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.
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.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Toronto and parts of southern Ontario as storm clouds make theirÂ way across the region.Environment Canada issued the watch just before 4:30 p.m. ET andÂ 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. ...
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.
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 â 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.
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.
Sandbanks Provincial Park â a hot spot for vacationers â 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.
Four men are in hospital, with three fighting for their lives, following an altercation at the corner ofÂ St-Laurent Boulevard and Des Pins AvenueÂ 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 âÂ she was ticketing items in the men's section â sheÂ 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.
A Gatineau woman isÂ fighting to get herÂ child's name changed to recognize the baby'sÂ father,Â 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 LajambeÂ died suddenly in May after flesh-eating disease took over his body.