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EMTs caught ignoring dispatch call in fast-food line resign

NEWARK, N.J. – Two emergency medical technicians caught live-streaming themselves as they ignored a call for help while in the drive-thru line of a New Jersey fast-food restaurant have resigned.University Hospital spokeswoman Stacie Newton tells NJ.com the EMTs resigned “as a result of their inappropriate…

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Doug Burgum wins GOP primary for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. – Former Microsoft executive Doug Burgum has defeated North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the Republican primary for governor.The Fargo businessman is expected to be a heavy favourite in November over Rolla Rep. Marvin Nelson, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary…

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North Dakota voters reject looser rules for corporate farms

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota voters have rejected the Legislature’s move to loosen the state’s Depression-era rules prohibiting corporate farming.The North Dakota Farmers Union led the campaign to overturn the Legislature’s decision last year to exempt pork and dairy operations from the state’s corporate farming…

Canadian stage actors talk diversity

The Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” has been at the forefront of a rich range of theatrical productions featuring actors of colour in 2016, alongside Broadway’s “The Color Purple,” “On Your Feet!” and “Eclipsed.”Closer to home, the Canadian stage has also showcased a racially diverse slate of…

Island mourns loss of 23 Puerto Ricans slain in Orlando club

PONCE, Puerto Rico – Nearly half of the people slain in an Orlando nightclub were Puerto Ricans, the island’s justice secretary said Tuesday, compounding the shock for the territory’s gay community and society as a whole.Cesar Miranda, the island’s justice secretary, said 23 Puerto Ricans…

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Slain hostage will ‘live on in our hearts’: family

Canadian Robert Hall, held hostage by the militant Abu Sayyaf group in the Philippines since September, was killed earlier this week by his extremist captors. On Tuesday, relatives of Hall issued a statement in which they recalled his life and values, and in which they…

De Grasse relishes chance to meet kids

TORONTO – Andre De Grasse stood against the track railing Tuesday while a throng of schoolchildren a dozen deep thrust articles of clothing at him with tiny hands. The Canadian sprint star seemed like he’d happily sign autographs all day before a handler eventually ushered…

Virginia Rep. Forbes loses primary, victim of redrawn map

RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes became the first political casualty of a newly redrawn Virginia congressional map Tuesday, as the senior member of the House Armed Services Committee lost a sharp-elbowed primary against a young challenger who painted Forbes as a “cowardly” political…

Jury deliberating in Hamilton murder trial

HAMILTON – A Hamilton jury will resume deliberations Wednesday at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago and burning his body in an animal incinerator.The 12-member jury began deliberations on Monday after Justice Andrew Goodman concluded his instructions in…