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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


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


Charges stayed against man accused of fatal hit-and-run over violation of rights

Robert Varley, 60, exited the Calgary courthouse a free man on Wednesday after a judge ruled police violated his rights in their attempt to secure a confession. In the late evening hours of July 27, 2015, 33-year-old Farida Abdul-Rahman was fatally struck while crossing the road at the intersection of 43 Avenue and Centre Street North in a marked crosswalk. The driver of the offending vehicle failed to stay at the scene. A few days later, Varley was charged with hit-and-run causing death after police found a damaged vehicle nearRead More


Tambor doesn’t see how he can return to ‘Transparent’

LOS ANGELES – Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent” following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. Two women have come forward over the past few weeks to accuse Tambor of sexual harassment, including “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette and his former assistant. Tambor has won two Emmys forRead More