PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Just before he was shot and killed by police, Greg Matters made some phone calls. One was to his mother, Lorraine, but she couldn’t pick up; the 66-year-old was sitting in an RCMP detention cell, nursing her bruised chest.
Another bruise was forming under her chin, she recalled Tuesday, at a coroner’s inquest examining circumstances around her son’s death. The small, circular mark, she alleged, was the result of an RCMP rifle muzzle having been pushed in her face.
WASHINGTON, Illinois (Reuters) - A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas.
NEW YORK — A pregnant woman killed by a mini-snowplow in New York City was nervous about going out in the storm before she was struck, forcing doctors to perform an emergency procedure to deliver her baby.
Min Lin considered staying home before she decided to go out in Thursday’s storm with her husband because she had an obstetrician’s appointment, roommate Song Qing Huang told the New York Daily News.
WASHINGTON – Once upon a time storm chasers were an odd breed of travellers who stalked tornadoes and hurricanes primarily because they loved to witness nature in full-throttle.
Nobody died and if there were injuries it was usually because of traffic accidents on the way to or from a severe weather event.
NIAGARA FALLS ONTARIO — Police say an elderly man has died in Niagara Falls after shovelling snow, the second such incident after Friday’s massive storm.
Niagara Regional Police Staff Sgt. Dave Brennan says an ambulance was called to a home in the city’s south end Saturday morning when an 80-year-old man collapsed while clearing snow.
He says the man was rushed to Greater Niagara General Hospital, where he later died.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near Afghanistan’s main airport Monday, apparently targeting NATO’s airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine-guns and at least one large bomb. Two Afghan civilians were wounded and all the attackers were killed after an hours-long battle.