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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An Eskasoni, N.S., man who was drunk behind the wheel in a fatal collision in November 2020 has been sentenced in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. MacKenzie Poulette, 26, will spend two years and eight months in jail after admitting he was heavily intoxicated and driving more than double the speed limit when he crashed a pickup truck into a power pole along Highway 216 in his home community. Poulette and two others were injured in the crash that killed 24-year-old Takisha Starr Googoo. In a victim imp
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Provincial police are urging a driver to get a lawyer and turn themselves in after a crash on Highway 400 early Friday that killed a woman and injured three other people. The two-vehicle collision happened around 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the exit for Rutherford Road in Vaughan. The driver of a red Volkswagen Jetta sedan slammed into the back of a minivan with four people inside, according to police. A 73-year-old woman from North York was pronounced dead the scene, police said. The th
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A group of Regina residents plans to donate the $500 affordability cheques expected from the province this fall to four local non-profit groups fighting poverty. They are asking more Saskatchewan residents to consider the same. The initiative "is to look at the needs of people who are in poverty today," Carol Schick, a professor emeritus at the University of Regina, said Thursday. Poverty, she said, "is not just unfortunate but also grossly unfair. It isn't simply about charity, it's about justi
Raihana, 19, wanted to be a doctor, studying until midnight in recent weeks for Afghanistan's university entrance exam, a chance for women to advance their education even as they face growing restrictions from the Taliban government. Her diligent preparation ended on Friday when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives during a practice exam in the girls' section of a packed room at Kaaj Education Institute, a private tutoring centre in the capital Kabul. Raihana's father, a shopkeeper, rushed her to hospital but she did not survive.
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.
(Reuters) -Nike Inc cautioned on Thursday that gross margins would remain under pressure through the year as the world's largest sportswear maker joined peers in warning of a blow from ramped up discounts and a rapidly strengthening dollar. Overall inventories surged 44% to $9.7 billion at the end of the first quarter at Nike, while it soared 65% in its biggest market of North America. Demand for Nike's brands including Jordan and Converse has slowed, analysts have said, as sneakerheads lose enthusiasm for discretionary products due to the cost-of-living crisis.
The company, however, did not elaborate on the threats that Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley, faces. It expects to continue to pay for security services at her residences and during her personal travel from Oct. 1 till June 30 next year. Sandberg, a close associate of Meta's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, said in June she would depart the social media giant after a 14-year stint when she led the company's often-criticized ads-based business model.
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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
A New Glasgow, N.S., gastro pub made hundreds of breakfasts this morning for Nova Scotia Power workers who were out repairing lines damaged during post-tropical storm Fiona. Litocha Snell, owner of The Thistle, said the power company reached out directly with the request. "They've been working their guts out. They deserve whatever we can give them, whatever support we can give them. It's well deserved," she said. Snell said between the Wholesaler Club, Walmart and Superstore, they were able to f
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Rose Blanche fisherman Hedley King says it's almost impossible to put a dollar figure on what he lost to post-tropical storm Fiona, but he knows the road to rebuilding will be a long one. One thing's for sure, though: the costs are adding up. "Anywhere up to $100,000, for sure," he said Tuesday. "You start sizing up and you're going to rebuild one of those, you know the price of material now.… It's not going to be cheap." King lost three fishing sheds and a wharf in the wind and waves that hit R
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the road into Fort Myers Beach, cars are left abandoned in the roadway, where they stalled when Hurricane Ian's storm surge flooded their engines and their drivers couldn’t continue. Broken trees, boat trailers and other debris litter the road. It's even worse in the seaside tourist town, much of which was flattened by the fierce winds and powerful storm surge generated by the Category 4 hurricane. The barrier islands along the southwest Florida coast, famed for
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Quebec's Îles-de-la-Madeleine Thursday, promising federal support for the archipelago hammered by post-tropical storm Fiona last weekend.
Gov Gen Mary Simon delivered a speech to high school students in Regina. She asked them to help lead reconciliation talks, saying her hope is that one day all youth will be free from judgment.