International: US & Canada

At Least 29 Wounded In New York City Explosion

Sunday, September 18, 2016 At least 29 people have been injured in an explosion in the Chelsea district of New York City, officials say. The cause of the blast late on Saturday remains unclear. Mayor Bill de Blasio described it as 8220;intentional 8221; but said that there were no known links to terror. The force of ...
The young U.S. man has been sentenced to two months in jail for using an air mattress he purchased at Walmart to float across the St. Croix River and illegally enter New Brunswick.  (BRIAN ATKINSON/TORONTO STAR)

Man jailed after using Walmart air mattress to paddle across Canadian border

Monday, September 12, 2016 SAINT JOHN, N.B. mdash; A young U.S. resident, driven by what he said was a desire to protect his Canadian girlfriend, used an air mattress to float across the St. Croix River in southeastern Maine and illegally enter New Brunswick late Wednesday, a Crown prosecutor says. Twenty-five-year-old Jo ...

Paul Manafort (L) and Donald Trump (R)

Trump Campaign Chairman Quits

Saturday, August 20, 2016 Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has resigned just two months after taking the helm. Mr Trump confirmed Mr Manafort 8217;s departure in a statement. He first took control of Mr Trump 8217;s campaign after the businessman 8217;s campaign mana ...

Trump’s campaign manager resigns after being pushed aside

Friday, August 19, 2016 Paul Manafort, who served as campaign manager to U.S. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, has resigned after being pushed aside, the campaign confirmed on Friday. Earlier this week, Trump brought in Stephen K. Bannon, chairman of the Breitbart News website, as his campaign 8217;s chief execut ...

Dad Took Kids To Have Fun Before Killing Them

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 The Pennsylvania man who shot and killed his estranged wife and kids before turning the gun on himself took the young children to a theme park a day before the massacre, authorities said. Mark Short Sr. killed himself after murdering his 33-year-old wife, Megan, their 8-year-old daughter Lianna, ...

‘No Survivors’ In Texas Balloon Crash

Sunday, July 31, 2016 A hot air balloon has caught fire and crashed in the US state of Texas, probably killing everyone on board, the local sheriff says. Aviation officials said at least 16 people were on board the balloon which came down near Lockhart, south of the city of Austin. Caldwell County sheriff Daniel La ...

We’ll Carry Clinton To Victory – Obama

Thursday, July 28, 2016 US President Barack Obama has implored voters to help continue his legacy by carrying Hillary Clinton to victory at the polls in November. Mr Obama praised Mrs Clinton at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, as the most qualified person ever to run for the White House. He said vot ...

Two Dead And 16 Injured In Florida Nightclub Shooting

Monday, July 25, 2016 Two people have been killed and up to 16 more injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the Florida city of Fort Myers, police say. The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu, which was reportedly hosting a party for teenagers. Three people have been arrested. A p ...

3 Police Officers Killed, 3 Wounded In Baton Rouge Shooting

Monday, July 18, 2016 BATON ROUGE, LA shots rang out nearby Baton Rouge's Hammond Aire Plaza, a local shopping center, leaving three law enforcement officials one East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy and two Baton Rouge Police officers dead and three others wounded. The suspects have yet to be identified b ...

Arrests As US Police Protests Spread

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Protests continue to spread across US cities against the killing of black men by police, following recent deaths in Minnesota and Louisiana. Roads were blocked and missiles thrown in Minnesota, while armed New Black Panther Party members confronted police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dozens of a ...

‘New Security Threat’ In Dallas

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Dallas police say they have heightened security at their headquarters after receiving an anonymous threat, two days after the deadly shooting in the city. SWAT officers were deployed at the main building, in effect placing it under lockdown, local media say. On Thursday, five white police offi ...

Obama Denies US Divided After Dallas Shooting

Saturday, July 9, 2016 US President Barack Obama says the US is 8220;not as divided as some have suggested 8221; in the wake of fatal shootings involving African-Americans. Five white police officers were shot dead by a black man, Micah Johnson, during a protest rally on Thursday. The march was against the ...

Two feared dead in US train derailment

Sunday, April 3, 2016 A train has derailed south of the US city of Philadelphia, with some reports saying two people have been killed and a number of others injured. Amtrak 8217;s Train 89 was heading from New York City to Savannah in Georgia when it struck a mechanical digger 8211; known in the US as a back ...
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