Trump again says Chicago needs help fighting violence. Police say they’ve asked for it and got no reply

President Donald Trump returned to a familiar subject this week, remarking multiple times about the violence in Chicago and painting it as an unbelievable situation that needs fixing. “Can you believe what’s happening in Chicago?” Trump said in his speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chicago needs help!”Chicago’s top police officer responded Friday afternoon with a sharp message: We’ve already asked for your help, and we haven’t heard back. Chicago needs help! “We have challenges with gun violence in several neighbourhoods on the south and west sides of the city,” Johnson said.

February 25, 2017 19:42 UTC

Former religious freedom ambassador warns conservatives that ‘Canadian values’ talk is full of pitfalls

OTTAWA — Canada’s former ambassador for religious freedom is warning conservatives about the pitfalls of “Canadian values” talk. “When people bandy about an expression like ‘Canadian values,’ they will ascribe all kinds of different things to that, things that can be contested,” he said. In Bennett’s view, “values” talk confuses, however, and religious freedom should be defended. Now, he is a senior fellow with Cardus, a faith-based think tank that does work on religious freedom. In Canada, there are many different religious communities that have religious law,” Bennett said, comparing Sharia to Roman Catholic canon law or Jewish Halakha law.

February 25, 2017 19:16 UTC

Batman v Superman, Hillary's America top Razzies as year's worst films

A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on a list of the year's worst achievements in film, winning four Razzies apiece. Hillary's America took in a modest $13 million US at the North American box office last year. Batman v Superman also won four Razzies, including worst screen combo for "Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill" and worst "remake, rip-off or sequel." Razzie Award winners :Worst picture: Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyActor: Dinesh D'Souza, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyActress: The "actress" who plays Hillary Clinton, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartySupporting actress: Kristen Wiig, Zoolander No. 2Supporting actor: Jesse Eisenberg, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeScreen combo: Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeDirector: Dinesh D'Souza and Bruce Schooley, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyRemake, rip-off or sequel: Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeScreenplay: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeRazzie Redeemer Award: 2014 nominee Mel Gibson, for his Oscar-nominated direction of Hacksaw Ridge

February 25, 2017 19:07 UTC

Son of slain Victoria man seeks answers to death in Mexico

The eldest son of a Victoria-area man slain in Mexico found support but no clear answers on a trip to the place where his father died three months ago. Local authorities say Roger Corbett died from blood loss after he was stabbed in a residence in the beachside town of Chicxulub Puerto. Brian Slater, a Victoria man known as a friend and sometimes employee of Corbett, is charged in the death. Daniel Corbett said his father is interred in this temporary grave in the city of Merida until legal proceedings are over. (Daniel Corbett)He has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise money for travel to Mexico for the legal proceedings as well as support for the siblings.

February 25, 2017 18:56 UTC

Abbotsford police warn public of gang violence

Abbotsford police have issued a warning of continuing gang conflicts in the Lower Mainland, which they say are affecting public safety. It's increasingly likely that the people who are taking part in the conflicts will become victims of violence, police say. "It is not just a possibility that those engaged in the conflict will become victims of the violence, but increasingly, it is a likelihood," Abbotsford police spokesperson Const. Police say Satkar Sidhu was shot multiple times in an incident that was linked to gang violence. Given the escalating situation, Abbotsford police are encouraging anyone with information to call the service's Gang Tip Line or Crime Stoppers.

February 25, 2017 18:29 UTC

Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing in Dartmouth

One man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing near Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth on Saturday. The incident was reported to police at 1:05 p.m. Police say the stabbing was on a path between Albro Lake Road and Farrell Street, and several units responded and taped off an area at Wyse Road and Albro Lake Road. A canine unit is currently helping in the search for a suspect, who is described as a short, black male. It's not clear if the victim and suspect are known to each other, but police said it appears to be a random act. Anyone with information about the incident can call police at 902-490-5016.

February 25, 2017 18:26 UTC

Man hits 3 with car in Heidelberg, Germany

A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the three people hit outside a bakery on Saturday afternoon was seriously injured, they said. "Our initial findings are that a man drove his car into a crowd standing in front of a bakery at Bismarck Square," said police spokesman Norbert Schaetzle. "He injured three persons, one of whom was injured seriously. German authorities have been on high alert following a deadly attack in December 2016, when a man.

February 25, 2017 18:18 UTC

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury wins sixth straight gold on World Cup moguls circuit

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA—Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury isn’t slowing down even though he has already locked up the Crystal Globe as the top skier on the World Cup moguls circuit. He continued his dominant season Saturday by winning his sixth straight World Cup freestyle skiing gold medal. Kingsbury, from Deux-Montagnes, Que., captured 86.00 points to top Australian Brodie Summers, who scored 81.75. “I ended up skiing very well all day so I’m happy to take (my) sixth win in a row, which is pretty crazy,” Kingsbury said. Philippe Marquis of Quebec City was seventh, Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., was eighth, Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh of Quebec City was 10th, Laurent Dumais of Quebec City was 12th and Calgary’s Luke Ulsifer was 28th.

February 25, 2017 18:06 UTC

Once led by Steve Bannon, Breitbart is owned by family that poured millions into getting Trump elected

The news comes as Breitbart has enjoyed a higher profile within the White House press corps. The largest share is owned by Susannah Breitbart, the widow of site founder Andrew Breitbart, who died in 2012. Solov would not reveal which members of the Mercer family were investors. Neither White House officials nor a spokeswoman for Breitbart and the Mercers returned requests for comment. I don’t have control over Mr. Bannon,” Solov said.

February 25, 2017 18:06 UTC

Unconscious biases could be affecting how doctors treat patients

But new research shows that unconscious biases may be affecting hospital patient care. "Unconscious biases are really those snap decisions we make because we have to take mental shortcuts," said Vancouver Coastal Health researcher Dr. Andrea Townson. Townson leads faculty and medical residents through unconscious bias workshops that highlight patterns of thinking that can lead doctors to make mistaken assumptions. Andrea Townson is Vancouver Coastal Health researcher and co-head of the department of medicine at UBC. To evaluate people's unconscious biases, Townson has her participants take a social cognition test.

February 25, 2017 18:02 UTC

Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three - Football

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's processional march towards the Premier League title continued at Swansea City's expense on Saturday as reigning champions Leicester City dropped into the bottom three. We need 29 points to be sure of winning the league," Conte told reporters. Patrick van Aanholt's 34th-minute goal was enough to lift Palace to 17th place with 22 points, one ahead of Leicester and Hull City, who drew 1-1 at home with Burnley. Boro also have 22 points but are sliding towards the drop zone after nine league games without a win. Swansea were denied a penalty midway through the second half when Cesar Azpilicueta got away with a clear handball.

February 25, 2017 17:58 UTC

Ban on non-essential water use lifted in Strathcona County

A ban on non-essential water use has been lifted for Strathcona County. The ban was imposed Friday afternoon, after a line break disrupted the Epcor water supply into Sherwood Park. The line break left the county with a two-day water supply. The ban was lifted Saturday morning after the line was repaired. Residents are still encouraged to monitor their water use and make water conservation a habit.

February 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

Senior Montreal police officers pledge support for their chief as SPVM embroiled in scandal again

Montreal's embattled police chief, whose force is the subject of multiple investigations, held an emergency meeting with more than 100 of his senior officers on Saturday. The officers emerged from the meeting to reiterate their support for Chief Philippe Pichet, who is facing his second major crisis since taking the helm of the SPVM in 2015. Roxane Pitre, president of the Montreal police service association, which represents senior-ranking officers, said Pichet had their support. (Kate McKenna/CBC)Internal affairs division under scrutinyEarlier in the week, a number of former SPVM officers came forward with allegations that the internal affairs department fabricated evidence against whistleblowers. More than 100 senior officers gathered at an SPVM training centre in Montreal East.

February 25, 2017 17:36 UTC

Germany's Eggert, Benecken golden at luge World Cup

Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken capped their overall World Cup luge doubles title with a victory in the season finale in Altenberg, Germany. The last time a USA Luge doubles team had a top-three season was 2002-03, when Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin won the points title. Eggert and Benecken finished the season with 1,140 standings points, followed by fellow Germans Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt with 888. Repilov takes men's titleRoman Repilov of Russia defeated defending champion Felix Loch in the final luge World Cup of the season to claim his first overall title on Saturday. Repilov finished with 845 points, ahead of Loch on 748 and Austria's Wolfgang Kindl on 700.

February 25, 2017 17:36 UTC

8-year-old boy dead after medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School

An eight-year-old boy is dead after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School Friday afternoon, according to the school board. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board said emergency responders were called to the school and took the boy to the hospital where he later died. Neither the school nor board would give details about what happened, but a letter from the school's principal sent to the community called it a "medical emergency." 'It just turned totally quiet'Rose Lessard has lived directly opposite the school since 1979 and said she can't remember anything like this happening. Orleans Wood is a junior kindergarden to Grade 3 school with about 205 students.

February 25, 2017 17:25 UTC

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