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NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black w
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One person is dead following a fire at a residence in New Waterford, N.S., early Tuesday morning. Cape Breton Regional Police said in a release they were called to the fire at around 6 a.m. Firefighters were already at the scene and had found a dead body inside. Police did not identify the victim or supply any other details, but said the body had been sent to the medical examiner's office to confirm identity and cause of death. The fire marshal and police are investigating. MORE TOP STORIES
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. No single group dominates at the ballot box in the nation’s second-most-populous city, which makes coalition-building an essential task. Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass formally stepped into the 2022 contest Mond
In 1912, W.C. Handy published “Memphis Blues,” a song that changed the future of American music. (Sept. 28)
Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 27: Biden plan seeks to expand education; Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito; Investigators seek cause of deadly train derailment; Thai soldiers race to protect temple from flood.
SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to nearly complete returns. With 26 of 37 polling stations counted, some 76% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond then if the woman’s life is in danger
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BEIJING (Reuters) -The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shows China's strength and Canada should "draw lessons," China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after state media called it an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations. Meng landed in Huawei's home city of Shenzhen aboard a government-chartered plane on Saturday to much fanfare, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing shortly after Meng's 2018 detention returned home. Meng's return shows the ability of the Chinese government and ruling Communist Party to protect its citizens, companies, and interests, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In a packed intensive care unit for coronavirus patients in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, 55-year-old Adrian Pica sits on his bed receiving supplementary oxygen to help him breathe. “I didn’t want to get vaccinated because I was afraid,” he said. Around 72% of adults in the 27-nation European Union have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but a stubbornly low uptake of the shots in some eastern EU nations now risks overwhelming hospitals amid a surge of infections d
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods made plant-based burgers cool. Now, the rival California startups hope to work the same magic with plant-based chicken. They're both rolling out plant-based chicken products to US groceries nationwide. (Sept. 27)
Annamie Paul is stepping down as leader of the Green Party of Canada, saying she doesn’t “have the heart” to keep fighting to hold onto the position. Paul – who’s had to deal with much infighting within Green ranks – announced her resignation a week after the federal election that saw her party’s share of the popular vote drop significantly.
FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions is calling on the provincial government to increase wages for workers in long-term care homes in an effort to address a "crippling" staffing shortage that they say is leaving seniors with inadequate care. Council president Sharon Teare told reporters Monday her group's proposed $4-an-hour wage increase would help attract and keep workers in the understaffed homes. "We need to bring staff into the system to ensure that our most vulner
One of the biggest issues on Giffey's agenda is housing after a majority of Berliners voted to expropriate corporate owners from about 240,000 flats. View on euronews
A B.C. nurse who contracted COVID-19 and then had an adverse reaction to her first dose of vaccine wants the province to reconsider its lack of exemptions for the vaccine passport. Renee Milinka was exposed to COVID-19 in March when she was working as a nurse in Cranbrook, B.C. She said she subsequently developed "long-haul" symptoms due to previous autoimmune conditions, ending up with brain fog and extreme fatigue. After a brief respite, she said her symptoms were aggravated in late May after
Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; The Taliban capture Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres on NBC. (Sept. 27)
The three largest U.S. drug distributors will pay more than $75 million to resolve claims they fueled an opioid epidemic in the Cherokee Nation's territory in Oklahoma, marking the first settlement with a tribal government in the litigation over the U.S. addiction crisis. The deal announced by the Cherokee Nation on Tuesday came after McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc along with the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay up to $26 billion to resolve similar claims by states and local governments. That settlement did not cover lawsuits or potential claims by any of the country's Native American tribes.
Infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, checks-in with The Morning Show to unpack the latest COVID-19 headlines including a West coast update and explains the difference between a booster shot and a third dose of a vaccine.
New Brunswick reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the highest one-day total since the pandemic began. Forty-one people are now in hospital, up from 33 on Sunday, including 16 in intensive care. None of them are under the age of 19, Public Health said in a news release. There are now 650 active cases of COVID across the province. Premier Blaine Higgs says he expects similar numbers for about a week, but mused Monday about allowing some people who test positive to avoid self-isolation, if th
KELOWNA, B.C. — One man is dead and another is in hospital following an all terrain vehicle accident in a remote area near Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna RCMP Const. Solana Pare says in a statement the Mounties and area emergency and rescue crews responded to the Postill Lake area after receiving a distress signal early Saturday from a global positioning system. Pare says a 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second man of th same age was airlifted to hospital in serious, life-threaten