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The head coach returns to Indiana for a second stint after 13 seasons in Dallas.
The head coach returns to Indiana for a second stint after 13 seasons in Dallas.
REPENTIGNY, Que. — The family of a Black man shot and killed by police in a Montreal suburb on Sunday wants to know why officers opened fire. Jean René Junior Olivier's family told reporters gathered outside his mother's home on Monday they had called police because they were concerned for his well-being and wanted him to get help. Instead, they said, he received three bullets in the stomach just a few houses over from his mother's home on a leafy residential street in Repentigny, Que., just nor
BANGKOK (Reuters) -In the year since making an unprecedented, taboo-breaking speech openly calling for discussion on the role of Thailand's powerful king, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has spent months in jail, charged with the crime of defaming the monarchy. He is one of 103 people from Thailand's youth-led anti-government protests now charged with insulting or threatening King Maha Vajiralongkorn or his immediate family, a crime punishable by up to 15 years' imprisonment. Arnon, 36, says he has no regrets and vows the prosecutions will not crush the anti-government movement, which in recent weeks has been building again.
A local town's fire officials are warning that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required by law in all homes after a man was fined for intentionally disabling one. Emergency crews were called recently to an apartment at 243 Wellington St. in downtown St. Marys, northeast of London, where firefighters found smoke coming from a bathroom in one of the units, the town's fire chief, Richard Anderson, said. Firefighters determined the source of the fire was a cigarette burning on top of a Tim H
Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company Translate Bio in a $3.2 billion deal, as it bets on next-generation mRNA vaccine technology beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming a Reuters exclusive report. The boards of both companies have approved the deal, and the chief executive of Translate Bio and the U.S. company's largest shareholder have backed it, Sanofi and Translate Bio said in a joint statement. Sanofi shares were little changed at 86.73 euros as of 1125 GMT.
A Yukon man is dead after falling into a canyon while hiking in the Carcross area last week. Dan Kemble, 64, of Carcross had been out hiking with two friends on Thursday in the Pooly Canyon area, according to a news release from the territory's chief coroner. The coroner says the three hikers were in an area described as "technically challenging," when they split up to do some individual exploring of the area. Kemble had told the others he was interested in exploring some historic buildings in t
BOSTON (AP) — The eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action Monday, with activists girding for the first of what could be millions of tenants to be tossed onto the streets as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges. Landlords tired of waiting for federal rental assistance were in court hoping to evict their tenants, while families from Ohio to Virginia turned up before judges hoping for a last-minute rep
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor public settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant. The new mandate applies to everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, and takes effect on Tuesday in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma counties, as well as the city of Berkeley. In a news conference announcing the n
A 26-year-old woman from Peers, Alta., is dead after a reported bear attack in northern Alberta on Saturday, RCMP say. Swan Hills RCMP received a report of a bear mauling just after 3 p.m., spokesperson Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said Monday. Witnesses on the scene said a black bear was the animal behind the attack. "Some effort was put in to try to scare the bear off," Savinkoff said. "And ultimately, the witness was able to secure her and airlift her on their helicopter out of the area to get them to
MONTREAL — The positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in Quebec reached 1.4 per cent on Sunday — the highest it's been since late May. New COVID-19 infections are also on the rise, according to the Health Department. Officials reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and 347 new infections identified on Friday and Saturday. Quebec has reported an average of 139 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from an average of 57 a week prior. Dr. Donald Vinh, an infectious disease specialist at the
CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois. Before filing the lawsuit, an unapologetic Blagojevich addressed reporters outside the same federal courthouse in Chicago where he was convicted, declaring: “I’m back.” He said he hasn’t decided, however, if he will seek to run for anything if he succeeds in eliminating
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The family of a Repentigny, Que., man who died after police shot him three times in the stomach on Sunday are blaming anti-Black racism in the city's police force for his death and are demanding justice. Marie-Mireille Bence, the mother of the victim, called police Sunday morning asking them to bring her son, Jean René Junior Olivier, 37, to the hospital because he was having a mental health issue. "He told me he was seeing people around him, people wanting to hurt him," Bence told reporters alo
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie celebrated his life and legacy at a funeral Monday, remembering the rapper as larger than life and full of love. “He cared for people, he had a way of making us laugh through our pain," said Rev. Al Sharpton in his eulogy at the Patchogue Theatre on Long Island, where Biz Markie's black coffin was placed center stage, an arrangement of white flowers on top. “He’d come in a room and his presence di
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state lawmaker accused of violating ethics rules by publicizing the name of an alleged rape victim in disparaging social media posts refused to answer questions she deemed “irrelevant” during an ethics hearing on Monday. The lawmaker also claimed the young Statehouse intern who reported the alleged rape wasn't actually a victim or entitled to privacy under the law. Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings became the subject of two ethics complaints by about two dozen lawma
A man has died after a fire in an apartment in Toronto's west end on Monday afternoon, police say. Toronto police say they received a report of dark smoke coming from the 20th floor of an apartment building just before 3 p.m. near Dunn Avenue and Queen Street West. Tony Bavota, acting fire chief for Toronto Fire Services, told reporters that fire crews were able to gain access to the apartment unit on the 20th floor and extinguish the fire. In doing so, they found the sole occupant inside the un
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top supporters of the recall against California Gov. Gavin Newsom want to block him from branding the contest as a Republican effort in the official election guide that will be sent to voters ahead of the Sept. 14 contest. His contention that the effort is led by Republicans seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election and an “attempt by national Republicans and Trump supporters to force an election and grab power in California" are “at best misleading, at worst f
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor and defense attorney agreed Monday that jurors won't have any doubt that the man charged with killing a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy in 2018 did in fact fatally shoot him and set fire to his patrol car and his body inside of it. The only question jurors may have in the case against Steven Wiggins over the killing of Dickson County Sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker, the defense argued during opening statements, is whether it was premeditated. Prosecutors have charged
Dozens of firefighters battled a large blaze with the help of rain Monday at Millett Lumber in Chester Grant, N.S. Chief Doug Rines of the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department said they were called to the fire just before 1 p.m. AT. The main building was "totally engulfed in flames" when crews arrived, Rines said, so they took a defensive stance and made sure the fire didn't spread to the surrounding buildings. They were joined by another 11 departments from the surrounding areas, and in tota
KELOWNA, B.C. — The race for the leadership of British Columbia's Liberals is getting a sixth candidate, with Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield officially announcing her candidacy. Merrifield says in a statement Monday she has the experience and drive to lead the Opposition Liberals back to government. She says the province needs a leader who can work with the people to write the next chapter in B.C.'s history. Merrifield, who says she has more than 20 years business experience, says she is a
SWAN HILLS, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a 26-year-old tree planter has died after being attacked by a bear. Spokesman Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says police were called on Saturday afternoon about the attack, which he says happened in a remote location northwest of Swan Hills. Savinkoff says the woman was flown by a private helicopter to the airport in Swan Hills, where they were met by EMS, but she did not survive. A statement by Alberta's Justice and Solicitor General office says it is suspected the