Department says 86 per cent of residents five and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 81 per
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British Columbia's Ministry of Health is warning residents in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley of possible water contamination connected to the recent flooding in the province. Record-setting precipitation fell between Nov. 14 and Dec. 2 in southwestern B.C., causing severe flooding that destroyed homes and farms, and caused landslides that killed several people. Officials say heavy rain may have caused overflow or failure of liquid manure storage systems in the region. The province says it
Friends of a missing Toronto man fanned out across part of downtown on Sunday to put up posters asking the public for help in locating him. Raheem White, 26, was last seen on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the area of Osler Street and Pelham Avenue, north of Dupont Street and Dundas Street West. White is six feet, 190 lbs., and he has tattoos of a palm tree on his left bicep and a rose on one shoulder, according to Toronto police. Earlier, police said White has an athletic build, brown eyes and
Merck has announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to manufacture Molnupiravir, an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of COVID-19, in Whitby, Ont. The companies will manufacture Molnupiravir for distribution in Canada and the U.K., as well as markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America, pending local market approvals.
A Newfoundland police officer convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting a civilian while on duty has filed an appeal and is seeking bail. Doug Snelgrove, a constable with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was handed a four-year sentence last month for the 2014 assault. A notice of appeal and bail application was filed late last week, said prosecutor Kathleen O'Reilly, noting that the process is in its preliminary stages and hearing dates have not yet been set. An appeals process can
The Salvation Army is looking for people to fill hundreds of volunteer shifts, so it can reach its donation goal in this year's kettle campaign. The charity is aiming to collect $600,000 by Christmas Eve through its annual Christmas kettle campaign. But it needs volunteers to fill 1,500 shifts to ring bells and attend to a kettle, otherwise some can't be sent out to collect donations, according to a news release issued Friday. The campaign is a major fundraiser for the Salvation Army in Alberta,
If you live on British Columbia's South Coast, give yourself a bit of extra time for your Monday morning commute as the roads are likely to be slick with snow. Environment Canada has issued a slew of snowfall warnings for Vancouver Island, as well as special weather alerts for the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound. A winter storm watch is also in effect for the North Coast, including the communities of Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat. Vancouver Island is forecast to get the biggest