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  • Pope goes on road trip to see cloistered nuns in Italy

    January 11, 2019 5:19 PM 151

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has gone on a road trip to an ancient monastery in central Italy that houses a community of cloistered nuns. The Poor Clares monastery in the Umbria region town of Spello dates from the 14th century. Its nuns belong to an order founded by St. Clare, a follower of the pope’s namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. The Vatican said a car took Francis

  • Texas police find body of infant who was reported abducted

    January 11, 2019 5:06 PM 148

    SAN ANTONIO - A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body. The body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home, according to a police affidavit. Police Chief William McManus told reporters Thursday, before the discovery

  • ‘Smarter’ rules will ensure all digital players pay for CanCon, panel told

    January 11, 2019 4:55 PM 190

    OTTAWA - Canada’s broadcast regulator, and its public broadcaster, want federal lawmakers to ensure Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime pay a share for producing Canadian content. In written submissions to a government panel this week, both the CRTC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also call on Ottawa to create new rules that encourage news content

  • Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

    January 11, 2019 4:29 PM 163

    Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under

  • Bolton hires longtime adviser as deputy

    January 11, 2019 4:28 PM 164

    WASHINGTON - White House national security adviser John Bolton has selected a new deputy. Bolton announced Friday that Charles Kupperman, a longtime colleague dating back to the Reagan administration, would serve as President Donald Trump’s new deputy national security adviser. Bolton says in a statement that Kupperman has been an adviser to him for more than 30 years

  • Delays at Ontario human rights tribunal could undermine cases, say lawyers

    January 11, 2019 4:22 PM 170

    “We had been waiting a while for that hearing date,” she said. “Now this case is on hold indefinitely ... We’re not even at the stage of having everyone sit down and go to mediation, let alone the stage of having it proceed to a hearing so it’s really sort of making things drag on and it’s problematic.” Such delays can put a lot of strain on complainants

  • TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

    January 11, 2019 4:03 PM 140

    FORT WORTH, Texas - The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to start last weekend but was delayed until federal inspectors

  • The Latest: California officer shot was rising star

    January 11, 2019 3:56 PM 164

    Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department. Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento

  • Hepatits vaccine, often prescribed for travellers, facing shortage in Canada

    January 11, 2019 3:55 PM 152

    Hepatitis A is mostly spread through contaminated food and water. Most people infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage, but in some cases infection can lead to sudden liver failure. Hepatitis B, a more serious disease primarily spread through sex, can lead to a chronic infection that increases the risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver

  • Greek police search more campuses amid letter scare

    January 11, 2019 3:33 PM 167

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek authorities have searched at least 10 more university and college buildings after letters containing white powder were sent to campuses around the country. Fire service crews for a third day Friday picked up more suspicious packages and carried out building inspections in Athens, the northern city of Thessaloniki, and several