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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
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.
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
EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says a patient has died in hospital in Red Deer while awaiting care in the emergency ward. "The patient had been triaged — and later reassessed by emergency department staff — and was waiting for further care in an emergency department space," AHS spokesman Kerry Williamson said Tuesday in a statement. "The emergency department was fully staffed at the time." Williamson did not provide further details on the nature of the illness or circumstances of the death a
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
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
Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti took over representation of himself Tuesday at his latest criminal trial, setting the stage for him to directly confront former client and porn star Stormy Daniels.(Jan. 25)
A popular summer camp held at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo, Ont., has changed its name in a move local Indigenous leaders say is a good example of reconciliation. Camp K is run by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Kitchener. It recently changed its name to stop using a word, created to sound Indigenous, that's a play on the phrase "come on, I want to go." "It's appropriating that language inflection that's Indigenous," said Amy Smoke, who is Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan from Six Nat
Canada's main stock index edged higher on Tuesday, bouncing back from a steep sell-off earlier in the day, as resource shares benefited from geopolitical tensions boosting oil and gold prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 19.68 points, or 0.1%, at 20,590.98, after declining in the five previous trading days. The index closed 2.3% above its session low, but sentiment remained fragile amid fears that Russia will invade Ukraine and ahead of interest rate announcements on Wednesday by the Bank of Canada and the Federal Reserve.
A Toronto non-profit has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to create a fund to make it easier for municipalities and agencies to build electric vehicle charging stations. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) says the initiative, announced Tuesday, is being dubbed the "EV Station Fund" and will support the installation of up to 300 charging stations. "We have $2 million in new funding to be made available for a lot of groups across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area to build our electric vehicle c
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey shared the screen in rom com “The Wedding Planner,” as it went on general release in the U.S. (Jan. 26)
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday it's "a sign of weakness" that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an "extraordinary" military buildup. (Jan. 26)
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers was arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday, just days after announcing that he was resigning for health reasons. Newark police said a warrant was issued Tuesday for Rep. Gerald Brady’s arrest on two counts of shoplifting, and that Brady, 65, turned himself in a few hours later. He was released on his own recognizance. House Democrats announced last Friday that Brady wa
It's been a tough month for Larry Richards. He's the manager and ice tech of the Montague Curling Club where, this month, curlers were going to gather for the 2022 P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts and then later, the 2022 P.E.I. Tankard. Rising COVID cases put a stop to that. Restrictions that followed cut business even further, when all rinks and clubs had to shut down completely in mid-January. "Curling and winter go together. Members can't get out to curl, and we can only run from October
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
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is fighting a rise in COVID-19 cases as the government struggles to convince people to get vaccinated, the country’s health minister told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The country of 11 million people has reported more than 28,500 confirmed cases and 780 deaths, although experts say they believe the numbers are underreported given the widespread lack of testing. According to the World Health Organization, more than 204,900 vaccine doses have been administere
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He was 77. Silver died Monday, the federal Bureau of Prisons said, adding that the official cause of death would be determined by the medical examiner. Silver’s supporters had said he was in failing health from multiple medical conditions. He had been serving his sentence at the Federal
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There has been yet another setback for the Lower Churchill Project, with N.L. Hydro delaying final commissioning of the hydroelectric project until spring as efforts to perfect transmission software continue. In its latest update to the Public Utilities Board, Hydro set a new target of May 31 for project completion, a two-month delay from the previous update, provided in December. It's the latest delay in a project that is billions over budget and years behind schedule. It's also further evidenc
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.