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MOM: FACEBOOK LIVE VICTIM RECEIVING THREATS
The mother of a 15- yearold girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family....
Is there such a thing as doing your job too well or producing too much volume with too much zeal? Apparently so, if your job is to write Chicago parking tickets.
A parking enforcement aide has been yanked out of a Far Northwest Side ward after the office of Ald. Marge Laurino ( 39th) fielded a barrage of complaints about over- the- top ticketing....
Scramble on for health-care votes
WASHINGTON — After seven years of vowing to kill Obamacare, House Republicans are scrambling to assemble the 216 votes they need today to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act and substitute their own version.
During a White House meeting, President Donald Trump...
‘Always asking for money’
A convicted killer was back in the same courtroom where he, his wife and his son were convicted more than five years ago for the slaying of four other family members in 2009.
Mohammad Shafia took the witness stand in the Frontenac County Court House on Wednesday to testify in a civil trial for unpaid legal fees for his wife’s lawyer....
AP: MANAFORT WORKED TO BENEFIT PUTIN GOVERNMENT
Washington — Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates....
Notley praises Trudeau, blasts Wall over budgets
When Premier Rachel Notley held a news conference Wednesday afternoon, she did it ostensibly to talk about the federal budget.
And talk about the budget she did, saying nice things even though there are still many questions over what the federal document, released Wednesday in Ottawa, means for Alberta....
Terror grips London
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed,...
PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEES CAN BE THERE IN VOICE ONLY
“You’ve reached the voice mail of trustee Gale Simko-Hatfield with the public school board,” the message begins.
“Sorry that I can’t take your call personally. And I also right now can’t check my messages on this phone. If you have a situation with regard to the school board, please contact the director’s office.…”...
A form letter and radio silence from Tim Hortons has greeted a Windsor woman who is trying to redeem a Roll Up the Rim tab for $100.
Nicole Morin visited the Tim Hortons on Ottawa Street near Kildare Road on Feb. 12. She ordered a coffee and let her 13-yearold son, John, roll up the rim. To their delight, the cup was a $100 winner....
Builder seeks waiver for senior housing project
A Toronto developer wants Amherstburg to waive the development charge on a seniors’ affordable housing complex he plans to start building later this spring.
Steve Newman outlined the 32unit, five-storey project slated for Pickering Drive for council this week....
Nervous commuters asking lots of questions
Thousands of Windsor area commuters who travel into Detroit for work should “proceed with caution” as U.S. legislators review immigration policies and reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement, local border experts say.
“On a daily basis I’m asked by those...
BUDGET 2017: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The good ne ws is t hey’ve run out of money. The nonsense in this nonsense- filled budget might have cost us all a lot more if the Liberals had more faith in the fundamental piece of nonsense underpinning the rest: that deficits stimulate growth. But as the...
The harsh reality is that Gareth Southgate’s first match since taking the England job full-time ended in disappointment and Germany have still not conceded a goal since Euro 2016, a sequence incorporating seven games – or, to put it another way, coming up for 11 hours of football....
Residents help bust Lorraine drug den
ADRUG-trafficking den with regular deals going down in the middle of a tranquil Port Elizabeth suburb has been uncovered following a three-week police stakeout. The drug bust in Lorraine, and the arrest of two foreigners, have prompted a call to residents to...
Brussels’s memorial sculpture was unveiled yesterday, one year to the day since Islamist terror attacks on the city claimed 32 innocent lives. Its inscription reads: “Wounded but still standing in the face of the unthinkable.”
And in Westminster yesterday the unthinkable happened again...
Terror in Westminster
Four people died when a single terrorist attacked Westminster yesterday, killing two members of the public as he careered through the heart of the capital in a 4x4 vehicle before stabbing a police officer to death while trying to storm parliament.
The attacker was among those killed...
RAPTORS FLY PAST 11-GAME LOSING SLIDE
Toronto Raptors rally to pull off a 122-120 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls for the first time in 11 meetings
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto’s scoring with 42 points , but a fight in the third quarter marred the game
DeMar DeRozan had 42 points, and the...
More may join device ban in plane cabins
LONDON More travellers face the inconvenient prospect of having to check in their laptops and tablet computers as countries such as Canada and France consider following the lead of the United States and Britain in banning carry-on electronic devices.
Victoria maps end to single-use plastic bags
The push is on to make single-use plastic bags extinct in Victoria.
City hall staff are recommending a six-month “roadmap” toward elimination of the bags, including a $2,000 design competition to come up with a city-branded reusable bag.
Coun. Jeremy Loveday...
One is not amused
Royal standoff on GM crops BRITAIN: Princess Anne has never been afraid to speak her mind - even if it involves going against everything Prince Charles believes in. Now their differences are starker than ever, after she defied one of her brother’s most cherished principles by declaring that she would like to grow genetically modified produce on her Gloucestershire farm....