Karen Bass reiterates pledge to make solving homelessness top priority

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Rep. Karen Bass used the kickoff event for her campaign for mayor of Los Angeles Saturday to reiterate her pledge of solving homelessness her top priority if elected. “In 1994, we treated the emergency (of the earthquake) as an emergency,” Bass, D-Los Angeles, said at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. “We … Read more

ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

KUALA LUMPUR – Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar’s participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover. Myanmar objected to the decision by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar’s military leader, Senior Gen. … Read more

Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Nunavut actress Emerald MacDonald

KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT — Mounties in Nunavut have charged a man with first-degree murder in the May death of actress Emerald MacDonald. RCMP say Scott Hala was arrested Friday, and is also charged with attempted murder of another woman. His arrest comes more than five months after MacDonald was found dead at a cabin outside Kugluktuk, … Read more

‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LONDON – Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay their respects to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police say was a terrorist-related attack. His death has reopened questions about the security of lawmakers as they go about their work. The slaying Friday of the 69-year-old … Read more

The two Michaels are free. Could a Canadian locked up in China for 15 years be next? – National | Globalnews.ca

Missing. Lost. Forgotten. These are some of the words Kamila Telendibaeva uses to describe her husband, Huseyin Celil. Celil is a Canadian citizen who has been imprisoned in China since 2006, and who has been barely heard of ever since. Telendibaeva had all but given hope that her husband, and the father of her four … Read more

PHAC advice behind feds’ decision to keep requiring negative tests to enter Canada: Blair

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the government will continue to require travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry into the country so long as the Public Health Agency of Canada advocates for it. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Blair said the federal government is … Read more

Edmonton election: mayoral candidates talk COVID-19 – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca

The City of Edmonton has been active in the fight against COVID-19, often implementing bylaws and restrictions in the name of public safety – but with a new council being elected Monday, will that continue moving forward? Dr. Darren Markland is an intensive care physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He says municipal governments have … Read more

Biden says DOJ should prosecute those who defy January 6 committee subpoenas

Asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins what his message is to those who refuse subpoenas from the panel, Biden said, “I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable.” Pressed on whether he thinks those people should be prosecuted by the department, the President said, “I do, yes.” The President’s comments, the strongest … Read more

Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki over comments on Virginia governor’s race

According to the US Office of Special Counsel, the agency charged with investigating Hatch Act violations, the law prohibits federal employees from “using their official titles or positions while engaged in political activity,” including “any activity directed at the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.” … Read more