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LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold. Ukraine was once one of the U.S.’s most frequent partners on international adoptions, but the war changed all that: The embattled country has halted all international adoptions as the country copes with the turmoil unleashed on its courts and social services. Many children, including orphans, have also fled
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday's primary election in Arkansas, it's obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton's making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his conservative bona fides while the two-term senator fends off challenges from the right. Donald Trump's image appears in ads for Boozman and for Sarah Sanders, who served as the former president's White House press secretary and
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé's decision to stay with Paris Saint-Germain was widely celebrated in the French league, even by coaches who still have to defend against the prolific forward next season. Mbappé ended months of speculation when he signed a new three-year deal on Saturday. He again snubbed Spanish giant Real Madrid, which failed to buy him in 2017 as he joined PSG from Monaco for 180 million euros ($190 million). Madrid had the same offer for Mbappé knocked back by PSG last year, when h
This story is part of Hire Calling, a CBC Vancouver series exploring the trends behind B.C.'s labour shortage and the creative solutions that some businesses are adopting. Have feedback or a story idea? Email email@example.com. White Spot is a decades-old B.C.-based restaurant chain made popular by its focus on burgers and family dining. But as the restaurant industry changes, the 93-year-old company is looking for new ways to attract not only customers, but employees willing to work for them d
On this day in weather history, a tornado struck Sarnia.
The Peter Pan restaurant stood at the north end of Charlottetown from 1958 to 2012. It was such a landmark that the corner it sat on is still called by that name. The burger restaurant closed in 2013 and was torn down in 2020. The original wooden sign went to Holland College for restoration by heritage carpentry students. The fate of the illuminated sign was unknown until recently. Roger Wells, a Summerside real estate agent who collects vintage signs, came across the sign in a vintage picker sa
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Kaitlyn Fortune started seeing what she calls "a lot of garbage" about weight posted on the social media platform TikTok. And as the world reopens, the master's student in sociology at Memorial University in St. John's says it's still a problem. Jokes on social media about pandemic-related weight gain — "the COVID-19," as in 19 extra pounds, for instance, and also the "Quarantine 15" — paved the way for TikTok to turn toxic, she found, with users saying things l
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border. The judge on Friday blocked a plan by President Joe Biden’s administration to lift the restrictions next Monday. Migrants have been expelled more than 1.9 million times since March 2020 under federal Title 42 authority. The provision denies migrants a chance to request asylum under U.S. law and international treaty on grounds of preventing the
The Vancouver Police Department says an attack on an 87-year-old Chinatown resident on Friday morning appears to be racially motivated. According to police, the senior was out for a morning walk and was standing near a bus stop close to the intersection of Pender Street and Columbia Street when a man came up to him around 11:40 a.m. PT Friday. The suspect allegedly made racist comments and bear-sprayed the senior in the face. The suspect then ran away, while nearby business staff and passersby h
Canada's Aaron Brown won the first men's 100 metre race of the Diamond League season with an underwhelming show in Birmingham on Saturday, after two false starts saw top contender Trayvon Bromell and local hope Zharnel Hughes disqualified. Brown clocked in at 10.13 seconds, a minor improvement from his 'B' race earlier when he managed 10.23 behind Jeremiah Azu, as the marquee event of the meet came to an anti-climactic finish when American Bromell and Hughes jumped the gun. Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica finished second at 10.18 seconds while Canada's Jerome Blake took bronze with an effort of 10.20 seconds.
It's second time lucky for Boeing as they successfully launch their space capsule and dock it at the International Space Station. View on euronews
Chinese officials have vowed to retaliate over Canada’s decision to ban Huawei from accessing its 5G network, accusing officials of violating free trade rules and ‘acting in collusion’ with the U.S.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law that required transgender people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate, and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order, the ACLU of Montana said. Jon Ebelt, spokesperson for the state health department, said the agency is still working with the Department of Justice to review the April 21 ruling and its implications. He did not re
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has issued a brief statement in which it largely claims victory in its long-running arbitration dispute with Muskrat Falls contractor Astaldi Canada. But big questions remain unanswered. After repeated requests for information by CBC News, the public utility company confirmed Friday that it has received notice of final award from the arbitration panel and that it is "pleased with the tribunal's decision." According to N.L. Hydro, the arbitrators ruled that the dec
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: “It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential." The president was asked about the disease as he spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base in South Korea, where he visited troops before taking off for Japan to continue his first tr
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca is defending his party's plan to press ahead with a gas-tax cut if elected to government because it will help families and won't impact his party's promises to invest more in health care and education. Meanwhile, the New Democrats Leader Andrea Horwath is promising to regulate retail and wholesale mark-up of gas prices.
The Ottawa Police Services Board is set to consider a proposal to hire members of the force's own community equity council — a group intended to mend police relationships with marginalized groups — to help recruit a new police chief. The move raises questions about the propriety of a potential double-dip into public coffers by members of a group that's tied to the police service, but also vying for city contracts related to police recruiting and operations. The board's human resources committee
The potential for severe storms will resurface in Quebec Sunday as favourable conditions linger, while also extending into New Brunswick, before a cold front swings through.
On this day in weather history, an EF-5 tornado hit Joplin, Mo.
The N.W.T. public prosecution service has set up a specialized team to handle cases involving sexual assault, to give trauma-informed supports to victims going through the court process. "We want to try to make it as comfortable as possible, knowing that it's never going to be an easy process," said Annie Piché, general counsel for the new team. The team will rely on input from members of the community who are affected by sexual violence to develop culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed approa