Actor and Host Ken Jeong shares his obssesions
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Actor and Host Ken Jeong shares his obssesions
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday approved a draft bill allowing the East African country to join the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. The decision by the Cabinet to join the Rome Statute is a step forward in the long-waited trial of suspects wanted for war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, including former President Omar al-Bashir. The bill, however, still needs to be ratified by a joint meeting of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet. Together they serve as an
The umbrella organization for Canada’s securities regulators says it plans to merge the regulatory bodies that oversee investment dealers and mutual fund dealers into one new organization, a move praised by both watchdog groups and industry players. The Canadian Securities Administrators, which represents provincial and territorial securities commissions, said Tuesday the new self-regulatory organization would combine the functions of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (II
WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the building, A Pentagon police officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who were not authorized to di
Brieann Baldock crouches in front of her goal-post, tracing her fingers on the ground to feel the taped string — her best indication of her position on the court. She and her teammates wear opaque eyeshades to ensure they can't see anything despite all of them having varying degrees of visual impairment. The moment she hears the sound of jingling approaching at a fast clip, she dives for the ball. If she misses, the ball — which is a bit bigger than a basketball and weighs about 1.25 kilograms—
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the 2016 death of a Black woman shot by Baltimore County police after a standoff she posted on social media, a county official and attorneys for the woman’s family confirmed. An agreement was reached last week in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 23-year-old Korryn Gaines, news outlets report. J. Wyndal Gordon, an attorney for Gaines’ family, would not confirm the total amount of money. County spokesman Sean Naron confirmed that
Missouri Rep. Cori Bush says she will continue to call on the Biden administration to act on its own to extend the eviction moratorium. She and supporters are camping outside the US Capitol to bring attention to the issue. (Aug. 3)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday the launch of a "strategic dialogue" with Indonesia, and Washington said the two countries committed to working together on issues that include defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. Meeting in Washington, Blinken and Indonesian Foreign Minster Retno Marsudi also committed to work together against COVID-19 and the climate crisis and to boost bilateral trade and economic ties, the State Department said. Indonesia is the largest country and economy in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a bloc Washington sees as key to its efforts to stand up to China's growing influence in Asia.
Yellowknife artists showed off ways to turn trash into treasure over the weekend, during an art show that the head of Ecology North hopes got people thinking twice about garbage. More than a dozen pieces were on display at the Wildcat Café during the annual Trash-formation Art Show — which, this year, was a collaboration with the Yellowknife Artist Co-operative. "It's a great example to show how items, our old trash, can live another life," said Dawn Tremblay, the executive director of Ecology N
The whale-watching industry — a major draw for Newfoundland and Labrador, attracting tourists and locals alike — is rebounding this year, although seasoned operators say it will take a while for the business to get back to pre-pandemic levels. Since Newfoundland and Labrador opened its borders to fully vaccinated visitors from within Canada on July 1, operators are seeing an uptick in business. But Michael Gatherall, owner of Gatheralls Puffin and Whale Watch in Bay Bulls, just south of St. John
Family members seeking to control women artists isn’t new. In the 1920s, doctors thought sculptor Camille Claudel could be released from the care of an asylum, but her family refused.
IQALUIT, Nunavut — The Nunavut government has released a long-term plan that will work toward treating COVID-19 like any other vaccine-preventable disease. The plan, which is called Nunavut's Path: Living with COVID-19, outlines the steps needed to gradually reduce and eventually eliminate public health restrictions in the territory. Nunavut has no active cases of COVID-19, but the plan says that variants of concern represent the most significant risk factor as the territory considers its next s
TORONTO – A month before students return to school in September, the province released its guide to reopening schools Tuesday afternoon (August 3). The 26-page guide outlines many of the requirements for back-to-school this fall, with much of the public health measures from the 2020-21 school year remaining in place. "Having measures in place means that kids get back to class, go on field trips, and socially interact with their friends with confidence," said Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of He
BERLIN (AP) — With less than two months before Germany holds an election, the environmentalist Green party announced a 10-point plan Tuesday that puts the Paris climate accord's goal at the heart of its election program. Among the measures proposed is the creation of a dedicated Climate Ministry that would have the power to veto government decisions which don't comply with the 2015 Paris Agreement's target of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit). “We need to set a cours
OTTAWA — Paul LaPolice has been down this road before. The 51-year-old American is entering his first season as head coach of an Ottawa Redblacks squad that posted a CFL-worst 3-15 record in 2019. So it figures expectations for the team aren't high as it prepares to open the '21 season visiting the Edmonton Elks on Saturday. But it's a similar situation LaPolice faced in 2011 entering his second season as Winnipeg's head coach. Projections for a Blue Bombers team coming off a 4-14-0 record were
The shares were at $46.80 in late afternoon trading, marking a third day of gains and taking them well above the price of $38 set in last Wednesday's IPO. Relatively small trade sizes suggest Robinhood has become the latest of several stocks driven higher this year in retail investor frenzies, said Sahak Manuelian, managing director of trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. About $3.6 billion worth of Robinhood shares had changed hands by late afternoon, among the top 10 most heavily traded stocks on Wall Street.
An Environment Canada alert advising that weather conditions are "favourable for the development of funnel clouds" in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent has ended, but not before people reported seeing them in the sky. A special weather advisory was issued Tuesday just after 1:30 p.m. ET, alerting residents that landspout tornadoes can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs and send debris flying across short distances. The alert was called down about three hours later. During that time, mul
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers. The two organizations today joined a growing number of calls to make vaccines a mandatory condition of employment in the health care sector. "As health providers, we have a fundamental duty of care towards our patients and the public. There is significant evidence that vaccines are safe and effective and as health professiona
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — As Turkish fire crews pressed ahead Tuesday with their weeklong battle against blazes tearing through forests and villages on the country's southern coast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government faced increased criticism over its apparent poor response and inadequate preparedness for large-scale wildfires. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires that began Wednesday have left eight people dead and forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee ho
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd's neck as the Black man pleaded for air. Attorneys for J. Kueng and Tou Thao said in court filings Tuesday that their clients would be unfairly prejudiced if they went to trial alongside Chauvin. An attorney for Thomas Lane filed
An early morning fire that destroyed a Regina duplex over the weekend was the result of arson, according to Regina Fire and Protective Services. "Our fire investigation has determined the fire was incendiary, intentionally lit," said deputy fire chief Gord Hewitt. The fire department received a call at 4:42 a.m. CST on Aug. 1 about a house fire in the 600 block of Garnet Street. According to the department, the fire was quickly brought under control, but not before it destroyed the home. "The pr