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Police say person of interest is in custody in the killing of officer who was a former Marine

49 min 54 sec ago

A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but that no charges have been filed in the killing of Officer Sean Bolton, 33. Police said a civilian had used Bolton's radio to notify police about the shooting.

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A look at measures taken by states, a year after Ferguson's fatal police shooting

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Legislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled with a white Ferguson officer. An Associated Press analysis identified at least 40 measures passed by 24 states that addressed issues highlighted by the events in Ferguson. Sixteen states passed measures this year addressing officer-worn cameras that can record interactions with the public.
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Cities make changes after police actions led to citizen deaths, public protests

58 min 21 sec ago
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb. Other cities also have made changes over the past year following high-profile cases in which civilians were fatally shot by officers or died in police custody. There was no video of the fatal encounter Aug. 9 between Brown and Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, which escalated from a scuffle at the officer's vehicle in the centre of residential street.
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Ferguson shooting leads to passage of 40 new measures in US states; activists seek more change

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When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and Americans took notice. The result: Twenty-four states have passed at least 40 new measures addressing such things as officer-worn cameras, training about racial bias, independent investigations when police use force and new limits on the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Civil rights leaders praised the steps taken by states but said they aren't enough to solve the racial tensions and economic disparities that have fueled protests in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York and elsewhere following instances in which people died in police custody or shootings.

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Toronto area under severe thunderstorm warning

1 hour 22 min ago

A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Toronto and parts of southern Ontario as storm clouds make their way across the region.Environment Canada issued the watch just before 4:30 p.m. ET and it was later elevated to a warning. Several clusters of serious to severe thunderstorms are possible well into the evening, the weather agency said. Torontonians can expect strong wind gusts, large hail, heavy rain and the possibility of isolated brief tornadoes.Strong storm systems have been reported across Michigan and Ontario. ...

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Windsor Civic Holiday 2015: What's open, what's closed

1 hour 23 min ago

What's open and what is closed in Windsor this holiday Monday? The City of Windsor's offices will not be open on Monday. Adventure Bay will be open for its regular hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre will also operate during its regular hours.

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Alissa St Laurent becomes first woman to win Canadian Death Race ultramarathon

1 hour 39 min ago
There wasn't anything that was going to stand in the way of Alissa St Laurent — not even 125 kilometres of unforgiving mountain trails and fast-moving rivers. This weekend, the Edmonton runner was the first to cross the finish line in the Canadian Death Race, becoming the only woman to beat the entire field in the race's 15-year history. "It was something I wanted, something I wanted to see happen," St Laurent told CBC News.
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Criticism of opaque succession after death of Taliban leader hints at widening rifts

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The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor, indicating widening rifts within the militant group as it weighs whether to revive peace talks or intensify its 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan. As the leadership crisis deepened, the Taliban released a statement from one of its most notorious commanders pledging loyalty to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, who was chosen to lead after the death of the Taliban's reclusive, one-eyed founder was announced last week. The statement quoted Jalaluddin Haqqani, the head of the Haqqani Network, a Pakistan-based outfit blamed for scores of complex attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, as calling for unity.
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Confederate flag not gone yet: Many still fly it, refusing to give up fight over its meaning

2 hours 47 min ago

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. "You can't take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it," said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate flag, which is decorated with a bald eagle, and hang it from his weather-beaten front porch on a heavily travelled street in Hanover, Pennsylvania. An uncomfortable tolerance of the Confederate flag in mainstream society was upended in June when photos circulated on the Internet revealing that a young white racist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, had posed with the Confederate symbol.

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Zimbabwe alleges a 2nd American killed a lion with bow and arrow in illegal hunt months ago

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Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July. Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Jan Casimir Seski of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, of shooting the lion with a bow and arrow in April near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, without approval, on land where it was not allowed.

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Sandbanks Provincial Park hits capacity, traffic rerouted

2 hours 59 min ago

Sandbanks Provincial Park — a hot spot for vacationers — has closed its gates to the public after reaching capacity, officials say.On Sunday afternoon, police officers on the scene were working to divert traffic from the area south of Belleville, Ont. CBC News has received reports of vehicles lined up for up to 10 kilometres.

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St-Laurent Blvd. post-bar fight leaves 4 injured

3 hours 29 min ago

Four men are in hospital, with three fighting for their lives, following an altercation at the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and Des Pins Avenue early Sunday morning. Manuel Couture of Montreal police, two officers found injured men on the sidewalk while out patrolling the busy nightlife area at closing time. Montreal police later confirmed it was two groups of two who fought.

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Subaru says suppliers have been told to treat workers fairly

3 hours 38 min ago

"Fuji Heavy Industries does not condone the exploitation of any class of worker, either in its own operations or within its supply chain," the company said in a statement released on Friday by its U.S. marketing and sales affiliate, Subaru of America. "Our supply chain network has been made aware of our policy and expectations," it said. The Subaru statement came in response to a Reuters investigation of factory conditions at Subaru and its suppliers in Japan published last week.

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Canada PM calls Oct. 19 election, focus on sluggish economy

3 hours 52 min ago

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Polls indicate that Harper's right-of-center Conservative Party, which has been in office since 2006, could well lose its majority in the House of Commons. Opposition parties say Harper has mishandled the economy and should boost government spending, a move he says would spark a crisis like the one ravaging Greece.

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Harper triggers dead-of-summer campaign that promises to turn up political heat

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Canada faces a "critical decision" about its best way forward, Stephen Harper said Sunday as he triggered what promises to be one of the longest, most expensive and most bitterly fought election battles in the country's political history. As tourists swarmed Parliament Hill and blinding summer sunshine bathed Rideau Hall, Harper emerged to confirm that Gov. Gen. David Johnston had indeed dissolved Parliament, launching the longest campaign in Canada since 1872. "Canadians will make a critical decision about the direction of our country, a decision with real consequences, a decision about who has the proven experience today to keep our economy strong and our country safe," Harper said.

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Gail Shea says she's ready for federal election

4 hours 23 min ago

Gail Shea, Prince Edward Island's incumbent Conservative candidate, says she's prepared for an election.

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Canada election 2015: A look at Alberta's 34 federal ridings

4 hours 39 min ago
The federal election campaign is officially underway, but things will look a little different when politicians battle for votes in Alberta. One of the biggest changes is the addition of two seats in Calgary for a total of 10, a change which also brought new riding names to the city for every seat except Calgary-Nose Hill and Calgary Centre. The Red Deer riding from the last federal election has been split into two for the vote this fall.
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Verdict in Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy's re-trial postponed until Aug. 29

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Fahmy spent more than a year in prison before a successful appeal of an earlier conviction resulted in his current retrial. The 41-year-old's troubles began in December 2013 when he was working as the Cairo bureau chief for Qatar-based satellite news broadcaster Al Jazeera English. Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed were detained and charged with a slew of offences, including supporting the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, a banned organization affiliated with ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and with fabricating footage to undermine the country's national security.
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Breastfeeding mom says she was berated by Montreal Walmart employee

5 hours 49 min ago

Candyce Sousa is still mystified by an encounter with a Walmart employee who told her to stop breastfeeding while she waited in line to pay. "While we were minding our own business, off in another section of the store, an employee who was currently working — she was ticketing items in the men's section — she very loudly and aggressively started making comments about how a child this age should not be breastfeeding because they can 'wait,'" Sousa said. Sousa said the employee told her that only young infants need to be fed immediately.

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Gatineau woman fights to change baby's name to recognize infant's deceased father

6 hours 12 min ago

A Gatineau woman is fighting to get her child's name changed to recognize the baby's father, who died of flesh-eating disease before the little girl was born. "I can't give her her father," Roxanne Lauzon said of two-month-old baby Faith. Lauzon's boyfriend Robert Lajambe died suddenly in May after flesh-eating disease took over his body.

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