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ABC News reporter suspended for ‘serious error’ on Flynn report

Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:30PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:50PM EST NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians. That would have been an explosive development inRead More

Ford recalls pickups, SUVs to secure loose seat cushions

DETROIT — Ford is recalling more than 202,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because front seat cushions can come loose and fail to properly hold people in a crash. The recall covers certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats. The company says a bolt in the power seat adjuster can come loose or fall out. If that happens, the seat cushion can move too far. Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries from the problem. Dealers will check the bolts. IfRead More

Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More

CTV News at Six for Nov. 30: Ellard parole

CTV News Vancouver Island at Six for Thursday, Nov. 30. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More

Early morning fire causing traffic delays

An early morning fire on Flora Avenue is causing traffic delays. An official said a blaze in the 600 block of Flora Avenue has backed up traffic in the area, including Selkirk Avenue near McKenzie. The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. It is now under control but traffic is still congested in the area. No word yet on the cause. Crews remain on scene. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Police arrest drone pilot accused of dropping political leaflets over NFL games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A Northern California man accused of flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets has been arrested in a case that raised concerns about security at professional sports events, police said Monday. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near football games, and authorities are examining additional ways to prevent the unmanned aircraft from hovering over crowds of tens of thousands of people after the flights Sunday, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said. He declined to discuss the security measuresRead More

Carrot River RCMP investigating damage to coin boxes

Carrot River RCMP are investigating after coin boxes at the Carrot River Car Wash were damaged on two occasions. The first incident happened between Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. The suspects damaged the coin box by drilling a hole into it, according to RCMP. The coin box was replaced, but according to RCMP, a hole was found drilled into the new box on Monday, November 20. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and storiesRead More

Five teens charged after smoke flares lit inside Cape Breton Walmart, high school

CTV Atlantic Published Friday, November 24, 2017 12:14PM AST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 12:24PM AST Five teens are facing charges after smoke flares were lit inside the Walmart in North Sydney and at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines earlier this month. Cape Breton Regional Police charged the teens Thursday following an extensive investigation by several units. A 17-year-old boy from Millville and a 15-year-old boy from Florence are due in Sydney provincial court on Friday to face charges of mischief over $5,000, and being a common nuisance,Read More

Egypt militants attack mosque in Sinai, casualties reported

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 6:47AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 7:15AM EST EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say militants have attacked a mosque in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens of casualties. The three police officers say the extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 40 kilometres from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish. They say men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers during Friday prayers. Victims are being transferred to local hospitals, they added, speakingRead More