AURORA, Ill. - The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn’t allowed to have to a job he must have known he was about to lose. First responders and emergency vehicles are gathered near the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, Ill., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. ( Matt Marton / AP Photo ) Employees are escorted from the scene of a shooting at a manufacturing company, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Aurora, Ill, that police said left several people dead and several police officers wounded. “He was probably waiting for us to get to him there,” Aurora police Lt. Rick Robertson said. He also had a 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi that should have prevented him from buying his gun, Ziman said.
February 16, 2019 06:11 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A 22-year-old private university student died while his friend suffered multiple injuries after the car they were travelling in hit a water barrier and turned turtle. Their vehicle was then hit by another vehicle from the opposite direction near Jalan Klang Lama at about 7am on Saturday (Feb 16).
February 16, 2019 06:00 UTC
Within hours of Trump’s statement, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it would file suit challenging his emergency powers declaration. “By the president’s very own admission in the Rose Garden, there is no national emergency. Trump defended his use of an emergency declaration, saying other presidents had done the same. Republicans had opposed Trump declaring a national emergency, repeatedly warning that it would set a bad precedent and divide the party when Democrats put it up for a vote. “I don’t believe a national emergency declaration is the solution,” Sen Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said in a statement.
February 16, 2019 05:37 UTC
Friday marks the opening of advance polling for the Burnaby South federal byelection. Three candidates represent major federal parties and one comes from the new People's Party of Canada. Richard Lee, LiberalThe Liberal Party of Canada candidate, Richard Lee, had a late start in this campaign. Laura-Lynn Thompson, People's PartyLaura-Lynn Thompson — former co-host of the Christian television program The 700 Club Canada — is the People's Party of Canada candidate. Laura-Lynn Thompson is running for the People's Party of Canada, a new party created by former Conservative MP Maxime Bernier.
February 16, 2019 05:26 UTC
The 25-year-old Stolarz has appeared in 12 games for Philadelphia this season and has a 4-3-3 record, 3.33 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. EDMONTON—The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anthony Stolarz from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for netminder Cam Talbot. Stolarz has 19 career NHL games in five pro seasons, spending time majority of his time with Philadelphia’s American Hockey League affiliate. The Edison, N.J., native was drafted 45th overall in the 2012 by the Flyers. Talbot, 31, is in the final season of a three-year, $12.5 million contract with the Oilers and was expected to be on his way out as an unrestricted free agent with the addition of Mikko Koskinen.
February 16, 2019 05:15 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO - Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo’s training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club’s president called it “the worst tragedy” in the team’s 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor declared three days of mourning and the club commemorated the boys during its latest home game. Club officials repeatedly said the fire was simply a question of bad luck. But for at least four years before the blaze, the club flouted city and code regulations at the training facility, incurred numerous fines and was the target of a lawsuit by state prosecutors related to the treatment of its academy players and their living quarters, an Associated Press review of city documents and a lawsuit has found.
February 16, 2019 04:52 UTC
Festival du Voyageur opened Friday night with fireworks that filled the night sky over the St. Boniface festival grounds. (Walther Bernal/CBC)Volunteer Pamela Gordon was happy with how things turned out opening night. "It's a wonderful night, it's beautiful outside. Surrounded by snow sculptures, festival du Voyageur volunteer Pamela Gordon says opening night was a great success. Guy Lacroix and his hat were having fun outside on opening night.
February 16, 2019 04:52 UTC
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials said Saturday a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad has been delayed by a day, a sudden announcement that surprised many Pakistanis, who were preparing to welcome the Saudi delegation amid extraordinary security in the capital. It will be the crown prince’s first visit to Pakistan since he was appointed heir to the throne in 2017. But Pakistani officials confirmed Saturday that an upcoming conference of Pakistani and Saudi business leaders was postponed “due to unavoidable circumstances.” It suggested that Prince Mohammad will now visit Pakistan with a reduced number of business officials. Saudi prosecutors say the plan was masterminded by two former advisers to the crown prince. The kingdom denies the crown prince knew of the plot.
February 16, 2019 04:34 UTC
A U.S. judge has denied a request for pre-construction work to go ahead on the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline would bring oil from Hardisty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb. In December, a Montana Federal Court judge gave the company permission to continue some pre-construction work such as engineering, awarding contracts and taking meetings. The pre-construction work is essential, the company has said, to be ready for the 2019 spring construction season and meeting its targeted 2021 completion date. TransCanada is still waiting for approval to continue field work in the United States.
February 16, 2019 03:49 UTC
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mike Babcock was quite impressed when he saw video of Mitch Marner’s interaction with a fan during the pre-game warmup in Las Vegas on Thursday night. In our view, Babcock hit the nail on the head when asked on Friday about Marner’s act. “The game is about the people and the people that love it and the reason you’re in it is because you love it. Pretty cool interaction.”MO KNOWS MATTHEWSMorgan Rielly could see Auston Matthews’ smile grow wider once the Leafs touched down in Arizona after the Maple Leafs beat the Vegas Golden Knights. “We try to play with our foot on the gas all the time,” Babcock said.
February 16, 2019 03:33 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A viral video of a robber who brutally beat up a 48-year-old woman inside an MRT station's lift in Cheras has sparked outrage. The incident which took place on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) was caught on CCTV and has gone viral.
February 16, 2019 03:23 UTC
Niederreiter scored two goals, McElhinney stopped the final 40 shots he faced, and the Hurricanes beat the Oilers 3-1 on Friday night. Edmonton is 1-7-2 in its last 10 and was held to two or fewer goals in six of those games, all regulation losses. “We’re just not finding a way to score.”The well-travelled McElhinney improved to 7-0-0 against Edmonton — his best career record against any opponent. Niederreiter then gave Carolina a two-goal lead with 3:37 left by taking a feed from Aho and slipping a knuckler past Koskinen. Goals from Niederreiter and Wallmark sandwiched Draisaitl’s slick goal on a give-and-go, before things tightened up the rest of the way.
February 16, 2019 03:22 UTC
The fresco was unearthed in a home where, last November, archaeologists excavated a bedroom fresco of Greek mythology, the rape of Leda by the god Zeus in the form of a swan. Both works survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, which buried the Roman city of Pompeii in fire, pumice and ash. In the fresco, Narcissus reclines by a pool, his face damaged but looking downward toward the water, where his greenish reflection stares back. A winged figure who may be Eros, the Greek god of love, stands nearby, as does a dog — tugging in vain at Narcissus’ garment, unable to pull him away. Around the beginning of the millennium, Hay said, Greek myths were made popular by the poet Ovid.
February 16, 2019 03:11 UTC
Two people have been hospitalized after a reported shooting in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood of Kamloops, B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson Shannon Miller said paramedics received a call about a shooting just before 4 p.m. PT on Friday. According to Kamloops RCMP, the incident happened in the 1900 block of Tranquille Road in city located about 250 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. Karl Hardt, spokesperson for the Interior Health Authority, said Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops is currently under restricted access. Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl.
February 16, 2019 03:00 UTC
The Prime Minister’s Office has been accused of interfering to stop Wilson-Raybould, once head of the Justice Department, from prosecuting Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau denied any direction was given to her regarding SNC-Lavalin, and that neither he nor his staff did anything improper in the matter. He said he didn’t want to guess about her political future but imagined relations are tense within the party currently. “To put more emphasis on Aboriginal issues into a mainstream political party and convention is a huge opportunity not only for Aboriginal people but for Canadians in general. I’ve never met anyone who works harder then her.”David P. Ball is a Vancouver-based reporter covering democracy and politics.
February 16, 2019 02:48 UTC