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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board violated state law when it voted to cover up a 1930s mural that critics said is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said the board failed to conduct an environmental impact review before it voted in 2019 to cover up the sprawling mural at George Washington High School that depicts the life of George Washington, the San Francisco Chronicle
Rebecca Khodak was working as a teller for the Royal Bank of Canada on Dec. 13, 2017 when a man walked in and held her hostage along with more than a dozen other people. Three-and-a-half years later, Khodak recounted the terrifying hour between when Ali Zaraeeneh, 25, walked into the bank waving a handgun and when officers from York Regional Police shot him and killed him. "My first thought was, who would pull a prank like that at a bank? That's one of the stupidest things you could do," Khodak
A group of Yellowknife paddlers got to experience a day trip in voyageur canoes on Monday. But it was more than just a canoe tour. The event, organized by the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre, promoted intergenerational connections and reconciliation. The project is called "We are all Connected" and invited about 20 participants of all ages to paddle a voyageur canoe to the rhythm of drumming and fiddlers. Guided by Cathy Allooloo from Narwal Northern Adventures, they traveled around Yellowknife'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the spread of the more infectious delta variant. The possible vaccine mandate for federal employees — regardless of the rate of transmission in their area — is one option under consideration by the Biden administration, ac
At the halfway point of B.C.'s fire season, the province is "significantly higher" than the 10-year average both in terms of the number of fires and the area burned, says an official with B.C. Wildfire Service. There are currently 253 active wildfires burning in British Columbia, of which 38 are wildfires of note. Since April 1, 2021, the B.C. Wildfire Service has responded 1,231 wildfires, resulting in 4,250 square kilometres burned. "The 10-year average for this time of the year is about 642 f
U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in a listless showing while the dollar made modest gains as investors stayed on the sidelines and waited for the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. All eyes will be on a statement from the Fed policy meeting, due at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), with a news conference by Chairman Jerome Powell expected half an hour later. Investors are waiting to hear about the Fed's assessment of economic growth, inflation risks, and the impact on monetary policy, especially regarding when the Fed will start tightening policy by reducing its purchases of government bonds.
BRI Life, the insurance arm of Indonesia's Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), said on Tuesday it was investigating claims that the personal details of over two million of its customers had been advertised for sale by unidentified hackers. Hudson Rock, a cybercrime monitoring firm, told Reuters that it had found evidence which showed that multiple computers belonging to BRI and BRI Life employees had been compromised. "We are checking with the team and will provide an update as soon as the investigation is done," BRI Life CEO Iwan Pasila said in a text message.
Receding glaciers and smoky skies are some of the stark changes that come to mind when Caroline Hedin thinks about how the Rocky Mountains are changing. She's spent the summer following a team of emerging artists as they travel to mountain landscapes painted by early Banff artist Catharine Robb Whyte in the 1930s, and create their own interpretations. "The work that she did was beautiful, but now it no longer represents what the Rockies look like," said Hedin. "So we're kind of in need of a new
WASHINGTON (AP) — During emotional, tense and sometimes angry testimony, four police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 vividly recalled the violence they endured while fighting against a mob of Donald Trump's supporters. “I was grabbed, beaten, Tased, all while being called a traitor to my country,” said Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the first hearing Tuesday of the new House investigation into the insurrection. The Jan. 6 insurrection, an attempt to stop the certificat
A severe thunderstorm pushed into southwestern Ontario Tuesday evening, prompting a brief tornado warning for Sarnia-Petrolia-Western Lambton County that has since expired.
Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof vaccination against COVID-19 or be regularly tested, officials said Tuesday, a policy in line with a new state rule announced by the governor a day earlier. (July 27)
The Canadian government has spent irresponsibly in its attempt to fend off the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to former prime minister Stephen Harper. "It's not a good reaction, it's been overkill," Harper said on an episode of the podcast American Optimist, which was released on Tuesday. "This is bad macroeconomic policy on an enormous scale." The podcast, which launched about a month ago, bills itself as "an alternative to the fear, cynicism and zero-sum thinkin
Divers have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Chestermere Lake on Monday afternoon. Two men were swimming with a paddleboard near Anniversary Beach at 3 p.m. when they fell into the water, police say. They immediately began to struggle, and police said nearby swimmers were able to rescue one man but not the other.The rescued swimmer was taken to hospital by EMS as a precaution. Local fire rescue and RCMP boats were dispatched to search the area. At 8:41 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP and the Centra
Recent study indicates there are a high number of Canadians in high-risk flood areas that don't have any protection and don't even know the threat exists.
The Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) today filed a Statement of Claim in Edmonton Provincial Court against Alberta and Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson. The council is asking for an interim injunction on Bill 57 until the court can rule on stopping implementation of the legislation entirely as an infringement on Métis rights under Sect. 35 of the Constitution Act. Bill 57 amends the Métis Settlement Act (MSA), decreasing the size, the composition, and mode of election of the gen
The bottom line sealed the deal for the city in cancelling its district energy heating system project before it was fully realized. High costs of facility construction and the price tag associated with the work needed to re-furbish customer buildings to facilitate the heat — as well as creating connecting supply lines — derailed efforts to develop the district energy heating system in Nelson’s downtown, according to Nelson Hydro’s general manager. “The City of Nelson aspires to achieve 100 per c
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep,” his family said in a statement. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow." No cause or place of
Budget phone maker Honor, which was spun off from parent Huawei in the wake of sanctions last year, entered the top 5 in the country for the first time, but shipments were down about 46% for the brand, IDC said. In total, 78.1 million units were shipped in China in the second quarter, IDC added. Vivo was the top brand favoured by Chinese buyers with a 23.8% market share, followed by Oppo, Xiaomi Corp, and Apple Inc, according to the data.
Yukon has seen more recoveries than new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week, according the territory's chief medical officer of health. Dr. Brendan Hanley said in a news release Tuesday that there were six new confirmed cases between noon Monday and noon Tuesday. Three of those cases are in Whitehorse, two are in rural Yukon and one is in a non-resident who is in the territory. There are no new reported cases in Watson Lake at this time, the release says. On Monday, health offi
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP. Trump backed Wr