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WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections. Fred Guttenberg will be a senior adviser to Brady PAC. His daughter Jaime, an aspiring dancer and gymnast, died with 16 others during the Valentine's Day 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Saskatchewan's plans to provide more than 1.3 million rapid antigen COVID-19 self-test kits to residents is getting underway. The roll-out, announced on Oct. 15 and slated to begin the week of Oct. 18, comes as the province continues to fight against a rising number of COVID cases, which are putting the hospital system under pressure. A limited number of the kits will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Chamber of Commerce office in Swift Current, about 245 km west of Regina, and fr
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it's not necessarily God's grace he's after at this moment. He's seeking assistance from another higher power a few hours north in Washington, where McAuliffe's longtime friends in Congress are struggling to pass an infrastructure package that could
Adm. Art McDonald‘s decision to send a letter to senior military staff claiming his exoneration from a sexual misconduct allegation against him and urging his “immediate” reinstatement to the military’s top post will factor into whether he can return at all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
One man was killed and another injured in a shooting in North York early Thursday, Toronto police say. Officers were initially called to the area of Bakersfield Street and Sheppard Avenue West at around 3:25 a.m. for reports of gunfire. They found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, where a short time later he was pronounced dead. Police have identified the victim was Nikie Timm, 37, Toronto. A second man made his own way to hospital and is being treated for n
A Northern California sheriff says a family and their dog died of extreme heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking in a remote area in August. Sheriff Jeremy Briese said they were walking in extreme heat conditions before they died. (Oct. 21)
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
Former President Bill Clinton released a video on Wednesday, saying he is on the road to recovery, glad to be back home, and that he was "so touched by the outpouring of support" he received while hospitalized in Southern California last week. (Oct. 21)
Investors who have watched China's property sector crisis play out in recent months have just been denied their Evergrande grand finale as the world's most indebted developer dodged a $19 billion default, but they might not have too long to wait. China Evergrande Group's woes have been snowballing for months. "There is a positive out of this, they have not defaulted," said Himanshu Porwal, corporate credit analyst at Seaport Global in London.
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P.E.I.'s mobile mental health response service is now active, the province's health minister announced Friday. Ernie Hudson said three units are now operational, one based in each of P.E.I.'s three counties, and have responded to eight calls since Monday. The province originally announced it was developing the service with federal funding in 2018. In January 2021, Health PEI said it was preparing to launch the service that spring, but then management was moved to Medavie Health Services. On Frid
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
Bridgitte Anderson with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade weighs in on the federal government's plan to implement a vaccine passport for international travel, and their new pandemic support programs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a fatal crash in July that occurred while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday. Officer Brian Cummings was driving nearly 80 mph (129 kph) in Minneapolis with his siren and lights activated when his squad car slammed into a vehicle, killing 40-year-old Leneal Frazier. The chase continued for more than 20 blocks, including residential neighborhoods where
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he will call state lawmakers back to work early to pass legislation to combat coronavirus vaccine mandates enacted by businesses. The Republican governor said he will convene a special session of the GOP-controlled statehouse in November to address vaccine requirements. He didn't specify a starting date. “At the end of the day, you shouldn’t be discriminated against based on your health decisions,” he said during a news conferen
“I find that the more I'm not inside my own head, the better I am,” says Howie Mandel, as he continues to find ways to spark his curiosity amid COVID-19.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on a movie set in Sante Fe, N.M., after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, according to Sante Fe police.HALYNAHUTCHINS| INSTAGRAM