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Officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have denied a claim for damages from Jacob Blake Jr., the Black man who was paralyzed when he was shot by a white police officer last summer. Blake sought damages for medical expenses, lost wages and “pain and suffering and disfigurement," according to the petition. Although the claim was capped at $50,000 under state law, Blake's lawyers submitted an itemization of “special damages” in the amount of nearly $777,000 resulting from his injuries.
After experiencing a traumatic event not everyone will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but many that do will suffer silently. Organizations will be recognizing the mental health disorder nationally on June 27 as part of PTSD Awareness Day to educate the public, increase awareness, and support those affected. “Recognizing PTSD is really recognizing it as a significant mental health diagnosis,” said Tim Smith, program manager at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Dufferi
While occupancy rates aren’t back to pre-pandemic levels, they are trending up as people look to travel and get out of their homes.
A St. Louis judge said Thursday that he’ll decide by the end of next week whether to allow the special prosecutor to withdraw from the perjury and evidence tampering case against William Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis’ top prosecutor to investigate former Gov. Eric Greitens. Judge Bryan Hettenbach also will decide no later than July 2 on a motion from attorneys for Tisaby that seeks a sanction of Special Prosecutor Gerard Carmody. Tisaby's attorneys accused Carmody of failing to turn over evidence, which Carmody denied.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO — BlackBerry Ltd. trimmed its net loss to US$62 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year despite lower revenues. The Waterloo, Ont., based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it lost 11 cents per share in the three months ended May 31, compared with a loss of $1.14 per share or US$636 million a year earlier. Revenues decreased 15.5 per cent to US$174 million from US$206 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Cybersecurity revenue was US$107 million while i
An FBI agent applied for a federal warrant in 2018 to seize a fabled cache of U.S. government gold he said was “stolen during the Civil War” and hidden in a Pennsylvania cave, saying the state might take the gold for itself if the feds asked for permission, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. The newly unsealed affidavit confirms previous reporting by The Associated Press that the government had been looking for a legendary cache of gold at the site, which federal authorities had lon
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in Thursday to save the life of cow that eluded capture for more than a day after a herd escaped from a Southern California slaughterhouse and stampeded through a suburb. The Grammy-winning artist contacted the city of Pico Rivera to arrange to have the cow sent to the Farm Sanctuary north of Los Angeles, Warren and City Manager Steve Carmona said. Carmona said the City Council had already authorized him to open a dialogue about the cow
Royal Caribbean Group said on Thursday two guests on its cruise liner, Adventure of the Seas, had tested positive for COVID-19. Both guests were not vaccinated and had been quarantined before they disembarked on Thursday in Freeport, The Bahamas, Royal Caribbean International, a unit of the company clarified in a statement. The news comes a week after the company said it would delay the launch of its new cruise liner by nearly a month after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,215.12, up 50.73 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up six cents, or 5.17 per cent, to $1.22 on 8.6 million shares. Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 37 cents, or 1.55 per cent, to $24.18 on 5.8 million shares. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 28 cents or 0.63 per cent, to $44.91 on 5.2 million shares. Power Corp. of Canada. (TSX:P
Ada County commissioners would make $122,000 per year, if approved.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Nigerian information technology worker has been indicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, after authorities said he and his co-conspirators filed false claims for pandemic-related unemployment benefits in 17 states. Chukwuemeka Onyegbula, using the name “Phillip Carter,” was linked to at least 253 fraudulent filings for unemployment benefits, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday in Seattle. Onyegbula has been detained in Nigeria, but prospects for his ex
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‘A managerial disaster class’ – the verdict from the Euro 2020 countries who are out. From Turkey to Hungary, the teams who were eliminated have been met by contrasting reviews back home
TORONTO, June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of the Families of Flight PS752 Victims (the Association) welcomes the Government of Canada’s Forensic Examination and Assessment report on the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, released today. That report exposes the Iranian regime’s disregard for human life, failure to disclose the truth and pursue justice, and oppression of victims’ families. The Association welcomes Canada’s commitment in the report to pursuing
Investors again got excited about Ocugen (NASDAQ: OCGN) on Thursday, sending the shares 8.1% higher at market close. Last week, Ocugen excitedly announced that its stock will be a component of the Russell 3000 index, as a result of the index's once-per-year reconstitution. This is effective before market open on Monday, so both institutional and individual investors might be buying on the hopes of a lift once Ocugen's membership becomes official.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], June 25 (ANI): The Odisha Government on Thursday said that it will launch Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the universal immunisation programme on June 30.
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES TORONTO, June 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton Financial Corporation (“Hampton” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV:HFC & HFC.PR.A) is pleased to announce that it has purchased for cancellation 500,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Purchased Shares”) in connection with the settlement of certain aspects of litigation to which the Corporation is a party and pursuant to an exempt issuer bid in compliance with Nat
Even before COVID-19 made handwashing a thing, an 18-year-old Notre Dame Preparatory School graduate created a device to aid in the fight.
"Fast and Furious" franchise star Jordana Brewster is opening up about her past struggles with disordered eating.
“We have had parishioners mugged, assaulted, and robbed right in the area.”