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Arthur Weinreb

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



Video: Toddler tries to wake up mom who apparently OD'd on drugs

Lawrence - Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts decided to release a disturbing video of a terrified two-year-old girl trying to wake her mom up after she collapsed in a dollar store from an apparent drug overdose.

Target removes mini shopping carts for kids from stores

Minneapolis - Target Corporation ended its pilot project of placing miniature shopping carts for children in some stores. The kids loved them but the small carts came under fire from parents, employees and other shoppers and their views were made known on social media.

Report: Anthony Weiner being investigated over sexting with minor

New York City - CNN is reporting former disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner is being investigated over allegations made earlier this week that he exchanged explicit text messages and photos with a 15-year-old girl even though she told him how old she was.

China's 'out of control' space station will crash into Earth

China has announced its first space lab, Tiangong-1, will fall out of orbit next year and crash into the Earth. Officials have pretty well admitted they have lost control of the orbiting space station and have no idea when or where it will come down.

NYC used wireless emergency alerts in search for bombing suspect

New York City - Emergency alerts were sent out yesterday to all cellphones in New York City in order to help authorities track down Ahmad Khan Rahami. Rahami was wanted in connection with bombings in Chelsea and New Jersey.

Arizona parents who bathe baby could be guilty of sexual abuse

Phoenix - A controversial ruling handed down last week reaffirmed any touching of a child's genitals is a crime. Such acts as changing a baby's diaper or bathing them could be considered the crime of sexual abuse even though there is no sexual element involved.

Man who shot at George Zimmerman guilty of attempted murder

Sanford - A Sanford, Florida jury found Matthew Apperson guilty of three charges that resulted from an altercation he had with George Zimmerman in May 2015. The incident arose from an initial act of road rage.

Austrian teen sues parents for posting her baby pics on Facebook

An 18-year-old woman launched a lawsuit against her parents alleging they posted embarrassing baby pictures of her on Facebook and refused to remove them despite her repeated requests.

British man clocked going more than 88 mph in a DeLorean

Chelmsford - A 55-year-old from Sussex, England was caught driving his DeLorean at 89 mph. Despite being a Back to the Future fan, he denied he was trying to break the space-time continuum.

Former B.C. deputy sheriff caught in underage sex sting

Kelowna - For the second time in less than a week, it has been announced a person has been caught in a sting conducted by a B.C. vigilante group. It is alleged a former sheriff tried to meet a 14-year-old girl to have sex.

B.C. Mountie arrested on child luring, sex exploitation charges

Surrey - A Surrey, B.C. RCMP officer has been arrested after he was caught in a sting by the group Creep Catchers. It is alleged the Mountie was on his way to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

Mom jailed in 2011 baby death charged in death of another infant

Peach Bottom - While the death of her two-month-old was ruled unintentional, a 28-year-old mother is facing charges because she had been warned about co-sleeping with infants. The mom served 85 days in jail in 2011 when another child died under similar circumstances.

Study finds posting on social media helps improve memory

Ithaca - A study conducted at Cornell University determined posting experiences on Facebook and other social media sites helps improve a person's memory. This was the first study of its kind although it has been known writing down experiences helps improve memory.

FBI: Man robbed bank so he wouldn't have to live with wife

Kansas City - According to authorities, a 70-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man decided to rob a bank in order to go to jail. He decided being incarcerated was better than having to live with his wife. He managed to accomplish his goal.

Hearing begins for judge who demeaned sex assault victim

Calgary - A hearing into the conduct of Judge Robin Camp is set to begin this afternoon in Calgary. The judge could end up being removed from the bench for controversial remarks he made during a sexual assault trial in 2014.

Florida man charged after online threats made to LGBT community

Orlando - A 50-year-old man is in custody after it was alleged he made threats on Facebook to kill gays and lesbians in Wilton Manors, Florida. The post mentioned the Pulse nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were killed and 53 others injured on June 12.

Ex-S.C. cop who threw student across room will not face charges

Columbia - A county attorney has concluded a former deputy who was fired after he was seen knocking a black girl out of her seat and dragging her across a classroom floor will not face criminal charges.

Alabama library wants borrowers with overdue books jailed

Athens - A library in Athens, Alabama is seeking to have a city ordinance enforced that could see those who fail to return library books on time jailed for up to 30 days.

Walmart to slash 7,000 in-store office jobs in U.S.

Walmart intends to shed 7,000 jobs in its American stores in the next few months. Employees will be offered employment elsewhere in the stores although many of these jobs will pay less.

Racist incident in Edmonton, Alberta caught on video

Edmonton - Actor Jesse Lipscombe, was videotaping on the streets of Edmonton when someone in a stopped car hurled verbal abuse at the black man. The video has since gone viral.
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