November 24th, 2015

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‘Carol’ leads Independent Spirit nominations, followed by ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Spotlight’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The 1950s-set romance “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara collected the most nominations Tuesday for the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Todd Haynes-directed film picked up six nods in categories including best feature, director and lead actress for both Mara and Blanchett. “Beasts of No Nation,” a fictional drama ... Read More »

Don’t worry, bakers: dairy farmers say work underway to avert butter shortage

TORONTO – There might be an increased demand for butter, but consumers are being told not to worry about a shortage affecting their holiday baking. Yves Leduc, director of policy and trade for the Dairy Farmers of Canada, says the industry is taking steps to ensure that butter and other products with a higher percentage ... Read More »

Kerry visits Israel, West Bank for 1st time since 2014; new spat over settlements emerges

JERUSALEM – A new spat emerged between the Israeli government and Washington over Jewish settlements on Tuesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in more than a year. As Kerry set aside his goal of a long-sought peace accord to make way for more ... Read More »

Some of the key recommendations from the Charbonneau report

MONTREAL – Quebec Superior Court Justice France Charbonneau issued her report on Tuesday into corruption in the province’s construction industry. Here are some of the key recommendations: – Foster more competition in the awarding of contracts. (Charbonneau says the commission hearings showed that the higher the number of bidders in call for tenders, the more ... Read More »

The Latest: France says it has struck IS command centre west of Mosul in Iraq

WASHINGTON – The latest on President Barack Obama’s meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group: 4:30 p.m. France says it has struck an Islamic State command centre located west of the Iraqi city of Mosul. A French official on Tuesday said warplanes struck the ... Read More »

The Latest: Prosecutor says Minneapolis police shooting case will go to grand jury

MINNEAPOLIS – The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A county prosecutor in Minneapolis says it will be up to a grand jury whether to bring criminal charges against police officers in ... Read More »

The Latest: Clergy call for peace ahead of release of video of Chicago officer shooting teen

CHICAGO – The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (All times local): 3:20 p.m. Prominent clergy members in Chicago are calling for peaceful protests and civil disobedience surrounding the anticipated release of a video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. ... Read More »

Climate change a major security threat on par with terrorism: European officials

OTTAWA – European officials are warning that climate change is a major threat to global security on par with terrorism and cyber attacks. And that should give world leaders and their governments some extra impetus, the officials say, to reach a binding plan to curb global warming when they meet at the international climate change ... Read More »

Philadelphia traffic stop turns chaotic as state trooper is shot and school bus burns

PHILADELPHIA – A man in a car that was stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police during a Tuesday morning highway chase that ended with a fiery crash involving a school bus and a trooper with a gunshot wound, police said. Trooper Patrick R. Casey suffered a “flesh wound” to his ... Read More »

Former editor wasn’t comfortable with ‘Scud Stud’ rebuttal to Martin column

CALGARY – A one-time senior editor at Calgary’s largest newspaper says he had concerns with a rebuttal to a column that was critical of a former TV reporter running for office and rejected publishing it. Two separate interviews with Gord Smiley, former assistant managing editor with the Calgary Herald, were read into the record Tuesday ... Read More »

Charges laid in connection with break and enter, theft of hand gun

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Regional Police have charged two women following a targeted break and enter early Sunday morning. On November 22, 2015 just after 1 a.m. police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at north side home. Upon arrival police located a broken window and found the front door insecure. ... Read More »