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  • Woman stabs five people at New York neighbourhood nursery

    September 21, 2018 7:37 PM 9

    NEW YORK — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighbourhood nursery, then slashed her wrist, police said. All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but expected to survive. The 52-year-old suspect was taken

  • Trump challenges Kavanaugh accuser by name

    September 21, 2018 1:52 PM 8

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is challenging by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, saying if the attack she alleges were that “bad” then she would have filed charges. Trump tweeted Friday: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local

  • Death toll in Tanzania ferry incident rises above 100

    September 21, 2018 1:46 PM 7

    “His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing,” his telegram said, according to the Vatican. At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight. No foreigners

  • U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year

    September 21, 2018 1:27 PM 7

    Dutch authorities didn’t immediately confirm the report, saying Friday that they were assessing an Associated Press request for comment. Britain has charged Petrov and Boshirov with trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok. Media reports last week said two unidentified Russian spies were arrested

  • 'Multiple victims' reported in Maryland shooting, active shooter on the loose

    September 20, 2018 2:34 PM 10

    Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation." The Harford County Sheriff's Office tweeted that there was a shooting Thursday morning in the Perryman area that involves "multiple victims." They warn that the situation is still fluid and ask people to avoid the area. The FBI's

  • Doug Ford dines at Trump hotel on his NAFTA visit to Washington

    September 19, 2018 10:57 PM 9

    Trump has been sued over this spending by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., who accuse him of violating a section of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits the president from taking “emoluments” from foreign officials. Foreign stays at the hotel are at the centre of the lawsuit. Ford was making his first foreign trip as premier. His visit

  • U.S. Buy American demand gone from NAFTA as Canada, Mexico claim credit, sources say

    September 19, 2018 8:11 PM 5

    Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, cited the competing claims as one example of the animosity between Canada and Mexico that has arisen since Mexico reached its own NAFTA deal with the Trump administration last month. Canada and the United States are trying to renegotiate their portion of the three-country trade pact, but major

  • Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

    September 19, 2018 6:31 PM 7

    A Texas great-grandmother says she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago. It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. Goodrich is about an hour northeast of Houston. "We think this is the gator

  • U.K. police investigate possible hate crime outside Muslim centre

    September 19, 2018 1:56 PM 7

    The Hussaini Association, which had organized a lecture at the mosque, called the collision “a suspected premeditated Islamophobic attack.” In a statement, the group said the car “swerved into innocent bystanders” and the occupants were heard shouting anti-Islamic taunts just before the attack. Police are searching for the car and its occupants, reported

  • Malaysia former prime minister faces charges for abuse of power

    September 19, 2018 1:13 PM 6

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said former prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office over the transfer of 2.6 billion ringgit ($814 million)