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Darryl George: Trial begins to decide if Texas school district can restrict the length of male’s natural hair

A Texas judge will hear arguments Thursday to determine whether the state’s CROWN Act, a law that prohibits discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles, also applies to school dress codes that limit the length of those hairstyles.


Feds announce funding to provide legal advice to temporarily displaced Ukrainians in Canada

As the two-year anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine nears, the federal government says it's spending almost $500,000 to help expand access to basic legal advice for Ukrainians looking to settle temporarily in Canada.


Container ship hits bridge in south China, killing 5 and knocking section of roadway into the water

BEIJING (AP) — Five people died Thursday after a massive container ship hit support pillars for a bridge over a river in southern China early Thursday, sending a section of the roadway and five vehicles crashing down. Three small trucks, a minibus and a scooter fell off the bridge south of the city of Guangzhou about 5:30 a.m., authorities said. Th...


Poilievre says ‘female spaces’ should be reserved for ‘biological females’

Conservative leader says that ‘female spaces’ should be reserved for ‘biological females’ in response to question on transgender participation in sport.


Millennials overtake baby boomers as dominant generation in Canada

Statistics Canada said Wednesday that millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, surpassed the baby boomer generation on July 1, 2023.


AT&T customers report a massive outage, disrupting phone service across America

AT&T’s network went down for many of its customers across the United States Thursday morning, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet.


Olympic dream: Teenage surfing star Erin Brooks readies for last-chance qualifier ahead of Paris Games

Erin Brooks, one of the world's best up-and-coming surfers, would love to realize her dream and compete at the Paris Olympics this summer. But first, the 16-year-old newly minted Canadian will need to secure a spot at the world championships starting Saturday in Puerto Rico.


CPAC or TPAC? This year’s conservative gathering is all about Trump

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, which began Wednesday, is scheduled to be a four-day fete with one man at the center: Donald Trump.


Zoozve, the 'quasi-moon' of Venus, turns space art error into cosmic reality

The bizarre story of how an illustrator, a podcaster, and an astronomer etched a space art mistake onto the heavens.


Canada faces hepatitis A vaccine shortage amid high demand, shipping delays

There are several types of hepatitis A vaccines in Canada, manufactured by three companies: Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) and Merck.


Conservatives eye subpoena threat for firm in ArriveCan controversy

The ArriveCan app is under scrutiny following the auditor general's report, and Conservatives are pushing to compel the owners of the app company to appear before Parliament.


MPs want Guilbeault to explain road funding remarks. Will it happen?

Conservative, Bloc Quebecois and NDP MPs on the House of Commons' transport committee want Steven Guilbeault to explain his comments around federal road infrastructure investments.


Danielle Smith bets Albertans would rather save than spend — finally

Premier Danielle Smith is shelving a promised tax cut and reining in program spending. In exchange, she's thinking big about saving in Alberta's Heritage Fund.


Yakuza boss charged with conspiring to traffic nuclear materials

Takeshi Ebisawa allegedly conspired to traffic uranium and weapons-grade plutonium.


The photographer who changed the way the world saw New York

Now recognized as one of the great photographers of the 20th century, he embraced color when most professional photographers were still loyal to black and white.


Big sales — and big layoffs. What’s roiling the video game industry?

The video game industry had one of its best years, setting sales records, but also one of its worst as studios fired thousands of employees. What's behind the turmoil?


Russia claims gains in east Ukraine as war anniversary approaches

Russia claimed on Thursday its forces had advanced further in east Ukraine, putting Kyiv on the defensive days before the two-year anniversary of the war. - Kherson bridgehead - As Russia claimed advances in the east, Ukraine said its forces had struck a Russian training ground in the south, on the Moscow-controlled eastern bank of the Dnipro river.


MPs call Guilbeault to explain road funding remarks at committee

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has been asked to a House of Commons committee to explain his remarks on federal road funding.


1 foreign skier killed and 3 rescued after avalanche hits popular ski resort in Indian-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A foreign skier was killed and three others were rescued after an avalanche hit a popular Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, officials said. At least four foreign skiers and their local guide were hit by an avalanche and buried in snow when they were skiing high in the mountains of the tourist town...


Jailed Kremlin critic urges Russians not to give up after Navalny’s death

From a Siberian jail, a prominent Russian-British opposition figure has urged Russians not to give up after the death of Alexei Navalny. Vladimir Kara-Murza, who holds Russian and British citizenship and studied at the University of Cambridge, was detained in April 2022 and charged with spreading false information about the Russian army in Ukraine. He was later also charged with high treason over public speeches he made that criticised Kremlin...


Biden calls Putin a ‘crazy S.O.B.’ and criticizes Trump’s Navalny comments during fundraiser

President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a crazy S.O.B.” in a fundraiser Wednesday in San Francisco, according to the pool reporters traveling with the US president.


New York AG says she’ll seize Donald Trump’s property if he can’t pay $454 million civil fraud debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the amount is going up $87,502 each day until he pays. New York Attorney General Letitia James told ABC News on Tuesday that she will seek to se...


Police don't believe nonbinary student died from altercation

Investigators in Owasso, Oklahoma, are investigating the death of a nonbinary student one day after a physical altercation with other students.


Pornhub could be blocked in Canada. What’s the bill behind the controversy?

A controversial bill proposing that porn sites should have an age verification requirement is coming up for study from the House of Commons.


Majority of New York Jewish voters intend to vote for Trump, poll finds

A poll of registered New York voters suggests that a majority of Jews in the state intend to vote for former President Donald Trump in the presidential election in November. New York Jews now favor Trump over U.S. President Joe Biden 53% to 44%, according to the Siena College poll , released on Tuesday. Jews in the state said that they intend to continue to back Democrats over Republicans 54% to 39% in congressional elections. The poll has an...


Letters: Ordinary people often caught up in Canada's opioid crisis

Regarding the people caught up in the opioid crisis and safe injection sites: While serving food with Humanity First’s program to aid the homeless, I encountered a former teacher whose path to addiction began with a prescribed opioid for a car accident. This encounter vividly underscores the human cost at the heart of Canada’s opioid crisis. His journey from classroom to street corner starkly illustrates the need for harm reduction and the...


Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 48 as fears mount over humanitarian crisis and West Bank violence

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes killed at least 48 people in southern and central Gaza overnight, half of them women and children, health officials said Thursday, as European foreign ministers and U.N. agencies called for a cease-fire, with alarm rising over the worsening humanitarian crisis and potential starvation in the territory. Tensi...


Rural and remote doctors are burning out. What will it take to help them?

Some of those working in the medical field say a federal promise to forgive loans for rural and remote doctors is like putting a band-aid on a broken bone.


US and UK endorse Dutch PM Mark Rutte as next Nato chief

The US and UK have endorsed the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte’s candidacy to become the next secretary general of Nato, at a time when the alliance faces major challenges amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and renewed questions about the future of the US commitment to the transatlantic relationship. “President Biden strongly endorses PM Rutte’s candidacy to be the next secretary general of Nato,” a US official told Reuters on Thursday. A UK official...


Russia denies US access to American-Russian former ballerina accused of treason

The California resident's U.S.-Russian dual citizenship complicates her case.


It's mating season for coyotes. Here's how to limit encounters and stay safe

Burlington, Ont., is reminding residents they're more likely to see coyotes since it's mating season. They also amended a bylaw making it easier for wildlife management companies to use guns. However, the city says, the plan is not to shoot more coyotes.


Ex-minister Lametti agrees to send social media records to official archives following Rebel suit

In a Federal Court case that raises questions about the preservation of politicians' public records, former justice minister David Lametti has offered to transfer his once-deactivated X account to Canada’s official archives.


Inside the 72 hours while Canada debated grounding the Boeing MAX-8

Documents obtained by Global News show the behind-the-scenes discussion at Transport Canada as country after country grounded the Boeing jets over safety concerns.


US, UK back outgoing Dutch PM Rutte to become next NATO chief

By William James LONDON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden is backing outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as the next secretary general of NATO, a U.S. official said on Thursday, soon after Britain's Foreign Office said the same. Stoltenberg's successor when he steps down in October will take office at a crucial juncture, tasked with sustaining NATO members'


Ottawa wants billions more for debt, defence, Indigenous kids

The single biggest item the government needs more money for is an extra $3.2 billion to service the national debt.


Guilty plea from the man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from an upstate New York park

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from a state park in upstate New York pleaded guilty to two felony counts and faces 47 years to life in prison. Craig N. Ross Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday under a plea deal to first-degree kidnapping and predatory sexual assault of a child, according to the Saratoga County dist...


Israel-Gaza live updates: 1 dead, several injured in shooting near Jerusalem

Live updates on the Israel-Hamas war.


Fox News hyped the bogus FBI informant claims against Biden. Now its refusing to walk them back

Days after explosive bribery claims about President Joe Biden came ripping apart at the seams, Fox News and the broader MAGA Media universe have declined to walk back their factually-challenged narrative. Instead, unscrupulous right-wing media figures have stuck by their corruption claims against Biden, which permeated the conservative information space to such a degree that they spawned Republican-led investigations on Capitol Hill and fueled...


The hunt for Canada’s last Nazis

The woman fighting the clock to bring Canada's aging Nazis to justice.


MPs summon owners of firm behind ArriveCan to testify or face arrest

The vote came a day later than originally hoped for by the party after debate around amendments stretched until the end of the allotted meeting time.


More than 2,700 dangerous wild animals kept in homes in Great Britain

From camels in Wiltshire to bush vipers in Redditch, a veritable menagerie of wild animals is being kept in homes across Britain. According to data by the wildlife charity Born Free, there are more than 200 wildcats, 250 primates and 400 venomous snakes living in domestic settings across England, Wales and Scotland, with cobras, crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos and bison among other residents. Dr Mark Jones, a vet and Born Free’s head of policy,...


Men are more likely than women to want kids, study says. But has that always been true?

While media and pop culture might often portray young women as baby-seeking, family-craving, biological clock-ticking time bombs, the reality is a little different. New research has yet again suggested that it's childless men, not women, who say they're more likely to want to be parents some day.


5 people have been injured and a suspect arrested in an incident at a school in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Five people were injured in an incident Thursday at a school in the western German city of Wuppertal and a suspect was arrested, police said. The incident took place at the Wilhelm Dörpfeld high school in the city's Elberfeld district. Police said there was no shooting in the incident, German news agency dpa reported, but gave no furt...


Anti-fur activists target Max Mara, Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

Animal activists have fashion brands squarely in their sights this Milan Fashion Week, hoping to pressure Italian brands Max Mara and Fendi to give up fur in future collections. At Fendi, fashion student Elke Orth, 21, said top brands still using fur have oversized influence, even though attitudes among young people have changed.


South Korea hospitals on red alert as doctors ramp up protests

By Ju-min Park and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) -Emergency departments at all but one of South Korea's biggest hospitals were on red alert on Thursday as trainee doctors vowed to stay off the job in protest at government plans to increase medical school admissions to boost the healthcare sector. The protests by almost two-thirds of the country's young doctors, which began this week, has forced


After Alabama court ruling, Nikki Haley agrees that 'embryos, to me, are babies'

Nikki Haley said in a new interview that she agrees with an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are considered children in the state


Putin sends signal to West with flight on nuclear-capable bomber

By Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin flew on a modernised Tu-160M nuclear-capable strategic bomber on Thursday in a move likely to be seen in the West as a pointed reminder of Moscow's nuclear capabilities. The giant swing-wing plane, codenamed "Blackjacks" by military alliance NATO, is a modernised version of a Cold War-era bomber that the


Poland-Ukraine government talks set for March 28 as farmer protests continue

By Alan Charlish and Pawel Florkiewicz WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's prime minister said on Thursday the Polish and Ukrainian governments would meet in Warsaw on March 28, but did not accept a request by Ukraine's president for urgent talks on border blockades by Polish farmers. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called on Wednesday for Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Polish President Andrzej Duda


Russia sent hitmen to kill deserter in Spain: report

Moscow sent hitmen who gunned down a Russian deserter in Spain last week, six months after fleeing to Ukraine in his helicopter, El Pais newspaper reported Thursday, citing Spanish intelligence sources. Spanish intelligence sources quoted by El Pais said the only question was whether the operation was carried out by the SVR, the FSB security service or Russia's GRU intelligence agency.


Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy in a vote on Thursday, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000 migrants rescued from international waters at any one time. With asylum reque...