Monday, August 2, 2021

1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)
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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)

Dozens dead in tourist bus crash in Portugal

A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 passengers, a tour guide and the driver, rolled down a steep hillside in a residential area in the coastal town of Canico, after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and struck at least one house, local mayor Filipe Sousa told cable news channel SIC TV. The victims included 17 women and 11 men. (CBC)

Capitol rioter who appeared in horned helmet arrested

Federal agents have arrested the rioter seen wearing a horned-headress and holding a spear during Wednesday’s rampage through the Capitol. (New York Post)

Northbound migrant group doubles in size

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. (Yahoo News)

Atlantic Canada braces for Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian moves from the U.S. and heads for Atlantic Canada, special measures are being put in place to help reduce its impact on the coastal provinces.  Dorian hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday after devastating the Bahamas, and is expected to spin into the Maritimes this weekend as either a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm, churning out sustained winds up to 130 km/h. (CBC)
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    VANCOUVER - Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief’s office.(National Post)

    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)

    ‘Miraculous rescue’: Children rescued after spending night on B.C. mountain

    Two children from the United States have been rescued, cold but not seriously hurt, after spending the night alone in a forested area of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C. RCMP say the six-year-old girl, seven-year-old boy and their father fell down a "steep, treacherous cliff" into a creek drainage area near Munro Lake late Sunday. They'd been trying to get to the lake to do some fishing on the sunny afternoon, but lost the trail, search crews said. (CBC)
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    Two more suspicious packages intercepted

    NEW YORK - A pair of suspicious packages addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker -- the 11th and 12th such parcels sent to top Democratic political figures found in the last week -- were recovered in New York and Florida on Friday, according to an NYPD source and the FBI.
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