BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities […]
OTTAWA — Canada’s electricity providers say they need to appeal to a younger and more diverse workforce if they’re going to keep the country’s lights on. A new report on the industry’s labour needs from Electricity Human Resources Canada suggests at least 20,500 new workers will be needed in power plants and transmission systems before […]
Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks, was arrested Thursday in London on charges of breaching bail conditions in a Swedish rape case that’s no longer under investigation. He was further arrested in relation to an extradition warrant on behalf of the United States, Metropolitan Police said. The 47-year-old computer programmer was arrested after his […]
OTTAWA — The Liberal government is taking steps to stem the tide of asylum seekers who’ve been crossing into Canada from the U.S. at unofficial border crossings. Tucked into this year’s 392-page omnibus budget bill, which arrived in the House of Commons Monday evening, is a provision that would prevent anyone who has made a […]
OTTAWA — Rob Nicholson, the longest-serving Conservative member of Parliament, isn’t running for re-election in the fall. Nicholson, who was first elected in 1984 in Niagara Falls and held cabinet posts for more than a decade, says it’s time for him to focus on his family. The 66-year-old has spent 24 years as an MP […]
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