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The parents of a Michigan teenager accused of killing four schoolmates have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, raising questions about who can be charged after a mass shooting.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits." The group provided no further details. On Nov. 21, the religious organization announced that the 400 Mawozo gang had released the first two hostages of a group of 17 kidnapped in mid-Oc
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Talles Magno scored in the 88th minute to send New York City FC into the MLS Cup final with a 2-1 win over the COVID-19-restriction-ravaged Philadelphia Union on Sunday. New York won its first Eastern Conference championship and will play at the Portland Timbers on Saturday for the MLS Cup. Gudi Thórarinsson stripped the ball from Union defender Olivier Mbaizo and fed it to Magno for the decisive goal. Magno cupped his ear as he ran off the field after putting the ball past M
MONTREAL — Three major unions representing daycare workers in Quebec joined parents and opposition parties today in asking Premier François Legault to intervene in a strike that's shuttered hundreds of government-subsidized centres across the province. The calls came today at a press conference held in Montreal. About 10,000 workers affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade Unions have been on strike since Wednesday, and further daycare unions are threatening to walk away if no agreeme
A storm moving into southern British Columbia on Sunday will bring a renewed chance for low-elevation snow across portions of the province. Much of Metro Vancouver has a decent opportunity to see some flakes through Monday.
The MP for Ontario's Windsor West is calling on the federal government to increase its zero-emission vehicle incentives in Canada to match the proposed U.S. incentives. Brian Masse, the NDP's industry and international trade critic, on Monday responded to U.S. President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Bill, which is awaiting Senate approval. Masse and Unifor want Canada-U.S. harmonization of the incentives, which would include them applying to all vehicles built in this country. The U.S. proposal
For a second year running the commemoration for the Battle of Austerlitz in the Czech Republic has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Only a small group of hard-core history fans were allowed to participate. View on euronews
BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in Yangon, and similar rallies were reported in other parts of the country a day ahead of an expected verdict in the first of about a dozen criminal cases against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was toppled in a military takeover on Feb
Thirty-two years after a gunman motivated by a hatred of feminists opened fire on campus, killing 14 women and injuring others, the list of women killed by male violence in Quebec continues to grow. As Quebecers plan moments of silence and solemn ceremonies to mark the tragedy that occurred on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal's Polytechnique engineering school, advocates point out that the events of the last year show misogynistic violence is not a thing of the past. Quebec has experienced a spate of ho
LILLE, France (AP) — American forward Timothy Weah is set to miss Lille's crucial Champions League group match at Wolfsburg on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury. Weah did not play in Lille's 2-1 win against Troyes in the French league on Saturday because of the injury. “He got injured during training on Friday, we waited for the examination's results," Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec said after the game in remarks quoted by local newspaper La Voix Du Nord. “It's a quadriceps injury." Fren
British Columbia's public safety minister got a first-hand look Friday of the destruction caused by torrential rainstorms that forced rivers over their banks and ripped away roads and bridges. Mike Farnworth visited Princeton, about 280 kilometres east of Vancouver.
HAMILTON — There’s a new Canadian Premier League champion. Victoria’s Pacific FC knocked off defending champions Forge FC of Hamilton 1-0 in the CPL final Sunday for their first league title. Alessandro Hojabrpour scored the game’s only goal in the 59th minute for the visitors on a chilly late afternoon at Tim Hortons Field. The goal came off a set piece taken near the corner flag. Gianni Dos Santos sent the free kick into the box, and Hojabrpour made a darting run to the near post and headed th
Canada’s new restrictions for returning travellers are especially stringent for those returning from some African countries, and it’s left some people stranded and many more confused about what they need to do to get home.
Canada's ambassador to China said on Monday he would soon leave his post after a two-year assignment where he helped secure the freedom of two Canadian detainees despite icy relations between Beijing and Ottawa. Dominic Barton's departure, which will take effect on Dec 31, leaves a crucial diplomatic post open at a time when the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rethinking its policy towards a more assertive China. Barton said in a statement that working to free the two men had been "the honor of a lifetime".
CALGARY — A decision on whether a former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash should be deported to India likely won't be coming until the new year. A lawyer for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 33, had sent a voluminous amount of paperwork to the Canada Border Services Agency earlier this year arguing why he should be allowed to stay in Canada once his sentence has been served. Sidhu was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and bodily h
Megan Scheffers waited until July to celebrate Christmas with her kids after the COVID-19 pandemic kept them apart last winter, but she says decorating candy log cabins just wasn't the same in the dead of summer. She was hoping to make up for missed traditions this year as two of her three children booked mid-December tickets to fly to Nova Scotia from the Netherlands, where they live with their father. But as the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus threatens to upend the holiday season, Sc
Here’s the latest for Monday, December 6: Jussie Smollett takes the witness stand; New York to require vaccine mandates for city employers; Former GOP senator to challenge Georgia governor; Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies.
Merck has announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to manufacture Molnupiravir, an oral antiviral medicine for the treatment of COVID-19, in Whitby, Ont. The companies will manufacture Molnupiravir for distribution in Canada and the U.K., as well as markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America, pending local market approvals.
LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that illegal drugs were being used inside Parliament buildings. The newspaper said tests using drug detection wipes found traces of cocaine in 11 locations that are only accessible by accredited parliamentary lawmakers, staff a
When most people think of penguins, we usually think of Antarctica, yet only 7 of the 17 known penguin species live there. This small penguin actually lives and thrives at the equator. It is the Galapagos penguin and it finds an abundance of food around the remote islands such as Fernandina, due to the convergence of powerful ocean currents. One of the three main ocean currents, the Humboldt, brings with it cold water and this creates the perfect habitat for anchovies, sardines, and mullet. These fish are the main species that make up the diet of the Galapagos penguins. Flightless birds, they are amazingly agile in the water. Penguins are capable hunters, able to reach speeds of 35km/h (20mph) underwater, using their powerful flippers. These penguins are perfectly at home in the surf, but they spend much of their day on the rocky shores of the Galapagos Islands. They take shelter at night in crevices and caves in the lava debris along the shore. These swimmers were scuba diving in the nearby waters off Fernandina but they passed close to shore as they returned to their dive boat. They hopped in the water to explore a particularly beautiful stretch of coastline. As they were snorkeling in the blue waters near shore, they were joined by sharks, curious penguins, and playful sea lions. The penguins hunted and paid little attention to the swimmers, although they came close for a curious inspection a few times. The sea lions however, rolled and cavorted, inviting the clumsy humans to play and follow them as they dashed back and forth and all around them. Sea lions are truly the clowns of the ocean, seemingly laughing and eager to have fun with anyone who enters their domain. The sea lion even tried to catch one of the penguins in what seemed to be a game, but the penguin was not amused. Wisely, penguins avoid sea lions as they are also known to prey on penguins when the opportunity arises. Penguins and sea lions are both hunted by large sharks, making life in these waters hazardous for both of them. The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most fascinating and beautiful animals on the planet. Many of the remote areas such as this one see so few humans that the animals here have very little reason to fear them. Although people must keep a respectful distance, it is not uncommon to find that the animals here will approach humans curiously if they are careful and quiet. The swimmers in this group enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience as they played with sea lions and penguins in their own habitat and on their own terms.