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Two dead, more than 100 injured in Amtrak crash in South Carolina

CAYCE, S.C. (Reuters) - (This Feb. 4 story corrects first paragraph to drop erroneous reference to three fatal crashes in as many months. Amtrak has had four fatal crashes since December. The error first occurred in UPDATE 3 of the Feb. 4 story)<p>An Amtrak passenger train that was diverted onto a …

Trump is wrong. A government shutdown won’t devastate the US military.

But it could still be adversely affected.<p>President Donald Trump keeps claiming that the possible government shutdown on Friday will hurt the military worst of all.<p>On Thursday, he tweeted, “A government shutdown will be devastating to our military ... something the Dems care very little about!” He …

Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats say they’re willing to shut down the government over DACA

And a few Republicans are joining them.<p>Just a few weeks ago, the idea of Democrats actually shutting down the government over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program seemed like a proposition that only the caucus’s liberal members would support.<p>Fast-forward to Friday, the next deadline …

Republicans

Republicans have punted on immigration since the start. Why should Democrats trust them now?

GOP leaders are asking Democrats to trust them on DACA. They haven’t shown much urgency.<p>Congressional Republicans are asking Democrats to trust them. Vote to keep the government open and an immigration deal will come soon, they say.<p>“These are talks that are occurring in earnest — we want to fix …

The White House

Trump’s baffling tweet about CHIP and the government shutdown, explained

The president tweets a policy position — and it’s the opposite of what congressional Republicans want.<p>President Trump appeared to throw a wrench into congressional budget negotiations on Thursday morning — tweeting a policy position fundamentally at odds with that of Republicans on the Hill.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

From Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

Visitors to national parks will be prevented from using the full-service restrooms. Tourists won’t be able to get into the National Air and Space …

Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge

Senate Democrats cast doubt Monday on hopes for a quick resolution to the government shutdown as they demanded a more binding promise from Majority …

Trump signs bill ending shutdown, official says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night ending the government shutdown, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8, a senior administration official said.<p>The House and the Senate voted Monday to end the government shutdown, extending …

Hawaii missile alert test goes wrong, terrifies the state

U.S. news<p>For 38 terrifying minutes, many Hawaii residents spent Saturday morning hunkered in bathtubs and basements waiting for a ballistic missile strike that never came.<p>911 networks were overwhelmed and some fired off frantic messages to loved ones on the mainland.<p>Hawaii public officials called …

David Ige

The hidden causes for weight-loss plateaus

<b>I have reduced my calorie intake and started strength training twice a week to help me lose weight. I've been at it for six weeks but my weight hasn't budged. Is this because I've built muscle?</b><p>Depending on how you're training, it is possible to gain some (muscle) weight. But it's also possible that …

Silicon Valley faces reckoning as backlash grows against Big Tech

It's been a week of soul searching for the tech industry.<p>Facebook Inc. announced it was making a "major change" to its news feed in what's seen as a response to growing controversies over fake news and foreign political interference on its platform. And two major Apple Inc. shareholders issued a …

Lac-Megantic jurors to deliberate for fourth day on Sunday

The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict Saturday.<p>Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors.<p>The jury is …

The secret struggle of a Calgary titan

He was the exemplar of a new generation of Alberta entrepreneurs. He built an investment bank from nothing – earning huge wealth, acclaim and the ear of Justin Trudeau. But beneath the veneer of business success, there was another side to George Gosbee – one of mental illness and alcoholism. The …

Amplify Newsletter

<i>This is the weekly Amplify newsletter. If you’re reading this on the web or someone forwarded this email newsletter to you, you can sign up for Amplify and all Globe newsletters</i> here<i>.</i><p>My 15-month old daughter, Adrienne, loves to read books about animals together, dance to Fleetwood Mac, and chase …

After outcry in pay disparity for film reshoots, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5-million

Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5-million he earned for reshoots for "All the Money in the World" to the sexual misconduct defence initiative Time's Up.<p>Wahlberg said he'll donate the money in the name of his …

Golden Globes

Trump makes first public comments since Hawaii false missile alarm panic — to slam Michael Wolff

The U.S. state of Hawaii experienced 38 minutes of panic and chaos on Saturday, after cell phone and TV screens briefly displayed a false emergency …

Donald Trump

More than 10 writers remove their names from controversial letter in Steven Galloway case

More than 10 writers have removed their names from a controversial letter that called for due process for author Steven Galloway, including acclaimed Canadian novelists Madeleine Thien, Rawi Hage and Lisa Moore. The removal of the names follows a difficult year during which Canadian writers faced …

Sexual Harassment

University of Calgary says student guilty of sexual interference would be escorted off campus

Connor Neurauter has not been expelled from the University of Calgary. But the 21-year-old student is not welcome on campus either – and will be escorted off the grounds by security guards if he happens to show up for classes in the months ahead.<p>University officials said on Friday they are asking …

University of Calgary

Toronto police presence around Sherman home putting ‘huge demand’ on resources, police union head says

One month after Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their north Toronto mansion, Toronto's police union is expressing concerns about the resources being dedicated to the high-profile case – and the demand it is putting on what they say is an already understaffed service.<p>For four weeks, the …

Questions still hang over Soulpepper Theatre

The Globe and Mail hears of more complaints about the company's workplace culture in wake of Schultz allegations<p>Back in April of 2016, Albert Schultz, the founding artistic director of the Soulpepper Theatre, was giving one of his periodic interviews about his ambitious plans for the theatre …

The tech backlash begins. But it may be too late

A few years ago, I was invited to a meeting at the lakeshore cottage of Jim Balsillie, co-founder of the company that invented the BlackBerry. ("Cottage" was a bit of a misnomer. It was an impressive log house the size of a small hotel.) We were requested to surrender our devices at the door, so as …