Friday, July 20, 2018

Suspension cables were being tightened when Miami bridge collapsed, killing at least 6

Authorities say the cables suspending a pedestrian bridge were being tightened after a "stress test" when the 862-tonne concrete span collapsed over...

Florida official noted cracks on bridge 2 days before collapse

Florida's Department of Transportation says an engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure to say some cracking had...

When he saw a stranger needed a kidney, he thought: ‘Why not me?’

It was a life altering meeting for two men in a Mahone Bay park who struck a one-way deal involving a kidney. It started last...

U.S. hints at shift on Russia with sanctions and condemnation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By imposing new sanctions on Russia and condemning a suspected Russian chemical attack in Britain, Washington has hinted at a tougher...

London family says their PC Optimum points were stolen and used in another province

A London couple was left rattled after they say they had more than 300,000 PC Optimum points stolen and redeemed at a Quebec PharmaPrix.  Mike...

Mountie sues RCMP, alleging ‘systemic harassment’

A Mountie is suing the RCMP, alleging that some of his fellow officers committed serious offences, and that he was bullied and abused when...

Shrinking mountain snowpack, drier summers spell trouble for Vancouver water supply

This story is part of our series Water at Risk, which looks at Cape Town's drought and some potential risks to the water supply facing parts...

‘We’re at our wit’s end’: Churchill endures winter of discontent as dispute over broken...

Even on the edge of the Arctic, in a windchill of –52 C, things slow down. Along the western coast of Hudson Bay, a few...

Mexico’s election poses a growing threat to NAFTA’s survival

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appears very likely to be Mexico's next president - and he has a track record of being anti-free...

Costco under investigation by Ontario forensic team over drug company payments

Costco is under investigation by an Ontario government forensic team that specializes in "allegations of wrongdoing against government" after the retail giant received $1.2...