L.A. store owner sees shop looted on livestream computer feed

What Lindsay Pierce saw on her security cameras Saturday night made her ill. After hours of being glued to the TV news, she’d turned her focus to her computer, where she could monitor her Melrose Avenue business, Wax, through security cameras. She wanted to keep an eye on her store as protesters continued to move…

Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city’s police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is…

As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right. He worked with the city’s booming business community and the City Council. He reached out to minority neighborhoods and advocated for affordable housing. He implemented stricter disciplinary measures against police who violated the city’s body camera policy. When George Floyd, a…

Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after…

Study finds B.C. logging continues on critical caribou habitat

Article content A newly published study says logging in British Columbia has continued on more than 900 square kilometres of land listed as critical caribou habitat. Researchers argue that points to Canada’s ongoing failure to protect habitat for endangered species. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Study finds B.C. logging continues on…

As lockdowns ease, a Bronx nail salon plans a careful reopening

When Yahaira Caraballo opened her nail salon in the Bronx, New York nearly seven years ago, it was a bare-bones shop with two nail technicians. Earlier this year, she had six nail technicians, a full-time receptionist and a cleaning person, a renovated salon, and a following that included as many as 45 clients on a…

Family of woman who died in Toronto balcony fall want answers from police

The family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet is demanding answers from police after the 29-year-old woman died after falling from a 24th-floor apartment balcony. Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, said Toronto Police officers responded to a domestic complaint at 100 High Park Ave., north of Bloor St. W., at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. The SIU says…