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February 18, 2018 8:17 AM Dozens feared dead after plane crashes in Iran

Country has seen a spate of deadly aviation accidents in recent years An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks 29

February 15, 2018 10:12 PM Latest candidate for Progressive Conservative joins rivals in torpedoing carbon tax

Tanya Granic Allen pronounced the proposal dead, describing it as “Patrick Brown’s platform,” after Brown resigned as leader over accusations of sexual misconduct, which he denies. The newest candidate in the Progressive Conservative leadership race put another stake in the People’s Guarantee election policy booklet by joining rivals in rejecting a carbon 10

February 15, 2018 9:38 PM Man takes father’s body for burial after disagreement with Quebec hospital

The family were hoping to get a certificate before repatriating the body for a quick burial by the end of the day, as per the son’s beliefs. But the hospital said the deceased would have to be admitted and that the body could not be released to anyone but an accredited funeral facility. MONTREAL—A spat over a death certificate prompted a man to abruptly 9

February 15, 2018 2:48 AM In the U.S., the latest mass shootings all have something in common: the AR-15

As of this week, seven of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history have all happened since 2007. In the latest incidents — Newtown, Conn., in 2012; San Bernardino, Calif., in 2015; Orlando, Fla., in 2016; Las Vegas, 2017; Sutherland Springs, Texas, 2017 — the attackers primarily used AR-15 semiautomatic rifles. When a gunman attacked a high school 8

February 14, 2018 7:40 PM Worst place to have stroke is in a hospital, researchers say

A hospital can be the worst place to have a stroke, the first study of its kind in Canada has found. Researchers who looked at more than 33,000 stroke patients in Ontario found those who suffered a stroke while hospitalized for some other medical reason did worse than patients rushed to emergency after having a stroke at home or somewhere else in the community 13

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot dead by police, did not point fake gun at officers

CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, identified by the medical examiner as Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers 30

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Eight killed on northern Alberta roads on the weekend

EDMONTON - At least eight people were killed this weekend in crashes in the northern half of the province, where flurries and icy patches led to treacherous road conditions. Four adults were killed in a head-on collision Saturday morning southeast of Beaumont. The occupants of a Saturn Ion were killed instantly around 11 a.m. when they hit an icy patch 42

February 14, 2018 4:03 PM Mardi Gras marred as shootings leave 3 dead, 5 injured across New Orleans

The first two shootings happened in the afternoon, when fights broke out near the traditional parade route. The third shooting began as people celebrated Tuesday night at a house party. NEW ORLEANS—A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded. The first two shootings happened 6

February 12, 2018 7:22 PM Supermarket chain stirs passion, outrage with World War I advertisement

LONDON - Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies — and others demanding it be pulled from the air. The 3-minute, 40-second mini-movie from the Sainsbury's grocery chain depicts the 1914 Christmas Truce 17

February 11, 2018 12:52 AM Igloos built my migrants give life to small Italian Alps community

A handful of immigrants unaccustomed to the cold have and picked up the art of igloo-making in San Simone, Italy — forging a new connection and countering anti-migrant rhetoric along the way. SAN SIMONE DI VALLEVE, Italy—San Simone, a tiny village in the Italian Alps, once had a thriving ski trade. But financial issues kept the lifts closed this winter 7