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French authorities say a school bus and train have collided

The Associated Press Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:03PM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:07PM EST PARIS — French authorities say there has been a “serious rail accident” in southern France involving a school bus and a regional train. The Pyrenees-Orientales authority tweeted that the collision occurred Thursday afternoon on a railway crossing at a small town some 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of Perpignan, close to the border with Spain. Emergency services have been deployed to the site of the accident. French officials could not give TheRead More

Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft – Technology & Science

CBC News Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having “the largest windows in space.” The seventh flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company’s West Texas launch site Tuesday carried a test dummy called Mannequin Skywalker, equipped with sensors. “He had a great ride,” tweeted Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com, about the launch Tuesday. #NewShepard had a successful first flight of Crew Capsule 2.0 today. Complete with windows and ourRead More

New Jersey comedian Artie Lange arrested for skipping court

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping a court appearance. NJ.com reports Lange was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Hoboken. Authorities say Lange failed to appear in Superior Court in Essex County for charges stemming from a drug arrest earlier this year. Police said they found Lange with a bag of heroin during a traffic stop in May. Lange faces charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia in the case. Lange’s arrest follows a strange incident over the weekend inRead More

Residents honour senior killed in Cumberland fire

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Feds nominate Mario Dion as new ethics watchdog

OTTAWA –The federal government has nominated a new conflict of interest and ethics commissioner. Mario Dion, the current chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, is set to replace current ethics watchdog Mary Dawson. Government House Leader Bardish Chagger made the announcement in the House of Commons Monday. Dawson’s term is set to end Jan. 8, 2018. Dion is a retired lawyer from Montreal, and has chaired the Immigration Refugee Board since 2015. Prior to that, he was the public sector integrity commissioner. The position comes with aRead More

‘Well, there’s no limit on it’: Ohio student makes a fortune buying Canadian-invented ether cryptocurrency – Business

Anne Gaviola Eddy Zillan is an 18-year-old high school senior in Cleveland. He loves going to car shows and he plans to attend dental school after he graduates to become an orthodontist. In many ways, he’s like most students his age except for the fact that he’s made a fortune buying and selling cryptocurrencies. In about three years, Zillan has turned about $12,000 US into more than $500,000. It all started with gifts he got at 13. “A portion of the money I received for my bar mitzvah, I used it toRead More

Sydney man thanks couple who rescued him after dramatic 1986 crash – Nova Scotia

Emma Davie For more than 30 years, Donnie MacNeil has wanted to thank the couple that brought him to the hospital after a traumatic highway accident near Baddeck, N.S. Thanks to social media, this week he finally got to do just that. MacNeil posted to Facebook on Friday, asking if anyone remembered picking him up on Feb. 20, 1986. ‘Someone will rescue me’ MacNeil said that for 30 years, he had wanted to thank the couple that stopped to help him. (Submitted by Donnie MacNeil) At the time, the 19-year-old MacNeil was driving his redRead More

Collision in Longueuil sends four children to hospital

Police are investigating a possible road rage incident on Highway 132 where a man and four children were involved in a vehicle collision. Police received several calls about a man in a van who was driving dangerously at around 10 a.m. on Saturday. The erratic driving started several kilometers away. The driver, a man in his 40s, first struck a vehicle on Highway 40 West at Henri-Bourassa Blvd., then another at Marien Ave. He finally hit another vehicle, throwing it onto a wall on the 132 West near Roland-Therrien Blvd.Read More

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv

The Associated Press Published Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:44PM EST Last Updated Saturday, December 9, 2017 4:04PM EST TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. Local media estimated that more than 10,000 turned out Saturday for the weekly demonstration. Smaller demonstrations were taking place in other Israeli cities as well. Turnout has been growing dramatically in recent weeks as increasing corruption charges have been linked to Netanyahu and his politicalRead More

‘Making a Murderer’ defendant Brendan Dassey’s confession stands: court

Michael Tarm, The Associated Press Published Friday, December 8, 2017 4:19PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 8, 2017 4:52PM EST CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case “a profound miscarriage of justice.” The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa HalbachRead More