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Mexico struggles to return order to hurricane hit resort of Los Cabos

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities are still struggling to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service, sparking widespread looting.
Sep 19, 2014 3:19PM


FDA tweaks food safety rules ahead of 2015 deadline in an effort to appease wary farmers

WASHINGTON - The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
Sep 19, 2014 2:14PM


House of Commons votes to mandate strict liability, pollution insurance for ship owners

The House of Commons passed Thursday a bill that —  if accepted by the Senate without amendments — would impose strict liability and compulsory pollution insurance on ship owners and also allow the federal government to...
Sep 19, 2014 12:18PM


Home Depot eliminates malware that affected 56 million credit cards

TORONTO - Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million payment cards used at its American and Canadian stores between April and September were compromised by a type of criminal software that hadn't previously been seen in other attacks.
Sep 19, 2014 11:10AM


Floods shut down Philippine capital and nearby provinces, three killed and thousands evacuated

MANILA, Philippines - Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of thousands just days after the...
Sep 19, 2014 10:10AM


Canada Day flood losses in Manitoba, Saskatchewan now pegged at more than $140 million

Insured losses from flooding in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the Canada Day weekend this year are now estimated at more than $140 million, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) said Thursday.
Sep 18, 2014 6:02PM


Occupiers' liability laws 'not really devised for a shooter situation'

WINNIPEG — Companies should conduct annual training drills so employees know how to respond if a hostile person with a firearm enters the premises and starts shooting people, but lawyers "really do not have enough information yet" on the...
Sep 18, 2014 3:36PM


Pakistan rescues thousands more as floods hit south after killing 523 in Pakistan and Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's disaster management agency said Thursday it had evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after it was hit by floods, as the military air-dropped rations and civil authorities sent...
Sep 18, 2014 3:27PM


Report: World to see more people displaced because of disasters, urbanization

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014 1:43PM


Lawmakers unclear on whether distracted driving laws cover smartwatches

TORONTO - Is using a smartwatch behind the wheel a ticketable offence under the country's distracted driving laws?
Sep 18, 2014 11:39AM


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