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Ontario woman says botched driveway sealing job makes house look like 'bomb exploded'
TORONTO -- An Ontario woman whose home was left a mess after a botched driveway sealing job said "it looked a bomb exploded" on her property.
Man dead, woman injured in Brampton shooting, vehicle found on fire some distance away | CBC News
A man is dead and a woman was injured in a shooting in Brampton on Wednesday evening, Peel police say.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford defends recent disappearance from public life | CBC News
Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his recent absence from public life on Wednesday when he spoke to reporters at his first news conference in three weeks.
Blue Jays place Breyvic Valera on COVID-related injured list | CBC Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays placed infielder Breyvic Valera on the COVID-related injured list on Wednesday and recalled infielder Kevin Smith from triple-A Buffalo.
Maple Leafs open training camp eager to move past playoff failures | CBC Sports
Kyle Dubas heard the outside noise clamouring for off-season change.
Ontario NDP apologizes for ad that mistook Tory legislators for each other
TORONTO -- Ontario's New Democrats are apologizing for a social media advertisement that mistook one Progressive Conservative legislator for another.
Retailers Rethink Pandemic-Battered Manhattan
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Starbucks has closed more than 40 stores, while adding mobile-order pickup counters in others. 1
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With the pandemic keeping millions of New York City office employees home for the past year, restaurants, coffee shops, apparel retailers and others struggled to stay afloat. 1
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Pret a Manger has reopened only half of the 60 locations it had in New York City before the pandemic. 1
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27 years later, R. Kelly's illegal marriage to Aaliyah is at the center of the case against him.
Aaliyah, the R&B star whom R. Kelly married when she was just 15, figured prominently in the government's closing argument against Mr. Kelly on Wednesday, as a federal prosecutor presented the pair's illegal union as a criminal act underlying the racketeering charge.
Even if he is acquitted in New York, R. Kelly will face more charges elsewhere.
No matter the outcome of his federal trial in Brooklyn, R. Kelly still faces state and federal indictments in two other states, all stemming from what prosecutors describe as the R&B star's sexual abuse of women and underage girls.
12th Man Dies in N.Y.C. Custody This Year as Jail Crisis Deepens
A man who was being held at a New York City jail died on Wednesday, becoming the 12th person in the city's custody to die this year.
Review: With Balanchine and Confetti, City Ballet Is Back
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New York City Ballet opened its fall season on Tuesday with its first full-scale performance since the pandemic began. It felt like a rainbow.
When will there be a verdict in the R. Kelly trial?
R. Kelly's defense team rested its case Wednesday morning, but it remains unknown when a verdict might be reached in the singer's long-awaited sex-trafficking and racketeering trial.
East New York man charged with killing of four-year-old boy * Brooklyn Paper
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62nd Precinct: Goons loot man's glasses and phone * Brooklyn Paper
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60th Precinct: Purloiners rob victim for bike, wallet, and phone * Brooklyn Paper
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84th Precinct: Four ruffians assault man in MetroTech * Brooklyn Paper
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88th Precinct: Brute robs Amazon delivery driver * Brooklyn Paper
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Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel tapped by Biden to head HUD regional office * Brooklyn Paper
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Thursday: Music and Light Show Will Highlight Sad State of Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Posted on September 22, 2021 at 5:19 pm by West Sider
Openings and Reopenings: Plum Vietnamese, PJ Clarke's, Sunloom, Gourmet Square, and More
Posted on September 22, 2021 at 5:25 pm by West Sider
Plum Vietnamese Restaurant has soft-opened at 210 West 94th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, the former home of Vino Levantino.
As Columbia's New Climate School Opens, A Professor Talks Extreme Weather, Inequality and (Not) Colonizing Mars
Posted on September 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Fernanda Martinez
It's Climate Week in NYC, "a time to showcase leading climate action," its organizers say.
Photos: Constance Wu Films Movie Based on Beloved Children's Book
Posted on September 22, 2021 at 10:35 am by West Sider
'Heavy Dark Smoke' Pours Out of Manholes on West End Avenue
Posted on September 21, 2021 at 1:57 pm by West Sider
Underground fires forced smoke out of manholes on West End Avenue around 70th Street on Monday night, causing buses to be rerouted.
Watch: Videos Offer More Insight Into Carmine's Incident
Posted on September 21, 2021 at 10:31 am by Carol Tannenhauser
By Carol Tannenhauser
Secrets of the Washington Post Peloton Account, Revealed! | Washingtonian (DC)
I spent a lot of 2021 obsessed with one of the nation's weirdest media mysteries: Who, exactly, was behind the Washington Post's Peloton account?
Maydan Owners and ThinkFoodGroup Alums Will Open a Middle Eastern Restaurant in DC
Two culinary powerhouses are teaming up for an exciting new restaurant in downtown DC.
"Devious Licks" Is The Latest TikTok Prank Troubling DC-Area Schools
Toilets ripped from school walls. Soap dispensers tossed in the commodes. School supplies snatched into the oblivion.
Climate Activists Dumped a House in the Tidal Basin on Wednesday
As the sun glowed through the columns of the Jefferson Memorial around 7:15 AM Wednesday, a man in a racing wetsuit began to churn the murky waters of the Tidal Basin with his kicks as he pushed a model of a sunken row house further into the basin.
There's a Weeklong Conference About Wu-Tang Clan at a DC Hotel This Week | Washingtonian (DC)
A DC hotel known for its "resistance chic" vibe is staging a weeklong conference honoring the cultural impact of the Wu-Tang Clan.
A Ton of Popular DC Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Expanding
The smash hit "Jew-ish deli" and bagel shop has been on an everything-spiced roll since its Park View debut in 2018.
Debunking the Pro-Trump Right's Claims About the Jan. 6 Riot
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A rally scheduled for Saturday in Washington is intended to continue a Republican effort to rewrite the narrative of the assault on the Capitol. 1
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But, in fact, nearly half of the more than 600 people charged have been accused only of misdemeanors like trespassing and disorderly conduct, rather than more serious felonies. 1
At this point, more than 50 of these low-level defendants have pleaded guilty. 1
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Two in suburbs the latest charged in U.S. Capitol breach
Two more Illinois residents have been charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 after FBI agents identified them on social media and security images, according to court records made public Tuesday.
What Do the Lefty Anti-Vaxxers Do Now?
They've aligned themselves with forces they despise. But lefty anti-vaxxers don't see the contradiction.
About the author: Eoin Higgins is a journalist based in New England.
Small, pro-Trump crowd of Capitol attacker sympathizers rally in DC | amNewYork
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The 'Justice for J6' Rally Did Not Resemble January 6
The right-wing rally at the Capitol turned out to be a forum for random grievances, and an opportunity to dress like Batman.
Capitol Police Make Four Arrests Surrounding 'Justice for J6' Rally in Support of Jan. 6 Breach
The U.S. Capitol Police on Saturday announced several arrests surrounding a protest over the treatment of various individuals connected to the Jan. 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex more than eight months ago.
An Ex-Drinker's Search for a Sober Buzz
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If the bottle was really cold, the first swig was nice, but returns diminished steeply with each subsequent swallow. 1
That changed in 2019, when two brews from Athletic, Run Wild and Upside Dawn, showed up at my local Whole Foods, in Brooklyn. 1
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Pete Hegseth Reacts To Old Clip Of Biden Saying, 'It Wouldn't Matter a Whole Lot' If Haiti Were To Sink Into the Sea: 'Sounds Pretty Racist To Me'
Thousands of Haitian migrants have gathered at the southern border in recent weeks seeking entry into the United States.
Op-ed: Biden says America is back at the table. Is it?
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US buying 500M more doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for other countries: Biden
The United States will buy 500 million more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to give away to poor countries around the world - more than doubling the original commitment to defeat the deadly coronavirus, President Biden said Wednesday.
Biden: We Must Defend Rights of LGBTQ+ Individuals to Love Openly
Biden: We Must Defend Rights of LGBTQ+ Individuals to Love Openly
Kamala Harris calls for COVID-19 'accountability' but fails to call out China
Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday called for countries to embrace COVID-19 "transparency" and "accountability" - without directly calling out China's refusal to come clean about the origins of the pandemic.
Mary Trump: 'We really dodged a bullet'
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"The fact that he felt thwarted just tells us how dangerous it is to put somebody in a position of that much power who doesn't understand what his job is, is unwilling to learn and feels entitled to having absolute control and power." 1
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Opinion | Don't Let 'Stop the Steal' Steal the Show
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They also tell the audience that the speaker will do anything necessary to "stop the steal," which is to say anything to stop a Republican from losing an election and, barring that, anything to delegitimize the Democrat who won. 1
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But as the legal scholar Ned Foley has argued, the assertion of fraud - the falsification of reality in support of narrow political goals - is more akin to McCarthyism. 1
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Biden Declared the War Over. But Wars Go On.
The president's assertion after the withdrawal from Afghanistan that the United States is not at war for the first time in 20 years ignored continued smaller-scale conflicts.
GOP, Dems dig in as government funding, debt limit deadlines approach
Time is running out for Congress to pass legislation to avert a government shutdown at the end of this month - but both parties have dug in over language in the measure that raises Washington's borrowing limit.
Analysis: Why a Wyoming House race is critical to the future of the Republican Party
Witness Wyoming -- one of the most conservative states in the country, in which Republicans control every statewide office from Senate to governor to the lone House seat.
Biden is set to meet with Democrats as his economic agenda hangs in the balance.
Telegram has seen a sharp rise in cybercriminal activities, report says | Engadget
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And FT says the rise in criminal activity on the app came after users flocked to it following a change in WhatsApp's privacy policy. 1
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Tal Samra, cyber threat analyst at Cyberint, explained: "Its encrypted messaging service is increasingly popular among threat actors conducting fraudulent activity and selling stolen data ... as it is more convenient to use than the dark web." 1
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Biden administration issuing new security guidance to companies aimed at blunting cyberattacks
The recommendations, which are expected to be be released by the departments of Commerce and Homeland Security on Wednesday, are aimed at protecting the computer systems that end up in sensitive US facilities from hacking.
FTC resurrects a decade-old rule as a guardrail on the health app explosion
Health apps have to tell their users about any data breaches or risk a hefty fine, the Federal Trade Commission clarified in a policy statement last week.
Ransomware now accounts for 69% of all attacks that use malware
The most common targets of ransomware in the second quarter of 2021 were governmental, medical and industrial companies along with scientific and educational institutions, says Positive Technologies.
UK MoD Data Breach Shows Cybersecurity Must Protect Both People and Data
The UK MoD has failed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) for Afghan interpreters; the incident highlights how avoidable cybersecurity mistakes can have devastating consequences.
How Facebook Hinders Misinformation Research
When the world first heard that Russia had used Facebook ads in attempts to interfere with the U.S.'s 2016 elections, computer scientists and cybersecurity experts heard a call to action.