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Here's the latest for Thursday October 21st: FDA green lights COVID-19 booster shots; House to vote on Steve Bannon contempt of Congress; Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation; FBI says items found in Fla. linked to Brian Laundrie.
SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany's United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major growth driver. The talks are ongoing and plans could change, said two sources familiar with the matter, who declined to be named as they are not permitted to speak to the media. It is not clear whether SoftBank will retain a stake in the business, nor how much the deal would be worth.
More than a dozen Senate Democrats are imploring President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to keep a national paid family leave program in his sweeping social services and climate change package. In a letter Wednesday to Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 15 senators from the moderate and progressive wings of the party warned Democratic leaders that a program offering paid family leave for all workers must be included in the proposal as negotiators wo
A small change in how the Missaguash River flows resulted in a tiny parcel of land in New Brunswick permanently ending up in Nova Scotia.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
A 30-year-old woman, who was recently the subject of two Canada-wide warrants, is facing new charges after a kidnapping incident earlier this month in Regina. According to the Regina Police Service (RPS), it began on the afternoon of Oct. 9 when a 34-year-old man agreed through a chat on a messaging service to meet up. "Things went awry when the male found himself in an unfamiliar house, with a group of unknown people. It's alleged the victim was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed before being made
A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
The Taliban is holding meetings to try to establish diplomatic relations and access international aid after its takeover of Afghanistan, but it’s human rights record is a hurdle for many countries.
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music," has died. She was 90. Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont. The death was confirmed by The Day Funeral Home in Randolph, Vermont. Campbell was born in Salzburg, Austria, the second daughter of Georg and Maria von Trapp and a younger stepsibling to the older von Trapp children who went on to be depict
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: BIDEN: “When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had COVID shots in the United States of America — and the vaccine. Now we got 190 million, because I went out and bought everything I could do and buy in sight and it worked." THE FACTS: No
The Queen is in ‘good spirits’ and has returned to Windsor Castle after spending a night at a hospital, Buckingham Palace said.
A funeral was held for a Scarborough teen killed in a collision near her high school. Toronto police are still investigating and say the girl was in the crosswalk was she was struck by a van making a left-hand turn. As family and friends gather to pay their respects, they also search for answers as to what led to the crash. Morganne Campbell has more.
The interim clerk for the village of Baddeck, N.S., says his top priority is getting a handle on the books. Veteran municipal administrator Maris Freimanis was brought in last Tuesday after former clerk Megan Cooper was let go. No one from the village office will say why that happened, and Freimanis said he cannot comment on a personnel matter. But he has been at the helm for a week and still cannot say what the current budget looks like. "Regrettably, I can't. Not today," Freimanis said. "Right
VANCOUVER — The chair of British Columbia's forest watchdog says he was pleased to see a bill introduced with proposed changes to the Forest and Range Practices Act that could "reassert the public interest" in forestry decisions. Kevin Kriese of the Forest Practices Board said the amendments are overdue and "only a start," given the complexity of implementing new forestry policies on the ground. He's keen to see a timeline, a fast pace and details on how and when the changes will take effect, he
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says it's a tough day for the province with news of two more deaths, bringing the number of COVID-19-related deaths to 101 since the start of the pandemic. Higgs says the Delta variant has proven to be a fierce enemy that has claimed the lives of people young and old. Circuit-breaker measures in the southeast and northwest of the province that were to end tomorrow will be extended for at least another week, and measures in the Campbellton region w
With the U.S.-Canada border reopening to land travel next month, many Windsorites are probably champing at the bit to make the trip to Detroit, but they won't be able to use the Transit Windsor tunnel bus to do it. On Thursday, the company said it would not be restarting the tunnel bus service at this time. "The current travel requirement for Canada-bound passengers to have secured a negative molecular COVID-19 test adds processing complexity to the customs clearance process associated with tunn