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USA Gymnastics president: mediation with Nassar survivors

Larry Nassar

BOSTON — The legal portion of the Larry Nassar scandal at USA Gymnastics may soon be over. USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry said representatives for both the organization and athletes who were abused by Nassar — a former national team doctor who abused hundreds of women under the guise of medical treatment — met last week. Perry called the mediation talks “not only productive but continuing to move us down the path of resolution.” Perry made the remarks on Sunday in her first extended question-and-answer session with reporters since takingRead More


Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies

Kofi Annan

The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:16AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:55AM EDT GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspecified illness. “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deepRead More


Teen killed in crash near Prince Albert

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A 17-year-old boy is dead after a crash north of Prince Albert on Tuesday evening. RCMP were called to a two vehicle collision near the junction of White Star and Cloverdale Roads just after 5 p.m. Officers say the 17-year-old driver from Prince Albert was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a 37-year-old woman from the RM of Buckland, was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USARead More


Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity: police

SURREY, B.C. — The wife of a man gunned down in what police say was a case of mistaken identity is pleading for any information that would solve the murder the family is struggling to understand. Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting. Darlene Bennett described her husband as the kind of man who wore his heart on his sleeve, volunteered his time freely,Read More


Woman found living with adult daughter’s corpse: police

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DETROIT – A 65-year-old woman has been found living with the body of her adult daughter in a house on Detroit’s west side. Detroit police Officer Dan Donakowski said Monday that the mother went to a police precinct Sunday and told officers that her daughter had died. Officers went to the home on Seebaldt Street and found the 47-year-old woman’s body. Donakowski says a medical examiner must determine when and how she died. No one has been arrested. WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV report that the woman’s body may have been inRead More


CAA warns heat can also cause peformance issues for vehicles

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There could be a run on car batteries come Tuesday. The CAA South Central Ontario is expecting a high volume of calls for services over the long weekend, which is predicted to peak on Tuesday. With extreme heat throughout southern Ontario, the CAA says it’s not just the cold that can affect batteries. Canadians are used to plugging in batteries during cold snaps, but don’t think about their batteries in the summer. Extreme heat can weaken a vehicle battery and shorten its lifespan. It’s best to have a charging systemRead More


Quebec man, 73, charged in alleged Ontario sex assaults dating back to 1970s

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Police in the Toronto area say a 73-year-old Quebec man is facing charges in an investigation into sexual assaults alleged to have occurred nearly 50 years ago. Peel regional police say a 56-year-old man contacted them in May alleging he was the victim of series of sexual assaults that occurred in the early 1970s. Investigators say Alonzo Levesque of L’Ile-Bizard, Que., was arrested on Monday and charged with four counts of sexual assault. They say Levesque had been a referee with a hockey league in Toronto in the 1970s andRead More


Using smartwatch while driving counts as distraction: court

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Distracted driving is distracted driving even when the device being used is hands-free, an Ontario court has ruled. The ruling was made May 16 by a justice of the peace in Guelph, during a hearing over a distracted driving charge. According to court documents, the woman had been ticketed after a University of Guelph police officer noticed the glow from an electronic device coming from the woman’s car, which was stopped beside his cruiser at a red light. The officer reported that he saw the woman look up and downRead More


Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

Moose calves on the mend after unusual rescue

The baby calves of a pregnant moose that was euthanized Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle are now the focus of a rehabilitation effort. The newborn calves are at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary where they are now under the care of wildlife experts for the next two months. The mother moose was struck by a vehicle along Muskoka Road 3 around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and ended up in a shallow pond. A team of wildlife experts, veterinarians and crews from Fowler Construction worked together to pull the injuredRead More


Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More