WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black teen, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint.
The city has received the first batch of 5,000 decals for city vehicles to honour firstÂ responders over the next year. "Decals will be placed on every city vehicle," saidÂ Coun. Keating believes the decals are timely in light of the shootings on Parliament HillÂ and the death of a soldier in Quebec.
HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia man who was serving a life sentence for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death walked from court on bail Monday, calling his release "surreal" and his time in the criminal justice system a nightmare.
CLEVELAND - A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines.
By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp's appointment of Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes as chief executive is providing investors some comfort as they try to understand the abrupt departure of previous leader Louis Chenevert. United Technologies shares fell 1.4 percent on Monday after the company announced that Chenevert had stepped down as CEO and chairman effective immediately. The maker of jet engines, elevators and climate control systems gave no public indication of the transition ahead of time, catching Wall Street off guard. ...
EDMONTON - Alberta's Official Opposition Wildrose party continued a descent into disarray Monday as two members â including key caucus lieutenant Kerry Towle â bolted to join Premier Jim Prentice.
The Liberal Party of P.E.I. has settled on a time and place to hold their leadership convention in the new year. The provincial executive announced Monday evening the convention will be held February 20-21 at the convention centre in Charlottetown. Now that a date has been chosen, the Liberal party is open for nominationsÂ and candidates have until January 20, 2015 to files their papers.
OTTAWA - An attempt by the Conservatives to catch a prominent Liberal candidate with his foot in his mouth has instead wound up biting several Tory MPs, including senior cabinet minister Jason Kenney.