Daily Archives: June 15, 2018

Roller-coaster derails in Daytona Beach, injuring 6 riders

A roller-coaster that derailed in Florida — injuring two riders who fell to the ground, among others — had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride. The riders fell 10 metres when their car derailed Thursday night and was left dangling from the track. Firefighters used ladders ...

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Trina McQueen inducted into CBC News Hall of Fame

Journalist and broadcast executive Trina McQueen — a trailblazer who was one of the most powerful women in Canadian TV — has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame. McQueen attended the inductee ceremony with friends and colleagues on Friday afternoon at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. The National’s Adrienne Arsenault hosted the event. Speakers included CTV News president ...

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Peggy Whitson, NASA's record-breaking astronaut, announces retirement

NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She’s spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also the world’s most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit belt. Whitson was the first woman to command the International ...

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Ex-Tory Senate leader blasts former colleagues for gutting impaired driving bill

A former leader of the Conservatives in the Senate is blasting her erstwhile colleagues for spearheading a move to gut a bill aimed at cracking down on impaired driving. Marjory LeBreton, whose daughter and grandson were tragically killed by a drunk driver 22 years ago, says she’s “appalled” that her former colleagues have succeeded in stripping the centrepiece measure out ...

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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort sent to jail pending trial

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Friday to new witness tampering charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and was ordered detained. Manafort, 69, appeared at an arraignment before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., on the new charges brought by special ...

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Trump administration slaps tariffs on $50B US of China imports

Vowing to cut U.S. trade deficits and protect the nation’s high-tech “crown jewels,” President Donald Trump said Friday he’s levying a 25 per cent tariff on up to $50 billion US worth of Chinese imports, instantly escalating a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. China’s government quickly responded that it would “fight back strongly” with penalties of the ...

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U.S. isn't trying to get Canada to end supply management, its agriculture secretary says

If an end to Canada’s supply management system for some agricultural products is part of the U.S. NAFTA agenda, it appears no one has told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Supply management, particularly for dairy products, has been a target for President Donald Trump’s tweets regarding NAFTA. Perdue was meeting with Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Prince Edward Island Friday. ...

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Danny Masterson's rape accusers rip Netflix for new episodes of ‘The Ranch’ featuring the Scientologist

Danny Masterson’s accusers criticized Netflix for airing “The Ranch” with the actor despite him being fired from the series last year following rape allegations.  (Getty Images) Danny Masterson’s rape accusers criticized Netflix on Friday for airing “The Ranch” episodes that feature the actor, who was fired following the allegations. The latest season of “The Ranch” hit Netflix on Friday. It ...

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