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Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 3:06AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 3:41AM EST SOMERSET WEST, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentenceRead More

Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds: sheriff

LAS VEGAS — The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department’s forensics lab is working with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence. Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more on Oct. 1 after heRead More

Gary Oldman gets Oscar buzz for portrayal of Winston Churchill

TORONTO — It’s a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to “Darkest Hour.” Gary Oldman, character-actor maverick, has taken up perhaps his biggest — and most buttoned-down — challenge. For even a veteran chameleon like Oldman who has a way of hiding in plain sight, the task of tackling such a heroic titan of 20th century history is a leap. If he can disappear behind just glasses (2011′s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) or merely a mustache (1989′s “The Firm”), what featsRead More

Ontario hospital staff faces high levels of violence at work

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Lyndsay Moggy: Ontario Council of Hospital Unions polls workers over incidences of violence, how do northern communities rate? Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

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

BRIEF-Comet Holding confirms FY outlook​

Nov 22 (Reuters) – COMET HOLDING AG: * ‍FOR FY CONFIRMS GUIDANCE OF SALES OF CHF 430-450 MILLION AND EBITDA MARGIN OF 14-16%​ * ‍EXPECTS TO REACH TARGETS FOR 2020 – SALES OF CHF 500 MILLION AND EBITDA MARGIN OF 16-18% AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, IN 2019​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters

One dead after Saturday morning stabbing near ByWard Market

CTV Ottawa Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:33AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:51PM EST Ottawa Police say one person is dead after being stabbed early Saturday morning near the ByWard Market.  Police say the stabbing happened around 5 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of King Edward Drive and Murray Street. Paramedics treated the individual on scene but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Members of the public are asked to avoid while police conduct their investigation. A section of King Edward between Murray and York isRead More

Ann Wedgeworth, known for ‘Three’s Company’ role, dies at 83

Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:16PM EST NEW YORK — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83. Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said. Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy “Make a Million” and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featuredRead More

Wynne government announces legislation to end college strike – Toronto

CBC News Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s office said Thursday her government will table legislation that will end the province’s college strike, after negotiations reached an impasse. Wynne met with both the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) on Thursday after union members overwhelmingly voted against a contract offer. “I asked them to work together to find a path forward that would see students return to class by Monday,” Wynne said in a news release. “That’s why we are immediately tabling legislation that would end the dispute and return Ontario collegeRead More

Essex County Council pre-approves spending almost $6M on roads

Essex County Council has already pre-approved spending nearly $6-million on priority work for roads in 2018. The total amount, more than $11-million, is expected to be discussed during budget deliberations next month. Warden Tom Bain says if approved, the total amount would be half a million dollars more than last year. Bain says the additional spending is part of a 25-year plan for road rehabilitation, expansion and paved shoulders. He says the planning process will not negatively impact the financial books. “We’ve had an excellent program of using our reservesRead More