Benji the English Bulldog will do anything to protect his owner from the vicious broom! Hilarious!
Benji the English Bulldog will do anything to protect his owner from the vicious broom! Hilarious!
A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbours after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend. Neven Glen Butler, 18, was arrested the same day he was detained in an unrelated assault of a 92-year-old woman a few miles ( kilometres ) away, Sacramento sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. Homicide detectives tied Butler to the sexual assaults of Fusako Petrus, 86, and her 61-year-old friend earlier Wednesday while both were out for a walk, Turnbull said.
A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they're seen as part of the North's push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the U.S. mainland. The latest test came as U.S. officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N. in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge.
The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and centre in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and that she has spent more than six years trying to erase. Transforming the National Front into a voter-friendly party without compromising its anti-system essence — which is her banner — has been perhaps her toughest battle preparing for her dream job as chief of state. The reports threatened to undo her work nudging the National Front from pariah status to respectability.
First, Donald Trump threatened to rip up NAFTA. "A negotiating ploy," said Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute, a top U.S. expert on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It's basic negotiation theory. It involves the concept that negotiating clout stems from the power to walk away. That power belongs to parties who don't fear the WATNA — the acronym for Worst Alternative To A Negotiated Agreement.
Work on the Trans-Canada Highway extension in Cornwall, P.E.I., will pick up again on Monday, with traffic delays expected until mid-to-late July. Darrell Evans, the assistant director of capital projects with the province, said people should aim to give themselves an extra 10 minutes of travel time for the first few weeks of construction, and 15 to 20 minutes in the following weeks.
The tax on each cigarette or gram of loose tobacco will go from 21 cents to 25 cents — that's a hike of $8 on a carton of 200 cigarettes. Next April, it will go up again, to 30 cents per cigarette or gram, representing an $18 hike on today's price of a carton (which is about $110 to $115 in Yukon). "This budget's going to save lives," said Rob Cunningham, of the Canadian Cancer Society.
A founding member of Jefferson Starship filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise. Guitarist Craig Chaquico is asking a judge to prevent a new iteration of Jefferson Starship from using the name in the federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco. The lawsuit said the band's members agreed to retire the Jefferson Starship name in 1985 after founding member Paul Kantner left the group.
Two Winnipeg police officers were sent to hospital after their cruiser was slammed into by a car at a North End intersection. "I was watching TV and all I heard was a big boom!" said Walter Johnson, who lives near where the crash happened. The car that hit the police cruiser was in a high speed chase, trying to outrun another cruiser at the time, according to police spokesperson Const.
Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin revealed the first known breach of the laws, which were passed by Parliament in March 2015 despite widespread privacy concerns. A police officer investigating a police leak failed to get a warrant earlier this year before accessing the phone records of a journalist who reported the leak, Colvin said.
While its financial numbers are daunting, uranium mining company Cameco says it's remaining confident about the future. In its first quarter results, Cameco said its net loss attributable to equity holders was $18 million. "As we expected, our first quarter sales were light, resulting in the usual seasonality of our cash flow," wrote CEO Tim Gitzel in a news release.
Halifax's mayor will try his hand at stand-up comedy this weekend. Mike Savage, known for his off-the-cuff jokes and one-liners in council chambers, will take his humour to the stage of the Halifax Comedy Fest.
German airlines will scrap by June 1 a rule that two people must be in the cockpit of a plane at all times, introduced after the Germanwings crash of March 2015, the BDL airline association said on Friday. Investigators believe Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit after he left to use the bathroom and deliberately flew the A320 jet into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. After the crash, Europe's aviation safety authority EASA imposed a rule that two crew members should be in the cockpit at all times, meaning that if one of the pilots needed to step out, a member of the cabin crew should step in.
Manitoba Public Insurance has revoked a Star Trek fan's personalized licence plate after receiving complaints that its message — ASIMIL8 — is offensive to indigenous people. Troller tells CTV Winnipeg that on his favourite show, an enemy race of aliens called the Borg travel through the galaxy trying to assimilate other cultures into their own.
The preeminent international meeting of fish-health professionals will be held in Charlottetown in September 2018, attracting hundreds of people from around the world. The Atlantic Veterinary College and the PEI BioAlliance will co-host the 30th anniversary of the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, which is held once every four years. Rory Francis, executive director of the BioAlliance, said P.E.I. is an ideal location for the symposium because it is home to more than 30 organizations and companies involved with fish health.
A fun collaboration with Snoop Dogg called "No Pressure" rewarded Nova Scotia rapper Classified with the Song of the Year award Thursday night at the annual East Coast Music Awards. Classified also produced Ria Mae's self-titled album, which captured the award for Solo Recording of the year. The awards show, hosted by comedian James Mullinger, was held in Saint John, N.B.
The City of Montreal has apologized for a video, created to celebrate Montreal's identity, that only features what appear to be white people.
Actor Diane Guerrero has met with a woman who is seeking refuge from deportation in the basement of a Denver church. Guerrero, who stars in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, met with Jeanette Vizguerra on Thursday and told the woman and her daughters not to make the same mistake she did as a child by remaining silent. Guerrero was 14 when her parents and her older brother were deported to their native Colombia.
The Minister responsible for the College of the North Atlantic says the public institute needs fixing. Gerry Byrne's comments follow a review of CNA that reveals, among other things, poor controls and questionable spending. Byrne admits problems at the college have been around for years.
A prominent Halifax-area child psychologist says a new Netflix series centring on the suicide of a teen girl is an accurate depiction of issues facing teens today. In 13 Reasons Why, central character Hannah Baker, played by actress Katherine Langford, kills herself after a series of traumas, and leaves audio tapes of herself behind that explain to her peers the reasons for her suicide. "It's a very good depiction of a lot of issues that can lead up to suicide for kids," Kiran Pure told CBC Nova Scotia's Information Morning.
Alphabet Inc's non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google's advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. The business now represents about 13 percent of Alphabet's total revenue, compared with 10 percent a year earlier.
Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa defended the spring budget on Friday, saying the province is providing for seniors as well as youth, despite its announcement of free prescription drugs for people 24 and under. Sousa told Metro Morning that the $465 million pharmacare plan announced Thursday, which would cover prescription medications to treat most acute and common chronic conditions for children and young adults, does not shortchange seniors in any way. "We want our seniors to live with dignity and respect and comfortably, obviously," Sousa said by telephone.
Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters, who was criticized this week for saying he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice, says he's taking a family vacation until Monday. Watters made the comment about Ivanka Trump on Tuesday. The comment sparked online criticism from MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and New York Post columnist John Podhoretz .
New Brunswick EMO is warning residents that water levels along the St. John River will remain high throughout the weekend. Contributing factors to the high water are snow melt in northern areas of the province and rainy weather that has hit the south of the province. Water levels are expected to stay near or above flood stage between Fredericton and Jemseg.