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September 12, 2018 1:28 PM Trump set a new dishonesty record in August, his third straight record month

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump has broken his own dishonesty record for the third consecutive month. Trump made 321 false claims in August. That shattered his previous record of 280, in July, which had beaten his previous record of 268, in June. Trump’s wildly dishonest August was capped by an 83-false-claim week that began Monday, Aug. 27. (The week continued 10

September 1, 2018 11:52 PM Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C

Fraser Health says most people in good health do not get the disease when exposed to the bacteria, but the elderly, smokers and people with chronic lung conditions or compromised immune systems are at higher risk. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and resemble symptoms often found in cases of pneumonia 9

August 30, 2018 12:25 AM Archbishop denies revenge fuelled abuse coverup bombshell

VATICAN CITY—The author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse coverup against Pope Francis denied Wednesday he acted out of revenge or anger, breaking his silence as his claims continued to divide a Catholic Church already polarized under Francis’ reformist agenda. While the Vatican is no stranger to scandal, leaks or plots, Archbishop Carlo Maria 8

August 8, 2018 5:28 PM Some vets forced to wait months for case manager, records show

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino was warned in May that nearly 300 veterans had been waiting months for a case manager to help them gain access to support services. The warning, contained in internal documents obtained by the Citizen, was delivered as Fantino prepared to defend millions of dollars in Veterans Affairs Canada budget cuts. Veterans 75

August 8, 2018 4:19 PM Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

DAKAR, SENEGAL—Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday in Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak in North Kivu province is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups vying for mineral-rich land in the northeastern region that borders Uganda 15

August 7, 2018 7:56 PM Pension funds are boosting bull market bets as stocks climb higher

The risks to these systems are sizable losses during market downturns. Public pension funds lost hundreds of billions during the last financial crisis largely because of their exposure to public markets. They had 62% of their portfolio allocated to equities in 2007, according to Wilshire. The two largest public pensions in the U.S. — California Public 20

August 4, 2018 12:19 PM Thai boys rescued from cave leave Buddhist temple as novice monks

According Dr. Paul Auerbach of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University’s medical school, it’s possible that they might suffer withdrawal or perhaps post-traumatic stress disorder, which is characterized by symptoms that include insomnia, nightmares, hypervigilance, low mood, difficulty concentrating on schoolwork, flashbacks and avoidance 15

August 1, 2018 5:02 PM Congo hit with four new cases of Ebola, a week after declaring the end of an outbreak

KINSHASA, CONGO—At least four new cases of the Ebola virus have emerged in Congo's northeast, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over, the country's health ministry said Wednesday. There was no indication the two outbreaks, separated by more than 2,500 kilometres, are related, Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement 19

July 30, 2018 11:38 PM U.S. nuns demand action against the current ‘culture of silence’ on abuse

The AP report, citing recent reported cases of assault in Chile, India and Italy, added to the well-documented reports by religious sisters during the 1990s about clergy abuse in Africa. At the time, sisters were increasingly targeted because they were considered “safe” sexual partners during the height of the AIDS epidemic on the continent. “We join with all those 24

July 28, 2018 1:02 PM Theodore McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals in wake of sexual abuse allegations

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is held, the Vatican said Saturday 23