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U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

U.S. House passes spy program after baffling Trump tweets

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51PM EST WASHINGTON — After a confusing morning of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans’ communications swept up in the process. Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the HouseRead More


Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

Pending charges in 911 hoax introduces swatting into lexicon of many Calgarians

The recent issuing of arrest warrants for a California man in connection with a fraudulent call to 911 that prompted a large police presence in southwest Calgary was likely the first encounter with the term ‘swatting’ for many Calgarians but, for online gamers, the criminal prank calls are well-known. Swatting is the act of making a fake emergency call in an attempt to get officer to respond to someone’s address. On the evening of December 22, officers were deployed to an apartment building in the community of Bankview after someoneRead More


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


54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon raises over $446,000

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:29PM AST Last Updated Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:29PM AST It’s a CTV tradition that’s been helping Maritime children and families in need, dating back to 1964. More than $446,000 was raised for the 54th annual Christmas Daddies Telethon on Saturday. Every year the telethon brings in thousands of dollars to support families across the region during the Christmas season. CTV retiree, Jim Hill Junior says he remembers the first year for Christmas Daddies when his father – one of the founders –Read More


Single-seat airplane found off Guelph runway with nose down

One man was taken to hospital for assessment after the plane he was in was found with its nose down off a runway in Guelph on Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Guelph fire department responded to a report of a plane down at 50 Skyway Park. When officials arrived on scene they located the single-seat airplane with one pilot on the ground off of the runway with its nose down. OPP and paramedics also responded. There were no injuries to others on scene. It is not yet known whatRead More


Kyle Lowry has season-high 36 points as Raptors top Hornets 126-113

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:18PM EST TORONTO — Kyle Lowry’s season-high 36 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 126-113 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. The Raptors (13-7) have won eight of their past nine meetings with the Hornets (8-12) and improve to 7-1 on home court this season. Charlotte has dropped three straight. Lowry finished with a career-high eight three-pointers made while shooting 12 for 18 from the field. DeMar DeRozan rebounded nicely after injuring hisRead More


CTV News at Six for November 26: Flood watch

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Factory explosion in China injures at least 30, knocks down buildings

The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:18PM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:21PM EST BEIJING — A factory explosion in a port south of Shanghai on Sunday injured at least 30 people, knocked down buildings and left streets littered with damaged cars and debris, news reports said. There was no immediate word of possible deaths or the severity of injuries. The explosion at a factory in Ningbo, one of China’s busiest ports, struck a district on the Yong River at about 8:55 a.m., the official XinhuaRead More


Stangs get set for 53rd Vanier Cup against Laval

The Western Mustangs are making their 13th appearance in the Vanier Cup Saturday against the Laval Rouge et Or, who have been in the Canadian university football championship 11 times. Defending champion Laval is looking for a record 10th national title while Marshall hopes a long Vanier Cup drought will come to an end for Western, which can cap a perfect season with a victory. “We’ve improved every single week and our run in the playoffs has been a continuation of that improvement throughout the season,” Marshall said. The championshipRead More


Innovative jazz producer George Avakian dies at 98

Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:42AM EST NEW YORK — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian’s daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. No further details were immediate available. Avakian, an executive at Columbia Records and Warner Bros. among other labels, helped popularize such consumer standards as liner notes, the long-playingRead More