The Latest on Hurricane Ian: SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast. Dana Souza, city manager of Sanibel, said the deaths were confirmed by fire officials but offered no other specifics. A local medical examiner’s office said it could not comment and any details on deaths would have to come from the sheriff’s office.
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Hurricane Ian slammed into South Carolina on Friday afternoon, making another landfall after a deadly march across Florida that washed away houses, stranded thousands and left an unknown number of people dead. A resurgent Ian swept ashore at 2:05 p.m. (1805 GMT) near Georgetown, a waterfront town about 60 miles (97 km) north of the historic city of Charleston, packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 85 mph (140 kph) as a Category 1 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Ian, now classified as a post-tropical cyclone, will bring heavy rain and potential flash flooding to parts of North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia until at least Saturday morning as it weakens, the NHC said.
With the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Ottawans can mark the occasion in several ways. The federal holiday is meant as a time for Canadians to reflect on the legacy of the residential school system and honour the Indigenous children who were forced to go. Many institutions, like universities, will hold their own events, whereas many museums are offering free admission. Here are three ways in Ottawa to observe: Gathering on Parliament Hill A national gathering
PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to block it. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Friday that her office's review of signatures turned in a week ago to refer the expansion to the ballot came up short of the nearly 119,000 tha
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said Friday she has “a seat at the table now and I’m ready to work,” leaning into her history-making role as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Jackson spoke at the Library of Congress several hours after she made her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief ceremony that was attended by President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses. “People from all walks of life approach me with what I can only describ
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia’s worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police said on Friday. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough, who heads cyber investigations, said the international probe, that includes the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, into the Optus cyberattack last week would be “l
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The plan would cut carbon emissions by 2.1 megatons, or roughly 20% of the electricity sector's projected emissions, in 2026, the province's ministry of energy said. The plant, which produces enough electricity to power a city of 1.5 million people, would need to be completely refurbished to stay in operation beyond September 2026, the ministry said, adding that refurbishment could extend that by 30 years. The revised schedule is subject to approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the ministry said.
Calgary police are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a toddler in the community of Midnapore early Thursday. Police said that at approximately 2:15 a.m., they were called to a residential complex on Bannister Manor S.E. for reports of a toddler in distress. The two-year-old girl was taken to hospital by EMS. However, life-saving attempts were unsuccessful and she was declared deceased. "Based on initial information, this death is being treated as suspicious," police sai
David Eby, leadership candidate for the B.C. New Democratic Party, proposed expansive changes Wednesday to address the province's housing shortage if he is elected to become the next premier. Eby, who served as B.C.'s housing minister until he resigned in July to run for the B.C. NDP's leadership, proposed changes to provincial housing policies, including measures to increase density in communities zoned for single family homes and a new "flipping tax" — which would apply to the sale of resident
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (Reuters) -A defiant Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russia's annexation of a swathe of Ukraine in a pomp-filled Kremlin ceremony, promising Moscow would triumph in its "special military operation" even as he faced a potentially serious new military reversal. The proclamation of Russian rule over 15% of Ukraine - the biggest annexation in Europe since World War Two - was roundly rejected by Ukraine and Western countries as illegal. The United States, Britain and Canada announced new sanctions.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson means the state's abortion providers will not be able to restart procedures. Abortions were halted on Sept. 23 when Johnson ruled that a 1973 injunction must be lifted s
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden told a Democratic women's group Friday that Republicans underestimated the power of women but that, together, they will “make sure that they never make that mistake again.” The first lady said that when “extremists attack rights that a vast majority of Americans support, like a woman’s right to choose, or when they stand in the way of affordable prescriptions or clean energy, they are letting down all Americans.” She also said “it makes me angry” to see politicians w
A new B.C. program is designed to help Indigenous people disconnected from their communities to return home. It was created by a woman who was adopted at an early age and wasn't able to confirm she was Indigenous until she was an adult. Neetu Garcha reports.
Warning: This story contains distressing details. Twins Michael and Michelle Brandon say they were not allowed to use the front door like the town children at Rossburn Elementary School — First Nations students had to go around the school and use the back door. Students from Waywayseecappo First Nation were not taught in the main building; their learning happened in portable classrooms behind the school, the Brandons said. "We called [them] 'the huts,'" Michael said. Members of Waywayseecappo Fi
An astonishingly high projected budget surplus for New Brunswick last year is now officially even higher. Final audited financial statements for the 2021-22 fiscal year show the province recorded a $777.3 million surplus, a never-before-seen result. The province's last projection for the year had been for a $487.8 million surplus, and originally the March 2021 budget was calling for a $244.8 million deficit. In other words, the province's fiscal position ended up more than $1 billion better than