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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


Second man identified related to serious assault

CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 1, 2017 4:59PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 1, 2017 5:45PM EST Windsor police have identified a second man related to an assault at a home on Dougall Avenue. Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Dougall Avenue on Nov. 11 at about 9:15 p.m. for a report of an assault that had just occurred. A 23-year-old man has been charged and a second suspect is sought by police. The second suspect has been identified as Michael Patrick Jackson, a 35-year-oldRead More


Canadian farmers cut back pea production in wake of India import tax

Al Wishloff has had peas in his crop rotation for 33 years, but next spring, the Blaine Lake, Sask., farmer said he may replace peas with a different pulse crop. “Once we get closer into seeding, we’ll have to examine some alternative crops other than peas. We’re sitting on some inventory right now and it’s a substantial loss if we continue, so we may have to move on to something different,” Wishloff said. Wishloff and many other Canadian farmers are looking to cut back land devoted to pea production inRead More


Homeless Samaritan to get house, dream truck with US$385K in donations

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman has raised more than $385,000 for a Philadelphia homeless man who came to her roadside aid — enough to buy him a home and his dream truck, and provide him with a small annual salary. Kate McClure said on her GoFundMe page Tuesday that an attorney and financial adviser helped 34-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. come up with the plan. McClure, of Florence Township, ran out of gas on an Interstate 95 exit ramp late one night in Philadelphia. Bobbitt walked a few blocks toRead More


Union concerned about safety and mental health of correctional officers

The president of the Prairies Region Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says more than a third of its members at Saskatoon’s Regional Psychiatric Centre are on leave. James Bloomfield says 55 of the 130 correctional officers at the facility are off work for stress, medical reasons or workplace injuries. He also says the number of assaults on officers has increased since August, when Correctional Service Canada changed its segregation policy so inmates with a serious mental illness cannot be placed in segregation. According to the CSC website, the changes includeRead More


Bob Simpson saying farewell to CTV, Farmgate

Bob Simpson is hanging up his boots. CTV Saskatchewan’s longtime Farmgate host is retiring after 30 years with our station in Saskatoon and nearly two decades hosting the farm show. “Bob Simpson is what it’s all about. He’s kind, fair and always up for a laugh,” CTV Saskatoon News Director Dani Mario said. “He cared deeply for his work. I’ll miss him tremendously in our newsroom, but it makes me so happy to know he’s starting this new chapter in his life.” Simpson joined our station — then CFQC TelevisionRead More


North Bay to get innovative Microgrid

From CTV Northern Ontario: Renewable energy system will power several community centres in North Bay. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Interpol: 40 human traffickers arrested, 236 children saved

PARIS – Interpol says 40 suspected human traffickers have been arrested and nearly 500 of their victims freed in a vast police operation in five African countries. The France-based international police agency said in a statement late Thursday that 236 of those rescued were minors. The operation earlier this month was carried out in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. In a statement, Interpol said the suspects are accused of forcing victims “to engage in activities ranging from begging to prostitution, with little to no regard for working conditions orRead More


Argos’ Marc Trestman captures CFL’s coach of the year

OTTAWA — Marc Trestman, who guided Toronto to the CFL playoffs in his first season with the Argonauts, was named the league’s coach of the year Thursday. Trestman, 61, claimed the honour at the league’s annual awards banquet. Dave Dickenson of the Calgary Stampeders, last year’s winner, was the finalist. Trestman, the CFL’s top coach in ’09 with Montreal, joined Toronto after four seasons in the NFL and led the Argos (9-9) to first in the East Division after the squad finished with a 5-13 mark last year. Dickenson ledRead More


Sacred fire burns around the clock for MMIWG national inquiry

A sacred fire is continually burning across the street from where the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is being held in Saskatoon. The fire has been burning in a teepee near the South Saskatchewan River on Spadina Crescent since the inquiry started Monday and will burn until the inquiry is complete Thursday. Firekeepers tend to the fire around the clock in eight-hour shifts. Firekeeper Alvin Baptiste said in Indigenous culture the fire is a spirit and cannot be photographed. He explained that it listens toRead More