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Quebec man, 63, dies after police chase ends in multi-vehicle crash

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a 63-year-old man died following a police chase that ended in a multi-vehicle crash.
The investigations unit says its information suggests the victim was in a vehicle that was hit by a fleeing driver who was being pursued by a Trois-Rivieres police officer.
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B.C. delays ride-hailing again, draws ire of Greens

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government says it will ease into allowing ride-hailing services, laying the groundwork for new rides to enter the market as early as the fall of 2019.
In the meantime, Transport Minister Claire Trevena said the government plans to increase the number of taxis on the streets and allow flexible fares for existing taxi firms that arrange rides using apps.
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8 dead after Missouri tourist boat accident, sheriff says

A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says the accident occurred Thursday night after a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on Table Rock Lake with more than 30 people on board.
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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.
The tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant as surprised residents ran for cover.
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Paramount fires its top television executive over comments

LOS ANGELES - Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees.
Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were "inconsistent with company values.
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Walter White may appear in 'Better Call Saul,' creator says

SAN DIEGO -- "Breaking Bad" is gone, but Walter White may be coming back to television.
"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan said Thursday at Comic-Con that there is an excellent chance that the Bryan Cranston character and Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman will be in the show's spinoff "Better Call Saul" at some point.
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Four indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion.
Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed.
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No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect's mental fitness for trial

COQUITLAM, B.C. -- A review board failed to reach a decision Thursday on whether a man accused of stabbing a 13-year-old girl to death inside her Abbotsford, B.C., high school is mentally fit to stand trial.
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More than 300 older children split at U.S.-Mexico border reunited with families

SAN DIEGO -- The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
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World's translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

OTTAWA -- Canadian translators and their international counterparts say their work should be treated as strictly confidential and they shouldn't be compelled to testify about the private conversations they hear.
The declaration comes as U.S.
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Nicaragua's president celebrates crackdown on opposition

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup mongers.
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Global slavery report slams North Korea, repressive regimes

LONDON -- Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion worth of goods that are produced under suspicious circumstances, according to research released Thursday.
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