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October 19, 2017 6:13 PM 'I need to do more': Bill Morneau takes steps to calm ethics controversy

Embattled finance minister to place assets in blind trust, divest shares in family-built company Finance Minister Bill Morneau is placing his assets in a blind trust and divesting shares in his family-built company to calm a growing ethics controversy over his personal holdings. During a news conference on Parliament Hill, Morneau said he will unload 5

October 19, 2017 12:20 PM Survivors of Maryland office shooting in critical condition

Radee Prince, 37, of Elkton, Maryland, shot five co-workers early Wednesday in Maryland, then drove to Wilmington, Delaware, and shot an acquaintance in the head at a used car lot, police in Maryland and Delaware said. WILMINGTON, DEL.—Two people who survived an office shooting were still in critical condition Thursday morning, a day after a gunman opened 5

October 18, 2017 2:43 AM Alberta, Saskatchewan communities battle wildfires fuelled by high wind

Communities issue evacuation orders as fire and smoke spread A growing number of communities in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are issuing evacuation orders as wildfires spread in gusting winds. The town of Leader, roughly 85 kilometres southwest of Kindersley, Sask., is among the communities being evacuated from the southwestern area of the province 6

October 18, 2017 2:04 AM Ammonia leak believed responsible for 3 deaths at Fernie, B.C., arena

WorkSafeBC says preliminary information indicates 3 arena worker exposed to a gas release The City of Fernie has confirmed three people have died from possible exposure to ammonia after emergency crews were called to the Fernie Memorial Arena for reports of an ammonia leak just before noon on Tuesday. In a statement, the City of Fernie says all homes 12

October 17, 2017 10:36 PM Residents of Coleman ordered to evacuate as wildfire threatens town

Windstorm is whipping up flames in the Crowsnest Pass town Residents on the western edge of Coleman in southwestern Alberta are being told to evacuate as a fast-moving wildfire, whipped up by strong winds, burns out of control. The Alberta Emergency Management Agency said the fire is burning in the area between the Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman 6

October 17, 2017 7:28 PM U.S.-backed forces celebrate fall of ISIS 'capital' of Raqqa

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer. Militants took over the vibrant metropolis 6

October 16, 2017 9:00 PM Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw

KIRKUK, Iraq -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence. The move by the Iraqi military and its allied militias so soon after neutralizing 6

October 16, 2017 6:51 PM 'Slap in the face': U.N. Human Rights Council elects Congo, Qatar, Pakistan as rights watchdogs

The General Assembly has elected 15 new members of the U.N. Human Rights Council, including conflict-torn Congo, whose government is accused of serious rights abuses. Louis Charbonneau is U.N. director at Human Rights Watch. He calls Mondays election of Congo “a slap in the face to the many victims of the Congolese government’s grave abuses across the country 7

October 16, 2017 5:57 PM Shin Megami Tensei Side-Scroller Metroidvania is Now Available For Download From Atlus

Atlus put out a trailer last week for a Shin Megami Tensei side-scroller that a lot of people thought was just a cute promo for Strange Journey Redux — because the trailer said that is was fake. To our surprise, the game is real and Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue is now available for download. The Metroidvania starts Jack Frost and Pyro Jack, two of the series’ 6

October 16, 2017 5:33 PM Boy, 10, in stable condition after falling 80 ft. over Niagara Falls railing

A 10-year-old boy is in serious but stable condition at hospital after he lost his balance on the railing at Niagara Falls and plunged 80 feet to the bottom of the Niagara Gorge. Emergency crews were called to the Niagara Parkway at Murray Street about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of an injured child. An investigation determined the boy, who was visiting 9