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MONROE, La. (AP) — Growing up in the piney backwoods of northern Louisiana, where yards were dotted with crosses and the occasional Confederate flag, Jacob Brown was raised on hunting, fishing and dreams of becoming a state trooper. But within weeks of arriving at the Louisiana State Police training academy in Baton Rouge, instructors pegged Brown as trouble. One wrote that he was an arrogant, chronic rule breaker with “toxic” character traits that should disqualify him from ever joining the sta
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole tore into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet lineup today, saying he's assembled a group of "largely inexperienced and ideological individuals" that pose a threat to the country's national unity and post-pandemic economic recovery. In a statement released as ministers were still being sworn in at Rideau Hall, O'Toole said Trudeau's cabinet picks are "yet another example" of his "record of style over substance." "Today's changes to the cabinet represent j
The provincial government announced Tuesday that it is spending $20 million this year to hire 193 new inspections staff and launch a proactive inspections program in Ontario's long-term care homes. Proactive inspections were all but stopped by the province before the pandemic, as a CBC News investigation showed that only nine out of 626 homes in Ontario actually received so-called "resident quality inspections" in 2019. The long-term care sector was devastated by COVID-19, with a Canadian Armed
The impact of a Covid lockdown has already been dramatic for a destination that relies on tourism for 90% of its income. In Santorini's case, the lockdown came as a double blow as the island had recently begun to open its hotels and restaurants all year round. During this enforced isolation only Santorini residents were allowed on the island. Guests from the mainland had to return home and no new tourists were allowed in. The drastic shutdown worked, however. Not one case of the potentially deadly disease was diagnosed on Santorini.
SpaceX Crew-3 arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday. Liftoff is currently set for early Sunday from Kennedy Space Center. (Oct. 26)
A David Bowie pop-up shop has opened in New York's SoHo district as part of the late icon's 75th birthday celebrations. For the next three months, Bowie fans can visit the New York pop-up and another in London. (Oct. 25)
Starting Monday, Ontario is lifting capacity limits in places such as gyms, restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Morganne Campbell has more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 84-year-old Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years underwent surgery on Tuesday to clear a blockage in an artery to the brain that his family and supporters have described as life-threatening. The surgery on Baquer Namazi “appears to have been a success and Baquer is awake, although he remains groggy,” according to a statement from Namazi's attorney, Jared Genser. He is expected to remain in the intensive care unit for two more days and t
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita Republican who once was one of the Kansas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers pleaded no contest Monday to driving under the influence and reckless driving and will serve two days in jail. Former Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop appeared in a Topeka court Monday to formally accept a deal with prosecutors over his speeding the wrong way on two interstate highways in March. Under the agreement, prosecutors dropped a felony charge of attempting to elude law en
U.S. President Joe Biden joined Southeast Asian leaders in rebuking Myanmar's junta on Tuesday, as a regional summit opened without a representative from the country following its top general's exclusion for ignoring peace proposals. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had said it would accept a non-political figure from Myanmar at the virtual meeting, but the junta rejected that, saying it would only agree to its leader or a minister attending. In an unprecedented snub to the leader of a member state, ASEAN had decided to sideline junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, who led a Feb. 1 coup that spiralled into violence and chaos, for his failure to cease hostilities, allow humanitarian access and start dialogue, as agreed with ASEAN.
The new Ultra Low Emission Zone covers a quarter of the British capital and 3.8 million people. Vehicles that don't meet the zone's emissions standards have to pay a daily charge of £12.50, or $21.30 Cdn.
The City of Toronto is in a position to buy a west end rooming house and a downtown councillor says he fully supports the plan because Toronto is dire need of affordable housing. Coun. Joe Cressy, who represents Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, said city staff have confirmed that the city has entered into an agreement that gives it the first right of refusal to buy the Parkview Arms, a rooming house at 935 Queen St. W., across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park. It contains 58 rooms. Mayor John Tory's execut
OTTAWA — The Canadian government has quietly changed the criteria on its website for a special program for vulnerable Afghan refugees so that only those who have already managed to escape to other countries are eligible. The online criteria for the "special humanitarian program" used to include Afghans "who are in Afghanistan or outside of Afghanistan," but it was changed this month to apply only to those "outside of Afghanistan." The program is one of two set up to help bring 40,000 Afghan refu
Belgian PM Alexander De Croo told Euronews that they would only give booster jabs to those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 as healthcare workers in some countries are not yet vaccinated.View on euronews
Justin Trudeau says he aims to lead the Liberals the next time Canadians head to the polls, as he undertook a major cabinet overhaul aimed at quickly delivering on his top priorities during his third term as prime minister. He defended Harjit Sajjan even as he shuffled him to international development and selected former procurement minister Anita Anand to lead the fight against military sexual misconduct as defence minister.
Paul McLauchlin is tired of MLAs knocking on his door before provincial elections, asking him if there are any local construction projects he'd like to announce. "It's not that simple," said McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities Association and reeve of Ponoka County. "Just running around with a big fake cheque out there." McLauchlan is optimistic that a bill introduced Monday by the Alberta government will create more accountability and fairness in how provincial infrastructure proj
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres assailed what he called "an epidemic of coup d'états" on Tuesday and urged the Security Council to act to effectively deter them as the 15-member body prepared to discuss the military takeover in Sudan. Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Tuesday defended the military takeover, saying he had ousted the government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to avoid civil war. It is the latest in a series of military takeovers in Myanmar, Mali and Guinea and attempted coups in several other countries.
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Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe have arrested 150 people and seized more than $31 million in an international drug trafficking investigation stemming from sales on the darknet, the Justice Department said Tuesday. (Oct. 26)
Shavohn Bowe, 31, was found safe and sound Monday after Whitehorse RCMP had issued a news release earlier in the day asking the public help's in finding her. The RCMP provided no other details. Bowe had been reported missing and last seen in Whitehorse on Oct. 21.