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Red Sox fan electrocuted train surfing from Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK - A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said. (New York Post)

Abbotsford standoff ends in blaze and arrest

Police on routine call find man in home, allegedly breaching a restraining order. A standoff in Abbotsford ended Monday afternoon in a blaze and the arrest of a 35-year-old man. (The Province)

17 pedestrians struck in Toronto in 4 hour period

TORONTO - The combination of evening rain and earlier darkness has proved to be a dangerous one on Toronto streets with police and paramedics reporting 17 pedestrians hit by vehicles on Thursday night.(680 News)

Santa hats and tear gas: Hong Kong protests flare again

HONG KONG - Christmas Eve, ordinarily a night of revelry in Hong Kong, was filled with tear gas and pepper spray as riot police officers clashed with pro-democracy protesters who gathered at malls and shopping districts. (New York Times)

Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)
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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)

Death toll from quake, tsunami in Indonesia rises to 832

The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. (Globe & Mail)

Elderly couple sucked out of their house by tornado and hurled 600 ft. to their death

An elderly couple were hurled 600ft from their home and another woman died in her mobile home when tornadoes ripped through Missouri, causing devastation throughout the state. The Midwest storms killed another two people in Missouri earlier this week, as well as one death in Oklahoma and another in Iowa. (Daily Mail)

Community mourns 3 Wisconsin girl scouts, 1 adult killed while picking up roadside trash in hit and run

LAKE HALLIE - As a western Wisconsin community grieved the deaths of three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck by a pickup truck, authorities still had not released the names of the victims or a fourth girl who was critically injured but survived. (Wisconsin State Journal)
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    ‘Unprecedented’: State of emergency in St. John’s

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. (Toronto  Sun)

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