January 25th, 2022

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Trucker convoy’s $4.5 million in fundraising frozen by GoFundMe

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

GoFundMe has frozen the nearly$4.5 million in funds raised by the trucker convoy now wending its way across the country toward Ottawa in a protest against vaccine mandates. “We require that fundraisers be transparent about the flow of funds and have a clear plan for how those funds will be spent. In this case, we ... Read More »

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Avenatti weighs representing himself against Stormy Daniels

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti tried Tuesday to interrupt his trial over whether he stole money from porn star Stormy Daniels to consider formally asking to represent himself, but the judge refused to delay the proceeding and said the right to self-representation is diminished once a trial begins. U.S. District Judge ... Read More »

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Defender Lukas MacNaughton joins Toronto FC after CPL title run with Pacific FC

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

Toronto FC continued to rebuild its roster Tuesday, acquiring defender Lukas MacNaughton from Canadian Premier League champion Pacific FC for an undisclosed transfer fee. MacNaughton, who joined TFC at its California training camp last week, is signed through 2023 with options for 2024 and 2025. “Lukas played a key role in Pacific FC’s CPL championship ... Read More »

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Avenatti asks to represent himself against Stormy Daniels

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Once-prominent California attorney Michael Avenatti tried Tuesday to interrupt his trial over whether he stole money from porn star Stormy Daniels to ask to represent himself, but the judge refused to delay the proceeding. His lawyers made the request to U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman during a break in his ... Read More »

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Ugandan officials rearrest writer after court gives him bail

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – A prominent Ugandan author jailed for nearly a month was freed on bail Tuesday but then was quickly rearrested by authorities, according to his attorney. It is not known where Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is being held, said defense lawyer Eron Kiiza. Rukirabashaija, a writer of satirical fiction, won bail earlier on Tuesday ... Read More »

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Anxious about math? It could be impacting your finances

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

TORONTO – When Jenny Dickson goes grocery shopping, they only buy off-brand foods or items on sale for fear of overestimating how much money they have available in their bank account. “This anxiety around doing math can get so intense that I have a panic attack in the middle of the grocery store or just ... Read More »

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Canada mixes youth and experience in quest for Olympic men’s hockey gold

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

Canada is turning to a mix of youthful exuberance and battle-scarred experience in its quest for Olympic men’s hockey gold minus the country’s NHL stars. Eric Staal, 37, and Mason McTavish, 18, are two centres bookending the 25-man roster announced Tuesday for the upcoming Beijing Games. Staal will be looking for his second Olympic gold ... Read More »

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January 25, 2022

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

1929 ~ HARVEY BECK ~ 2022 Harvey Frederick Beck of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Dolores Beck, passed away on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at the age of 92 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB on Friday, January 28th, ... Read More »

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Michigan OKs $824M in incentives for GM’s EV, battery plants

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday approved $824 million in incentives and assistance for General Motors Co. to put electric vehicle and battery plants in its home state, adding as many as 4,000 jobs. The Detroit-based automaker plans to spend up to $4 billion converting and expanding its Orion Township assembly ... Read More »

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Biden calls Fox News reporter at White House a stupid SOB

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House on Monday for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high ... Read More »

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