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March 19, 2018 5:40 PM London, Ont., fire chief retires amid allegations of departmentwide harassment

In the reports, which do not name John Kobarda specifically, firefighters allege that they are shouted at or discriminated against by superiors, and punished for standing up for their colleagues. LONDON, Ont.—A fire chief in southwestern Ontario has retired amid allegations that his department was plagued by a culture of harassment and retaliation 6

March 19, 2018 12:48 PM Scottish cardinal Keith O’Brien, who recused himself from conclave in 2013 scandal, dies

O’Brien, once Britain’s highest-ranking Catholic leader, resigned in disgrace as the archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh in 2013 after unidentified priests alleged inappropriate behaviour. LONDON—Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the first cardinal in history to recuse himself from a papal election over a personal scandal, has died, his archdiocese in Scotland 5

March 19, 2018 3:30 AM Another explosion injures 2 in Austin, cause unclear

AUSTIN, Texas—At least two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the city and killed two people and injured two others. Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted that an explosion in southwest Austin had injured two men in their 9

March 16, 2018 3:31 PM Ex-Canadian women’s hockey coach awarded $3.7M in discrimination suit against UMD

DULUTH, Minn.—A federal jury has awarded nearly $3.75 million to a former women’s hockey coach who sued the University of Minnesota Duluth for alleged discrimination and retaliation. The jury on Thursday awarded Canadian Shannon Miller more than $744,000 for lost wages and benefits and $3 million for emotional distress. WDIO-TV reports jurors deliberated 7

March 15, 2018 3:18 PM American Idol contestant on surprise Katy Perry smooch: I wasn’t harassed

‘I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it,’ says 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze. American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze not only auditioned for a singing competition on national television, but that’s also where he had his first kiss. It happened on ABC’s Idol premiere, when new judge Katy Perry surprise-kissed a nervous Glaze on the lips, when he thought 7

March 15, 2018 11:56 AM Sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof charged with carrying weapons at school

Morgan Roof, 18, was charged Wednesday with two counts of carrying weapons on school property and possession of marijuana, according to records. On her Snapchat post disparaging National Walkout Day, Roof said she hoped “it’s a trap and y’all get shot.” After Wednesday’s incident, Morgan Roof is not allowed to return to school, WLTX-19 reported. “A student 10

March 13, 2018 12:41 AM 'Uncontrolled party' in rented West Vancouver home leaves 14-year-old and parents on the hook for damage

Police say officers at the scene had 'basically swarms of teenagers leaving the house' A 14-year-old girl and her family are on the hook for thousands of dollars after a party the teen held at a rented house got out of control. The girl had rented the house online using her parents' card, which they did not authorize. West Vancouver police said they were called 34

March 12, 2018 5:09 PM Air Canada computer glitch causing long lines across Canadian airports

Multiple airports included, along with the airline's website A system-wide computer outage is leading to long lines at airports across Canada on Monday, as some flights are having to be checked in manually. Social media is full of reports of long lines at airports, including those in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. "We apologize for any inconvenience 26

March 9, 2018 7:05 PM Barack and Michelle Obama reported to be in talks for Netflix show

New York Times reports plan for show s not yet finalized but Netflix stock soars Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service. The proposed deal was reported Friday by The New York Times, which cited people familiar with the discussions 29

March 8, 2018 8:53 PM Liberals plan new election rules for foreign, domestic pressure groups

Democratic Institutions confirms new rules on the way for outside groups’ spending on Canadian political campaigns. The new rules are expected later this spring. But Owens suggested they’ll deal with transparency around how organizations “seeking to influence the government” are backed, where they’re located and how they use “data and information” collected 17