In Demi Lovato's new documentary "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil," the pop singer and former Disney star opens up about being sexually assaulted when she was just 15.
In Demi Lovato's new documentary "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil," the pop singer and former Disney star opens up about being sexually assaulted when she was just 15.
Kelechi Iheanacho also grabbed a brace but the Foxes were defeated 3-2.
The Brooklyn Nets signed Alize Johnson to a multiyear contract Sunday after the forward's solid play during his two 10-day contracts. Johnson has appeared in six games, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game and shooting 65.7% from the field. Johnson played for the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League this season before joining the Nets, averaging 16.6 points and 13.3 rebounds in 15 games.
A 28-year-old man has been charged in the fatal shooting of one person and the wounding of three more at a convenience store in a small southern Missouri town. Christopher Lindley of Thayer, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder and criminal action in the shooting at the Snappy Mart store in Koshkonong, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release late Saturday. Authorities said Lindley walked into the convenience store around 5:15 a.m. Saturday and started firing with a handgun.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions. Currently, state law only allows people to drive off-road vehicles across roads and not on roads. The proposed policy would change regulations so that four-wheelers, snow machines and all-terrain vehicles can be driven on roads with limits of 45 mph (72 kph) or less, a designation that includes some busier roads in several communities. Anyone riding on the road would need to be licensed, registered and insured in the state, officials said. The vehicles would need working lights, brakes and mufflers. The governor's office has declined to answer questions about who suggested the change or why, citing concerns officials could influence public comment set to close this month, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday. Department of Administration Deputy Commissioner Dave Donley said the proposal recognizes that the state has one of the country's highest per capita ownership rates of ATVs, snow machines and other off-road vehicles. He told the state House Transportation Committee this week that residents in rural parts of the state rely on these vehicles as cheap transportation, recreation and other purposes. He said he believes Alaska is the only state with blanket road-riding provisions. He also said some states, including Arizona, Idaho and South Dakota, provide vehicle owners the option of making off-road vehicles street legal. The current proposal would apply to both rural communities and metropolitan areas across the state, including Anchorage. Nathan Belz, a professor and assistant director of the Center for Safety Equity in Transportation, said the proposal conflicts with the state's strategic highway safety plan. He said off-road vehicles are not designed for asphalt and people who are involved in accidents can receive traumatic injury at twice the rate compared to if vehicles are driven on trails. “I think these changes as proposed are potentially dangerous and ill-advised,” he said. Some lawmakers against the proposal questioned whether standard driving tests could ensure people could safely operate off-road vehicles. Other lawmakers said they appreciated the flexibility the change would give to people who wanted to travel by snow machines instead of plowing first. “I don’t picture this in the middle of downtown Fairbanks,” Republican state Rep. Mike Cronk said. Donley emphasized the ability of local governments to ban off-road vehicles on roads even if the state makes it legal. Public comment on the proposal is set to close on April 18 through the Department of Public Safety. A parallel change is open for comment via the Department of Administration through April 15. It was not immediately known how many comments have been received from either department. The Associated Press
The Countess of Wessex said the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing was ‘peaceful’ and ‘right for him’.
Finnich Glen near Loch Lomond featured in the TV series and now attracts around 70,000 visitors a year.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” stormed to the top of the domestic box office, picking up $13.4 million in its second weekend of release. That brings the monster mashup’s stateside haul to $69.5 million, an impressive gross considering it comes in the midst of a global pandemic. The Legendary and Warner Bros. release’s robust commercial performance has […]
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11:05 a.m. A hospital at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in northwestern New Brunswick says it is currently treating 13 patients with the infection. The Edmundston Regional Hospital says seven of those patients are in its nine bed intensive care unit, with five of those patients on respirators. So far the hospital has transferred two patients to a hospital in Fredericton. The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario has set a new single-day high for new COVID-19 cases in the province. Government figures show 4,456 new infections over the last 24 hours, along with 21 new virus-related deaths. The previous new daily record stood at just over 4,200 and was reached on Friday. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there were 1,353 new cases in Toronto, a sharp jump of nearly 400 from the day before. There are 1,513 patients currently in Ontario hospitals due to COVID-19, with 605 in intensive care and 382 on a ventilator. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels Sunday, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack, Ukraine says 27 soldiers have been killed in the east this year, more than half the number who died in all of 2020. Attacks have intensified in recent weeks and Russia has built up troops along the Ukraine border. Russia denies Western claims that it has sent troops into eastern Ukraine to help the rebels, but officials say the army could intervene if Ukraine tries to retake the area by force. The troops buildup has raised sharp concerns in the West. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Sunday that “if Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences.” Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting in eastern Ukraine since shortly after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. More than 14,000 people have died in the conflict, and efforts to negotiate a political settlement have stalled. The Associated Press
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings start their IPL campaign against each other on Monday when they face each other.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The head of Iran's civilian nuclear program has called a blackout that struck the country's Natanz nuclear facility “nuclear terrorism.” Ali Akbar Salehi made the comments in a report published online by Iranian state television on Sunday night. He did not name a suspect in the sabotage. His comments escalate current Mideast tensions. Many Israeli media outlets offered the same assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country’s military and intelligence agencies. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, the latest incident to strike the site amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers. As Iranian officials investigated the outage, many Israeli media outlets offered the same assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country's military and intelligence agencies. If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East. It also complicates efforts by the U.S., Israel's main security partner, to re-enter the atomic accord aimed at limiting Tehran's program so it can't pursue a nuclear weapon. As news of the blackout emerged, U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin landed Sunday in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz. Power at Natanz was cut across the facility, which is comprised of above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls, civilian nuclear program spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told Iranian state television. "We still do not know the reason for this electricity outage and have to look into it further," Kamalvandi said. “Fortunately, there was no casualty or damage and there is no particular contamination or problem.” Asked if it was a “technical defect or sabotage,” Kamalvandi declined to comment. Malek Shariati Niasar, a Tehran-based lawmaker who serves as spokesman for the Iranian parliament's energy committee, wrote on Twitter that the incident was “very suspicious,” raising concerns about possible “sabotage and infiltration.” He said lawmakers were pursuing details of the incident. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitors Iran’s program, said it was “aware of the media reports,” but declined to comment. Natanz was built largely underground to withstand enemy airstrikes. It became a flashpoint for Western fears about Iran’s nuclear program in 2002, when satellite photos showed Iran building its underground centrifuges facility at the site, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. Natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in July that authorities later described as sabotage. Iran now is rebuilding that facility deep inside a nearby mountain. Israel, Iran's regional archenemy, has been suspected of carrying out that attack as well as launching other assaults, as world powers negotiate with Tehran in Vienna over its nuclear deal. Iran also blamed Israel for the killing of a scientist who began the country’s military nuclear program decades earlier. The Stuxnet computer virus, discovered in 2010 and widely believed to be a joint U.S.-Israeli creation, once disrupted and destroyed Iranian centrifuges at Natanz. “It’s hard for me to believe it’s a coincidence,” Yoel Guzansky, a senior fellow at Tel Aviv's Institute for National Security Studies, said of Sunday's blackout. “If it’s not a coincidence, and that’s a big if, someone is trying to send a message that ‘we can limit Iran’s advance and we have red lines.’” It also sends a message that Iran's most sensitive nuclear site is “penetrable,” he added. Israel has not claimed any of the attacks, though Netanyahu repeatedly has described Iran as the major threat faced by his country in recent weeks. Meeting with Austin on Sunday, Gantz said Israel viewed America as an ally against all threats, including Iran. “The Tehran of today poses a strategic threat to international security, to the entire Middle East and to the state of Israel,” Gantz said. “And we will work closely with our American allies to ensure that any new agreement with Iran will secure the vital interests of the world, of the United States, prevent a dangerous arms race in our region, and protect the state of Israel.” The Israeli army's chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, also appeared to reference Iran. The Israeli military’s “operations in the Middle East are not hidden from the eyes of the enemy," Kochavi said. "They are watching us, seeing (our) abilities and weighing their steps with caution.” Multiple Israeli media outlets reported Sunday that a cyberattack caused the blackout in Natanz. Public broadcaster Kan said Israel was likely behind the attack, citing Israel’s alleged responsibility for the Stuxnet attacks a decade ago. Channel 12 TV cited “experts” as estimating the attack shut down entire sections of the facility. None of the reports included sources or explanations of how the outlets came to that assessment. In Tehran, Iranian officials, meanwhile, welcomed South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, the first visit by a premier from Seoul since before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iran on Friday released a South Korean oil tanker held since January amid a dispute with Seoul over billions of dollars of its assets frozen there due to sanctions. On Saturday, Iran announced it had launched a chain of 164 IR-6 centrifuges at the plant. Officials also began testing the IR-9 centrifuge, which they say will enrich uranium 50 times faster than Iran's first-generation centrifuges, the IR-1. The nuclear deal limited Iran to using only IR-1s for enrichment. Since then-President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, Tehran has abandoned all the limits of its uranium stockpile. It now enriches up to 20% purity, a technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%. Iran maintains its atomic program is for peaceful purposes. On Tuesday, an Iranian cargo ship said to serve as a floating base for Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen was struck by an explosion, likely from a limpet mine. Iran has blamed Israel for the blast. That attack escalated a long-running shadow war in Mideast waterways targeting shipping in the region. ___ Ben Zion reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, and Josef Federman in Jerusalem contributed to this report. Jon Gambrell And Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press
EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — Health officials in northwestern New Brunswick have released a status report on the hospital that is bearing the brunt of a COVID-19 outbreak in the region.In a news release today, the Vitalite Health Network says the Edmundston Regional Hospital currently has 13 patients sick with the virus with seven in intensive care and five of those patients on respirators.Officials say the hospital has nine intensive care beds and to date has transferred two patients to a hospital in Fredericton.The hospital's emergency department is open for people who require emergency care, however officials are asking people requiring non-urgent care to make an appointment with a family doctor or nurse practitioner or to use a walk-in clinic.The Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska region went under full lockdown as of midnight after 15 of 19 new COVID-19 cases announced in the province on Saturday were identified in the area. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell also announced one new COVID-19 related death in the region — a person in their 70s.This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
The first birdies, pars and bogeys — and perhaps a few double bogeys — of the season were pencilled in on P.E.I. scorecards this weekend as at least three golf courses opened for business. Andersons Creek, Avondale and Belfast all reported steady tee-offs Saturday, and Sunday as well despite chillier temperatures. Several other courses are planning to open in the coming days and weeks. Ben King, director of golf at Andersons Creek in Stanley Bridge, said it's the earliest start yet for the course. "Lot of smiling faces that's for sure, " he said. "I think I a lot of people were excited to get out and get back in the golf groove." Andersons Creek opened on Saturday, about two weeks earlier than normal.(Ben King) Last year, Andersons Creek didn't open until May 14 because of COVID-19 restrictions. It normally opens around the end of April, King said. He said the course is in "exceptional" shape, with no temporary greens. "I know for a lot of us the off-season can drag on little bit so it's nice to get back in the swing of things and talking to people and just enjoying life again." Representatives for Avondale and Belfast said their courses are also in excellent condition. Golfers at Avondale began teeing off April 8, the earliest opening general manager Connor Lea can recall. Drier than expected "I've never remembered being open the same weekend as The Masters," he said. "It was much drier than we expected and the greens rolled much better than we expected for this time of year." The courses are operating under the same COVID-19 guidelines as last year, with gathering limits and mandatory masks required inside the clubhouses and lounges. More from CBC P.E.I.
A battle of storm fronts is expected to prevent us from getting a lot of much-needed rain.
A black army lieutenant files a lawsuit against two policemen in Virginia after being pepper-sprayed.
The Countess of Wessex has shared details of Prince Philip's final moments, describing his death as "very peaceful". Members of the Royal Family attended a service at the chapel on the Windsor estate on Sunday morning, however it is understood that the Queen attended a mass privately in Windsor Castle. Talking about the wave of affection for him since his death, Prince Edward said his father "always thought of others before himself" and described the tributes to him as "fantastic".
Stars are arriving for the second of the two ceremonies.
Leicestershire were furious with the dismissal and released a post-match statement revealing they have been in contact with the ECB to complain.
Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines offered the COVID-19 vaccine have refused it, the Pentagon says. Some lawmakers have suggested a mandate for the military.
China's failure to provide access to international public health experts in the early stages of the pandemic fueled the global crisis. Antony Blinken says.