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CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady and the nation's doctor each sought to empathize with anxious parents nationwide who have been scrambling to find enough formula for their children. Both said President Joe Biden and his team understand what parents ar
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized following the release of a report blaming him and senior officials for a string of alcohol-fuelled parties at 10 Downing Street that broke the government’s own COVID-19 lockdown rules.
U.S. President Joe Biden called for new gun restrictions Tuesday night, in an address to the nation after 18 children were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school.
A Saskatchewan woman is trying to bring her family to Canada after they were forced to flee two war zones — first from Afghanistan and then Ukraine. "It's been really stressful, especially for me. I'm the oldest daughter," University of Regina political science student Tahera Hussain said in an interview with CBC this week. "I feel responsible to help them in any way I can." Hussain came to Canada several years ago for her education. She's also working two jobs to support herself and her family
GASPÉ, Que. — Fisheries and Oceans Canada says its search mission has failed to locate an endangered North Atlantic right whale that was spotted last week entangled in some type of gear east of Gaspé, Que. The 14-year-old female known as Sundog was last seen on May 19. The department says its aircraft will resume regular right whale surveillance activities but will continue to watch for the entangled whale. It says marine mammal rescue agencies will mobilize if the whale is spotted. There are ab
Windsor police say the final suspect in a shooting outside a Windsor bowling alley in April has been arrested. Fernando Anthony Ratcliffe, 22, of Merlin was arrested more than a month after police identified him as a suspect. "Yesterday, our major crime unit received information that Mr. Ratcliffe was in the Greater Toronto Area," Windsor police acting Supt. Karel Degraaf said at a press conference on Wednesday. He was transported to London, Ont., and arrested by Windsor police. He was charged w
People looking to take rural bus routes on P.E.I. can no longer take getting a seat for granted, says the Department of Transportation. Soaring gas prices and the reopening of offices with pandemic restrictions ending have combined to fill the province's rural transit buses, said Alex Dalziel, a policy analyst with the Department. "We're pleased to see that ridership has been steadily increasing and Islanders are choosing to leave their cars at home," said Dalziel. "At the same time we don't wan
The late Edward Lennie was known as a leader, a mentor, and a passionate advocate of Arctic sports. Now he's being recognized for his contribution to sports at a national level. Lennie, of Inuvik, N.W.T., died in 2020 at age 86. He will be inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame this fall. His son, Hans Lennie, said to be recognized with the Order of Sport is an honour. "My father's dream has finally come true," he said. Arctic sports are being recognized internationally, but Edward Lenni
Power outages continue to hamper Ontarians after Saturday’s storm left thousands without power. Ahmar Khan reports.
As carjackings in Toronto continue to surge, police say they are now investigating four similar incidents that happened in less than two hours in Scarborough overnight. The first happened at 11:44 p.m. in the McLevin Avenue and Greenspire Road area. Police say a person was standing beside their car in their driveway when a man approached with a gun and demanded the keys. The suspect was unsuccessful and took off empty-handed, police say. The second incident happened just five minutes later, in t
A Halifax man faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a "physical altercation" early Wednesday. Halifax Regional Police said officers went to a residence on Sylvia Avenue at 3:30 a.m. after getting reports of a disturbance. "Two men who are known to one another were involved in a physical altercation," Const. Nicolas Gagnon said. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was charg
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s central bank kept its main interest rate unchanged for a fifth month running on Thursday despite an annual inflation rate of nearly 70%. The bank said it would keep its policy rate “constant” at 14%, arguing inflation was driven by geopolitical developments and the “temporary effects of pricing formations." The bank set its expectation for disinflation to begin following measures for price stability and the resolution of an ongoing regional conflict, an apparent referenc
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 15 people were killed in a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school. (May 24)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday the federal government will provide $15-millon in funding for the 2025 Invictus Games, and the Canadian Armed Forces "Soldier On" program will also receive $1-million in funds. Trudeau spoke about the incredible impact sports can have on injured veterans who serve their county.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Grass in office parks, on college campuses or in some California neighborhoods will go brown this summer after state water officials adopted a ban Tuesday on watering certain green spaces as the state's drought drags on. The ban adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board follows Gov. Gavin Newsom's plea for Californians to use less water or face broad, mandatory restrictions on water use. The board also voted to require local water districts to adopt stricter co
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer accused of assaulting her partner multiple times has pleaded not guilty to four charges. Noelle Laite of Pasadena entered the pleas in Corner Brook provincial court Tuesday. She's charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and two counts of assault causing bodily harm, one of which involves alleged choking. Laite is accused of beating and choking her intimate partner over a period of nearly two years. The province's serious-incident response team began
LANGFORD, B.C. — Police say they are investigating manure left at the front doors of Premier John Horgan's local constituency office in Langford, B.C. A news release from RCMP Wednesday says officers were called to a report of manure being dumped and signs being posted at Horgan's community office around 9 a.m. It says the suspects are believed to be supporters of Save Old Growth and the incident is under investigation as mischief. In a statement posted on the group's website, supporters of Save
While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts with the Major League Soccer club. The younger Aaronson played more than 45 minutes for the Union on Sunday, coming in as a sub in Philadelphia's 2-0 victory over Portland. It was his longest stint on field in MLS play
A Montreal man accused of viciously beating a 10-year-old girl who was walking home from school in mid-March should be found not criminally responsible for his actions due to a mental illness, according to a psychiatric report filed Wednesday. The report says Tanvir Singh, 21, could not understand the consequences of his actions or tell right from wrong on March 15 when he assaulted the girl on du Tricentenaire Boulevard in the neighbourhood of Pointe-aux-Trembles. Lawyers have asked the court t
Friends of Salvador Ramos, the gunman in the Texas school shooting, say he was a troubled high school dropout who had a fascination for guns.