Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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Mother convicted of killing Phoenix Sinclair granted escorted outings – Winnipeg | Canadian

A Manitoba woman who abused and killed her daughter in one of the province’s most notorious crimes has been granted escorted temporary absences from prison. The Parole Board of Canada is allowing Samantha Kematch visits with family members and, separately, an Indigenous elder for spiritual development. “The Board believes that more exposure to your culture will aid […]

Advocates in Toronto urge city to rethink ‘inaccessible’ heat strategy and bring back cooling centers

Advocates are sounding the alarm about the city’s current approach to extreme heat, saying the framework does little for Toronto’s homeless community as the city experiences its third consecutive day of high temperatures and high humidity. . the Heat relief network strategy, first implemented in 2019, is the city’s current approach to extreme heat, in […]

‘Started to listen’: Homeless advocate pleased with #TheForgotten519 and City of London agreement – London | Canadian

As the four-day hunger strike aimed at drawing attention to the multitude of deaths among the London, Ont., unhoused population came to an end last week, homeless advocates remain pleased with the city-agreed solutions. #TheForgotten519 coalition, local agencies and city officials came to an agreement on Friday after several hour-long meetings over the week. Read […]

The Hot Spot: Halifax –

Halifax has an exhilarating spring in its step. Amid a slew of cranes building condominiums for a growing population, a slew of new businesses offer high-design products and fun culinary adaptations inspired by Nova Scotia ingredients that stretch beyond the typical, though still very appreciated, boiled lobster. Beer gardens and open-air cocktail bars line the […]

Ukrainian nuclear plant again faces shelling as Kyiv warns of Russian ‘scorched earth’ – National | Canadian

Russia and Ukraine are trading accusations that each side is shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, in southern Ukraine. Russia on Monday claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed Russian troops for storing weapons there. Nuclear experts have warned […]

Gabby Petito’s family files claim alleging Utah police missed signs of abuse – National | Canadian

Gabby Petito‘s family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a fight between her and her boyfriend. The fight happened weeks before authorities say the boyfriend killed her while the couple […]

Woman ‘extremely fortunate’ to be alive after Anne Heche crashed into her home – National | Canadian

Neighbours of the Los Angeles woman whose house was destroyed when actor Anne Heche crashed her car into the building on Friday morning said she “was extremely fortunate” to survive the destruction. In an interview with People magazine, Lynne Mishele’s neighbour, Lynne Bernstein, said Mischele miraculously survived the crash and subsequent house fire with no […]

RCMP has yet to turn over info on cellphone spyware program to privacy watchdog – National | Canadian

More than a month after the RCMP admitted to using invasive cellphone spyware technology, the national police force has yet to turn over information about the program to Parliament’s privacy watchdog. Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne told the House of Commons’ ethics committee that he found out about the RCMP’s “Covert Access and Intercept Team” and […]

GO Trains canceled due to ‘staff illnesses’

GO Transit is canceling trains this week and possibly next due to “staff illness.” According to Metrolinx, the transit agency that oversees the GO bus and train lines, as well as the UP Express at Pearson Airport, up to 10-15 train trips per day may be affected. “The cancellations are spread out over hundreds of […]