In Arizona, nerd drop box vigilant surveillance is shut down, but their wary worldview remains steadfast

In Arizona, nerd drop box vigilant surveillance is shut down, but their wary worldview remains steadfast

Jim Arroyo in Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, where he spoke on Nov. 3 about emergency preparedness and guarding elections.Nathan VanderKlippe/The Globe and Mail The decor in the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church meeting hall evokes the rugged self-reliance of the American West, with a half-dozen saddles on display and a longhorn steer horn stretching across a … Read more

TD Insurance agrees to settle lawsuit over pandemic travel claims

TD Insurance agrees to settle lawsuit over pandemic travel claims

TD is offering reimbursement to travelers who had a claim related to an amount paid to Sunwing, as well as Air, Canada, Air France, Air Transat, British Airways, Emirates, Porter, Ryanair, Swoop, United Airlines and WestJest.Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press TD Home and Auto Insurance Company is one of the first insurers in the country to … Read more

Dozens of guests seek damages from Toronto-area spa after experiencing infections

Dozens of guests seek damages from Toronto-area spa after experiencing infections

Dozens of guests are seeking damages from a Toronto-area spa after they began experiencing health problems like ear and skin infections after visiting the facility. Lawyer Justin Linden says notice of the lawsuit has been issued to Thermea Spa Village and the group intends to issue a legal claim in the coming weeks. Linden says … Read more

These Ukrainians are bringing their rave-loving energy to restoring homes destroyed by Russians

These Ukrainians are bringing their rave-loving energy to restoring homes destroyed by Russians

Volunteers clean debris at a house belonging to Ivan Kulaga, 79, in the village Kolychivka in Ukraine’s Chernihiv region.Photography by Anton Skyba/the Globe and Mail In the rubble of a home destroyed by Russian shelling in the northern Ukrainian province of Chernihiv, young volunteers cleaned up the damage to the rhythm of music. It was … Read more

Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list

Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list

A man wearing an Oath Keepers shirt stands outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 19, 2021.Paul Sancya/The Associated Press The names of hundreds of US law enforcement officers, elected officials and military members appear on the leaked membership rolls of a far-right extremist group that’s accused of playing a key role … Read more

Former Tata Sons chair Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident in India

Former Tata Sons chair Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident in India

Former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry, in Mumbai on June 27, 2014. He died in a road accident on Sept. 4, at age 54.© Stringer India / Reuters Cyrus Mistry, the 54-year-old former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, died in a road accident near financial capital Mumbai on Sunday, Indian police … Read more

Russian dissidents squabble over how to ensure Putin’s defeat

Russian dissidents squabble over how to ensure Putin’s defeat

Russian opposition figure Dmitry Gudkov addresses his supporters at a rally to protest against alleged violations ahead of elections to Moscow City Duma, the capital’s regional parliament, in Moscow on Jul. 14, 2019.MAXIM SHEMETOV/Reuters As Ukraine launched a fierce counterattack this week aimed at driving back Moscow’s invading forces, several hundred Russian democrats gathered in … Read more

US judge throws out Texas gun ban for young adults after Supreme Court ruling

US judge throws out Texas gun ban for young adults after Supreme Court ruling

A federal judge in Texas threw out the state’s ban on people between 18 and 20 years old from carrying handguns on Thursday in what appears to be the first major judicial decision since a landmark ruling on weapons rights by the US Supreme Court in June. The challenge to the Texas statute that bans … Read more

Power Corp. CEO defends investments in financial technology companies amid sector downturn

Power Corp.  CEO defends investments in financial technology companies amid sector downturn

Power Corporation of Canada holds, through various entities, a 42.5-per-cent stake in Wealthsimple. It first bought into the online investment platform in 2015.Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press Power Corporation of Canada’s POW-T chief executive officer, Jeffrey Orr, is defending the company’s investments in financial technology startups, despite a downturn in the sector that has resulted in … Read more

US freezes security aid to Rwanda as civilian deaths mount in Congo

US freezes security aid to Rwanda as civilian deaths mount in Congo

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo receive food at the Nyakabande Transit Center in Kisoro, Uganda, on June 7.BADRU KATUMBA/AFP/Getty Images A powerful US Senator says he will block all US security assistance to Rwanda because of its support for a militia group that has captured a series of Congolese towns and villages in … Read more