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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a 38-year-old who screamed at the city's current Republican mayoral nominee during a debate two years ago, was arrested Wednesday at his Brooklyn home after the FBI was alerted to videos on his Instagram feed showing rioters inside t
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday, bringing the total number of sailor COVID deaths to 10. The Navy identified the solders Wednesday as Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman, 47, of Boise, and Capt. Corby Ropp, 48, of Camp Lejeune. Their deaths are the first CO
Most Canadians have probably never heard of Fred Simpson. But Alderville First Nation Chief Dave Mowat is continuing his lifelong quest to have more people learn about the accomplishments of his great-grandfather. Mowat has been reflecting on Simpson in recent days because the Summer Olympics are being staged in Tokyo. Simpson, nicknamed the Ojibway Thunderbolt, is Mowat’s mother’s maternal grandfather. He placed sixth in the marathon event at the 1908 London Olympics. The race included Onondaga
P.E.I. is now allowing Islanders to drop in for last-minute COVID-19 vaccination appointments when there are extra doses left. In a written statement, the province said people can present themselves to a vaccination clinic after 2 p.m. to register for an appointment later that day or check Skip the Waiting Room for same-day appointments. The appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are extra doses at the end of the day. There are only 10 spots for a last-minute appoi
There's more than meets the eye to the dress new Gov. Gen. Mary Simon wore on her installation day. For one, it was made especially for her with the help of Inuit designers. And for another, the two-piece garment was designed, sewn and beaded in a very short time frame. Designer Victoria Okpik, originally from Quaqtaq, Nunavik, in northern Quebec, was asked by Simon to make a garment for the investiture ceremony on Monday, when Simon was officially sworn in as Canada's 30th Governor General — th
Afghan interpreters and others who assisted the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan have been told they have only three days to apply for a new government program to resettle in Canada. The federal government announced last week a temporary new program to help interpreters and their families flee what Ottawa describes as a rapidly deteriorating situation in the war-ravaged country. Those workers are believed to face a growing risk of being targeted by the Taliban, which is making significant ga
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Wednesday that all public employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus starting next month as the U.S. territory reports a new rise in cases. The executive order goes into effect Aug. 16 with few exceptions. Those who refuse to get inoculated will be required to submit a negative virus test weekly. If an employee refuses to get tested, they will be forced to use their vacation days and eventually may not be paid, Gov. Pedro Pi
TORONTO — Interim coach Javier Perez wasted little time putting down roots when Toronto FC finally came home. Less than a week after returning north of the border earlier this month, Perez moved from the temporary digs the MLS club had provided to an apartment of his own. He wanted to make it home. "I thought that if I made that move I would show everybody that I'm here to stay," Perez told reporters Wednesday. "This is my home now." He cited a T-shirt the club had given him upon arrival that re
The general manager of a retirement home in Courtice, Ont., is facing charges after he ordered staff members to remove door handles at some units at the White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence in February. Durham Regional Police Services launched an investigation on Feb. 12 after receiving a complaint against staff members at White Cliffe, which is on Highway 2 in Courtice, about 60 kilometres east of Toronto. The complaint alleged that during the pandemic, staff removed door handles to some u
Church leaders and former Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke are leading a nearly 30-mile voting rights march in Texas. The walk began Wednesday in suburban Austin and is scheduled to end this weekend at the state Capitol. (July 28)
This article contains accounts of police violence, as well as accounts of racism and hate against Indigenous people that could be triggering. Please read with care. A busy pier forms the backdrop to the small courtyard next to Island Funeral Services funeral home in Campbell River on July 20. Alunaye, Laura Holland sits in the shade of a nearby maple tree, waiting for the memorial ceremony for her son to begin. She recalls one of her favourite stories about her lost loved one. When he was seven
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, she recalled another long distance: the drive her parents made from the outskirts of town in the 1950s to cast their ballot, after paying a $3 poll tax. “They just want to keep us in our place,” said Flores, 78, an activist from San Antonio. “And I am frankly, I’m sick of it. That’s why I’m here." As far as protests go over tighter voting laws, the march in Texas that beg
Ottawa police are looking for anyone who witnessed a downtown dispute between e-scooter riders and the driver of a black Volkswagen on Monday night, which resulted in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Eric Hewer. Police say homicide investigators want more details about an altercation between three people riding e-scooters and the driver, which took place around 8:40 p.m. Monday. Officers were called to the intersection of Albert and Metcalfe streets where they found two men suffering from stab
John Herdman hopes his team gives Canada something to celebrate Thursday night. The Canadian men take on CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinal in Houston, hoping to reach the championship game for the first time since 2000. Canada beat the Mexicans 2-1 in the quarterfinals that year, thanks to an extra-time goal by Richard Hastings, and went on on to defeat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in the semis and Colombia 2-0 in the final to complete an unlikely tournament run that required winni
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) -The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday said it is dropping quarantine requirements for close contacts of COVID-19 cases, easing public health measures just as neighboring British Columbia reinstates a mask mandate in one region to tackle surging cases. Quarantine for close contacts will shift from being mandatory to recommended from Thursday and Alberta is also scaling back contact tracing. Chief medical officer Deena Hinshaw told a news conference the province needs to scale back the focus on COVID-19 so resources can be deployed to tackle other respiratory illnesses that are likely to climb in the fall.
Health Canada is proposing to allow three times the current limit for residue of an insecticide and a fungicide in wild blueberries sold to Canadian consumers. It's also proposing a seven-fold increase for a fungicide in raspberries. Two public consultations are underway, one of which ended Tuesday. The other is ongoing until September 28. Federal officials say there is no health risk. Lac-Saint-Jean, Que., blueberry farmer and president of the Quebec association of blueberry producers Daniel Go
Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday said the government plans to create conditions for the Caribbean nation to hold elections as swiftly as possible following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse earlier this month. "The mission of this government is to prepare the conditions to hold the elections as quickly as possible," said Henry, during a speech to media in the capital Port-au-Prince. Henry did not specify a date for the elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Around a billion years ago, a region of northwest Canada now defined by steep mountains was a prehistoric marine environment where the remains of ancient sponges may be preserved in mineral sediment, the paper says. Geologist Elizabeth Turner discovered the rocks in a remote region of the Northwest Territories accessible only b
Newfoundland and Labrador will have $10-a-day child care by 2023, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau said an agreement has been reached between the federal and provincial governments to make child care more accessible and more affordable for parents at an announcement at the College of the North Atlantic on Prince Philip Drive in St. John's on Wednesday. Newfoundland and Labrador will receive more than $347 million between 2021 and 2025 as part of the agreement. The prime minist
TORONTO — An Ontario court is poised to determine whether private schools are entitled to pandemic support from the province after three schools launched a legal challenge over the government's allocation of federal COVID-19 funding. The schools -- two in Toronto and one in Kitchener, Ont. -- argue that in doling out the provincial portion of the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, the Ontario government left out some 1,500 independent institutions and the more than 150,000 children who attend th