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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County solicitor vowed not to punish anyone for the crime of distributing food or water to voters in line. Tampa’s chief prosecutor says a law that allows law enforcement to detain protesters until their court date is “an assault on our democracy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit. Trump is aggressively trying to block the committee's work by directing former White House aide Steve Bannon not to answer questions in the probe while also suing the panel to try to prevent Congress from obtaining former White House documents. But la
Penny Olscamp would often play football with her grandfather before he passed away. Frankie MacLellan has played catch with her two brothers for as long as she can remember. And Cordelia Harcourt, well, she just likes to tackle people. "It makes me feel really strong," Harcourt said. Whatever their reasons for deciding to play tackle football in a league dominated by boys, the three girls — all between the ages of 13 and 15 — have become a welcome and valuable part of the Charlottetown Privateer
The police rescued this little kitten from the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 20, near the Trail Lake Drive exit. Officers and Animal Control brought the little kitten to safety, and he is now in good hands at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center. Video credit Fort Worth Police Department
NDP MP Charlie Angus proposed new regulations that would hold social media companies like Facebook to account for its role in propping up extremist views, stating on Monday that parliamentarians have an “obligation to protect democracy.” Angus said his suggestions are “not about overregulating” such companies.
EDMONTON — Albertans will cast ballots Monday in a referendum that is technically about rejecting equalization but has morphed into more of a Prairie festivus airing of grievances. "(This) is not about partisan politics," Premier Jason Kenney has said at various times in recent days, when asked about the referendum question. "This is about whether or not Alberta should push hard to get a fair deal." It's symbolism, he said, but also a bargaining chip. "The point of it is to get leverage for cons
A Cape Breton artist has written and illustrated Canada's first Scottish Gaelic graphic novel. Ás a' Chamhanaich or Out of the Twilight is a collection of 12 short stories by Angus MacLeod, a Gaelic language and song teacher from Goose Cove, N.S. "To put it into a genre is really difficult because the stories are just whatever stories came to me," MacLeod said. "A lot of them have their roots in older Gaelic stories and creatures from Gaelic mythology." MacLeod said "there's a lot of fantasy in
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were approved late Monday night following outcry from Democrats over what they claimed was a rushed redistricting process crammed into a 30-day session, and one which gave little time for public input. They also denounced the reduction of minority o
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A U.S. Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises. The group was in Haiti to visit an orphanage when their bus was hijacked on Saturday outside the capital Port-au-Prince, according to accounts by other missionaries, amid a spike in kidnappings following the murder of President Jovenel Moise. Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said it had no information on who was behind the abduction nor where they took the group, which includes 16 Americans and one Canadian.
Officials at Queen's University are condemning the behaviour of some students who they say defied provincial COVID-19 gathering limits and caused damage to the Kingston, Ont., campus and nearby neighbourhoods during this weekend's homecoming celebrations. Despite warnings from police, the mayor and university officials earlier in the week for students not to attend large gatherings, the streets were flooded with people by early Saturday afternoon. Kingston Police estimated the crowds on Aberdeen
Later this month, the ford government will be proposing new legislation which would require temporary help agencies and recruiters to be licensed. It's a move aimed at providing more oversight of an industry that has been largely unregulated for decades. As Morganne Campbell reports, critics are eager to get a close look at the proposed legislation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters, the hall announced on Monday. He's close to Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl, who after next week will share the distinction of being inducted twice. McCartney's in as a Beatle and solo artist, while Grohl joined as a member of Nirvana in 2014. Swift will induct songwriter Carole K
A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by the end of this month. The government also expects employers in federally regulated industries, including banks and airlines, to do the same. Brig.-Gen. Bill Fletcher, who's responsible for Western Canada's 3rd Canadian Division, oversees the traini
A second person linked to a class at Whitehorse Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from public health officials in Yukon on Saturday. Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday. In its Saturday letter, public health said students and staff connected to the class who attended school on Tuesday are close contacts of the COVID-19 cas
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People across New Brunswick are taking to Twitter, Facebook and several other social media platforms to say they are on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq or Peskotomuhkati. It follows a directive in a memo by Attorney General Ted Flemming for provincial employees to stop acknowledging Indigenous land titles. It's not just individuals. Various groups and organizations have heeded the call for proper land acknowledgement as well, including the New Brunswick Assoc
Peel District School Board trustee Nokha Dakroub discusses the school board's new strategy to tackle Islamophobia in schools and the new training for teachers.
The English Montreal School Board was before the Quebec Court of Appeal Monday, asking for an acceleration of its exemption to Bill 21, the controversial law that prevents some civil servants in positions of authority — including teachers — from wearing religious symbols while at work. Several groups are challenging Bill 21 in court. They lost the first round of that court battle in a decision from Superior Court Justice Marc-André Blanchard last April that upheld the law. Blanchard made one exc
As New Brunswick grapples with lawsuit by First Nation communities, the province is now ordering thousands of employees not to use the words 'unceded' or 'unsurrendered', when making public acknowledgements to Indigenous lands. As Ross Lord reports, the province says it's posturing for legal purposes - but Indigenous leaders say it's a sign of disrespect.
When a Swedish court ordered the country's biggest cement maker to stop mining limestone by its huge factory on the windswept island of Gotland to prevent pollution, ecologists cheered. Besides protecting wildlife and water supplies, the ruling could force the plant that makes 75% of Sweden's cement and is the country's second biggest carbon emitter to slash output while it finds raw materials elsewhere, or even shut altogether. That might be good for Sweden's emissions targets, but not such good news for the rest of the planet.