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August 10, 2018 12:12 PM Water off-limits at three New Brunswick parks after toxic blue-green algae found

MONCTON, N.B.—Water at three New Brunswick parks has been declared off-limits because of blue-green algae, which produces toxins that have killed three dogs in the province in recent weeks. The City of Moncton says the water at Mapleton Park, Jones Lake and Centennial Park is off-limits to recreation, including kayaking and canoeing. Three dogs have died from toxins 9

August 7, 2018 1:40 PM Bullets flew at a Florida ‘Peace in the City’ event for kids. An armed bystander was ready

It was a Saturday afternoon in the park, the Florida sunshine barrelling down out of a cloudless sky. More than 150 kids flew around the grass, pinballing between two bounce houses and a pavilion. Organizers dubbed the occasion “Peace in the City,” an anti-violence back-to-school event in Titusville, a town on the Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast 45-minutes 12

August 3, 2018 7:46 PM Toxic algae kills three dogs in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON—Health officials in New Brunswick have confirmed three dogs that quickly died after being in or near the Saint John River were killed by toxins in a type of blue-green algae. Witnesses say two of the dogs suffered convulsions and vomiting after playing near the water at Carleton Park near Fredericton on July 22, and another dog died July 20 at a Hartt 12

August 2, 2018 11:10 PM Jays’ Gurriel Jr. named AL rookie of the month

The 25-year-old native of Mississauga last appeared for the Bisons on Sunday. The leadoff man in that game, Pompey walked in his first plate appearance but was replaced by pinch-hitter Billy McKinney in the second inning. According to the organization, he should be back with the Jays’ Triple-A affiliate in a few days. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reported 12

August 1, 2018 8:52 PM Migrant toddler reportedly dies after leaving ICE facility

“Without a name or more specific information, we are unable to research this allegation,” ICE spokesperson Danielle Bennett said in a statement. “That doesn’t make the allegation true, just impossible to refute.” Dilley, officially known as the South Texas Family Residential Center, is the largest of ICE’s three family detention centres, with a capacity 13

August 1, 2018 2:22 AM Injured Gurriel Jr. out at least two weeks

BUFFALO—Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will miss two to six weeks with a sprained left ankle and knee. Gurriel Jr. — perhaps the hottest hitter in baseball with 11 consecutive multi-hit games — suffered the injuries during Sunday’s win over the Chicago White Sox, when he fell awkwardly as he tried to avoid a tag at second base. Following an MRI and input 11

July 31, 2018 4:16 PM Golfer Jarrod Lyle opts for palliative care over further treatment for cancer

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday. The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease 15

July 31, 2018 1:28 AM U.S. senators want investigations into allegations of immigrant abuse

WASHINGTON—The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine allegations that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centres. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general 14

July 31, 2018 12:31 AM Trump open to meeting with Iranian leader, but Iran rules it out

“With current America and these policies, there will definitely not be the possibility of dialogue and engagement, and the United States has shown that it is totally unreliable,” Qassemi said at the news conference, which was carried by Iran’s state news media. Given the American repudiation of the nuclear agreement and the restored sanctions, Qassemi 16

July 24, 2018 3:30 PM 400 metres of chaos: How the Danforth Ave. shooting unfolded

Fifteen people were shot in the Danforth Ave. shooting spree that began at Alexander the Great parkette and ended at 7Numbers restaurant, about 400 metres away. Two of the 15 have since died. They are are 18-year-old Reese Fallon, from the Beach neighbourhood, and a 10-year-old girl who has not been identified. The Special Investigations Unit identified 13