Recent World Headlines
12 workers missing following blast at Chinese chemical plant that makes explosives
BEIJING, China - An explosion Friday at a chemicals plant in northern China has left 12 people missing, state media reported.
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Experts: Prosecutors face problems in case of Texas man accused of murder in childhood attack
CONROE, Texas - Now that prosecutors have persuaded a judge that a Texas man accused of setting an 8-year-old boy on fire as a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder, securing a conviction in a case where the victim died 13 years after the attack could prove difficult, legal experts say.
Heavier sanctions on Russia over Ukraine could backfire on US, Europe
WASHINGTON - Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.
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Recent National Headlines
BC teachers vote 89 per cent in favour of strike action to support demands
VANCOUVER - The union representing 41,000 teachers in British Columbia has voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action, although its president says there will be no immediate school closures or disruptions to students, and members are committed to a negotiated settlement.
Most of the Lev Tahor kids at centre of custody case have left Canada: police
CHATHAM, Ont. - An Ontario judge has issued an emergency order that 14 children from an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect at the centre of a custody case be placed in the care of children's aid, but police said Thursday most of the children have left the country.
Recent Business Headlines
Chevron pizza offer fails to register as a scandal in town where gas well exploded
BOBTOWN, Pa. - Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
Bitcoin mystery deepens as California man named as its creator denies it
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
Recent Entertainment Headlines
2 venues, 2 orchestras, 2 conductors but only 1 Wozzeck as Goerne takes over for sick singer
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Matthias Goerne got to sing the title role of Berg's "Wozzeck" twice as many times as he bargained for during his trip to New York.
Recent Health Headlines
Saudi Arabia reports another fatality from new, SARS-like virus; total deaths now at 62
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 62 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak.