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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
Montreal police say a 31-year-old cyclist died in hospital after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Mount Royal and Parc avenues on Monday. The driver allegedly fled the scene after the collision, which took place in the middle of the intersection located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. On Tuesday, police said the 25-year-old motorist will be charged. He is expected to appear in Quebec court in the afternoon. Numerous 911 calls came in at around 3:30 p.m. to report the incident and t
The RCMP is calling off search efforts for two missing fishermen in Mary's Harbour after 10 days and 9,460 square nautical miles of area covered. In a media release on Tuesday, the RCMP said the search included resources in the air, on the water and underneath the ocean's surface. "All known areas of interest or abnormality have been explored with the use of trained spotters in the air, a side-scan sonar device, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and other specialized underwater equipment," the R
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Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres. (Sept. 27)
For Seth Barlow, the worst was the pit bull. It jumped the fence at the drug house several doors down from his Southview home — chased him on top of a car, then mauled the back of his leg as he sprinted toward a neighbour's house. "I had to hit him to get him off," said Barlow. "I ran right in without knocking, without anything. I fell right on the floor and there [my neighbour] is baking cookies with her granddaughter and I'm on the floor bleeding: 'Call 911.'" "They came … then they returned t
Thousands of Colombian protesters returned to the streets of major cities on Tuesday to once again demand that Congress approve union-backed social policies to benefit the poorest. The marchers - their numbers much reduced from a peak earlier this year - also demonstrated against a nearly $4 billion tax reform approved this month by Congress and passed into law. The reform is meant to benefit 29 million people through emergency basic income payments to 4 million poor families, temporarily free tuition at public universities and technical schools for young people from poor and middle-income families and salary subsidies for businesses which hire women and youth.
MONTREAL — Quebec announced Tuesday it would offer people in long-term care homes and seniors residences a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a move to prevent outbreaks in the facilities that bore the brunt of the pandemic's first wave. The extra dose, which will also be offered to residents of other congregate care settings, is intended to protect people with waning immunity amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in those facilities, Health Minister Christian Dubé said in Quebec City.
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)
Two UBC students were struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on campus early Sunday morning. While the cause hasn’t been revealed, police say impaired driving and road conditions may have been factors.
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.
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.
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A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation. Nizar Banat's death following his arrest on June 24 has heightened https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/criticism-palestinian-security-forces-raises-pressure-abbas-2021-06-30 criticism of Abbas' Palestinian Authority and his security forces, who human rights groups say regularly arrest critics in the occupied West Bank. Abbas denies the charges.
Two men charged in the 2019 death of a 59-year-old Saint John man will be tried separately. On Tuesday, Justice Darrell Stephenson granted the motion to sever the trials. Garrett Edward Johnston and Gordon Mitchell McMillan, who were living in the Kennebecasis Valley at the time of their arrest, are charged with manslaughter in the death of Mark Baker. Johnston, 24, will go to trial on the original trial date of Nov. 15. A trial date for McMillan, 22, will be set in November. Both have elected j
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The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to "ensure full accountability" over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel's chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and Republican Senator James Risch, said in a letter released on Monday that Biden should direct the U.S. Treasury Department to "do their due diligence with all due haste and, as necessary, ensure full accountability."
The Fredericton Police Force is asking for public help to find a missing woman. Chelsey Jade Liston, 28, was reported missing today, said a news release from the force. Her last known contact with anyone was Saturday night. Officers have followed up on several leads and not found her, said the release, and family and friends are concerned for her well–being Liston is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 125 lbs. She has freckles, brown eyes, and brown hair with pink streaks. She wa
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
Borders continue to be the setting of various migration management experiments at the expense of people’s rights.