Saturday, 21 Sep 2019

She Quit Her Job. He Got Night Goggles. They Searched 57 Days for Their Dog.

After a late night at a stock-car race, Carole and Verne King returned to their dog-friendly hotel in Kalispell, Mont., and made a devastating discovery. Their 7-year-old Border collie, Katie, was no longer in the room. She had apparently managed to unlatch the door, possibly spooked by a thunderstorm that had swept through the area. […]

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday (Sept 21) to demand radical moves to fight climate change. “We showed that we are united and that we, young people, are […]

2 Dead and 9 Injured in Shooting at South Carolina Sports Bar, Officials Say

Two people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting early Saturday morning at a sports bar near Lancaster, S.C., the authorities said. The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. at the Old Skool Sports Bar & Grill, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The gunman was still at large, it […]

Canada's Justin Trudeau loses a little ground in first polls since blackface scandal

OTTAWA (REUTERS) – Canada’s Liberal Party lost a little ground to rival Conservatives after bombshell images of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface emerged this week, according to two polls published on Saturday (Sept 21). Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had a 4.8 percentage-point lead against Trudeau, according to a Nanos Research poll published on […]

Man arrested after leading cops on high speed chase

Don’t sleep on Indiana cops’ get-up-and-go. An Indiana man was arrested early Thursday morning after revving the engine of his 2002 Acura all the way up to 140 mph and weaving his way through traffic in an interstate highway police chase, authorities said. Lorenzo Gagliano, 20, was surprised to find the trooper in pursuit managed […]

May to campaign in Winnipeg, Singh in Toronto as Tory, Liberal leaders pause

Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May are continuing on the campaign trail today while the leaders of the bigger parties take a break from the road. Singh is to be in Toronto campaigning with Andrew Cash, a former NDP MP who’s trying to take back his Davenport seat from the Liberals. They’re starting with a discussion […]

Trump calls China a 'threat to the world' as trade talks approach

WASHINGTON (NY TIMES)- US President Donald Trump said on Friday (Sept 20) that China was a “threat to the world” and suggested Beijing was eager to make a trade deal because his tariffs were hurting the Chinese economy, coarsening his tone as the two countries prepared to resume negotiations. The Trump administration has closely tied […]

US judge says Telsa board must face trial over Elon Musk's mega-pay package

WILMINGTON (REUTERS) – A Delaware judge ruled on Friday (Sept 20) that Tesla Inc’s board of directors must defend at a trial chief executive Elon Musk’s multibillion-dollar pay package, which a shareholder lawsuit said unjustly enriched the head of the electric vehicle company. Tesla estimated the 2018 compensation package was worth US$2.6 billion (S$3.6 billion) […]

As Democrats call for his resignation, Ben Carson defends his controversial comments about transgender people

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday (Sept 20) sent an agencywide email seeking to explain his controversial comments about transgender people during his recent visit to San Francisco. Many Democrats called for Carson’s resignation after The Washington Post reported Thursday on the housing chief’s pattern of making dismissive […]

Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface

TORONTO (AP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters – and all Canadians of colour – by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal’s fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the neighbouring United States. “I hurt people […]