Top News Advisory for Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 – CP

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Source: The Canadian Press
Jan 15, 2016 

Friday, Jan. 15

6:20 a.m.

Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can be affected by news developments and other matters. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150 if you need any further information.


At least 12 horses perish in Ontario barn fire


MOUNT FOREST _ At least 12 horses have perished in a barn fire in the second such tragedy to hit southern Ontario this month. The horses died late Thursday when fire erupted at a private farm in Mount Forest, Ont., northwest of Guelph. This fire follows a devastating blaze on Jan. 4, in which 43 standardbred horses perished in a stable fire at the Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch. 358 words.


Judge to rule on Guy Turcotte’s parole eligibility


SAINT-JEROME _ A Quebec man found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his two children will learn today how long he’ll have to wait before being eligible for parole.Guy Turcotte was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in December in the 2009 stabbing deaths of his two children. 122 words. Will be updated.


Trudeau must defend cyberspace: PM’s advisers


OTTAWA _ Defending and advancing a free, open and secure cyberspace is essential to Canada’s prosperity as well as its commitment to human rights and democracy, advisers have told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The next several years will bring steady progress in the development of international frameworks for the digital realm, including Internet norms, agreements and governance arrangements, says a briefing note presented to Trudeau when he took office in November. 495 words. By Jim Bronskill.


TPP renegotiation not in the cards, says minister


MONTREAL _ A renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not possible even though serious concerns may be raised during public consultations, Canada’s trade minister said Thursday.“The negotiations are finished and for Canadians it’s important to understand that it’s a decision of yes or no,” Chrystia Freeland told reporters Thursday after receiving varied feedback at a meeting at the University of Montreal. 415 words. By Ross Marowits. Moved Business and National. PHOTO.


Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Calgary


CALGARY _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau is visiting the financial heart of the oilpatch as he wraps up a week of pre-budget consultations.Morneau will meet today with members of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and leaders from the energy and environmental sectors as low oil prices continue to gnaw at Alberta’s economy. 123 words. Moved National and Business. Will be writethru.


DND helped market Kuwait, UAE weapons bids


OTTAWA _ The Canadian military has been asked on three occasions since 2012 to provide a light armoured vehicle and crew in order to help the Canadian manufacturer market its wares to two of Saudi Arabia’s Persian Gulf neighbours.The LAV demonstrations in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, were sanctioned at the highest levels of the former Conservative government, part of a determined effort to capitalize on a controversial $14.8-billion arms sale to the oil-rich kingdom. 710 words. By Murray Brewster.


Canadian birth comes up in U.S. debate


WASHINGTON _ Candidates in American presidential debates are frequently forced to deny they’re too liberal, too conservative, too wishy-washy or simply wrong-headed.Now one has been forced to parry the calumny that he’s too Canadian. 540 words. By Alexander Panetta.

See also:

_ US-Presidential-Race-Republican-Debate:14-01-16


Diplomat’s death unresolved after 10 years


OTTAWA _ Ten years after a suicide bomber took the life of diplomat Glyn Berry, newly released documents depict a frustrating _ and fruitless _ search for justice in what proved to be the first shot in Canada’s long, bloody combat mission in Kandahar.Hundreds of pages of heavily censored reports and memos, written in the aftermath of the brutal attack, spell out the exasperation Canadian officials felt with both the Afghan tribal justice system and later the indifference of the Karzai government in pursuing the case. 717 words. By Murray Brewster.


First Nations leaders urge action on health


OTTAWA _ Indigenous leaders are pushing Canada to confront “deplorable” health conditions for their people as federal, territorial and provincial ministers prepare to meet in Vancouver next week to work on a new health accord.Isadore Day, Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations and head of the assembly’s health committee, said the state of aboriginal health is a crisis that must be confronted by all Canadians. 541 words. By Kristy Kirkup.


Bus crash in central B.C. sends 9 to hospital


PRINCE GEORGE _ Nine people aboard a Greyhound bus were transported to hospital Thursday after the vehicle flipped on its side beside an icy highway south of Prince George, B.C.RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the bus lost control on Highway 97 just before 8 a.m., crossed the centre line and ended up in a ditch. 220 words. PHOTO.


Advocate concerned over lack of licence


WINNIPEG _ An air passenger advocate is raising licensing concerns with Canada’s new ultra-low-cost air travel company, NewLeaf.Halifax-based Gabor Lukacs says people should be alarmed that it’s an unlicensed company, saying that leaves passengers with a financial risk. 490 words. Moves Business and National.


Cartoon of dead Syrian toddler draws outrage


VANCOUVER _ An inflammatory cartoon picturing a drowned Syrian toddler and predicting his future as a sex offender in Germany is “disgusting,” says the boy’s aunt.Tima Kurdi said she was brought to tears when she saw the depiction of her two-year-old nephew Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body in the controversial French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. 588 words. By Geordon Omand. PHOTO.


Kevin O’Leary: ‘I am not Donald Trump’


OTTAWA _ Both of them are business titans, authors, and TV personalities _ one actively running to lead the U.S. political right, and the other thinking about doing the same in Canada.But if Kevin O’Leary does indeed decide to go into federal politics, it won’t be because he’s trying to be Donald Trump, the brash Canadian businessman said Thursday. 730 wordsa. By Stephanie Levitz. Moved Business and National. PHOTO.


Ed Broadbent’s wife dies at 73


OTTAWA _ Ellen Meiksins Wood, the wife of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, has died of cancer at the couple’s Ottawa home at the age of 73.The Broadbent Institute, a non-partisan, progressive think tank which the former politician founded in 2011, announced her death Thursday. 191 words.


Mayor says town website takeover was ‘extortion’


BARRIERE _ The mayor of a British Columbia town says she’s appalled that a pornography website acquired the Internet domain name for the local chamber of commerce.Virginia Smith said the chamber in Barriere believed the domain name was automatically renewed, but it had expired. Moves Business and National; guard against duplication. 367 words.



Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack


JAKARTA _ Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country’s capital, and said they recovered a flag of the Islamic State group from the home of one of the attackers.The discovery of the flag bolsters authorities’ claim that the attack Thursday was carried out by the Islamic State group. The attack killed an unidentified Canadian and other other period. PHOTO.


New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone


FREETOWN _ A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, an official said Friday, the day after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak over in West Africa.Tests on a 22-year-old woman who died earlier this month in Sierra Leone’s north proved positive for the virus, Francis Langoba Kellie, spokesman for the Office of National Security, told a local radio program.


Somali extremists: Dozens of Kenyan peacekeepers killed


MOGADISHU _ Islamic extremist rebels in Somalia say they have killed dozens of Kenyan troops in an attack on an African Union base in southwestern Somalia.Al-Shabab military spokesman Abdiaziz Abu Mudan told the group’s online radio that at least 63 soldiers had been killed in the attack, which started early Friday. PHOTO. APNewsNow


Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27


TOKYO _ An overnight bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan careened off a mountain road early Friday, killing 14 passengers and injuring 27 others.Fire and disaster management officials said the bus veered into the opposite lane near the famous resort town of Karuizawa, in Nagano prefecture, rammed through a guardrail and slid down the mountainside a short distance. TV footage showed the bus resting on its side against some trees, bent in the middle. PHOTO.


Rare January hurricane moves closer to mid-Atlantic Azores


MIAMI _ A rare January hurricane in the Atlantic closed in on the Azores on Friday, with authorities in the Portuguese islands warning of waves up to 18 metres (60 feet) high, wind gusts up to 160 kph (100 mph) and torrential rain.Hurricane Alex is the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938. Its maximum sustained winds decreased to near 75 mph (120 kph), but the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said it expected little change in Alex’s strength over the coming days. PHOTO.


12 Turkish academics detained for signing declaration


ANKARA _ Turkish police on Friday detained 12 people who were among more than 1,000 academics who signed a declaration denouncing military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The move deepens concerns about freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule.The 12 are lecturers at Kocaeli University in northwestern Turkey, Anadolu reported. Police were still processing the paperwork for nine other academics at the university who also face arrest.


China’s Haier buying GE appliance unit for $5.4 billion


BEIJING _ Haier Group, the world’s biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.’s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence.The acquisition announced Friday comes as Haier tries to transform itself into a premium brand. GE is shifting emphasis from traditional businesses such as appliances, in which it has been a prominent presence for more than a century, to higher-technology areas such as medical equipment and clean energy.



Rene Angelil dies at the age of 73


Rene Angelil, the entertainment maestro who guided Celine Dion to superstardom and then married her, has died, according to Francine Chaloult, a spokeswoman for Dion.He was 73. Chaloult said Angelil died Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas. Coroner John Fudenberg said in a statement that Angelil died of throat cancer and no further investigation into his death was expected. 982 words. By Mario Gilbert. PHOTO.

See also:

_ OBIT-Rene-Angelil-Reaction


Canadians figure prominently in Oscar races


BEVERLY HILLS _ It’ll be easy to play spot-the-Canadian at this year’s Oscars bash _ actress Rachel McAdams, chart-topper the Weeknd and author Emma Donoghue were among the Canucks named as Academy Award nominees on Thursday.A uniquely Canadian faceoff is set for the best picture race, where the Canadian co-productions “Brooklyn” and “Room” are each vying for the top prize. 624 words. PHOTO.

See also:

_ US-Best-Oscar-Picture-Cda

_ US-Oscar-Cda-List


Activists want trophy hunting show called off


TORONTO _ An African trophy hunting show that is expected to bring hundreds of hunters from across the globe to a venue north of Toronto this weekend has raised the ire of animal rights activists.African Events Canada, the organizer of The Africa Show, says the two-day event in Vaughan, Ont., offers Canadians an opportunity to book trips to Africa where they can hunt animals such as lions, leopards, elephants and hippopotamuses. 405 words. By Liam Casey.


Should lottery winners’ names be secret? States debate issue


DES MOINES _ Even a jackpot isn’t enough to buy anonymity for many lottery winners, whose names are often made public by state law.But now it’s becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and lottery executives are trying to strike a balance between ensuring privacy and safety while still proving to the public that real people can win. PHOTO.


Elton John plays musical tribute to David Bowie in concert


LOS ANGELES _ Elton John didn’t just premiere tracks from his new album at his most recent concert, he offered a tribute to his late friend David Bowie.About halfway through John’s performance at the intimate Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night, he shared a story about Bowie, who died earlier this week.


Conan O’Brien to host ‘NFL Honors’ night before Super Bowl


NEW YORK _ Emmy-winning comedian Conan O’Brien will host the “NFL Honors” show the night before the Super Bowl at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.The two-hour awards show recognizes the NFL’s best players, performances and plays and includes the announcements of The Associated Press annual awards and the newest class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. APNewsNow.


Caitlyn Jenner focuses on advocacy in new season of TV show


PASADENA _ Caitlyn Jenner changed her life last year. Now she’s living it.After coming out as a woman in the first season of “I Am Cait,” Jenner is focused on increasing her knowledge about transgender issues and advocating on behalf of the community in the E! reality show’s second season debuting March 6. PHOTO.




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