January 25th, 2022

World News

Advocacy group: Internet down across Yemen after airstrike

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Yemen lost its connection to the internet nationwide early Friday after Saudi-led airstrikes targeted a site in the contested city of Hodeida, an advocacy group said. NetBlocks.org said the connection dropped out around 3 a.m. local. It said Yemen was “in the midst of a nation-scale internet blackout following ... Read More »

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Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race. The jurors chosen to hear the case against former ... Read More »

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Kenney says he was unaware until this week of justice minister’s call to police chief

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he didn’t know until this week that his justice minister had called Edmonton’s police chief 10 months earlier about a traffic ticket. “I do recall at some point last year hearing that minister (Kaycee) Madu had gotten a ticket (and) had paid for it,” Kenney told a news ... Read More »

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Whitecaps deal star goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau to LAFC for general allocation money

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Whitecaps have dealt Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau to Los Angeles FC for US$1 million in general allocation money. Crepeau was not in Vancouver as the club began pre-season training this week. The Whitecaps said he was away for “personal reasons.” The 27-year-old from Greenfield Park, Que., has been among the ‘Caps ... Read More »

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MLB’s snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break. The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to schedule the negotiating session, which is to take place in-person. ... Read More »

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Jury selection proceeds for Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump during frequent television appearances, was introduced Thursday to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of book-deal proceeds. Jury selection hit full stride a week after written questionnaires were filled out as ... Read More »

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Premier Jason Kenney says early signs suggest Alberta has surpassed peak COVID cases

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

Premier Jason Kenney says there are early signs Alberta has “reached and surpassed” peak COVID-19 cases in the fifth wave as provincial hospitalizations surge to numbers never seen before. But Kenney warns that while cases are likely to decline, hospitalizations will continue to increase and put more pressure on an already overwhelmed health system. Alberta ... Read More »

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US charges Belarus with air piracy in reporter’s arrest

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. prosecutors charged four Belarusian government officials on Thursday with aircraft piracy for diverting a Ryanair flight last year to arrest an opposition journalist, using a ruse that there was a bomb threat. The charges, announced by federal prosecutors in New York, recounted how a regularly-scheduled passenger plane traveling between Athens, ... Read More »

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Defending champion Bangladesh beats Canada at ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts And Nevis – Defending champion Bangladesh had little trouble dispatching Canada at the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup on Thursday, cruising to an eight-wicket victory with 119 balls remaining. It marked Canada’s third straight loss at the 16-country tournament, that runs through Feb. 5 in four countries in the Caribbean. After ... Read More »

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‘Not ready’: Alberta police chiefs say too soon to support decriminalizing drugs

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2022

CALGARY – The association that represents Alberta police chiefs says it’s too soon to decriminalize illicit drugs. Calgary Chief Const. Mark Neufeld, president of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police, says a number of things need to be in place before decriminalization can be seriously considered. “We’re not ready,” Neufeld said at a news ... Read More »

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