November 12th, 2019

Alberta Election

Number of single adults using food banks growing

By Lethbridge Herald on November 12th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Too many hungry children are depending on Canada’s food banks. But in Lethbridge and across the nation, the agencies are reporting single adults earning the minimum wage are even more likely to rely on food banks to get by month to month. Nearly 50 per cent of Interfaith Food Bank ... Read More »

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Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

By Steve Leblanc, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

BOSTON – A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier ... Read More »

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Adam Werner shines in NHL debut, MacKinnon with four points as Avs beat Jets 4-0

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Adam Werner made 40 saves in his NHL debut and Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and two assists as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Tuesday for their third straight victory. Werner’s shutout is shared with Pavel Francouz, who started in net for the Avalanche but only lasted 31 seconds ... Read More »

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Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

By Janie McCauley, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired at the end of the season following 13 years and three championships with San Francisco. The Giants made the announcement late ... Read More »

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Jonathan Drouin scores winner, Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in shootout

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on November 12th, 2019

MONTREAL – Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored in the third period for the Canadiens (10-5-3), who were down 1-0 after two. Carey Price stopped 33-of-35 shots. Eric Robinson and Zach ... Read More »

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Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

By Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

NEW YORK – For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency. On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an impeachment process enshrined in the Constitution that will play out in public and help shape how the president will be viewed by voters ... Read More »

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USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August

By The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The first death occurred in late August, two days before classes began, when an incoming freshman was struck by a car while walking on a freeway near the University of Southern California. In the more than 2 months since, eight other USC students have died – three by suicide, others by unknown ... Read More »

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Judge bans border activist from mentioning Trump in trial

By Anita Snow And Astrid Galvan, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harbouring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the second trial of Scott Warren, just before opening statements began. ... Read More »

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PG&E faces potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan

By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that drove the utility into bankruptcy. The rising tensions were scheduled to be aired out in a bankruptcy court hearing Wednesday, but ... Read More »

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Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar

By The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

FARGO, N.D. – Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter’s tour bus. Kristofferson stopped at Dempsey’s Public House in downtown Fargo on Saturday night and asked to sing with the band 32 Below. KFGO-AM reports the band ... Read More »

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Australian wildfires injure firefighters and destroy homes

By Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press on November 12th, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia – More than 50 homes were damaged or destroyed and 13 firefighters were injured overnight by catastrophic wildfires across Australia’s most populous state before the emergency subsided on Wednesday, officials said. At point on Tuesday, 16 fires raged out of control at emergency level simultaneously across New South Wales, a near record number. ... Read More »

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