Sunday, January 17, 2021

About 80% of Nova Scotia without power after Dorian slams Atlantic Canada

More than 400,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without electricity as Dorian swept through the region. As of 12:39 a.m., the power utility reported there were 402,103 customers without electricity — roughly 80 per cent of the province. Most of the outages were caused by high winds that downed trees and heavy rain, something that was expected to continue through the night after the storm made landfall shortly after 7 p.m. (CBC)
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28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. (Toronto Sun)

At least 22 injured after deck collapse on Jersey Shore

WILDWOOD - Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children. (Fox News)
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More than 40 die after Moscow plane emergency landing

A Russian passenger jet burst into flames on Sunday while attempting an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, leaving as many as 41 passengers dead and more injured. (The Guardian)

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)

Ontario Premier declares state of emergency

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province, he announced Tuesday morning. “This is a decision that was not made lightly.” (National Post)

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered. (BBC)
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    PITTSBURGH - The suspected gunman behind Saturday’s shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six more injured, has been formally charged, prosecutors said. Robert Bowers, 46, was charged late Saturday with 29 federal counts of crimes of violence and firearms offenses after authorities say he carried out an anti-Semitic attack on Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath. (Fox News)
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    2 dead, dozens injured after nearly 200 vehicle crash near Montreal

    Two people are dead and at least 40 others are injured after a major crash on Highway 15 in La Prairie outside of Montreal on Wednesday. The crash involved about 200 vehicles, including 15 trucks. (Global News)

    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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