OTTAWA — Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he asserted Russians are not a leading source of cyberattacks on the United States and other countries. They are. A look at his claims in the news conference that followed his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. PUTIN: "From American sources, it follows that most of the cyberattacks in the world are carried out from the cyber realm of the United States. Second place is Canada. Then two Latin American countries.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Neck injuries are no joke for an NFL player, and Danielle Hunter's was serious enough to sideline him for the entire 2020 season. Wincing while the Minnesota Vikings struggled badly without their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who became the youngest player in league history to reach 50 career sacks, Hunter developed a deeper appreciation for his place in the game — and for sports medicine. “I’m just very thankful I’m able to come back from whatever has happened and being a
Prosecutors say the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death should not be granted a new trial, because the proceedings were fair and Derek Chauvin was found guilty by an impartial jury, according to a court document filed Wednesday. The state's document came in response to defense requests to grant Chauvin a new trial and to hold a hearing to question jurors about alleged misconduct. Among other things, defense attorney Eric Nelson said intense pretrial publicity, alleged prosecutorial misconduct and some decisions by the court made it impossible for Chauvin to get a fair trial.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The chief of a First Nation in Kamloops, B.C., who announced finding the remains of 215 children at a former residential school says she expects more unmarked grave sites to be discovered across the country. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Nation says she grieves for the Indigenous communities that are about to embark on searches for missing children. Casimir told a virtual news conference today the nation expects to release a report at the end of June detail
WHITEHORSE — A husband and wife who flew to a remote Yukon community to receive early doses of COVID-19 vaccine in January were "cavalier" and "thoughtless," a judge said after the couple pleaded guilty to violating the territory's Civil Emergency Measures Act. Chief Judge Michael Cozens of the Territorial Court of Yukon agreed with a joint sentencing submission for Rodney Baker, the former CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corp., and his wife Ekaterina Baker, who appeared remotely in a Whitehors
Amanda Coe has plenty of experience adapting big novels into TV series, winning a BAFTA for the 2012 drama Room at the Top and also penning her version of Apple Tree Yard. In the latest from the creator and writer of The Trial of Christine Keeler she took on Black Narcissus, an adaptation of Rumer […]
Former Secretary of Homeland Security and governor, an Erie resident, has been hospitalized with a stroke, according to his spokesman.
Intermap Technologies (TSX: IMP) (OTCQX: ITMSF) ("Intermap" or the "Company"), a global leader in geospatial content development and intelligence solutions, today announced an OT award from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to produce continually updated (low latency) foundation data for high-priority national security areas of interest.
GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden marked his first presidential summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin with a gift, presenting his counterpart with a pair of custom aviator sunglasses. Biden is so known for wearing aviator shades that he's sometimes parodied over them. He notably kept wearing his aviators while meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The custom aviators are a brand manufactured in Massachusetts and designed for fighter pilots, the White House said, announcing the gi
ATLANTA (AP) — Election processes in Georgia's most populous county were badly managed, sloppy and chaotic, but there was no evidence of fraud, according to an independent monitor who spent many hours over several months observing county election workers. Detailed notes kept by Carter Jones over the week of the general election in November and obtained by The Associated Press challenge many of the allegations of fraud and misconduct that have circulated since the election. They chronicle everyth
The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a new policy saying immigration judges should cease following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win asylum in the United States. The move could make it easier for them to win their cases for humanitarian protection and was
TORONTO — Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist is hitting the road with what's described as an intimate and "unconventional production" featuring all-new music. Co-producer TO Live says the Calgary-raised artist will debut the "Multitudes" show as a weeklong residency at this year’s Kampnagel Festival in Hamburg, Germany, which runs Aug. 4-22. She'll then bring the show to Ottawa's National Arts Centre followed by TO Live’s Meridian Hall in Toronto in the fall. TO Live says "Multitudes" will
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the pandemic recession but have also coincided with rising inflation. The Fed's policymakers forecast that they would raise their benchmark short-term rate — which affects many consumer and business loans, including mortgages and credit cards — twice by late 2023. They had previously estimated that
BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday when gunmen walked up a street and opened fire on a Baltimore block from an intersection, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting erupted in a west Baltimore neighborhood and the conditions of the five wounded ranged from serious to critical. He declined to release the identities of those who were shot. Officers responded to reports of gunshots after 2 p.m. Wednesday an
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is proposing an extensive list of changes to his party's sweeping elections and voting bill, raising hopes among Democrats that they could unite behind the legislation even if the measure is nearly certain to be blocked by Republicans in a showdown Senate vote next week. Manchin, a West Virginia moderate, said he's now open to supporting a bill if it's revised, despite declaring earlier this month that the measure was the “wrong piece of legislation to bring ou
YouTube / Rossiya-1For months, Evgeny Popov dreamed of humiliating U.S. President Joe Biden at the summit with Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. He arrived early, received a press pass, and paced the lawn in front of Villa La Grange, waiting for the opportunity to sink his teeth into the adversary. But it was not to be.Shortly before the summit commenced, Russian journalists were notified that they would not be allowed to question Biden at the press conference. Popov’s press credentials, is
HOUSTON, Jun 16, 2021--Lemonade Day national youth entrepreneurship non-profit organization has named Nicole Cassier-Mason as chief executive officer.
Federal agents on Wednesday captured a prison inmate who escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
The family of a patient at the worst-hit long-term care home of the province had to call 911 to have their loved one suffering from severe COVID symptoms sent to the hospital, a coroner's inquiry heard Wednesday. Agnieska Mroz, the assistant head nurse at CHSLD Sainte-Dorothée where 101 people died, recounted how staff at the home were forbidden from sending patients to hospital. Mroz was testifying at the inquiry into the province's handling of COVID-19 in seniors' residences, led by coroner Gé
There is anger in the travel sector over how the government has made decisions over the green list.