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A Windsor man who was originally accused of first-degree murder in the death of his mother has received a 10-year sentence. Alexander Mackenzie received his sentence on Wednesday in the 2019 death of Catherine Mackenzie, 64. With time served, he has six years remaining in prison, according to the Crown attorney's office. Mackenzie went to trial on a second-degree murder charge after the Crown conceded the case didn't meet the criteria for first-degree murder. The charge was further downgraded to
Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2018 massacre that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Florida, high school. A jury will now decide whether he will be executed for one of the nation's deadliest school shootings. (Oct. 20)
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle parted ways with manager Steve Bruce on Tuesday as its Saudi ownership began reshaping the team two weeks after buying the Premier League club. The decision is the first big call by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund that took control of the northeast English club, which is in the relegation zone eight matches into the season. Newcastle said Bruce left by “mutual consent” after being in charge since July 2019. Fans were chanting for his firing during Sunday's 3-2
As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he's "very confident" countries around the world will accept Canadians' proof of vaccination. Today, the federal government announced that Canadians will be able to use a standardized provincial or territorial proof-of-vaccination documentation to travel internationally — although it will be up to foreign governments to accept them or not. Government officials, speaking on background during a briefing this morning, said they worked with the provinces to c
A new airstrike has hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, residents said Wednesday, while the United Nations said it is slashing by more than half its Tigray presence as a government blockade halts humanitarian aid efforts and people die from lack of food. (Oct. 20)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of the hottest and driest months on record. But as the rain was beginning to fall on Tuesday night, Gov. Gavin Newsom did a curious thing: He issued a statewide drought emergency and gave regulators permission to enact mandatory statewide water restricti
WINNIPEG — A judge has ruled against seven Manitoba churches that were fighting public health orders meant to stem the spread of COVID-19. Chief Justice Glenn Joyal said public health orders do not violate charter rights and the chief provincial public health officer can lawfully impose such restrictions. In his decisions, released in two written judgments on Thursday, Joyal said he agreed with provincial lawyers who argued it would be "untenable if the only permissible and constitutional manner
German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann was just a year into his tenure when the world began to change with three words. A speech by European Central Bank then-president Mario Draghi in July 2012 promising to do "whatever it takes" to keep the euro zone together wasn't, as it happens, just another turn in Europe's crisis of the moment. It was part of a still-unfolding global revolution in monetary and fiscal policymaking that left Weidmann - and traditionalist inflation hawks like him at the ECB, the U.S. Federal Reserve and elsewhere - increasingly diminished in influence.
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says the federal government needs to reveal more information about slimmed-down pandemic support programs that are slated to replace beefier ones for hard-hit businesses and unemployed workers. The federal wage and rent subsidies are scheduled to expire on Saturday, along with benefits for some workers who remain off the job.
A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE was 95.6% effective against the coronavirus when compared to a vaccinated group that did not get the third shot, data from a large study released by the companies showed on Thursday. The trial results come a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans could choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs. The speaker in the video, dressed in a purple suit, is recognizable as the man known in Haiti by the alias Lamo Sanjou, the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitis-400-mawozo-rose-petty-crime-gang-major-kidnapping-ring-2021-10-21 that authorities say is behind the abduction of the missionaries at the weekend. The missionaries were not present in the video.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gerard Piqué's goal equaled a Champions League scoring mark for defenders and helped Barcelona defeat Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 on Wednesday to end its losing streak and get back in position to advance to the knockout stage of the European competition. Piqué scored his 16th Champions League goal to secure the crucial win for Barcelona, which had opened with consecutive 3-0 losses to Bayern Munich and Benfica and was in danger of not getting past the group stage for the first time s
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Navy and Army tested hypersonic weapon component prototypes on Wednesday that will inform development of new weapons, the Pentagon said, calling the three tests successful. The tests occurred the same day that U.S. President Joe Biden said he was concerned about Chinese hypersonic weapons. The Sandia National Laboratory ran the tests from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia which will help "inform the development of the Navy's Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) and the Army's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) offensive hypersonic strike," a statement said.
ROME (AP) — Lazio suspended eagle trainer Juan Bernabè on Wednesday after he was filmed making a fascist salute in front of fans. Bernabè has been the falconer and the trainer of Lazio’s eagle mascot Olympia since 2010. A video, which went viral on social media, showed Bernabè holding Olympia and making the fascist salute while chanting “Duce, Duce” along with the Lazio fans after the team’s victory over Inter Milan on Saturday. “Duce” was the nickname for Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. “Hav
Canada has cracked the top 50 in the FIFA world rankings, climbing three places to No. 48 in the latest numbers. The Canadian men started the year at No. 72 but have steadily risen thanks to a 11-2-4 record in 2021 that has seen John Herdman's team make the final round of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Canada's lone losses have been to the U.S. and Mexico at the Gold Cup. The Canadians have outscored their opposition 52-10 the year. Ca
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A city councillor vows to help Ottawa's struggling transit network by opening their wallet and personally purchasing a handful of used buses from the southern U.S. Coun. Catherine McKenney told the city's transit commission Wednesday they'd found an ad for out-of-service articulated buses — eight of which were still operable — that had been put up for sale by the city of St. Louis, Mo. "The sale won't last long. I think it's up by Oct. 25. And I am dead serious: I will pay [for them]," McKenney
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