Canada to compensate aboriginal children removed from families

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Oct 7 : Canada will pay up to 598 million US dollars in compensation to thousands of aboriginals who were removed as children from their families decades ago, a top official said on Friday, promising to end “a terrible legacy.” The move is the latest bid by the Liberal government of […]

Grief, shock take toll on Vegas wedding chapels after massacre

By Sharon Bernstein LAS VEGAS, Oct 5 : Elvis impersonators strummed guitars and pink Cadillacs waited to ferry couples to the city’s wedding chapels along the storied Las Vegas Strip, but business was slow after Sunday’s mass shooting, several owners said. Dozens of weddings were canceled or delayed amid fear and grief after the deadliest […]

Speedboat once driven by President Kennedy available at right price

By Peter Szekely NEW YORK, Sept 27 : It’s not PT-109, but President John Kennedy is said to have driven his former speedboat as if it were the small warship he famously commanded in World War Two. Now the 17-foot mahogany boat acquired by the late president’s father, Joseph Kennedy, in 1961 leads a list […]

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

By Robin Respaut and Dave Graham SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept 25 : Puerto Rico’s medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators to keep the neediest patients alive. The […]

Quake pitches past into present in scarred Mexico City district

By Julia Love MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 : The powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico City last week had terrifying echoes of a more deadly 1985 shock in one housing project, raising tough questions about how ready one of the world’s largest cities is for a major catastrophe. At its epicenter, Thursday’s 8.1 magnitude quake was […]