Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Wrongful death suit against Jim Carrey dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey, over the death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White, has been dismissed.   The case was dismissed on Jan. 25, a representative for Carrey told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that the performer is looking forward to moving on with his life. The case had been slated to go to trial in Los Angeles ...

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Girl, 12, opens fire inside Los Angeles middle school, police say; 2 wounded

A young female student opened fire inside a classroom at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday, leaving two other students wounded — including one in critical condition, police said. The shooting suspect — who police confirmed is 12 years old — allegedly opened fire just before 9 a.m. inside Salvador B. Castro Middle School and was taken into custody. The student was not ...

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States, Ontario join battle to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

An interstate partnership has been established to help cover costs of operating a system proposed for a Chicago-area waterway that would help keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday. The initiative would support upgrades to the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, a key choke point between the carp-infested Mississippi River ...

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Toyota recalling 4,570 vehicles in Canada over air bag issue

Toyota has announced a safety recall in Canada involves 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX vehicles, and 2015 and 2016 Lexus NX vehicles. (Gary Cameron/Reuters ) Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide — affecting about 4,570 cars in Canada — to fix an electrical problem that could stop airbags from inflating in a crash. The automaker says the safety ...

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Human rights tribunal says Ottawa fails to 'grasp seriousness' of First Nations child welfare crisis

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her department would immediately move to increase funding for First Nation child welfare services following another compliance order from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found Ottawa fails to grasp the “seriousness and emergency of the issues.” The tribunal issued its fourth compliance order against the federal government Thursday morning, again finding that First Nation children continue to ...

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Inmates in New York State prisons to receive free tablet computers

Inmates at New York State prisons will soon be given tablet computers as part of an effort to better prepare convicts for life after imprisonment.  (iStock) Inmates in New York State prisons will soon be given free tablet computers as part of an effort to better prepare convicts for life after imprisonment. The tablets will have access to educational content, ...

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Fintrac's money-laundering penalties in limbo after court ruling

Canada’s watchdog against terror financing and money laundering has been partially neutered after losing a landmark court case over the way it penalizes offending businesses. Since May 2016, the federal agency known as Fintrac has been unable to levy fines on firms that violate tough financing regulations — and will remain toothless until at least the summer when a review of its penalty program is ...

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