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(Reuters) -A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for questioning in the investigation. The daylong siege at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, about 16 miles northeast of Fort Worth, Texas, ended in gunfire Saturday night with all four hostages released unharmed and with the suspect dead. It was not clear whether the gunman took his own life or was slain by members of the FBI hostage rescue team.
WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation. America exited Afghanistan, but the war ended with a chaotic evacuation and a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. troops. Pandemic aid and infrastructure bills passed. Pricey legislation to advance Biden's social and climat
Nearly 700 customers are still without power Sunday afternoon in New Brunswick. The majority of the power outages are happening in the Moncton area in Riverview, where 692 customers were without power as 1:30 p.m., according to N.B. Power. The power in the region is expected to return around 4:30 p.m. Over 700 were also without power in Madawaska and Victoria counties earlier Sunday morning, which include the communities of Notre Dame De Lourdes, Siegas and Ste-Anne-Madawaska. That brought the t
The Alberta government plans to rescind a public health order barring health-care workers from working at more than one continuing-care facility by mid-February — if not sooner. Last fall, the province consulted with various unions and "other staff and employer representatives" about allowing health-care workers to work at more than one site, a spokesperson for the health ministry told CBC News in an email. The single-site order is expected to be rescinded Feb. 16, the spokesperson said. Althoug
MONTREAL — Thousands of elementary and high school students are set to return to in-person learning across Quebec on Monday, but parents say they're concerned the province hasn't done enough to ensure classrooms safety amid COVID-19's virulent fifth wave. Premier François Legault announced last week he would proceed with a plan to reopen schools to in-person learning on Jan. 17 even as pandemic-related infection rates and hospitalizations continue to mount provincewide. The government promised a
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told parliament on Monday that fighting the pandemic and strengthening defense are his government's top priorities. Kishida delivered a speech opening this year's parliamentary session hours after North Korea test-fired two possible ballistic missiles — its fourth tests this month. “I will devote my body and soul to win this fight against the coronavirus,” Kishida said, calling it a “national crisis.” He urged people to help each other overcome
Officials say they've located the remains of four people on the Eastway Tank blast site, but it will likely take time to recover them and piece together what happened — and the impending winter storm isn't helping. Six people are believed to have died following the massive explosion on Jan. 13 at the company's Merivale Road headquarters. In an update Sunday, various officials said the site's dangers mean the remains are still inaccessible. "The scene of the explosion has been very challenging fo
A pair of businesses in Regina and Saskatoon are bringing the Betty White Challenge to their respective cities in an effort to raise money for local animal shelters. The Betty White Challenge asks people to donate $5 to a local animal shelter on Monday, which would have been White's 100th birthday. Not only did the famed actor and comedian entertain countless people during her illustrious career, but she was also a devoted animal lover who helped with wildlife conservation and education efforts.
Students and education workers will be heading back to the classroom Monday. And while many kids are excited to be returning to school, some believe it could be short-lived. Brittany Rosen has more.
Hundreds of Central American migrants gathered in northern Honduras on Saturday to embark on the first major migrant caravan of the year. (Jan. 15)
The daughters of one of the Eastway Tank employees missing and presumed dead after Thursday's explosion are remembering him as a hard worker and a dedicated father whose smile could light up a room. "I just want people to know that he was a good, good person," said Darlene Mabiala about her father, Etienne, on Saturday. "He was the best. And honestly, the house feels empty without him," added her sister, Celeste. Six people are believed to have died after a violent explosion ripped through the t
For humans, there is a link between the development of language and cognitive skills. Studying the same process in dogs can be used to determine their capabilities at the puppy stage.
HALIFAX — Thousands of Nova Scotia power customers remained off-grid Sunday in the aftermath of a powerful winter storm that blew through parts of the Maritimes 24 hours earlier. By late in the afternoon Nova Scotia Power was reporting that just over 3,000 customers were still without electricity. The outages were scattered across the province, however the majority were in Lunenburg County on the South Shore. Lia MacDonald, vice-president of transmission, distribution and delivery with the utili
Nearly 100 firefighters, with planes and helicopters, are fighting the largest fires in Nahuel Huapi National Park, the fire management service says.View on euronews
HALIFAX — Former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, a political trailblazer who paved the way for women in politics, died Saturday in Halifax at the age of 77. Her family confirmed McDonough's death after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. McDonough became the first woman to head up a major political party in Canada when she was elected leader of the Nova Scotia New Democrats in 1980. She became leader of the federal NDP in 1995 and served in the party's top post until 2002. But in an
NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for April’s election with an unusual “immersive and olfactory” rally. Yes, olfactory: The campaign team diffused various smells into the exhibition hall in the western city of Nantes, surrounding participants with screens and speakers. While the videos were powerful, with ocean waves and starscapes trans
Vancouver broke snowfall records from 1899, which is when record-keeping began.
Here’s the latest for Sunday, January 16: Bronx community gathers to grieve fire victims; Novak Djokovic loses deportation appeal; Snow, ice blasts through South with powerful storm; Damage in New Zealand after Pacific eruption.
Some B.C. parents are struggling with confusing messaging about COVID-19 isolation periods for children, with conflicting information coming from school districts and the province.
Ottawa's COVID-19 hospitalizations drop slightly. One death reported Sunday. Today's Ottawa update There are 62 Ottawa residents in local hospitals for treatment of active COVID-19, according to Sunday's update from Ottawa Public Health (OPH). That's similar to last week, when the number hovered around 60. Seven of these patients are in an ICU, a number which has also remained stable. These hospital numbers do not include people who came to the hospital for other reasons and then test positive f