Thousands of NRA members attended the annual NRA Convention in Houston despite the mass shooting massacre.View on euronews
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield — the oldest of the 10 people killed in the attack two weeks ago — included an impromptu speech by Vice President Kamala Harris. She attended the service at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo with
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by a lower court to speed up the parole eligibility for the man convicted of gunning down six people in a mosque in 2017 and deemed a 2011 law that allowed lengthy parole sentencing as unconstitutional. Canada's top court was adjudicating on the case challenging a 2020 decision by a Quebec court to lower Alexandre Bissonnette's parole eligibility to 25 years from the original sentence that required him to wait much longer for the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court said that such a punishment removes a realistic possibility of parole and called it "incompatible with human dignity."
A sailboat that was late arriving from its destination in Lunenburg, N.S., has established communication with search parties confirming the crew is not in danger. The sailboat, Strange Situation, was scheduled to arrive in Lunenburg, N.S., on May 25 from Bermuda. In a tweet just before 9:30 p.m. AT on Friday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax (JRCC Halifax) said Strange Situation updated its anticipated arrival time. JRCC Halifax said it would monitor Strange Situation's journey to
Iran's state maritime body said on Saturday the crew of two Greek tankers seized by its Revolutionary Guards on Friday had not been detained, and were in good health and being cared for on board their vessels. Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast. "The crew of the two Greek tankers have not been arrested, and all crew members ... are in good health and are being protected, and provided with necessary services while on board, in accordance with international law," Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization said in a statement carried by state media.
Five months on, the patient is hoping to get back to work after 13 years with the debilitating condition.View on euronews
NEW HARRIS SETTLEMENT, N.S. — R-C-M-P in Cape Breton are looking to identify the owner of a boat found adrift near the Seal Island Bridge in New Harris Settlement. Police say they responded to a call about the boat Friday evening and were able to bring it to shore. Investigators say they are concerned someone may have been in the boat when it went adrift. A search of the area will continue today. Police say the craft is a 16-foot Starcraft aluminum boat with no outboard motor attached. The boat
A female has died after a fire broke out inside a unit in a community housing building in Toronto early Saturday. Toronto firefighters were called to the building at 1420 Victoria Park Ave. near O'Connor Drive shortly after 8 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop. Smoke was reportedly coming from a unit on the eighth floor. "Upon arrival and making entry into the unit, our firefighters were met with heavy, heavy smoke conditions," Jessop said outside the building. "They were able to qu
The day before he was found dead of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 in $50, $20, and $10 bills arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime — suing Sametz's estate in B.C. Supreme Court and claiming the 38-year-old was a drug trafficker with links to organized crime. The lawsuit details the investigation that led to the Vancouver police discovery of th
President Joe Biden told Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be "representatives and defenders of our democracy," as free societies are under threat from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to China's maritime expansion. (May 27)
The parents of a 19-year-old who died at a Halifax hospital last year are taking legal action against the emergency room doctors who, they say, failed to recognize he had meningitis and provided improper care. In a statement of claim filed at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on May 19, Norrie and Kari Matthews allege Dr. Nicholas Sowers and Dr. Ryan Henneberry breached their duties of care "in failing to provide timely and appropriate care" to their son, Kai Matthews, who developed a high fever
As the Uvalde mass shooting victims' families try to cope with their immeasurable grief, they're finding support from those who know the horrors of gun violence all too well. Jackson Proskow talks to a couple whose daughter was killed in a mass shooting and came to Uvalde to comfort victims’ families straight from another massacre – the racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York that left ten dead and three wounded.
TORONTO — Two late goals by Alejandro Pozuelo gave Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire in MLS play Saturday, snapping TFC's six-game winless streak. Pozuelo had missed the last three games with a lower body injury but returned with a bang in an entertaining end-to-end contest before 25,906 at BMO Field. The winner came in the 78th minute with the Chicago defence stalled as Jayden Nelson fed Pozuelo, who curled a ball off the crossbar into the goal from the edge of the penalty box for
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, successfully hitting a practice target in the White Sea about 1,000 kilometers (540 nautical miles) away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of
Firefighters in Vancouver are calling for motorists to pay more attention after drivers drove over a fire hose during an active fire in South Vancouver on Friday, severing the hose and sending jets of water flying. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services were responding to a house fire at the intersection of Ash Street and 61st Avenue around 9 a.m. Friday. The fire saw one person displaced, but no injuries were reported. The displaced person lived in the house's basement suite, according to officials
Heading into the final weekend of the election campaign, a war of words is continuing to brew between the NDP and the Liberals. While the PC's are continuing to stay on track and nurse a comfortable lead in the polls. Matthew Bingley reports.
In a northeast Calgary gym, two men sit opposite a plank of wood, holding a stick in between them. They each pull as hard as they can, until one lets go and tumbles backward to the ground. This is mas wrestling, a traditional stick pulling game that has roots in the Sakha Republic, in northeastern Russia. It isn't very common in Canada, but Andrew Bolinger hopes to change that. The Calgary man owns a gym that's home to a small but growing community of mas wrestlers. "It's kind of starting from s
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Robert Thomas Taylor’s goal helped lead Inter Miami to a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Taylor’s game-winning goal came in the 59th minute to put Miami (5-6-3) up 2-0. Miami also got one goal from Leonardo Campana. Bill Tuiloma scored the only goal for the Timbers (3-6-6). The Timbers outshot Miami 13-12. Both teams had six shots on goal. Drake Callender saved five of the six shots he faced for Miami. Aljaz Ivacic saved four of the six shots he fa
Premiers in Saskatchewan and Alberta say the federal government is ignoring their calls for a sit down meeting to discuss an increase to Canada's Health Transfer. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's shocked by the lack of response.
A man shot dead by police after reports of a person with a rifle forced several schools into lockdown in Toronto Thursday in fact had a pellet gun, Ontario's police watchdog says. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) also says the man was 27. The watchdog agency said Friday that police were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. and located the man about 20 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at about 1:40 p.m. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said officers were called to the Port Union area