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The NBA at 75: There has been a major commitment by NBA players to spark change in recent years. The league has a fan base that stretches to each corner of the globe and a reputation of being a leader when it comes to social issues. (Oct. 19)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. It was that credibility he put on the line in 2003 when, appearing before the United Nations as secretary of state, he made the case for war against Iraq. When it turned out that the intelligence he cited was f
Premier Andrew Furey said Monday he still has confidence in Health Minister John Haggie, even as Furey called aspects of the province's health-care system "a crisis," a phrase which the health minister has so far avoided using. While he didn't say the health-care system as a whole is in crisis, Furey did say the problems many face in health care do constitute a crisis. "It's a crisis for those experiencing the system when it doesn't work for them, it's a crisis because of the pandemic, in fact,
New data suggests teen vaping has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Canada, raising concerns that a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine and Health Canada is not acting quickly enough to curb it.
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
A plan to keep electricity rates from skyrocketing once the Muskrat Falls project is fully online will be finalized before the end of this year, but still beyond the original deadline of Sept. 30. An official with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology confirmed to CBC News on Tuesday afternoon that a deal is just weeks away, and that an earlier statement issued by the department was incorrect. On Monday, in response to an inquiry from the CBC, the department issued a statement saying
In a secretly recorded video, a Saskatoon court heard Tuesday that Greg Fertuck showed undercover police how he claimed he killed his wife, Sheree, using a walking stick as a prop rifle in the demonstration, with one of the officers standing in as Sheree. "I'm going to get something for you," Fertuck is heard saying on the tape, which was played during his trial for first-degree murder in Court of Queen's Bench. He then describes how he retrieved his .22-calibre semi-automatic rifle from his tru
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Record-sized hailstones fell across Australia's east coast this week, with ice pellets larger than grapefruits lashing residents in parts of Queensland, the country's metereology bureau said on Wednesday. A thunderstorm struck the Yalboroo area north of Mackay, 954 km (593 miles) north of Brisbane on Monday, bringing record-sized hailstones measuring 16 cm (6.3 inches) in diameter, the Bureau of Metereology (BOM) said. Video obtained by Reuters also showed vehicles and buildings at an industrial site in the Gold Coast being pelted by hail on Monday, with a man picking up one hailstone the size of a golf ball and showing it to the camera.
President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday to push his $2 trillion domestic spending package and $1 trillion infrastructure plan, insisting they are key to the U.S. maintaining its global competitive edge. (Oct. 20)
The Quebec government is investing $280 million over the next five years in sheltering homeless people immediately, and in a long-term effort to prevent homelessness among at-risk populations. The plan is called S'allier devant l'itinerance, which roughly translates to "united against homelessness" and the funding is to be spread out across the province. It was outlined Monday by Lionel Carmant, Quebec's junior health minister, who made the announcement at the old Hotel Dieu hospital — one of th
The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers' vaccination status. The company's Fisherman's Wharf location — its only one in San Francisco — was temporarily shut by the Department of Public Health on Oct. 14. Authorities said it refused to bar clients who couldn’t show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, as required by a city mandate that took effect Aug. 20. In-N-Out ignored repeated warnings to enforce the vaccin
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for younger children in a matter of weeks. Federal regulators will meet over the next two weeks to weigh the benefits of giving shots to kids, after lengthy studies meant to ensure the safety of the vaccines. Within hours of formal appr
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off to a rocky start with media polls showing his support rating sliding. Tuesday was the first official day of campaigning for nationwide legislative elections scheduled for Oct. 31. “I will drastically strengthen our defense capabi
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
P.E.I. is lowering the age for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at pharmacies, in an effort to get more young people vaccinated. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison made the announcement at a briefing on the pandemic Tuesday. "Our rates of full vaccination are among the highest in the country, and we will continue to stress the importance of immunization in the younger age groups," said Morrison. "Right now, our rates in the under-40 age groups are too low, especially the 20- t
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. congressional committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of contempt-of-Congress charges against Steve Bannon, a longtime aide to former President Donald Trump. The seven Democratic and two Republican members of the House of Representatives Select Committee approved a report recommending the criminal charge by a 9-0 vote, calling it "shocking" that Bannon refused to comply with subpoenas seeking documents and testimony. Approval of the report paved the way for the entire House to vote on whether to recommend contempt charges https://www.reuters.com/world/us/whats-stake-trump-allies-facing-contempt-congress-2021-10-14.
Jyoti Gondek is to become Calgary's first female mayor and Edmonton voters have elected Amarjeet Sohi, the city's first mayor of South Asian origin.
Recent court judgements have freed Hong Kong authorities to use national security powers to deploy tough colonial-era laws in a crackdown against opposition groups, alarming activists and lawyers in the city. Police have launched investigations into acts that took place before the national security law was imposed a year ago, despite assurances by Beijing and Hong Kong that the financial hub's legislation would not be retroactive. "The past is the future," said Simon Young, a professor at the University of Hong Kong's law school.
REGINA — Police in Regina say a man is accused of sending a threatening email from a fake account to two people, one of whom a spokeswoman in the premier's office says was Scott Moe. The Regina Police Service says in a news release that an investigation began on Oct. 4 with an email that allegedly threatened "the lives and safety of an elected official and an official with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health." Police say the email was received by several people with no apparent connection to eac