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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges across the U.S. and a substantial chunk of the population resists vaccination. It was also a reversal from the sentiment P
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia Beach say a Black man fatally shot by police had pointed a gun at the officer who shot him. The city's version of events appears in a court filing in response to a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the man’s family earlier this year, The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday. Donovon Lynch was shot by a Virginia Beach police officer in late March along the city’s oceanfront during a chaotic night in which 10 people were shot during separate
Another Australian company is moving forward with a takeover bid for Noront Resources, with a cash offer for all outstanding and issued shares of the Canadian company. Noront's board of directors is recommending shareholders accept the offer from BHP, which would pay 55 cents cash for each share. This is the second Noront takeover bid by an Australian company this year. In May, Wyloo Metals offered .315 cents cash for Noront shares. "This transaction provides a significant premium to Wyloo's ind
Ran Zhu has been acclaimed as the federal Green Party candidate for Wellington-Halton Hills. Zhu, 26, is currently the constituency coordinator for Ontario Green Party leader and Guelph MPP, Mike Schreiner. He’s also worked for Liberal MPP Bob Delaney and acted as data management lead for the Green Party campaign in Wellington-Halton Hills during the 2019 federal election. Interested in politics from a young age, Zhu said he hadn’t considered putting his name forward in the coming federal electi
Fire departments rely on the human eye or airplane flyovers to look for wildfires in hot zones. But AI could spot potential trouble before a fire even starts.
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas has fired the director of the Palestinian national library after he criticized the government over the death of an activist in the custody of Palestinian security forces. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Ehab Bessaiso was removed from the post, as well as from the library's board of directors. The letter, dated June 27 and signed by Abbas, did not give a reason for the dismissal. But it came three days after Bessaiso wrote a long F
CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, most of them of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole. Robert Aaron Long, 22, still faces the death penalty in the four other deaths, which are being prosecuted in a different county. His shooting spree at three different businesses in March ignited outrage and fueled fear among Asian Americans, who were already facing increased
Nova Scotia reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the active caseload in the province to nine. Both new cases are in the eastern zone and are related to travel, according to a news release. No one is currently in hospital with COVID-19. As of Tuesday, 75.6 per cent of the population has one dose of a vaccine, and 58.6 per cent of the population also has a second dose. On Monday, labs in the province processed 2,243 COVID-19 tests. MORE TOP STORIES
DRYDEN, Ont. — Seventeen new wildfires are burning in Northwestern Ontario as evacuations continue for thousands of people living in remote and rural areas of the province. There are now 148 active fires burning, with 44 of those not under control, 12 being held, 27 under control and 65 being monitored. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says the forest-fire hazard is "high" with "extreme areas" in Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Thunder Bay and Red Lake. A moderate to low hazard is in
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The most authoritative count of homicides in Mexico was published Tuesday and it shows killings remain essentially unchanged at 36,579 in 2020. Even though the coronavirus pandemic reduced many activities in Mexico in 2020, the number of killings was essentially equal to the 36,661 that occurred in 2019. That means that Mexico’s nation-wide murder rate in 2020 remained unchanged at 29 per 100,000 inhabitants. By comparison, the U.S. homicide rate in 2019 was 5.8 per 100,000. S
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will “run out of food” in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world’s worst famine crisis in a decade. Some 170 trucks with food and other supplies are “stuck” in the neighboring Afar region and “must be allowed to move NOW,” David Beasley tweeted on Tuesday, noting that 100 such trucks are needed per day in Tigray. “People are starving.” Inter
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The Bank of Canada's pledge to let the economy run hot could be tested by inflation that's already at a decade-high level, with more price increases expected as businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic reopen and consumers dip into record savings. The Canadian central bank says the current inflation pressures are due to temporary factors, such as supply constraints and the comparison to prices from a year ago, when the economy was reeling from the pandemic, and that inflation will ease back to its 2% target by 2022. But some economists worry that Canada's inflation, which was 3.6% on an annual basis in May, could be more stubborn than expected, particularly because parts of the services sector, which accounts for about 70% of the economy, are only just reopening.
The researchers note that per capita greenhouse gas emissions are highest in developed countries, but the consequences of climate change are felt by the entire world.
It wasn't the kind of night Shay Colley was hoping for when she and her Canadian teammates stepped onto the court for their first game of the women's basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Canada lost a hard-fought game to Serbia 72-68 and Colley, who grew up in East Preston, N.S., was sidelined with a shoulder injury. But the good news for Colley, who scored 12 points in the game before she was hurt in the second half of the contest, is the injury does not appear to be serious. That means
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some legislators want to change New York's campaign finance rules after Gov. Andrew Cuomo used $285,000 in political donations to pay lawyers representing him in sexual harassment and misconduct investigations. New York politicians have used millions of dollars in campaign funds in recent years to pay lawyers defending them against allegations of wrongdoing, according to tallies kept by the New York Public Interest Research Group. The list includes former Assembly Speaker She
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Ontario's top court says a lawsuit filed by the family of a four-year-old Indigenous boy against the coroner tasked with investigating his death should be allowed to proceed. In a unanimous decision released this week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario says the motion judge erred in analyzing two of the grounds of the lawsuit and should not have dismissed the claim before trial. The three-judge appeal panel says the lawsuit should be permitted to go ahead on allegations of misfeasance of public of
OTTAWA — Canada's seniors minister was warned in the spring that the Liberal government's plan to send $500 payments to pensioners in August would end with some of the money going to people who had died. It's not unheard of for federal benefits to flow to a person after their death, often as a result of lags in reporting to federal authorities from provinces and territories that are responsible for collecting information about a person's death. Usually, though, those incorrect payments are follo
The fact clear-cutting at-risk ancient forests continues apace in British Columbia indicates Canadian forestry certification standards assuring consumers lumber products are sustainable are a mockery and need to be investigated, says a coalition of environmentalists. Six individuals backed by a trio of environmental organizations have formally requested the federal Competition Bureau to investigate the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for labelling Canada’s forestry goods sustainable as fals