Canada adds 1,085 new coronavirus cases as Trudeau warns of second wave

Canada added 1,085 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the fifth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000. The new infections bring the country’s total case count to 147,612. Health authorities also said 10 more people have died after contracting the virus. Read more: Canada ‘on the brink’ of coronavirus surge, second wave underway in some regions: Trudeau Story continues below advertisement Since the … Read more

NY Times compares ‘quiet, eerie’ Joe Biden campaign events to empty NFL stadiums

The New York Times has likened Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden‘s appearances on the campaign trail to coronavirus-affected NFL games, describing them as “quiet, eerie and almost entirely fan-free.” “There is scant physical evidence that the former vice president and Democratic nominee is in town,” read a Times report published Tuesday and headlined, “When Joe Biden’s in Town, but It’s Hard to Tell”. CNN’S APRIL RYAN TO KAMALA HARRIS: IT GIVES ME ‘CHILLS’ THAT I COULD CALL YOU ‘MADAME … Read more

Top FDA vaccine adviser recuses herself over tie to Moderna: report

A top adviser has resigned from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory committee amid concerns about her ties to a pharmaceutical company conducting a trial for the highly anticipated treatment. Last year, Baylor University professor Hana El Sahly became chairwoman of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which will make nonbinding recommendations to the government on vaccine approval. In July, she was chosen to co-lead Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, which is competing … Read more

Rose McGowan says Alyssa Milano is ‘the leader of Karens’ after cops called near actress’ home

Rose McGowan is going after her former “Charmed” co-star, Alyssa Milano, after the political activist’s neighbor called police to the area of Milano’s residence on Sunday morning to report a possible gunman. “Who is the Leader of Karens? Alyssa Milano,” tweeted McGowan, 47, on Wednesday in response to a headline that reads in part, “Alyssa Milano calls 911.” The reference is to a White woman named Karen who called police on a Black birdwatcher in New York City’s Central … Read more

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power

US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November’s election. “Well, we’ll have to see what happens,” the president told a news conference at the White House. “You know that.” Mr Trump voiced concern about ballots, an apparent reference to postal voting, which he argues is susceptible to fraud even though he has voted in this way. More states are encouraging mail-in voting, citing the need … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Rishi Sunak is set to unveil a plan aimed at minimising further unemployment as stricter coronavirus restrictions come into force. The Chancellor’s multi-billion pound “winter plan” is expected to include VAT cuts, loans for hard hit businesses and wage subsidies. He will reveal details of the scheme as he addresses the Commons on Thursday after cancelling this year’s Budget. … Read more

Hundreds die from opioid overdoses in Alberta as COVID-19 pandemic hit

EDMONTON—Alberta Health says 449 people died from opioid overdoses in the province during the first six months of this year. The numbers, which were released Wednesday in the second-quarter Opioid Response Surveillance Report, show 301 of those deaths happened between April and June 2020. “Beginning in March 2020, the number of harms associated with opioid use began to increase significantly, reaching record levels not previously seen,” said the report. “This sharp rise was in conjunction … Read more

Nurses groups concerned over regulatory body’s plan to expand RPN duties

Two groups representing Ontario nurses are raising concerns about their regulatory body’s decision to expand the scope of practice for registered practical nurses in the province. The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Ontario Nurses Association are now calling on the provincial government to delay the change until after the COVID-19 pandemic ends and the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council conducts consultations. “The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) made a shocking and stunning … Read more

‘The hits just keep coming’: Congress stumbles from crisis to crisis

Ancient Egypt only had 10 plagues. The 116th Congress says, ‘Hold my staff.’ The House and Senate have spent the last two years staring down some of the most consequential political events of recent decades: the longest-ever government shutdown; a presidential impeachment; a deadly global pandemic; a deepening economic recession that has led to Depression-era levels of unemployment; a long-overdue national reckoning over race and police brutality; and growing tension with China and Iran and … Read more

Meghan Markle labels November vote ‘most important of our lifetime’

‘They’re no longer working members of the Royal Family’: Buckingham Palace’s stinging response as it washes hands in row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘telling Americans to vote out Trump’ Harry and Meghan urged citizens to register to vote in the November 3 election The Duchess of Sussex also spoke of the ‘most important election of our lifetime’ Prince Harry said he was ineligible to vote and had never been able to in the … Read more

Trump declines to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, should he lose the November 3 election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The comment comes days ahead of his announcement of a Supreme Court nominee Saturday. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Mr. Trump said, asked by a reporter in a White House news conference whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Noting that he’s been … Read more

Biden remains focused on COVID, economy amid SCOTUS battle

New polls today show Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump in a tight race or virtually tied in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe reports that while Mr. Trump has turned his campaign’s attention to the Supreme Court and is set to announce what his administration has promised will be an anti-abortion, conservative female nominee on Saturday, Biden and his campaign are keeping laser-focused on the economy, coronavirus, … Read more

Spanish flu survivor still plays tennis at 102

Spanish flu survivor still plays tennis at 102 – CBS News Live Watch CBSN Live Spanish flu survivor Evelyn Schroedl is living through another pandemic. But, at age 102, she’s COVID-free and still playing tennis. Chip Reid has her story. View CBS News In

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and his wife Teresa test positive for coronavirus

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. The Republican governor has not shown any symptoms and his wife’s symptoms are mild, the governor said.  Teresa was first tested Wednesday morning after displaying minor symptoms of the virus, and the governor was tested soon after. Teresa has taken a rapid test and a swab test that came back positive, and Parson is waiting … Read more

Venezuela’s Maduro blasts US in speech to world leaders

1 / 3 UN General Assembly In this UNTV image, Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.’s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic. (UNTV via AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro … Read more

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.” Trump has been pressing … Read more

Many firms ‘have not considered Brexit effect’

Containers at Dover Only half of UK firms that trade internationally have considered the impact of Brexit on their business, says the British Chambers of Commerce. It said only 52% of them had carried out a risk assessment ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021. The BCC said firms needed more clarity. It added that it had written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove seeking action for businesses and … Read more

Rwandan genocide orphan’s ‘miracle’ WhatsApp reunion

“Do you know me?” Grace Umutoni posted these photos of herself on social media in April A girl who was orphaned at the age of two during the 1994 Rwandan genocide has recently found some of her relatives thanks to the “miracle” of social media. Grace Umutoni, who did not know her birth name, put up several photos of herself on various WhatsApp groups, Facebook and Twitter in April to see if she could track … Read more

Fact check: Trump makes false claims about his record on manufacturing and coal jobs

The speech included some important false and misleading claims about jobs. Manufacturing Trump claimed that “we brought back 700,000” manufacturing jobs. Facts First: This was not even true before the pandemic-driven recession: as of February, 483,000 manufacturing jobs had been added during Trump’s presidency. As of the most recent data, from August, 237,000 manufacturing jobs had been lost under Trump. After denouncing Biden for the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce the use of coal, Trump … Read more

Conspiracy theorist’s apparent rise to Congress – CNN Video

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Opinion | No Need to Sweat Covid Vaccination Rates

President Trump has said he hopes the federal government can begin distributing a Covid-19 vaccine in October. Many in the public-health community are skeptical, arguing instead for a more controlled, and likely slower, release. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have recommended heavy-handed government rationing during the initial rollout. Science magazine reports that only half the U.S. population may eventually want the vaccine, a level too low to achieve herd immunity. Some in … Read more

Throne speech makes ‘vague promises,’ according to Saskatchewan premier

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe criticized the throne speech as an attack on the province as it failed to mention western Canadian industries like the energy and agriculture sectors. On Wednesday, Moe told reporters at the Saskatchewan legislature he will not support the speech, blasting it as “a number of vague promises.” “It’s simply not a speech from the throne with much substance or substance around supporting any industries that build wealth and build our communities … Read more

Expect to see more Regina business closures in coming months, says local Chamber

Another Regina business has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a local business association says it likely won’t be the last. After temporarily closing during the pandemic lockdown, Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner will not reopen, according to a Facebook post Tuesday. “It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce that Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner will not be re-opening, at least not in its current iteration,” the post said. “After all of our … Read more

BC SPCA marks 125 years since its first goal to protect working horses

The BC SPCA was created Sept. 21, 1895 to help care for and advocate against the mistreatment of horses who were being used to haul heavy materials under the province’s booming construction industry. “A small group of clergy, journalists and businessmen concerned about the abuse of these horses successfully lobbied the government to create laws to protect animals in 1895,” CEO Craig Daniell said in a release. “The BC SPCA was created as part of … Read more

Quebec youth protection sees increase in child abuse reports following Granby girl’s death

Quebec’s youth protection directors from centres across the province tabled their 2019-2020 annual report on Wednesday. Despite a drop in reported cases of child abuse during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics show an overall increase of 12 per cent compared to the previous year. The death of a seven-year-old girl in Granby in April 2019 sparked outrage around the province, an inquiry into youth protection and is likely what prompted more Quebecers … Read more

Top adviser steps aside from FDA COVID-19 vaccine reviews over potential conflict

A physician who heads the influential U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee recused herself from the panel’s review of COVID-19 vaccines because of her role overseeing a clinical trial for Moderna Inc’s candidate, her spokeswoman told Reuters. Hana El Sahly, associate professor of virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, last year became chairwoman of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee – the panel of outside experts … Read more

Debate coach Brett O’Donnell reviews what could trip Trump up during debate with Biden

Brett O’Donnell, a top GOP political debate coach, said Wednesday that President Trump should be vigilant in his upcoming debate with Joe Biden, by steering clear of certain issues which might tank his White House reelection chances. “One of the things that could derail the president is if he spends too much time on defense and not enough time on offense,” O’Donnell told Fox News. “If he spends too much time talking about what went right and … Read more

Cynthia Nixon weighs in on replacing Kim Cattrall with Sharon Stone in a potential ‘Sex and the City 3’ movie

The “Sex and the City” franchise is famous for putting four iconic female characters on television and the big screen, Kim Cattrall among them, but the star has made it known that she is ready to say goodbye to her character. Cattrall, 64, played Samantha alongside Cynthia Nixon‘s Miranda in the franchise, and a third film was nearly ready to begin filming until Cattrall reportedly dropped out, allegedly because her participation hinged on Warner Bros. … Read more

Luxury cruise line’s all-inclusive voyage includes medical evacuation, cost of emergency transportation home

A new luxury cruise line is going overboard with its amenities. Atlas Ocean Voyages is scheduled to begin sailing next year, and when it does, it will provide emergency medical evacuation insurance and return-to-home insurance for all its passengers. This insurance coverage, which is included in the voyages’ all-inclusive ticket price, will cover transportation to a local treatment center in the event of a medical issue, plus transportation home, or to another medical facility closer to home. … Read more

Missouri Gov. Parson and his wife test positive for COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson confirmed Wednesday evening that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, but he said that they were both “fine.” First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19 earlier Wednesday, after she started experiencing symptoms. The governor was then reportedly tested as a precaution. “Myself and the first lady are both fine,” Parson said in a video posted to his Facebook Wednesday. “I was tested, the preliminary results have come … Read more