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The U.S. Border Patrol faces major challenges monitoring a vast expanse of windblown farmland along the Canada-U.S. border, near where an Indian family of four was found dead last week. Agent Katy Siemer says the smuggling organizations don't care about migrants' safety — they only care about money.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The issue of whether George Floyd was suffering from the disputed condition of “excited delirium” the day he was killed resurfaced Wednesday at the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with depriving him of his civil rights. Police arrested Floyd outside a corner store on May 25, 2020, for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for cigarettes. A panicky-sounding Floyd struggled and said he was claustrophobic as officers tried to shove th
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. It calls for an open primary in which all candidates for a given race appear on the ballot, regardless of party affiliation, followed by ranked voting in the general election. No other state conducts its elections with thi
Outspoken singer-songwriter Neil Young has given Spotify an ultimatum between streaming his music or continuing to distribute the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, known for featuring COVID-19 contrarians with confusing and dangerous views.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore mayor serving a three-year sentence for a self-dealing scandal over children's books has left an Alabama federal prison for community confinement in the Baltimore area, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed Wednesday. Catherine Pugh, 71, transferred out of the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville, Alabama, on Tuesday, and will be moved to a halfway house or be under house arrest, the bureau said in an emailed statement. The statement noted tha
The body of a New York City police officer who died from injuries sustained in a Harlem shooting last week was escorted to a funeral home Wednesday. Along the route, dozens of NYPD officers paid tribute to Officer Wilbert Mora. (Jan. 26)
From levitating athletes and dazzling wooden stadiums, Getty Images sports photographer Patrick Smith shares his highlights from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.View on euronews
Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before been seen publicly - riding a fad for “crypto” assets that have taken the art and financial worlds by storm. (Jan. 26)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy laid out an optimistic vision of the state's future Tuesday during an election year address to lawmakers that comes amid a period of higher oil prices and follows a year marked by drawn-out, bruising legislative sessions. The Republican, giving his fourth State of the State speech since taking office in late 2018, said he envisioned a state that is a leader in renewable energy, with energy costs among the lowest in the U.S. He also wants Alaska to
A family cat was killed after a cube van crashed into the side of a home in Lakeshore following a two-vehicle collision, according to the homeowner. The owner of the home at the intersection of Essex County Road 46 and Naylor Side Road was not willing to give his name to the CBC but did say that his son had stepped out for a cigarette shortly before the van collided with the house on Monday. He said his son would likely be dead if he hadn't left the room. OPP closed a section of County Road 46 b
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jazz pianist, session musician and bandleader Bobbe Long “Beegie” Adair, who played on over 100 records throughout her six decade career, has died. She was 84. Her manager, Monica Ramey, said Adair died Sunday in Franklin. A cause of death was not immediately released. Adair, raised in Cave City, Kentucky, began playing at age 5, attended college in Kentucky and then moved to Nashville to work in the city's music scene in the 1960s. She worked as a musician on Johnny Cash
TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) -Taiwan Vice President William Lai left on Tuesday to shore up a shaky relationship with Honduras and attend the swearing-in of its new leader, an event U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is also going to, potentially giving the two a chance to interact. China has ramped up pressure to reduce Taiwan's international footprint, saying the democratically governed island is Chinese territory with no right to state-to-state ties. Honduras is one of only 14 countries to maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Red carpets to feminist fashion, how the House of Dior has evolved. (Jan. 24)
Thousands in Ontario are eagerly awaiting surgeries deemed non-urgent by the province. Among those stuck in limbo is Silvano Tittonel’s father. He discusses his family's growing frustration with the province's priorities.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — African Cup of Nations organizers announced Wednesday that they were changing the venues for two quarterfinal games and one of the semifinals. One of the quarterfinals scheduled for Sunday was moved from the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde across town to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium after eight people were killed in a crush outside the Olembe during the round-of-16 game between host Cameroon and Comoros on Monday. A total of 38 others were injured and seven of them were in serio
OTTAWA — Conservative MPs meeting for a two-day retreat say they don't expect to be shown the entire review into the party's election loss. Former Alberta MP James Cumming is set to present the findings from his review to caucus members and national council Thursday. Party spokesman Cory Hann says caucus will be briefed on the contents of the review, including its key findings and recommendations, and will have a chance to ask questions of the author. Part of the presentation will also focus on
With a large number of skilled labour retirements on the horizon, Ontario is focusing its efforts on ensuring an existing shortage doesn’t get worse. Matthew Bingley reports.
President Joe Biden says there has been "no change in the posture of the Russian forces" along the Ukraine border and the White House is still preparing for a potentially imminent Russian invasion, a move Biden says would "change the world." (Jan. 25)
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three days of talks between the Taliban, Western diplomats and civil society on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and human rights wrapped up Tuesday in Norway, with acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi praising the discussions, which he said “went very well." The closed-door meetings in the snow-capped mountains above the Norwegian capital of Oslo came at a crucial time for Afghanistan, as freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward economic spiral that
President Joe Biden reacted to news of liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement Wednesday, saying he would speak to the issue after Breyer makes the announcement himself. The opening gives Biden his first pick for the high court. (Jan. 26)