By Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Sun., June 17, 2018 As parents of two young girls, Emmet O’Reilly and Hilary Evans Cameron were shocked to learn of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policy that separates children from their parents in custody. “I can’t imagine the trauma for the kids being taken away from their parents. It’s just vicious and cruel,” said O’Reilly, a Toronto nurse practitioner. “Americans are not vicious, cruel people, but it happens because of apathy. We can’t sit down and let it happen.” The couple will join a Toronto rally on Wednesday — World Refugee Day — in front of the Ingram Dr. office of Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to protest against the increased enforcement of a policy that allows U.S. authorities to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the U.S. border illegally. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on border … [Read more...] about U.S. practice of separating migrant children from parents called ‘vicious and cruel’
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U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, has died at the age of 61, the network said on Friday. The cause of death was suicide, the network said in a statement. He was found dead in a hotel room in France where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, the network said. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time." Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room … [Read more...] about U.S. celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
By BENEDICT CAREY The New York Times Thu., June 7, 2018 Suicide rates rose steadily in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, increasing 25 per cent nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In 2016, there were more than twice as many suicides as homicides. The figures were released two days after the death of celebrity designer Kate Spade. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled her death a suicide. She had struggled with depression and anxiety for years, according to a statement released by her husband, Andrew Spade. “She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease,” he wrote. CDC officials, however, said that the national increase in suicide rates cannot be linked to a particular mental health diagnosis. The new analysis found that nearly 45,000 Americans ages 10 or older died by their own hand in 2016. The increase varied widely by state, from a low of 6 per … [Read more...] about U.S. suicide rates have increased 25 per cent nationally since 1999, report says
By Tom Krisher The Associated Press Sat., March 17, 2018 DETROIT—The U.S. government’s road safety agency wants to know why airbags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. The agency also is looking into whether the same problem could happen in vehicles made by other companies. In documents posted on its website Saturday, the safety agency says the probe covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata midsize cars and 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte compacts. The agency says it has reports of six front-end crashes with significant damage to the cars. Four people died and six were injured. One of the crashes, involving a Forte, happened in Canada. The problem has been traced to electrical circuit shorts in airbag control computers made by Michigan-based parts supplier ZF-TRW. NHTSA now wants to know … [Read more...] about U.S. probes four deaths in Hyundai-Kia cars after airbag failures
By John Raby The Associated Press Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia. The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian Maritime provinces had prompted several emergency declarations even before the dangerous storms arrived. In southwestern Michigan, the body of a 48-year-old man was found floating in floodwaters Sunday in Kalamazoo, city Public Safety Lt. David Thomas said. Police were withholding the release of his name until notifying relatives. Read more: Winter storm dumps snow on U.S. South, could strengthen into ‘bomb cyclone’ Article Continued Below Winter storm pummels Atlantic Canada, eastern U.S., with high winds, snow, record cold Tornadoes, thunderstorms blamed for at least 20 deaths across U.S. … [Read more...] about At least 5 dead after tornado, flooding from severe storm sweeps through central U.S.