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Arthur Weinreb

Editor-at-Large based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
Expertise in Government, Politics



Video: Texas cop administers CPR to toddler, saves his life

Granbury - The father of a three-year-old called 911 after his son stopped breathing and was unresponsive. A police officer arrived within minutes and revived the toddler using CPR. Much of the officer’s lifesaving heroics was captured on his car’s dashcam.

Ontario plans to outlaw computer 'scalper bots'

Toronto - Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi announced his government will introduce legislation in the spring that will outlaw computer scalper bots that are able to buy up a large number of tickets to concerts and sporting events as soon as they go on sale.

Watch woman slap police horse, then get kicked

Kingston - Last weekend, in the university town of Kingston, Ontario, two men and a woman were charged after it was alleged they slapped a police horse in three separate incidents. The incident involving the woman was caught on video and went viral.

As First Lady, Melania Trump would combat social media negativity

If Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States, his wife Melania said as first lady, she would like to do what she can about the effect of negativity on social media on children and help them combat such things as cyberbullying.

RCMP uses social media in unusual way to solve 30-year-old murder

Thompson - Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Ann Brown, the Manitoba RCMP devoted their social media accounts in an attempt to find the teen's killer. Many of the post were done in Kellie's voice.

Chicago police release video of female officer brutally beaten

Chicago - The Chicago Police Department released dashcam and bodycam video of the brutal beating of a female police officer by a suspect resisting arrest. The officer refused to use her gun because of the repercussions that result from police shootings.

U.S., Canada ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from aircraft

Both the U.S. and Canada have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all flights effective today. The ban comes in the wake of several reported incidents of the phones exploding or catching on fire.

Watch judge leave bench and struggle with unruly defendant

A video has just been released showing a Michigan judge removing his robe and helping the lone court officer restrain a struggling defendant. The judge was angry at the man's attitude and the fact he breached an order of protection the judge made.

U.S. voter registration surged after Facebook posted reminders

For four days, Facebook put reminders to register to vote on the top of the News Feeds of American adults. The increase in voter registration during that time was dramatic.

Former Texas 911 operator accused of hanging up on thousands

Houston - A former Houston 911 operator is facing criminal charges after it was alleged she hung up on thousands of callers. Three such calls involved persons reporting a robbery in progress, a high-speed race on a highway and a serious medical emergency.

San Antonio cops to be disciplined for wearing Trump caps on duty

San Antonio - Approximately 15 police officers with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) will be punished for wearing "Make America Great Again" hats after escorting Donald Trump to the airport.

Police put dummy in hotel bed, catch sexual assault suspect

Manassas - Police put a dummy of a woman in a bed in a Manassas, Virginia hotel room in attempt to lure a sexual assault suspect. A 31-year-old man was arrested during the first day of the sting operation.

Trump-Clinton debate put to music, karaoke style

A lot of people watching the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton thought they looked like they were singing a duet. So portions of the debate have been put to music and posted on social media.

Judge: Video evidence shows victim too drunk to consent to sex

Toronto - Surveillance video from a bar and a hotel helped convict a Toronto man of sexual assault where the victim was so drunk she could not remember much of what happened to her. The judge ruled she was too drunk to have the capacity to consent to sex.

Suspect in beer-tossing incident at Blue Jays game arrested

Toronto - Ken Pagan, 41, turned himself in to Toronto police and has been charged with one count of mischief after a can of beer was thrown at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the American league Wild Card game at Rogers Centre.

Indian police arrest 70 for income tax scam targeting Americans

After a series of raids in and around Mumbai, police have charged 70 people and are questioning more than 600 more regarding allegations they were running a scam to defraud American taxpayers by posing as IRS officials.

Supreme Court will hear 'racially tainted' death penalty case

The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments today concerning the death sentence imposed on a Texas man. During the penalty phase of the trial, the jury heard testimony the defendant was more likely to re-offend because he is black.

Robbers led to Kim Kardashian by social media: police

Paris - One theory about why Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris apartment was that she was targeted after the thieves saw the expensive jewellery she had through her extensive posting on social media.

FCC will upgrade wireless alerts after manhunt for Ahmad Rahami

In the wake of emergency alerts sent out during the manhunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to expand the system to make it more effective.

Plumes of water may be erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa: NASA

NASA announced the Hubble Space Telescope has imaged what appears to be plumes of water coming from Jupiter's moon Europa. This could signal the possibility of life underneath the moon's frozen surface.
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