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Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 27: Biden plan seeks to expand education; Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito; Investigators seek cause of deadly train derailment; Thai soldiers race to protect temple from flood.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The province's police watchdog is investigating after a collision between a pickup truck and motorcycle that left one man dead late Sunday evening in Kamloops, B.C. RCMP say in a news release that initial investigation suggests the motorcyclist ran a red light and struck the front of the pickup truck. They say he was pronounced dead at the scene, and that the pickup truck driver was not injured. The Mounties say that the motorcyclist passed a police vehicle before the collision.
One month after an explosion rocked downtown Wheatley, the provincial government is providing $2 million in funding to support the community. The money will "help directly impacted eligible businesses resume operations and provide goods and services to families," the Ontario government said in a news release on Saturday. The funding comes after a suspected hydrogen sulphide gas explosion destroyed two buildings and injured 20 people in Wheatley on Aug. 26. Since then, homes and businesses in the
Levels of a potentially dangerous air pollutant have decreased in Nova Scotia over the past two decades, according to the first long-term analysis of surface ozone in the province. In the upper atmosphere, naturally-occurring ozone is a good thing because it blocks harmful ultraviolet rays. But at ground (or surface) level, it's a harmful pollutant that breaks down lung tissue and damages crops. Pollutants emitted by power plants, cars, refineries and other sources react in sunlight and heat are
Two UBC students were struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on campus early Sunday morning. While the cause hasn’t been revealed, police say impaired driving and road conditions may have been factors.
Montreal police say a cyclist was transported to hospital in critical condition after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Mount Royal and Parc avenues. The driver allegedly fled the scene after the collision, which took place in the middle of the intersection which is located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. Numerous 911 calls came in at around 3:30 p.m. to report the incident and the fleeing truck, according to Montreal police spokesperson Const. Manuel Couture. The suspect was later
The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to "ensure full accountability" over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel's chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and Republican Senator James Risch, said in a letter released on Monday that Biden should direct the U.S. Treasury Department to "do their due diligence with all due haste and, as necessary, ensure full accountability."
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SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances, according to nearly complete returns. With 26 of 37 polling stations counted, some 76% of voters approved making abortion legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It will also be legal beyond then if the woman’s life is in danger
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods made plant-based burgers cool. Now, the rival California startups hope to work the same magic with plant-based chicken. They're both rolling out plant-based chicken products to US groceries nationwide. (Sept. 27)
“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the banishment of the Confederate capital’s last major totem to the “Lost Cause,” Allen C. Guelzo’s timely biography expertly scrubs off 150 years of political and cultural patina accumulated since the renowned general’s passing to reveal a t
The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 8:15 p.m. Stephen Daldry now has a trio of Tony Awards for directing. He won Sunday for helming “The Inheritance,” playwright Matthew Lopez’s two-part, seven-hour epic that uses “Howards End” as a starting point for a play that looks at gay life in the early 21st century. Daldry had previously won for “Billy Elliot: The Musical” and “An Inspector Calls.” He also was a nominee in 2015 for “Skylight” and directed Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth
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BEIJING (Reuters) -The release of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shows China's strength and Canada should "draw lessons," China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after state media called it an opportunity for a reboot of bilateral relations. Meng landed in Huawei's home city of Shenzhen aboard a government-chartered plane on Saturday to much fanfare, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing shortly after Meng's 2018 detention returned home. Meng's return shows the ability of the Chinese government and ruling Communist Party to protect its citizens, companies, and interests, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) -Israeli troops killed five Hamas militants in gun battles during raids on Sunday against one of the group's cells in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli military spokesperson said. The shootouts marked the deadliest violence between Israel and Hamas since an 11-day Gaza war in May and threatened to raise tensions along the Israeli border with the coastal enclave and in the West Bank. A military spokesperson said, "as far as we are concerned, all those killed were armed Hamas operatives, taking part in firefights", but added he was checking the relative's information.
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter offenses rose 29.4 percent in 2020 over 2019, marking the largest annual increase since national record-keeping began in the 1960s, the New York Times and Washington Post reported. Overall violent crime was up 5.6% to nearly 1.3 million incidents, although property crime fell 7.8% to nearly 6.5 million incidents, marking the 18th consecutive year that property crimes have decreased, the FBI said. A greater percent of homicides were the result of gun violence - 76% in 2020 versus 73% in 2019 - with Houston seeing a 55% increase in gun homicides, reaching 343 in 2020 compared to 221 in 2019, the Washington Post reported.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada says the city decided not to install a type of heat-detection equipment on light rail trains, which could have warned of problems on the train that derailed in August. The TSB issued an advisory letter Monday as part of its investigation into a derailment of an out-of-service train near the western end of Ottawa's Confederation Line on the evening of Aug. 8. The letter focuses on the bottoms of the two-vehicle trains, specifically the cartridge ass
New Brunswick reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the highest one-day total since the pandemic began. Forty-one people are now in hospital, up from 33 on Sunday, including 16 in intensive care. None of them are under the age of 19, Public Health said in a news release. There are now 650 active cases of COVID across the province. Of the new cases, 67— or 78 per cent — are not fully vaccinated, according to the release. A total of 79.3 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 or older are now fu
The election is too close to call with both top parties — Merkel's centre-right Union bloc and centre-left Social Democrats — hoping to strike a power-sharing deal with the Greens and Free Democrats. View on euronews