Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.
"We're going to have to see what happens," Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he'd commit to a peaceful transfer of power.
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System outage at Public Health Ontario may result in delayed COVID-19 test results

TORONTO -- Public Health Ontario (PHO) said that some COVID-19 test results may be delayed due to a system “outage” that is preventing staff from accessing the information.
In a notice posted on their website on Wednesday night, the health agency apologized for the inconvenience.
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Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

NASHVILLE -- For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, including at Sunday's Emmy Awards. Her picture was used on the cover of O:The Oprah Magazine this year and even Beyonce sent a letter to the Kentucky Attorney General asking for justice.
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It's a boy! New B.C. orca calf is 'healthy' male, researchers confirm

VICTORIA -- The newest southern resident killer whale calf to be born off B.C. has been confirmed as male, according to the Centre for Whale Research.
The calf, J57, was spotted with its mother, J35 – also known as Tahlequah, a southern resident orca that carried her dead calf across the ocean for 17 days in 2018 – near Point Roberts, WA, on Tuesday.
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Black bear caught on video having a late night snuggle with clothesline in Timmins area

TIMMINS -- Some black bears are attracted to bird feeders or the smell of household garbage. But a bear in the Timmins area has a nose for laundry detergent.
In the past month, the bear has been making regular visits to a home in South Porcupine, just a few kilometres east of Timmins.
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Shopify fires two 'rogue' employees following data breach

OTTAWA -- Shopify Inc. says it has fired two "rogue" employees involved in a scheme to illegitimately obtain records connected to some of its merchants.
Company spokeswoman Rebecca Feigelsohn confirmed the terminations in an email to The Canadian Press Tuesday, a day after the Ottawa-based company first revealed the data breach.
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Shopify says it notified privacy commissioner of breach involving 'rogue' staff

OTTAWA -- Shopify Inc. says it has notified Canada's privacy commissioner about a recent data breach it says was carried out by two "rogue" employees.
"In accordance with Canadian law, we promptly notified all affected merchants," a spokeswoman for the company wrote in an email.
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eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

BOSTON -- Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation.
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Ontario hospital lays off 97 registered nurses amid pandemic citing 'financial challenge'

TORONTO -- Ontario’s official opposition party says it doesn’t understand how nearly 100 front-line workers at a Greater Toronto Area hospital have been laid off in the middle of a pandemic.
On Tuesday, Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont.
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Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Mecca pilgrimage amid virus

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said Muslims will be allowed to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage starting Oct. 4 as the kingdom gradually begins lifting restrictions that had been in place on Islam's holiest site for the past seven months due to the coronavirus.
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Chad Wolf, U.S. homeland security nominee, denies modifying intelligence reports on Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) denied allegations Wednesday that he molded intelligence reports to suit the administration, telling a Senate committee that a recent whistleblower's report is "patently false.
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