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Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: COVID BIDEN: “When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had COVID shots in the United States of America — and the vaccine. Now we got 190 million, because I went out and bought everything I could do and buy in sight and it worked." THE FAC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Earth's warming and resulting natural disasters are creating a more dangerous world of desperate leaders and peoples, the Biden administration said Thursday in the federal government's starkest assessments yet of security and migration challenges facing the United States as the climate worsens. The Defense Department for years has called climate change a threat to U.S. national security. But Thursday's reports by the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, National Se
Rogers Communications Inc. says a move by former chair Edward Rogers to replace five members of the company's board is "invalid," the latest development in an ugly fight for control of the company. After being ousted as chair of the company that bears his name on Thursday, Edward pitched a plan to replace five members of the company's board with new people of his choosing, saying in a statement that he "believes that it would be in the best interests of RCI to reconstitute the board." On Friday
Nova Scotia's finance minister says he's not made a final decision yet about whether the province will ante up for an online casino. Allan MacMaster said the government's focus has been on health care and housing since being sworn in at the end of August and he needs more time to assess the proposal. "We're a new government," he said in an interview at Province House. "We want to talk about these things." Last February, the former Liberal government cleared the way for sanctioned online gambling
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first woman as well as the first woman of color to serve in a post that frequently serves as a launching pad to the governor’s mansion. Half of the past 10 lieutenant governors went on to become governor. The two will compete for votes on
A Northern California sheriff says a family and their dog died of extreme heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in a remote area in August. Sheriff Jeremy Briese said they were walking in extreme heat conditions before they died. (Oct. 21)
DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected. “This race is tight,” Harris told hundreds of cheering supporters in a parking lot outside a county fire station in Dumfries, about 30 miles south of Washington and part of fast-growing Northern Virginia, which has been a key driver in turning what was once a
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A Haitian man identifying himself as the leader of the gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries said in a video posted on YouTube on Thursday that he was willing to kill "these Americans" if he does not get what he needs. The speaker in the video, dressed in a purple suit, is recognizable as the man known in Haiti by the alias Lamo Sanjou, the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitis-400-mawozo-rose-petty-crime-gang-major-kidnapping-ring-2021-10-21 that authorities say is behind the abduction of the missionaries at the weekend. The sixteen Americans and one Canadian - including five children - were on a trip organized by the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.
Calgary's mayor-elect, Jyoti Gondek, won the most votes in all 14 of the city's electoral wards, according to official results of the municipal election released Friday afternoon. The final count gave Gondek 176,344 votes and 45 per cent of the vote share, in total. Second-place finisher Jeromy Farkas earned 116,698 votes, or 30 per cent of the total. Jeff Davison finished third with 50,654 votes, or 13 per cent of the total. Of the ballots cast on election day, Gondek won the most votes in ever
A man has been rushed to hospital with "life-altering injuries" after he was struck by a driver in Mississauga. Peel Regional Police say the collision took place at the intersection of Derry Road West and Danton Promenade shortly after 7pm. A 78-year-old man was transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition, police said. Derry Road West was closed at Danton Promenade and motorists were advised to use alternative routes. The man remains at a trauma centre with life-altering injurie
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA's plans for overhauling the Champions League could still be reviewed, the group that represents European domestic leagues said Friday, adding that it may challenge some details that favor storied clubs. UEFA approved changes in April that would replace the current Champions League format — which has a six-game group stage — with a single league table guaranteeing each team 10 games against 10 different opponents starting in the 2024-25 season. However, the 33-nation European L
RCMP are investigating a suspected homicide in 100 Mile House, B.C. Police received a 911 call "reporting what sounded like gunshots" in an industrial area of town on Tuesday evening, according to a statement. Responding officers found a person dead when they arrived. Police are still investigating how the person died and the circumstances before their death, but investigators believe it's a case of homicide. "Evidence at the scene supports that the victim died as a result of homicide and the No
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: BIDEN: “When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had COVID shots in the United States of America — and the vaccine. Now we got 190 million, because I went out and bought everything I could do and buy in sight and it worked." THE FACTS: No
Nearly 150 staff members at Sick Kids Hospital have been placed on unpaid leave for not providing proof that they are fully vaccinated. Erica Vella reports.
The Ontario government is set to begin lifting restrictions, a process that will lead up until the majority are gone. But the provincial government’s independent science table warns that removing some public health measures before the spring will be a mistake. Matthew Bingley reports.
OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is challenging a Federal Court judge’s ruling that struck down his request for reinstatement as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign. The senior military officer’s legal team filed a notice of appeal on Friday, arguing Justice Ann Marie McDonald erred in her ruling last week that Fortin needed to submit a complaint to the military before bringing his case to court. “The judge made numerous and grave legal errors in her decision, which Maj.-Gen. F
A house fire in Regina's Glencairn neighbourhood has displaced six people. Firefighters were called to the home on Cannon Street, just north of Dewdney Avenue E., at 10:35 a.m. CST on Thursday, the fire department said in a tweet Thursday afternoon. The blaze was contained to one room but there was significant smoke damage, the department said. The residents are receiving help from the mobile crisis services. No injuries were reported, and two dogs and one cat were also safely taken out of the h