Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rioting across the U.S. leaves cities reeling, three dead

Dozens of cities across the United States were left early Sunday to assess the toll of a grim night of violent riots that left at least three dead, dozens injured, hundreds arrested and buildings and businesses in charred ruins as protests over the death of a black Minneapolis man in police custody continued for a fifth day.(Fox News)

Vancouver storefronts impassable due to garbage, human waste and open drug use

Business owners trying to reopen in the downtown core are coming into conflict with homeless people who have taken shelter in parks, plazas and storefronts during the public health emergency. “Things have gone from good, to bad, to downright ugly,” said Stephen Regan, executive director of the West End Business Improvement Association. “It’s a perfect storm with businesses that are closed that have awnings and alcoves — those tend to be good places to hunker down for the evening or even a full day or a week.” (Vancouver Sun)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon as thousands took to the streets Sunday — as controversial new security laws from China aimed at crushing the protests sparked the most intense clashes in months. (New York Post)
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  • Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes in Karachi

    At least 11 people have been killed after a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed Friday in the Pakistani city of Karachi, a hospital official said. (CNN)

    1 dead, 1 injured in Snowbirds crash in Kamloops

    One member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is dead after a Snowbirds jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a house in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday. Another member sustained serious injuries in the crash, the Department of National Defence said in a statement Sunday afternoon, adding that immediate family members were notified. (CBC)
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    11 firefighters injured, multiple buildings damaged after explosion in L.A.

    Eleven firefighters were injured and multiple buildings were set ablaze after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., just outside Little Tokyo, according to LAFD. (KTLA)

    Fear of the coronavirus is overblown, it’s time to get the economy moving

    It is possible to become demoralized by the enthusiasm an inordinate number of Canadians seem to have to continue the coronavirus shutdown. The generally capable mayor of Toronto, my friend of many years, John Tory, who’s usually a sensible man, is now being lampooned even by soft-left elements of the media for trying to prevent the public from crowding into High Park and other public places to enjoy the sight and aroma of the cherry blossoms, a much anticipated rite of spring. (National Post)

    First victim in Canadian NATO helicopter crash identified

    TORONTO - The first victim of a Canadian military helicopter crash off the coast of Greece has been identified. Abbigail Cowbrough was on board the CH-148 Cyclone when it disappeared over the Ionian Sea during a NATO training exercise on Wednesday, according to Facebook posts from her father and the church she attended. (CTV)
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  • 1 dead, 5 missing as Canadian helicopter goes missing in Mediterranean
  • 12 NYPD members have died from suspected cases of coronavirus

    New York - he New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. (CNN)

    Boris Johnson hospitalized as Queen urges British resolve in address to nation

    LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday evening after 10 days of battling the coronavirus, unnerving a country that had gathered to watch Queen Elizabeth II rally fellow Britons to confront the pandemic and reassure them that when the crisis finally ebbed, “we will meet again.” (New York Times)

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