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January 15, 2019 6:00 PM U.S. postal workers protest in solidarity with Canada Post counterparts

Ottawa passed legislation last November that required striking postal workers to resume their duties, appointing a mediator to arbitrate an end to the Crown corporation’s dispute with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Those efforts, led by Elizabeth MacPherson, former chairwoman of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, broke down in December 140

January 11, 2019 8:55 PM GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

WASHINGTON - Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published a day earlier in The New York Times 23

January 11, 2019 2:45 PM Hundreds protest in Sudan, tear gas used to disperse them

CAIRO - Protests calling for the resignation of Sudan’s autocratic President Omar al-Bashir are ongoing in and around the capital Khartoum, with activists circulating videos showing hundreds marching at, at least, half a dozen sites. Eyewitnesses said that police fired tear gas at demonstrators and automatic rifles in the air to break up the gatherings 19

January 11, 2019 11:39 AM Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumour

WELLINGTON, Fla. - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s healthy kidney that he thought was a tumour. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation. Pacheco had a kidney 21

January 10, 2019 10:14 PM Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey passes baton to Andrew MacLeod, who takes on CEO’s job

TORONTO - Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. but will remain as executive chairman of the company, which owns the National Post, other newspapers and digital publications. Andrew MacLeod, who has been Godfrey’s second in command since 2016, becomes Postmedia’s chief executive officer. The announcements came as the owner 27

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 27

January 7, 2019 11:06 PM Bears kicker’s deflating field-goal miss ruled a block

Eagles coach Doug Pederson on Monday praised Hester, who began the season on the practice squad, for having “a big hand in the game” and the team posted on Twitter it was the first blocked field goal in the franchise’s post-season history. The Eagles took a one-point lead when Nick Foles threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 56 seconds 18

January 5, 2019 6:26 PM U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The raises, which were first reported by The Washington Post, appear to be an unintended consequence of a shutdown that is affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees, forcing many to work without pay. Trump and congressional leaders met again Friday to try to hash out a resolution, but emerged no closer to a deal. Trump is demanding billions 29

January 4, 2019 3:06 PM A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college is leaked to smear her, but the internet finds it adorable

First it was a photo of long-haired Beto O’Rourke playing in a punk band. Now, it’s college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop. Both were surfaced by the right to seemingly smear the progressive politicians. Both efforts backfired spectacularly. The Ocasio-Cortez clip in question shows the politician rocking some 1980s “Breakfast Club”-style 23

January 4, 2019 4:33 AM Price leads Canadiens to win over Canucks

MONTREAL—Carey Price shared his key for success after Thursday night’s 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Price returned from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss three games, and made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season. Canadiens defenceman Jordie Benn added: “Those glove saves, they make me giggle on the bench that’s for sure. He was solid 25