August 23rd, 2019

Federal Election

S. Korea says N. Korea has fired projectiles off east coast

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North’s northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morning. The statement didn’t say exactly what type of projectiles North Korea launched. ... Read More »

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Trade to dominate Trudeau-Trump bilateral meeting during G7 summit

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

BIARRITZ, France – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived Friday for this weekend’s long-awaited G7 summit in France, where he plans to try to shore up Canada’s trade and economic interests in one-on-one meetings with several world leaders before the official gathering gets underway. White House officials have confirmed Trudeau will have a tete-a-tete with President ... Read More »

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Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegations

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

MILAN – Placido Domingo is returning to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have cancelled performances, but no European opera house ... Read More »

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Fringe controversy: Performers weighing how to balance spontaneity with consent

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

CALGARY – When a performer at a Fake Mustache Drag King Troupe show sits in the lap of an audience member, the goal is to elicit shock from everyone in the bar except the person being cosied up to. James Demers, who manages the Calgary group, said someone is planted in the audience or the ... Read More »

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Sylvia Ruegger, former Canadian marathon record holder, dead at 58

By The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

TORONTO – Long-distance runner Sylvia Ruegger, who held the Canadian women’s marathon record for 28 years, has died. She was 58. Athletics Canada confirmed Ruegger’s death on its Twitter account on Friday. She was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2017. A native of Oshawa, Ont., Ruegger finished eighth in a time of two hours 29 ... Read More »

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Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK – Walmart said Friday that is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retailing giant sued the electric car company’s energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Walmart said Tesla installed solar panels that went up in flames on seven of its store rooftops ... Read More »

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Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

By Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

SEATTLE – A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others. At a hearing in Seattle, U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Peterson said Paige Thompson’s ... Read More »

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‘Our bigger enemy’: Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more “did NOTHING!” and wondering who is “our bigger enemy” – Powell or China’s leader. The outburst came after Powell, speaking to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ... Read More »

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Bolsonaro to send army to contain Amazon fires

By Victor Caivano, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

PORTO VELHO, Brazil – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions in the Amazon to assist in putting out ... Read More »

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B.C. Lions preach finish, toughness against ferocious Hamilton Tiger-Cats

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on August 23rd, 2019

VANCOUVER – Despite a tough start to the season, Bryan Burnham says the B.C. Lions are still in good spirits – albeit with a bit of an edge. The Lions (1-8) have yet to win a game in Vancouver this season, but the mood in the locker room is still “loose and fun” with a ... Read More »

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