Tag Archives: Canada

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting Kilauea volcano that has been vigorously shooting lava from a new ...

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Comic-Con of the #MeToo era grapples with harassment

Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time’s Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. But questions remain about its atmosphere and whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address longstanding allegations of harassment issues ...

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'This is shameful': Trump's news conference with Putin stuns fellow Republicans

On a trip in which Donald Trump dumbfounded allies and his usual critics in the Democrat Party with comments concerning the European Union and British leaders, the U.S. president ended with a news conference performance at his first head-to-head summit with Russia President Vladimir Putin that had even some Republicans shaking their heads. Democrats had called on Trump to scrap ...

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Workers at Goderich salt mine accept deal to end 12-week strike

The 12-week strike at the salt mine in Goderich, Ontario is over.  Workers voted Monday to accept a three-year deal reached between Unifor Local 16-O and the mine owner, Compass Minerals. The salt mine, the world’s largest, employs more than 350 unionized workers. They had been on strike since April 27. One of the key issues had been the employer’s use of overtime. ...

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Russian bots, 'troll factory' test waters ahead of U.S. midterms

The sponsors of the Russian “troll factory” that meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have launched a new American website ahead of the U.S. midterm election in November. Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated, targeted tools. And a new indictment suggests the Kremlin itself was behind previous hacking efforts in support of Donald Trump. As the U.S. ...

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