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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still searching Thursday for between around 30 to 50 people believed missing after the boat that had been carrying them from the Turkish coast of Antalya to Italy capsized in the early hours of Wednesday. No further survivors had
Walmart Inc could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the nation's biggest retailer, according to foot traffic data reviewed by Reuters and analysts. Foot traffic at Walmart's 3,573 U.S. Supercenters and its 370 discount stores (as of Jan. 31, 2022) fell 2.7% on average from June 1 through July 25 versus a year earlier, according to data from Placer.ai, a location analytics firm.
With temperatures in excess of 30C expected in Nottinghamshire this week, dog owners are once again being reminded not to leave their dogs in hot cars - even with the windows slightly open as was the case in this incident ⚠️ Officers were called after the dehydrated animal was spotted at the Wilkinson Street park and ride site, off Nottingham’s ring road, on Monday afternoon. The small black Shih Tzu was barking and panting inside a locked car. The windows were left slightly open but it was not enough to prevent the dog collapsing. Thankfully, police arrived just in time to save his life. They smashed the car’s window, gave him water and rushed him to a local vet in the back of a police car. The dog is now making a good recovery and the owner has been invited to attend a police interview. The case is also to be referred to the RSPCA. Video credit Nottinghamshire Police
Mindy Kaling explains why Canada's 'amazing South Asian talent' leads her to work with artists from this country.
U.S. gas prices have dipped under $4 a gallon for the first time in more than five months. AAA says the national average is $3.99 for a gallon of regular (Aug.11) (AP video: Stephen Smith)
There are obviously better ways the Toronto Police — and other police services — could enhance public trust than through a social media campaign.
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
LONDON (AP) — Defender Millie Bright has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea after helping England win the Women's European Championship last month. The 28-year-old Bright is Chelsea Women’s longest-serving player after joining in 2014 from Doncaster Belles and has helped the London club win six Women’s Super League titles, four FA Cups, two Continental Cups and one Community Shield. “You’re my home and I can’t wait to continue fighting for more trophies,” Bright said in a statement on
A New York judge has ordered that Donald Trump's company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges.
Congress is poised to pass Friday the single biggest investment in climate change in U.S. history, putting about $375 billion towards climate change-fighting strategies such as investments in renewable energy. (Aug. 11) (AP video: Haven Daley, Rick Bowmer, Godfredo A. Vasquez)
The University of Prince Edward Island will now require all graduating students to have completed a course in Indigenous Studies. The course, part of the university's newly established Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS), is launching this fall. Assistant professor David Varis, who is Cree and a member of the UPEI Indigenous Circle, says the Indigenous Teachings course will cover Indigenous history, cultures and practices. "We will also be getting i
HARRISON, N.J. — Less than a week after being waived by the Houston Dynamo, Canadian international forward Tyler Pasher has landed with the New York Red Bulls. The 28-year-old from Elmira, Ont., made 39 appearances for over the last two seasons with the Dynamo with six goals and three assists. He has made 17 MLS appearances this season, including five starts, while adding two goals and one assist before being waived last Friday. The Red Bulls are his fourth MLS team, following stints with Toront
The Russian steel and mining company Evraz PLC has announced it plans to sell its North American assets, which include a steel plant in Regina that employs 1,200 people. The U.K.-based company said Wednesday in a news release on its website it is "launching the process of soliciting proposals for the acquisition of its North American subsidiaries." It said doing so would "unlock the stand-alone value of North American business." Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in March, the United Kingdom
One of six people accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Joedin Leger in Moncton earlier this year is seeking bail. The lawyer for Jerek John England, 23, filed the application in the Court of Queen's Bench on Monday seeking to be released while the case continues through court. England faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Leger in Moncton. First-degree murder is a homicide that's both planned and deliberate. Bail for those facing murder char
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against Ukraine have put severe financial strain on many in Germany and beyond, raising concerns about a possible winter of discontent. “We will do everything to help citizens get through this difficult time,” Scholz told reporter
Canada's antitrust agency blocked Rogers' C$20 billion acquisition of Shaw in May saying it would lessen competition in the country's concentrated telecoms market, where customers pay among the highest bills. Rogers and Shaw had offered the sale of Freedom Mobile, a Shaw unit, as a way to allay competition concerns.
A small Southern California wildfire burning in dry brush sent smoke and flames swirling in a tornado-like pattern. (Aug. 10)
WASHINGTON (AP) — An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021, with a fellow officer was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson declined to address the court before U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him to seven years and three months in prison. Cooper also sentenced Robertson to three years of superv
The average price of U.S. retail gasoline fell below $4 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, giving some relief to drivers in the world's largest consumer of the fuel. The national average price for regular unleaded gas fell to $3.990 a gallon on Thursday, according to the American Automobile Association. Gasoline prices peaked at a record $5.02 in June, pinching wallets and causing drivers to buy less fuel in July than they did during the pandemic in July 2020.
An Indigenous woman who has been missing from New Hazelton, B.C., since late 2018 was found dead earlier this year, Mounties have confirmed. Human remains discovered on May 1 have now been identified as those of Cynthia Martin, RCMP said in a news release Thursday. Police say their investigation into how Martin died remains active, and the B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating. Martin was 50 years old when she was last seen on the night of Dec. 23, 2018, in New Hazelton. At the time, polic