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January 14, 2019 7:17 PM Montreal school evacuated as children suffer mysterious nausea, dizziness

MONTREAL—Emergency crews have been called to a Montreal school where more than a dozen children were suddenly overcome by illness today. A spokesman for the ambulance service says students at Ecole des Decouvreurs in the city’s LaSalle neighbourhood reported nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Between 15 and 20 people were affected, including one adult 416

January 14, 2019 2:36 PM Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale 422

January 11, 2019 7:50 PM Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where 130

January 11, 2019 5:50 PM UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

LONDON - A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar. Britain’s National Crime Agency says the attack overwhelmed 180

January 11, 2019 3:22 PM Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked ‘scary’

FAIRFAX, Va. - A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked “scary” and threatened to kick them out when they went to visit a newborn relative in December. The newborn’s aunt, Arwa Zahr, tells WRC-TV that a security guard confronted the family at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital’s birthing centre, and told them they weren’t allowed 128

January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 120

January 11, 2019 5:55 AM The Latest: Aeromexico passengers released

Two passengers who were detained after becoming unruly on a diverted Aeromexico flight in Oakland have been released. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning but was diverted because of fog. Passengers said they were held on the plane on the tarmac 115

January 10, 2019 8:52 PM Texas Republicans poised to vote on Muslim vice chair ouster

A party precinct chairwoman, Dorrie O’Brien, had led the call to oust Shafi on claims that he may be more loyal to Islamic law or connected to a terrorist group. Shafi denied both claims and other Republicans have called them bigoted. “Religious freedom is at the core of who we are as a nation and state,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement Wednesday 108

January 10, 2019 8:40 PM Maryland attorney general: Hotline for clergy abuse victims

BALTIMORE - Maryland’s attorney general has set up a hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a school or place of worship. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the creation of the new hotline in a statement Thursday. Unlike other U.S. states that have announced probes into clergy sex abuse, Frosh’s office has only publicly called 119

January 10, 2019 8:29 PM The Latest: Lawmakers react to new governor’s first budget

Newsom will work with the Legislature over the next six months to finalize the budget. Surpluses often change between the governor’s January budget presentation and the final budget due in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is “not playing small ball” as he seeks more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s homeless problem by encouraging 124