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3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape – Entertainment

The Associated Press Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. Simmons vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying in a statement emailed to The Associated Press that “all of my relations have been consensual.” The allegations reported by the Times Wednesday stem from the 1980s and 1990s. One woman, Drew Dixon, said Simmons assaulted her in his downtown apartment inRead More

Fire at Lawrence Heights building claims life of third family member

Kayla Goodfield, CTV News Toronto Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:18PM EST A 16-year-old boy is the third family member to die after a fire at an apartment building in the Lawrence Heights area last week, a family member confirmed to CP24. The blaze broke out at a Toronto Community Housing building in the area of Flemington and Allen roads at around 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 4. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters made a forcible entrance into a unit on the first floor of the three-storey apartment building. ThreeRead More

Wynne says marijuana revenue deal with feds means money for municipalities

Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:38PM EST TORONTO — Municipalities can begin discussions with Ontario over costs associated with legalized marijuana in light of a new tax revenue-sharing agreement between the provinces and federal government, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday. Wynne’s comments come after Ottawa agreed Monday to give provinces and territories a 75 per cent share of federal excise tax revenues from the sale of legalized pot. The remaining 25 per cent — to a maximum of $100 million a year — will stayRead More

Sexual, physical abuse ‘rampant’ at Ontario training schools, suit alleges

Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:26PM EST TORONTO — A man who says he was badly abused at one of Ontario’s now-defunct training schools is spearheading a proposed class-action against the province that seeks $600 million on behalf of other children and youth sent to the provincial facilities. In his unproven statement of claim, Kirk Keeping, 64, alleges the schools were festering cesspools of sexual, physical and psychological abuse perpetrated by unsupervised and unqualified staff on hapless kids. “The training schools contained a toxic environmentRead More

Province announces new energy conservation incentive

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: Provincial hydro cost savings plan will leave some industries out. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Lawmaker who compared Obamas to monkeys accused of sexual assault

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky lawmaker who attracted national attention last year when he compared President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting quotes Maranda Richmond as saying she has asked Louisville police to reopen an investigation of Dan Johnson. Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016 — after he posted the Facebook remarks about the Obamas. He didn’t respond to a voicemail Monday. Richmond says Johnson assaulted her in 2012. She says she reported itRead More

Missing eight-year-old Calgary boy located by police

Calgary police have located an eight-year-old boy who went missing from his southeast area home on Sunday morning. The child was last seen as he left his home in the Albert Park-Radisson Heights area at about 11:30 a.m. Police, family and friends were concerned for his welfare and launched a search for the boy. He was located just before 5:00 p.m. and police say he is safe. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Queens of the Stone Age singer apologizes for concert kick

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme has apologized after a photographer claimed the singer kicked her camera while she photographed the band’s concert in Southern California. Photographer Chelsea Lauren said on Instagram that she sought medical treatment after the camera smashed into her face from the kick Saturday night at a radio station’s annual Christmas event. Video posted to social media shows Homme swinging his leg and connecting with the camera while playing guitar at the Forum near Los Angeles. Homme said on Twitter SundayRead More

Wheelchair basketball resumes in Saskatoon

Just months after their equipment was stolen, a group of young wheelchair athletes in the NRG Mini Wheelchair Basketball Program are back in action on the court. Thirty-four wheelchairs and other equipment were stolen from a trailer belonging to the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association in July. After months on the sidelines, the athletes returned for a scrimmage. “My hands really hurt, and my shoulders do too, but of course it’s just really fun to be getting back to the game I love,” said Chelsea Seib, who is an able-bodied playerRead More

Two ancient tombs discovered in Egypt’s Luxor – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector. The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for nobility and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history. Egyptian excavation workers restore pottery near a tomb in Draa Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor. (HamadaRead More