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Montreal police say a 31-year-old cyclist died in hospital after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Mount Royal and Parc avenues on Monday. The driver allegedly fled the scene after the collision, which took place in the middle of the intersection located in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. On Tuesday, police said the 25-year-old motorist will be charged. He is expected to appear in Quebec court in the afternoon. Numerous 911 calls came in at around 3:30 p.m. to report the incident and t
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods made plant-based burgers cool. Now, the rival California startups hope to work the same magic with plant-based chicken. They're both rolling out plant-based chicken products to US groceries nationwide. (Sept. 27)
Here’s the latest for Sunday, September 27: Biden plan seeks to expand education; Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito; Investigators seek cause of deadly train derailment; Thai soldiers race to protect temple from flood.
HALIFAX — Prosecutors in the trial of inmates accused of attempting to murder a prisoner in his Nova Scotia jail cell have introduced DNA evidence linking the victim's blood to three of the alleged assailants' clothing. The trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court has heard evidence Stephen Anderson was beaten and stabbed on Dec. 2, 2019, as a wall of inmates prevented correctional officers from intervening at the Burnside jail in Dartmouth, N.S. Lab reports entered as evidence Friday and Monday indic
Poland's interior minister said on Monday material related to Islamic extremism had been found in the phones of migrants crossing its border with Belarus and he called for a 60-day extension to a state of emergency along the frontier. The European Union member state declared the emergency at the start of September over a surge in migration that Polish and EU officials blame on Belarus.
Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres. (Sept. 27)
Following the German election, all of the country’s major party leaders agreed that Germany needs to move forward. But if the electorate had had its way, it would have re-elected Angela Merkel.
New York hospitals on Monday began firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and resulting staff shortages prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference the city's hospitals were not yet seeing a major impact from the mandate, adding he worried about other areas of the state where vaccination rates are lower. A spokeswoman for Catholic Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, said it had reached full compliance, counting staff members who had been vaccinated, those with exemptions and some who had been suspended without pay.
One person is dead following a fire at a residence in New Waterford, N.S., early Tuesday morning. Cape Breton Regional Police said in a release they were called to the fire at around 6 a.m. Firefighters were already at the scene and had found a dead body inside. Police did not identify the victim or supply any other details, but said the body had been sent to the medical examiner's office to confirm identity and cause of death. The fire marshal and police are investigating. MORE TOP STORIES
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, decades even, allegations swirled that R&B superstar R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls, with seeming impunity. They were mostly young Black women. And Black girls. And that, say accusers and others who have called for him to face accountability, is part of what took the wheels of the criminal justice system so long to turn, finally leading to his conviction Monday in his sex trafficking trial. That it did at all, they say, is also due to the efforts of Black w
(Reuters) -The three largest U.S. drug distributors will pay more than $75 million to resolve claims they fueled an opioid epidemic in the Cherokee Nation's territory in Oklahoma, marking the first settlement with a tribal government in the litigation over the U.S. addiction crisis. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin on Tuesday said the settlement, which will be paid over 6-1/2 years, would "enable us to increase our investments in mental health treatment facilities and other programs to help our people recover." The deal announced by the Cherokee Nation came after distributors McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc, along with the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay up to $26 billion to resolve similar claims by states and local governments.
British gas stations are running out of fuel, sparking panic among drivers. Some people are blaming Brexit for a shortage of truck drivers, but others say the pandemic is at fault.
Local artists could be getting grants from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality by next year. Councillors voted to support the idea in principle on Tuesday, after a presentation representing about 80 members of the local arts community. Nelson MacDonald, a producer with Grassfire Films, suggested council offer amounts of between $500 and $2,500 for up to 50 artists a year. Even the smallest of those grants could help an artist build a portfolio and unlock provincial and federal funding, he said
Voters in Germany have elected its first parliament without Angela Merkel, who stepped down after 16 years. After early results show a close race, negotiations for a coalition are expected to start soon.
A Palestinian military court on Monday began the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas, in a case that has drawn widespread protests and calls for his resignation. Nizar Banat's death following his arrest on June 24 has heightened https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/criticism-palestinian-security-forces-raises-pressure-abbas-2021-06-30 criticism of Abbas' Palestinian Authority and his security forces, who human rights groups say regularly arrest critics in the occupied West Bank. Abbas denies the charges.
Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co on Monday began its application process for its experimental drug for early Alzheimer's disease using an accelerated approval pathway, the same path that helped Eisai's development partner Biogen Inc win U.S. approval of its medication in June. The Biogen/Eisai drug Aduhelm was the first Alzheimer's treatment to win approval in nearly 20 years, but the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) controversial use of the accelerated approval process - which authorizes drugs for severe conditions without strong proof of a benefit to patients - has come under heavy fire.
Thousands of health care workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared Monday. NYC officials touted the mandate Tuesday as successful. (Sept. 28)
Thousands of Colombian protesters returned to the streets of major cities on Tuesday to once again demand that Congress approve union-backed social policies to benefit the poorest. The marchers - their numbers much reduced from a peak earlier this year - also demonstrated against a nearly $4 billion tax reform approved this month by Congress and passed into law. The reform is meant to benefit 29 million people through emergency basic income payments to 4 million poor families, temporarily free tuition at public universities and technical schools for young people from poor and middle-income families and salary subsidies for businesses which hire women and youth.
Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; The Taliban capture Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres on NBC. (Sept. 27)
LONDON (AP) — However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the last decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on. Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday's north London derby triumph — a 3-1 victory helping to clear the early-season gloom for Mikel Arteta's side. Never before in the Premier League has Arsenal scored three goals as quickly in a derby. The goals inside the opening 34 minutes from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka rattle