'Ghost ship' from Caribbean washes ashore in Ireland

TORONTO -- After drifting at sea for more than a year, a so-called “ghost ship” washed ashore Sunday near a coastal village in Ireland.
The country’s coast guard shared aerial footage of waves battering the grounded ship near Ballycotton in County Cork.
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Apple warns coronavirus in China will cut iPhone production, sales

Apple Inc. said on Monday it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting production and demand in China.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said that although its productions facilities in China have reopened, they are ramping up slower than expected.
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Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. -- Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting.
The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St.
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True Grit novelist Charles Portis dies at 86 

Novelist Charles Portis, a favourite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as Norwood and Gringos and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody western True Grit was a bestseller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.
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New scam uses your phone number to steal your online identity

WINNIPEG -- Using your cell phone number, fraudsters can take control of your online identity – wreaking havoc on your social media and bank accounts, emails and text messages.
One Winnipeg woman who fell victim to this sophisticated type of fraud says phone companies need to do more to protect their customers.
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Federal government requests extension before tabling new assisted dying law

The federal government is asking for an extension on a looming court deadline requiring it to update the country's medical assistance in dying law.
Attorney General David Lametti filed a motion asking for a four-month extension of the Superior Court of Quebec's September 2019 Truchon ruling, which said the current law is too restrictive.
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Newfoundland and Labrador premier Dwight Ball announces resignation

TORONTO -- The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball, has announced that he is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
In a video statement he said he wanted “to say thank you” to his constituents.
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Dwight Ball stepping down as Newfoundland and Labrador premier

Dwight Ball is stepping down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador after five years leading the province.
"Tonight I am announcing that my time in politics is coming to an end," Ball said in a pre-recorded video statement sent to media late Monday afternoon.
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As cabinet ministers broker urgent meetings over rail blockades in support of hereditary chiefs in northern British Columbia, a series of negotiations over the Wet'suwet'en Nation's land rights have been quietly taking place for a year.
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Jeff Bezos to spend $10B of his money fighting climate change

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion US of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
Bezos, the world's richest man, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and non-profits working to protect Earth.
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U.K. govt adviser quits amid furor over comments on IQ, race

LONDON -- An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid "a permanent underclass.
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U.K. to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS -- Britain's chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks it will retain some supervision over U.K.
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