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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in October will hear the Biden administration's efforts to block Texas' new law banning most abortions, which is already putting a strain on clinics and patients in the two weeks since it took effect. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, an appointee of President Barack Obama, will decide whether to grant a temporary hold that could allow Texas clinics to resume performing abortions on most patients. Currently under the new law, abortions in Texas are now prohi
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division approved two separate requests allowing two families to keep sending their children to Ecole Debden School, despite living in the Canwood School busing area. The Sask. Rivers board has been dealing with transportation issues in the Debden-Canwood area since last year, including several busing appeals in the last two months. Two families made their appeals before the board Monday after changes changes were made in the French Immersion transportation
A woman who accused Britain's Prince Andrew of hiding from her sexual assault lawsuit can try an alternative means of serving her legal papers so that Queen Elizabeth's second son can address her claims, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday night. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said Virginia Giuffre's plan to deliver her lawsuit to Andrew's Los Angeles-based lawyer was "reasonably calculated to bring the papers served to the defendant's attention," regardless of whether the prince "authorized" the lawyer to accept it. The lawyer, Andrew Brettler, had no immediate comment.
Though the patent was approved, that does not necessarily mean the electric vehicle company will actually go ahead with the concept beyond the drawing board.
Students at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Windsor, Ont., say they are frustrated by the return to online learning, after their school was ordered to close Wednesday. The closure was based on a recommendation from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit after it declared an outbreak of COVID-19. "There was a lot of disappointment yesterday," said Jada Malott, a Grade 12 student at St. Joseph's Catholic High School and a student trustee with the Catholic school board. "There's a lot of pent up
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — A new political map proposed by Nebraska Republicans wouldn't just make it harder for Democrats to win one of the state's three House seats — it would make it a little bit harder for Democrats to win the White House. Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its Electoral College votes by congressional district, rather than a winner-take-all system. That allowed President Joe Biden to claim one of the state's five electoral votes last year, even as he lost Nebraska
VICTORIA — British Columbia's health minister says the province won't be taking COVID-19 patients from Alberta due to current demands on its own health-care system. Adrian Dix says the B.C. Health Ministry told its Alberta counterpart Thursday that the province will help in other ways if it can and may be able to take patients in the future. Alberta is facing a COVID-19 crisis that is threatening to collapse its health system, with 269 patients in an intensive care system set up for 173. British
Kathy Carter, who this week was named CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, said the Games will be both fiscally sound and leave a lasting impact on the host city. Carter told Reuters the "no build" Games will utilize the city's wide array of existing sports facilities and will cost about $6.9 billion, spending that will be offset by revenues from sponsorships, ticket sales and other sources. "First and foremost, we're going to host a Games that are on time and on budget," said Carter, who secured key sponsorship deals as the committee's chief revenue officer before being elevated to CEO.
NEW YORK (AP) — A steady criticism of COVID vaccine mandates by figures on Fox News has drawn attention to its own company's stringent rules on the topic — even from President Joe Biden. The president was denounced as an “authoritarian” and “divider-in-chief” on Fox last week after announcing new efforts to compel more Americans to be vaccinated. When Biden set forth a plan requiring companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID test a
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline — a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire seas
GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates met at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, a small town in southwest Virginia, where the debate got off to a relatively heated start, with cross-talk and occasional snide remarks. The first questions of the night dealt with the COVI
MONTREAL — There was tension over who was in charge at the privately owned Résidence Herron care home as a COVID-19 outbreak worsened last year, with residents and their families left on the sidelines, a Quebec coroner's inquest heard Thursday. Coroner Géhane Kamel heard from Herron staffers that managers from the regional health authority and the residence weren't on the same page as they tried to address staffing issues, building access and a lack of equipment. Kamel said the testimony was cre
Toronto should stop evicting homeless encampments and drop trespass charges against people who live in tents, the city's homeless community and their supporters demanded Thursday. They said the city should find a long-term solution to homelessness, suggesting all three levels of governments work together to create not-for-profit homes that will help ease the housing crisis. Dozens are facing charges and fines stemming from city operations this summer - assisted by police - to remove homeless enc
With the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo back in gear, fans, artists and cosplayers alike jumped at the chance to return to the in-person convention Sept. 10 to 12. Among the cosplayers and costumers was Autumn Desjardins, though now residing in Calgary, originally hails from Strathmore. Desjardins had been invited to the convention as a featured guest as well as a judge for the local costume contest. “I never thought it would happen, so when I got an email in January, I was just like, ‘wai
It was a busy Wednesday afternoon as parents collected their kids from St. Jerome Catholic School. Cars lined Hollandview Trail until the bell rang – mothers, fathers and guardians all waiting for the verdict from their youngsters on the first day back at school since classes were forced to shutter due to the global pandemic. “It was strange – I had to wear a mask, but I actually got to see my friends,” said Ethan Ahle, a Grade 6 student, on what it was like to settle back into the classroom. Mo
Bodycam footage released by Utah police shows an Aug. 12 traffic stop involving missing Florida woman Gabby Petito. Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie had been fighting when they were pulled in Utah over during a cross-country road trip. (Sept. 16))
The timing of the release of her book Indian in the Cabinet: Telling Truth to Power was less than a week before the federal election Sept. 20, but Jody Wilson-Raybould said that was no more than a coincidence. The former Liberal Cabinet minister, however, did say she hopes voters take into consideration what she has to say about her experiences in government when they mark their ballots. “I think it’s important to tell of my experiences… how government operates, and the expectation that I have a
Health officials in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield west of Montreal say the Suroît Hospital emergency room has now reopened, after it was forced to shut down last night because of an acute staffing shortage. Ambulances were diverted to the Anna-Laberge Hospital, more than half an hour away in Châteauguay. The deputy managing director of the Montérégie-Ouest regional health board, Patrick Murphy-Lavallée, says there are normally 14 nurses on duty in the emergency room. The hospital hasn't had that many
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a felony to publish the information on the Internet. The voter file includes the name, address and party affiliation of registered voters, along with some phone numbers. It shows whether the person has voted in recent elections but not t
Environmental groups and residents in York Region are speaking out against a plan that they say could open up a lot more unprotected farmland for development. The issue came up Thursday at a special meeting of York Regional Council, which is looking at whether to expand into rural areas, or increase the density of existing neighbourhoods to accommodate the growth of the region over the next 30 years. Regional staff pushed a proposal that would see some intensification in urban areas, but also a