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Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. He was alive and in surgery, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie. A man rushed to the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and attacked Rushdie, 75, as he was being introduced to give a talk on artistic freedom to an audience of hundreds, eyewitnesses said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Supporters of Iran-backed Shiite groups rallied in Baghdad on Friday to denounce their rivals, followers of an influential Shiite cleric who stormed the parliament last month and have since been holding a sit-in outside the assembly building in the Iraqi capital. The rivalry between the two sides shows the deep divisions within Iraq's Shiite community, which makes up about 60% of Iraq's population of over 40 million people. Unlike Iran-backed groups, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wants b
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still searching Thursday for between around 30 to 50 people believed missing after the boat that had been carrying them from the Turkish coast of Antalya to Italy capsized in the early hours of Wednesday. No further survivors had
Walmart Inc could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the nation's biggest retailer, according to foot traffic data reviewed by Reuters and analysts. Foot traffic at Walmart's 3,573 U.S. Supercenters and its 370 discount stores (as of Jan. 31, 2022) fell 2.7% on average from June 1 through July 25 versus a year earlier, according to data from Placer.ai, a location analytics firm.
With temperatures in excess of 30C expected in Nottinghamshire this week, dog owners are once again being reminded not to leave their dogs in hot cars - even with the windows slightly open as was the case in this incident ⚠️ Officers were called after the dehydrated animal was spotted at the Wilkinson Street park and ride site, off Nottingham’s ring road, on Monday afternoon. The small black Shih Tzu was barking and panting inside a locked car. The windows were left slightly open but it was not enough to prevent the dog collapsing. Thankfully, police arrived just in time to save his life. They smashed the car’s window, gave him water and rushed him to a local vet in the back of a police car. The dog is now making a good recovery and the owner has been invited to attend a police interview. The case is also to be referred to the RSPCA. Video credit Nottinghamshire Police
The city of Iqaluit is declaring a state of emergency due to historically low water levels caused by a lack of rain this summer. The move allows the municipality to begin pumping water from a nearby lake, referred to as Unnamed Lake or Qikiqtalik Lake, to fill the water reservoir in Lake Geraldine ahead of freeze-up. Amy Elgersma, the city's chief administrative officer and emergency management co-ordinator, told city council Friday the reservoir needs to make up around 413,000 cubic metres to h
Mindy Kaling explains why Canada's 'amazing South Asian talent' leads her to work with artists from this country.
U.S. gas prices have dipped under $4 a gallon for the first time in more than five months. AAA says the national average is $3.99 for a gallon of regular (Aug.11) (AP video: Stephen Smith)
A fearless lawyer known for her strong work ethic and tenacious dedication to family has died. Elaine Keenan Bengts passed away in her Yellowknife home Monday after fighting with cancer. She was 63. Keenan Bengts was born in Saskatoon in 1958 and came to Yellowknife "for two years" with her family in 1969. Like many northerners, she ended up staying for over 50 years. She raised her family here and made the North her home. She was inspired by her father to earn her law degree. "Dad always used t
Planet Drum is a musical collective of renowned drummers from different countries and musical backgrounds who are hoping to bring the world together in rhythm and dance. The Grammy-winning group are back after 15 years with a new record called “In The Groove,” a dance record built on their unique collaborative rhythms. (Aug. 11)
LONDON (AP) — Defender Millie Bright has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea after helping England win the Women's European Championship last month. The 28-year-old Bright is Chelsea Women’s longest-serving player after joining in 2014 from Doncaster Belles and has helped the London club win six Women’s Super League titles, four FA Cups, two Continental Cups and one Community Shield. “You’re my home and I can’t wait to continue fighting for more trophies,” Bright said in a statement on
A New York judge has ordered that Donald Trump's company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud charges.
Congress is poised to pass Friday the single biggest investment in climate change in U.S. history, putting about $375 billion towards climate change-fighting strategies such as investments in renewable energy. (Aug. 11) (AP video: Haven Daley, Rick Bowmer, Godfredo A. Vasquez)
Canada will not yet shift its approach to administering monkeypox vaccines to allow them to be divided up into much smaller doses, which the U.S. has done in order to vaccinate many more people than the current strategy. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said during a press conference Friday that Canada has no plans right now to recommend changes to the vaccination strategy to allow for fractional doses to be administered across the country. "We've been connecting, of course, with our
Guilty Maddie the Great Dane is a funny talkative girl. Watch and laugh as Mom comes inside and discovers that while she was out mowing the grass, Hurricane Maddie blew through the laundry room and spilled Maddie's Doggie Heat panties all over the floor. Or at least this is the story that Not Guilty Maddie tries to tell to Mom. Sister Ellie's funny shake of her head, let's Mom know that this Panty Party was all Maddie's doing.
One of six people accused in the shooting death of 18-year-old Joedin Leger in Moncton earlier this year is seeking bail. The lawyer for Jerek John England, 23, filed the application in the Court of Queen's Bench on Monday seeking to be released while the case continues through court. England faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Leger in Moncton. First-degree murder is a homicide that's both planned and deliberate. Bail for those facing murder char
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against Ukraine have put severe financial strain on many in Germany and beyond, raising concerns about a possible winter of discontent. “We will do everything to help citizens get through this difficult time,” Scholz told reporter
Canada's antitrust agency blocked Rogers' C$20 billion acquisition of Shaw in May saying it would lessen competition in the country's concentrated telecoms market, where customers pay among the highest bills. Rogers and Shaw had offered the sale of Freedom Mobile, a Shaw unit, as a way to allay competition concerns.
A small Southern California wildfire burning in dry brush sent smoke and flames swirling in a tornado-like pattern. (Aug. 10)
VANCOUVER — Thousands of migrating sockeye and chinook salmon appear to be making it through a massive slide area on the Fraser River on their way to spawn in central British Columbia. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says 280,000 salmon have already been counted above the slide site north of Lillooet, contrasting greatly from three years ago when barely 100 salmon were counted. Gord Sterritt, a director of the group Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance, says there is excitement within Indige