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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to speak at the Federalist Society’s 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Sessions said the Nov. 5 shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by Devin Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman who had aRead More

Closing arguments over destruction of gas plants records to be heard today

TORONTO — Closing arguments are set to be heard today at the Toronto trial of two former senior political aides accused of destroying documents. Defence lawyers will be pushing the Ontario court judge to acquit David Livingston and Laura Miller. The accused did not call any witnesses in their defence. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted mischief and illegal computer use. The top aides to former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty are accused of illegally wiping hard drives to get rid of records. The prosecution maintains the recordsRead More

David Cassidy, former Partridge Family teen actor, dead at 67 – Entertainment

CBC News Breaking CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2017 9:18 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017 9:18 PM ET David Cassidy, the teen heartthrob on the 1970s TV show The Partridge Family, has died. He was 67. More to come “); gigya.socialize.getProviderShareCounts({ callback:window.printSocialCounts, context: container }); }; window.onSendDone = function (event) { if(event.providers) { var providers = event.providers.split(“,”); for(i = 0; i Source link CBC News #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Accused killer’s ex faces cross-examination at Laura Babcock murder trial – Toronto

Shannon Martin Accused killer Mark Smich barely glanced at his ex-girlfriend as she told jury members at the Laura Babcock murder trial Friday that she saw him and co-accused Dellen Millard fire up an animal incinerator, “testing it.” Marlena Meneses, 23, is back in the witness box Tuesday in Ontario Superior Court in downtown Toronto. Not only will she be grilled by her ex-boyfriend’s lawyer, but she’ll also come face to face with his onetime best friend, Millard, who is acting as his own lawyer. Both Millard, 32, of Toronto,Read More

Saskatoon woman helping families prepare to testify at MMIWG inquiry

A Saskatoon woman and cousin of a murdered Indigenous woman is helping others share their stories of loss. Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte, co-chair of Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik (Women Walking Together), has created a template for the women’s group and for some families to tell their stories through slide-show presentations at this week’s Saskatoon stop of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “The very last slide is the recommendations, what do they recommend could be improved with what had happened with them, what wasn’t working, what actually was workingRead More

Police looking to talk to woman seen near fatal stabbing in Weston neighbourhood

Hilary Caton, CTV News Toronto Published Monday, November 20, 2017 6:59PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 7:11PM EST Toronto police are looking for a woman they believe helped a suspect involved in a fatal stabbing near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue last week. At a news conference Monday evening, Det. Rob North said the woman is not facing charges, but they would like to speak to her. She was captured on CCTV cameras in the area of 1995 Weston Road the same day of the fatal stabbing andRead More

London police searching for missing man

London police are searching for a missing man. David Hole, 53, is white, 5’7″, 146 lbs, short-brown receding hair, grey/brown facial hair. He has brown eyes and is known to wear glasses. David was last seen in the south end of London on Nov. 15, 2017, around 4:00 pm. He drives a 2009 Ford Escape, 4-door, green/grey in colour, with Ontario plates “BWSS480.” Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Canada’s winter weather forecast: What meteorologists expect for the season ahead

Blizzard conditions, freezing rain, nor’easters, and icy Arctic air are all in the forecast for Canadians this winter, as the country’s weather experts release their predictions for the season ahead. As Dec. 21 nears, however, there are different expectations for how winter will unfold: The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a “milder-than-average” season, while The Weather Network’s winter forecast expects “a wild ride from start to finish.” Here’s a look at where this year’s winter predictions from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, The Weather Network, Environment Canada, and AccuWeather wereRead More

Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

The Canadian Press Published Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:45PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:24PM EST TORONTO – Ontario has passed back-to-work legislation, ending a five-week college strike and paving the way for students to return to class. The Liberal government first attempted to introduce the bill Thursday evening, after restarted talks between the colleges and the faculty’s union reached an impasse. But unanimous consent of all parties was needed, and the NDP refused, leading the government to introduce the legislation Friday. It was debated through special weekendRead More

Man shares story of falling into icy water in rural Manitoba

73-year-old Ken McInnes is tough. It’s not just because he hauls and chops wood and still works on the family farm. McInnes walked away from a crash that sent him off a bridge and into icy water in rural Manitoba. It happened Friday morning in the RM of Dufferin on Road 18W north of Highway 3, about a 20 minute drive from his home in St. Claude. McInnes was delivering a trailer when he said he hit a patch of ice approaching the crossing. He along with the trailer andRead More