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Born inside Beltway, Kavanaugh part of GOP legal elite

Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the embodiment of the Republican legal establishment: an Ivy Leaguer who worked for the justice he has been nominated to replace, investigated a Democratic president, served in a Republican White House and now is an influential member of what is often called the second most powerful court in the country. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh was even born inside the Beltway and has lived there virtually his entire life. “He can still recite the section and seat numbers of the upper deck seats his dad hadRead More


Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

Six dead, including three children, in head-on Saskatchewan highway crash

The Canadian Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 11:25PM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 11:31PM EDT ELROSE, Sask. — Six people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in southwestern Saskatchewan. RCMP say two SUVs collided head-on north of Elrose on Highway 4. Two adults and three children were found dead in one of the vehicles. A woman who was the only person in the other SUV also died. RCMP say there were no other people in the vehicles and no names will be released. Mounties say they areRead More


Bali airport reopens after ash threat stranded thousands

Mount Agung's crater glows red

The Associated Press Published Friday, June 29, 2018 9:22AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 29, 2018 9:42AM EDT DENPASAR, Indonesia — The international airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Friday afternoon after a nearly 12-hour closure due to a volcanic ash threat that disrupted travel plans for thousands. Nearly 450 flights were cancelled Friday, affecting some 75,000 people, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed a 2,500-metre column of ash and smoke for a second day. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said tests showed there was no ashRead More


Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns for South Carolina governor

Trump SC rally

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 25, 2018 10:39PM EDT WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Revisiting past battles, President Donald Trump on Monday dug into his tough trade negotiations with U.S. allies, his ongoing fight with Democrats over immigration and his 2016 election as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina’s Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump arrived an hour late after storms forced Air Force One to circle South Carolina’s capital city, but he quickly implored Republicans to back Gov. Henry McMaster inRead More


Businessman cycles 1,500km in three days

Businessman cycles 1,500km in three days

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Kim Jong Un ‘liable for crimes against humanity’: report

Kim Jong Un

In U.S. President Donald Trump’s words, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gone from heading a “cruel dictatorship” to being “very honourable” over the past few months. To human rights investigators, however, “crimes against humanity have been — and continue to be — committed on a massive scale” in Kim’s isolated kingdom. A Dec. 2017 report prepared by the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee called on the international community to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in North Korea’s network of political prisons, which the IBA hasRead More


Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice-president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a yearRead More


Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone XL pipeline

Matthew Brown, The Associated Press Published Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:45AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:33AM EDT BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,800-kilometre line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was rejected in 2015 by former President Barack Obama because of its potential to exacerbate climate change. President Donald Trump revived the project soon after taking office last year, citingRead More


City unveiling new Red Light Camera

Ottawa redlight camera

Ottawa’s newest red light camera will be unveiled today. Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli will show off the new camera on Lyon Street, between Albert and Slater Streets. This is the last of 20 new red light cameras Council committed to installing during this current term. The City of Ottawa says the Red Light Camera Program is an initiative to improve intersection safety.  The goals of the program are to reduce collisions and to reduce injuries to help improve road safety at the targeted intersections. ThereRead More


All positives for Collaros at camp

All positives for Collaros at camp

It’s seems to be all positives for Zach Collaros after his first training camp day with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Rider training camp officially kicked off Sunday morning in Saskatoon, and all eyes were on the club’s biggest offseason acquisition, quarterback Zach Collaros. “It was awesome just playing football today and getting out there, and talking to Duron and Bakari and Naaman. Once we got into practice it felt like football again, and it was a really enjoyable thing,” Zach Collaros said. Ridernation is hoping the 29-year-old will be able toRead More