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White Man Charged in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Killing of Black Father

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in …

Crime

Ontario's Economic Investment Outlook Dims With New Government Energy Actions

Ontario’s government framed its reversal of carbon pricing and clean energy programs as an attempt to “save the little guy” – but it may have inadvertently thrown its economy in reverse while losing jobs and costing consumers.<p>Under recently elected Premier Ford, the Ontario government’s decisions …

Canada

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, …

Public Health

Republicans control the districts with the most opioids per person

The areas most flooded with prescription opioids are mostly represented by Republicans. The opioid crisis has taken a steep toll nationwide, but the …

FDA

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will 'absolutely not' give up on supply management

Supply management is not on the table in free trade talks with the United States and Mexico, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated in advance of a …

Canada

Pirelli prepared for potential Formula One tyre war

Mario Isola says Pirelli would be ready to compete with another tyre manufacturer in Formula One but has warned against the cost a tyre war would …

Motorsport

Bayer shares fall 14 per cent after Monsanto’s Roundup cancer trial

Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller and cancer.<p>After the verdict in favor of a …

Glyphosate

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Tons of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. Empty beaches, empty roads, empty restaurants.<p>A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water.<p>"I've never seen it this bad," said …

Gulf Coast

One trillion litres of sewage leaked into lakes and rivers over last five years

Last Wednesday, a team of people from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper environmental group descended on the Toronto harbourfront looking for any signs the previous night’s massive, flash-flood rainfall had caused the city’s ancient combined sewer system to overflow into the lake.<p>They didn’t need to dip …

Sewage

Most Canadians oppose provinces taking Ottawa to court over carbon tax, poll suggests

The federal government has a solid base of support, though with clear pockets of opposition, as it moves to impose a carbon pricing plan in provinces that refuse to adopt their own system, a new poll indicates.<p>At the same time, Canadians appear to have misgivings about a move by governments in …

Canada

Baltimore police officer resigns after viral video of him pummeling a man who was not fighting back

On the same day the Baltimore Police Department graduated the city’s future men and women in blue, the agency suspended an officer who was captured on video pummeling a man on the street. By the following day, the officer had resigned.<p>In the now-viral footage, the officer and the man, whom his …

Justice

Extreme cop cars from around the world

British Columbia

60 heat warnings issued across four provinces

A long, hot summer continues for parts of Northern Ontario and large swaths of Western Canada thanks to a ridge of high pressure that is blanketing …

Canada

Teenaged Syrian refugee 'saved the day' after rescuing toddler from Hamilton rooftop

When Khalid Tabateb saw a toddler walking unsteadily along the edge of a Hamilton rooftop he didn't stop to think. He leapt into action.<p>The …

War

EU seeks details on human rights arrests in Saudi Arabia amid Canadian spat

The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists – while the Middle Eastern …

Human Rights

This Mohawk Grand Chief will show Ireland what we can learn from the indigenous struggle in Canada

THE GRAND CHIEF of a Mohawk tribe is to visit Ireland next week to talk about what the First Nations struggle in Canada can teach Irish people.<p>Joseph …

Canada

The day America vowed to defend Canada

<i>David Shribman, the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of U.S. politics.</i><p>The American president spoke of having passed ‘’so many happy hours of my life’’ in Canada. The Canadian prime minister beamed over what he called ‘’the evident goodwill on all …

Canada

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

WEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.<p>The Global Times said that local officials in …

China

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial

(Reuters) - A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.<p>The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the …

Pesticides

Employment Boom in Ontario Defies Minimum-Wage Naysayers

In spite of some predictions to the contrary, Ontario’s sharp minimum-wage increase hasn’t killed its labor market.<p>Business owners and economists …

Economics

‘Canada is the world’s worst oppressor of women’: Saudi Arabia’s bizarre propaganda campaign

Within hours of Saudi Arabia expelling Canada’s ambassador, the country’s broadcasters and pro-government social media accounts ramped into high gear …

Saudi Arabia

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

Medical Research

Sheriff Joe on Sacha Baron Cohen interview: 'I made a bad mistake'

PHOENIX — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits that he made a “bad mistake” by allowing himself to be interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen as part of an undercover television show.<p>Arpaio, who is running for the Republican nomination to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said that he …

United States

Alleged Holy Fire Arsonist Texted 'The Place is Going to Burn' to Fire Department Chief

Police have arrested and charged the man suspected of starting the “Holy Fire” that has destroyed up to 14 structures, Orange County District …

Crime

Smoak the unlikely catalyst as Blue Jays make baseball history

TORONTO — With one swing of the bat Tuesday, Justin Smoak made a little bit of history for himself, and a really big bit of history for his team. And …

Toronto Blue Jays

Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.<p>The Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in July. Annual …

Economics

Ontario's government-owned power company buys U.S. renewable energy firm for $388M

Ontario's government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province, announcing a deal to buy New Jersey-based Eagle Creek …

Renewable Energy

An Arkansas police officer is fired after telling a group of black men 'you don't belong in my city'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Arkansas police officer has been fired after telling a group of African-American men that "you don't belong in my city."<p>The July 21 encounter with England Police Officer Mike Moore was captured on video by one of the men, Demarcus Bunch, and posted on Facebook on Tuesday.<p>Bunch, 28, said …

Justice

Ontario Power Generation to buy Eagle Creek Renewable Energy for $388M

TORONTO – Ontario’s government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province, announcing a deal to buy New Jersey-based Eagle …

Renewable Energy

Office holders to face stiffer punishments for breaking federal ethics rules

Politicians and public officials who break conflict of interest laws will face heftier fines and more public exposure as Canada's ethics watchdog …

Canada