Authorities are investigating a possible drowning in Oklahoma City near Northwest 1st Terrace and Penn Avenue.
A woman who spent hours suspended high above a construction site after scaling a crane in downtown Toronto was rescued by being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground as dozens watched in suspense from below. Cheers erupted from onlookers as the pair's feet hit the ground at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the dramatic, hours-long rescue operation to a safe conclusion. The woman, who police identified as 23-year-old Marisa Lazo, was then handcuffed and handed over to paramedics.
O'Leary's stunning news — he's throwing his support behind Quebec rival Maxime Bernier — appeared to catch even some members of his campaign team off-guard as they gathered to prepare for Wednesday's final leadership debate. Behind the scenes, however, O'Leary has been mulling the idea for about a week, say sources, ever more convinced that as leader, he might never be able to rally enough support in Quebec to deliver a majority Conservative mandate in 2019. The tipping point, he said, came when he saw Conservative membership numbers overall that were even higher than he expected, which meant he didn't have as large a share of the support as he thought he did.
The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly dangerous U.S. adversary. President Donald Trump welcomed Republican and Democratic senators before his secretary of state, defence secretary, top general and national intelligence director conducted a classified briefing. After weeks of unusually blunt military threats, the joint statement by the agency chiefs said Trump's approach "aims to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear, ballistic missile and proliferation programs by tightening economic sanctions and pursuing diplomatic measures with our allies and regional partners." It made no specific mention of military options, though it said the U.S. would defend itself and friends.
A man who was driving close to twice the speed limit seconds before he struck and killed a woman in York, P.E.I., will be sentenced June 2. Gregory William Lunn, 31, of Millcove, P.E.I., had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in the crash that killed Phyllis Joan Hamill, 65, on Oct. 8, 2015. Justice Benjamin Taylor adjourned sentencing of the case Wednesday after hearing arguments from the Crown and defence, as well as Lunn and the victim's family.
A Fredericton cider company won top marks at an international cider competition. Red Rover Craft Cider's Summer Cider earned top prize for modern cider at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. Adam Clawson, the owner of Red Rover, said he couldn't have hoped for more.
A new facility proposed for the production of genetically modified salmon in eastern P.E.I. should have an entirely new federal risk assessment, says the P.E.I. Salmon Council. It is still not clear if a new federal risk assessment will be required. AquaBounty received federal environmental approval in 2013 to produce genetically modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale at its facility in Bay Fortune.
Bleacher Report debuted a new look on Wednesday as the digital sports site owned by Time Warner Inc's Turner Broadcasting System unit pitches itself to advertisers as the top place for the elusive young male audience. Of Bleacher Report's audience of 250 million across its social platforms, 80 percent are under the age of 34, the company said. When it comes to digital advertising, most brands pour money into either Facebook Inc or Alphabet Inc’s Google.
Malik Scott was charged with possession after police found a small amount of pot in his jacket pocket. At a town hall event hosted by Vice Media, Scott asked the prime minister what he should do about those charges given that legalization is around the corner. "My dad said, 'OK, don't worry about it.' He reached out to his friends in the legal community, got the best possible lawyer and was very confident that he was going to be able to make those charges go away," Trudeau said.
Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. It's the latest development for tests called liquid biopsies, which analyze cancer using blood rather than tissue samples.
New craft breweries keep popping up in B.C., but On The Coast's beer columnist says finding a niche is becoming increasingly difficult. While the first breweries that opened had novelty appeal, that's wearing off as more enter the market, especially in the Lower Mainland. "When there were fewer breweries, it was easy to be different by choosing a different type of beer to focus on, like Dageraad's focus on Belgian beers," she told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn.
Navy ships are ridding their kitchens of deep fryers and charbroilers and replacing them with high-powered steam ovens in an effort to provide healthier options for crew members. Lt.-Cmdr. Deanna Wilson said the new appliances, known as combi-steam ovens, will still provide sailors with treats like fries and steak — just without the extra fat. "We are able to offer products that still give you that feeling of comfort food, just not with the added deep-fried oil," said Wilson.
Israeli archaeologists working on a major Roman-era port city on Wednesday unveiled new discoveries including an altar dedicated to Augustus Caesar and a centuries-old mother-of-pearl tablet inscribed with a menorah. The finds at Caesarea, a complex on the Mediterranean coast 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Tel Aviv, were the result of "one of the largest and most important conservation projects ever undertaken in Israel," the Israel Antiquities Authority said. Caesarea was established some 2,030 years ago by Roman-appointed King Herod the Great, who ruled what was then Judea.
Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. The Management Group countersued, saying Depp spent lavishly on homes, private jets, art and memorabilia in spite of its warnings. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Depp questioned why he wasn't dropped as a client by the group over his spending.
Lockheed Martin Corp will announce on Wednesday that the U.S. Air Force and Navy have approved installation of the newest version of the F-35 fighter jet's computer-based logistics system incorporating engine data for the first time, people familiar with the program said. Lockheed's Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) enables daily operations of the F-35 fleet, ranging from mission planning and flight scheduling to repairs and scheduled maintenance, as well as the tracking and ordering of parts. This update marks the first time ALIS will take in data from the jet's propulsion system allowing maintenance crews insight into the wear and tear on the engine.
The Toronto-area firm hoping to build Winnipeg's tallest building has secured a $6.5-million city grant that replaces tax rebates no longer on the table because the developer missed a construction deadline. City council voted Wednesday to offer Fortress Real Developments of Richmond Hill, Ont., an economic-incentive grant worth up to $650,000 a year for 10 years after the developer completes a downtown residential tower called SkyCity Centre. Fortress purchased the former site of the Winnipeg Tribune — a surface parking lot on Graham Avenue — with the intention of building a $200-million, 44-storey tower.
Shaw television stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will be shut down this summer, affecting about 70 jobs, as the company redirects funds to Global News instead. Corus acquired Shaw's media arm, which includes Global, in a $2.65-billion deal last year. The Shaw TV stations will go off the air as of Aug. 15, the company said.
A mourning mother shared a heartbreaking photo of her dying son on social media to convey a chilling message — you don’t have to be a drug
By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - European ride service Gett has bought U.S. rival Juno for $200 million in a deal that further consolidated the ride-hailing industry and that some said short-changed Juno drivers. Gett, an on-demand ride service that is a partner of automaker Volkswagen , said on Wednesday it had bought New York-based startup Juno. The transaction grows Gett's driver roster and geographical footprint, and better positions it to compete with bigger companies such as Lyft and Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].
Everyone and their dog can take a photo with a smartphone, but it takes talent to capture a child — or a pet — well. This is why two Saskatchewan photographers are honing in on the market for professional pet portraits. "My kids are grown up, so I couldn't take their picture anymore, and I loved taking pictures of my dog [Cooper]," said Regina's David Bellerive of his decision to start a pet photography business — Diggety Dog.
An Edmonton woman is urging buyer beware after she spent thousands of dollars with a matchmaking company but only went on a single date with a gap-toothed homeless man. The date was shorter than her five-foot-10 frame, not in her age group, unemployed and homeless, she said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. Taylor decided to go public with her story after another Edmonton woman, Margaret Clark, filed a lawsuit against Canada Introductions Inc., which operates as Edmonton Matchmakers.
Seven-hundred young people who were sickened by tainted tap water in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan 16 years ago will collect government compensation, the provincial government said on Wednesday. Between 6,000 and 7,000 people became ill in 2001 after a parasite entered the drinking water system in North Battleford, a city of 14,000 people. Saskatchewan and the City of North Battleford will share a C$3.3 million ($2.4 million) fund to compensate those who were younger than 18 at the time they contracted cryptosporidiosis, a contaminant that can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting.
It was a happy ending for 12 ducklings who fell into a storm drain in Pearland, Texas. A police officer saw a mother duck pacing near the drain and went to check it out. That's when he discovered the ducklings and conducted a rescue. (April 26)