Canada has 3 of the world’s most liveable cities in 2022

Toronto and Vancouver might hog the spotlight when it comes to well-known Canadian cities, but it turns out Calgary is the best place to live – at least this year. The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index, and Canada … Read more

Robb Elementary School, Uvalde school shooting site, to be demolished – National

The elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two faculty members were killed by a gunman last month will be demolished, the city’s mayor announced. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shared news of Robb Elementary School’s eventual razing during an emotional city council meeting with residents on Tuesday. Read more: Uvalde shooting could have … Read more

Man arrested for holding 2 hikers at gunpoint, putting ‘leash’ on woman – National

A man was arrested in Colorado on Friday after he allegedly held a married couple at gunpoint while they were hiking and put a nylon “leash” on the wife. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the man who was identified as Kerry Endsley, 73, has a history of harassing the woman. On Friday morning, … Read more

Boy, 5, dies after being left in car for hours while mom prepped birthday party – National

A five-year-old boy died Monday afternoon when his mother left him inside a parked car at the family’s home while she prepared for her daughter’s birthday party. The child was left inside the car for hours amid record-high temperatures in the Texas summer heat. The Houston-area mother had been running errands with her son and … Read more

Elon Musk’s child seeks name change to sever ties with father – National

Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed a request to change her name in accordance with her new gender identity and because “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.” The petition for both a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting her … Read more

11 people and monkey in ‘bulletproof’ vest killed in Mexican cartel shootout – National

NOTE: This article contains details and photos that are graphic and disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. A spider monkey dressed to resemble a cartel mascot — complete with a hoodie, “bulletproof” vest and a diaper — was in a shootout in Mexico on Tuesday. According to The Associated Press, 11 suspected gang members … Read more

Jennifer Lopez introduces her child onstage using gender-neutral pronouns – National

Before a heartwarming mother-and-child duet during a performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Jennifer Lopez introduced one of her twins, 14-year-old Emme Muñiz, using gender-neutral pronouns. Muñiz joined Lopez, 52, for a performance of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala on Thursday. “The last time we … Read more

Ancient DNA solves the mystery of the Black Death’s origin after nearly 700 years – National

Researchers believe they may have found ground zero for the deadliest plague in human history, the Black Death — pulling the veil off a mystery that has been shrouded for nearly 700 years. A paper published in Nature on Wednesday details how a team of archaeologists and geneticists sequenced the genome of plague bacteria found … Read more

Girls saved from abduction by mouthing ‘this is not my dad’ in Florida church – National

When a young girl mouthed “Please help me, this is not my dad” to a Florida churchgoer, the congregant took action and saved two girls from certain danger. According to local news station WFLA, members of a church in the FishHawk Ranch area in Tampa Bay, Fla., helped to stop the abduction of two young … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell claims inmate was paid to ‘strangle her in her sleep’ – National

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers are arguing that the former Jeffery Epstein associate should be decided to “another well below” the recommended 20 years imprisonment for federal sex-trafficking crimes because of an alleged death threat from inmate. On Dec. 29, Maxwell was convicted of charges including sex trafficking and conspiracy to recruit women and girls, some who … Read more