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Habitat fragmentation due to sea ice loss is impacting polar bears’ breeding and feeding habits.
(Reuters) -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told an all-hands meeting of employees on Friday he planned to discuss U.S. immigration policy with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas later in the day, according to a source familiar with the meeting. During the meeting, Cook also told employees that a recent U.S. court decision in an antitrust case brought by "Fortnite" creator Epic Games hand resulted in a victory for Apple in nine out of 10 counts, the source said. The ruling amounted to "one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement" between Apple and developers on the App Store, the source cited Cook as saying.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said. “He’s a part-time governor,
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Liberian military commander who supervised the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed civilians at a church during that country's civil war in 1990 is liable under U.S. law for participating in extrajudicial killings and torture, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled. The decision was issued Wednesday against Moses W. Thomas and in favor of four anonymous plaintiffs who lived through the military assault on people seeking safety at a Red Cross shelter on the grounds
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
Ontario's police watchdog has cleared a Toronto police officer after he shot and killed a man who stabbed another officer earlier this year. According to the report by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), police were called by paramedics to a condo at Yonge Street and Merton Street, just north of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, to assist them with a man in "mental distress" on the evening of May 22. According to the report, a woman had called 911 to request an ambulance and to report that her son, wh
A Métis Franco-Ontarian artist Mique Michelle never expected her artwork would someday be displayed in a public library. Timmins Public Library, which commissioned Michelle's painting, revealed the piece today. The painting is called A Hub for Good Medicine. It can be found hanging in the fireside lounge of the Timmins Public Library’s main branch. "I really hope we can let people be the identity they are and have a safe space and feel comfortable for who they are," Michelle said in an interview
There's a presumptive COVID-19 case in Arviat, Nunavut. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, announced it in a news release Friday. He said a school-aged youth from the community tested positive in a rapid test on Thursday. A second sample has been sent to the lab in Rankin Inlet for confirmatory testing, with results expected later today, Patterson said. "There is strong evidence that the lab will confirm this case a true positive," said Patterson in the release. Restri
OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all. With just days to go before Monday's vote, polls suggest Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Erin O'Toole's Conservatives are running neck and neck and neither could land a majority mandate. Trudeau called the election on Aug. 15, sparking a 36-day campaign that he argued Friday morning wouldn't be an exercise in futil
CHETWYND, B.C. — Fire has charred huge piles of logs stored at a northeastern B.C. lumber mill operated by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. A statement from the company says flames broke out in the log yard of the Chetwynd Lumber Mill early Thursday afternoon and continued to burn Friday. The company says there were no injuries. The mill is not at risk and the statement says the fire has been contained to the log yard while firefighters from several area departments work to stop its spread. Chetwynd
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The “Less is More” law largely eliminates New York's practice of incarcerating people for technical parole violations, including being late to an appointment with a parole officer, missing curfew, or failing to pay fees or to inform a parole officer of a change in employment. Starting in March, people on parole will land back behind bars only f
The independent Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has crunched the numbers on countries' updated 2030 Paris Agreement targets and found Canada’s “highly insufficient,” pouring cold water on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign emphasis on expert endorsements. “Highly insufficient” means that as it stands, Canada is on track for 4 C warming –– far higher than the Paris Agreement goal of as close to 1.5 C as possible. To put that in context, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report fr
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Education Minister Becky Druhan says including more voices in the decision-making process will be a key pillar of how the Progressive Conservatives run the province's schools, but whether that includes the return of elected school boards remains unclear. "We are very interested in and absolutely need to hear from stakeholders within the system, and that's teachers and principals and other staff, as well as families and students," she said. On Thursday, the ministerial mandate letters for Druhan
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli. Murphy is aiming to become the first Democratic incumbent to win reelection in 44 years. Ciattarelli faces an uphill climb in Democrat-leaning New Jersey, where polls show Murphy ahead. The governor also has a fundraising a
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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (Reuters) -Fire crews in California have resorted to wrapping the bases of some giant sequoias in fire-resistant coverings in a desperate effort to save the towering specimens, including the General Sherman, the world's largest tree, the National Park Service said on Friday. The blaze, one of dozens to erupt across several western states in a fire season that got off to an early start, forced the closing earlier this week of Sequoia National Park and left a dense layer of smoke in the area early on Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said in court documents that his client wished to dismiss his appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Federal prosecutors did not oppose the dismissal in the “Fatal Vision” case, named for a book about t
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced a collection of new public health directives on Thursday afternoon, including requiring masks in all indoor public spaces — including Saskatchewan schools — beginning Friday. The interim public health order now in effect requires the use of non-medical masks for students and staff in schools across the province. Several school divisions, including the four largest in the province located in Saskatoon and Regina, already required masking in elementary and
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Friday his party has asked Toronto candidate Kevin Vuong to "pause his campaign" after the Toronto Star reported he had been charged previously with sexual assault — a charge that was later dropped. Speaking to reporters, Trudeau said his party only learned of the allegations Thursday from the Star's report — allegations he called "serious." Trudeau was asked if Vuong would be allowed to sit as an MP if he wins his riding of Spadina-Fort York. "We are looking i