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Arthur Weinreb

Editor-at-Large based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Joined on Jun 20, 2011
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Visa offers businesses $10,000 each to go cashless

Visa Inc. is offering to pay 50 American eateries $10,000 each if they refuse to accept cash payments from customers. Visa believes companies will make more money if they become completely cashless.

Trump administration set to cancel entrepreneurial visa program

Washington - The Trump administration has delayed and will probably cancel the entrepreneurial visa program put in place by President Obama last year and scheduled to begin next week. A lot of people, including those involved with tech companies, are not happy.

2017 sees significant increase in deaths of American cops

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there has been a dramatic increase in police officer deaths in 2017 over 2016. On Wednesday, an NYPD officer was ambushed and shot to death by a man described as a schizophrenic cop-hater.

McDonald's Canada and UberEATS team up to provide home delivery

Following the United States, McDonald’s Canada announced they now provide home delivery of their restaurant items in certain Canadian centres. McDonald’s is partnering with UberEATS allowing Canadians to place their orders using the UberEATS app.

Man loads car with propane tanks, drives into ex's home

Fort Pierce - A 31-year-old man is dead and 18 people are homeless after it was alleged the man loaded his car with propane tanks and deliberately drove into an apartment building. Police say the man was on a mission to kill.

Dramatic increase in threats against U.S. lawmakers in 2017

Washington - According to Paul Irving, the Sergeant-at-Arms for the U.S. House of Representatives, members of Congress have received more threats so far in 2017 than they did all last year. Irving is looking for ways to provide more funds for lawmakers’ security.

Dad sets up sting operation, catches man preying on teen daughter

After a dad found out his 15-year-old daughter was being preyed upon by a sexual predator he set up a sting operation. When the man showed up at his house, the family took him down and held him for police. The take-down was captured on surveillance video.

North Carolina law: Consent can't be withdrawn after sex begins

Under North Carolina law, where a woman initially consents to sex, is penetrated but later withdraws that consent, there is no rape. A North Carolina legislator has introduced a bill to change that, making no really mean no.

'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced to four years in prison

Washington - The man who fired shots in Washington’s Comet Ping Pong restaurant while investigating fake news that the establishment was a front for a child trafficking ring connected to prominent Democrats was sentenced to four years in prison.

Supreme Court rules sex offenders have right to use social media

Washington - The Supreme Court of the United States struck down a North Carolina law that prohibited registered sex offenders from using any social media site children can access, regardless of intent. The court found the law violated the First Amendment.

Health Canada warns of critical shortage of recalled drug

A recall due to possible contamination has resulted in a severe shortage of injectable sodium bicarbonate. Less than a week's supply of the drug used to treat critically ill patients remains in Alberta and other options are being examined.

Man struck on head by flying beverage cart sues American Airlines

White Plains - A passenger launched a lawsuit against American Airlines for injuries suffered after his head was struck by an unsecured beverage cart. Rather than make an emergency landing to treat his injuries, the flight continued to its destination.

Nurse not guilty of manslaughter after shutting off life support

Barrie - An Ontario nurse was acquitted of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death after she took a woman off life support without the consent of a doctor. The woman’s husband testified he was pressured into consenting to have the life support removed

Sandy Hook 'truther' jailed for threats to victim's father

Fort Lauderdale - A 57-year-old Sandy Hook truther was sentenced to five months in jail after pleading guilty to threatening the father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. The judge labelled her as “cruel and insensitive.”

Mom angry after dashcam showed cops mocking disabled daughter

Toronto - A Toronto woman was shocked when she viewed the dashcam video of her traffic stop. The video shows two police officers sitting in their cruiser making fun of her 29-year-old daughter who was a passenger in the car. The woman’s daughter has Down syndrome

Man calmly mows lawn while large tornado lurks behind him

Three Hills - A picture of an Alberta man calming mowing his lawn while a large tornado looms behind him has gone viral. Videos also show people driving normally down a highway towards a twister not too far away.

First American opiate intervention court opens in Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo - In the first of its kind in the United States, a special court has been set up in Buffalo, New York to provide treatment to opiate addicts before they are dealt with by the criminal justice system. The hope is to save lives and reduce future offences.

Sportswriter slammed for racist tweet about Indy 500 winner

Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei has come under fire for a “racist” tweet he sent after the Indy 500. After criticism, he dug in deeper but later apologized and tried to justify his upset over the fact a Japanese driver won the race.

Three-week-old baby left alone for five minutes killed by dog

Grand Rapids - A three-week-old girl is dead after she was bitten by one of her family’s three pit bulls. The baby was only left unattended for about five minutes and her death serves as a reminder not to leave babies and small children alone with dogs.

Salman Abedi used student loans to finance terror attack: report

In an exclusive, the U.K. Telegraph reported the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, 22, financed the attack at the Manchester Arena with student loans he received even after he dropped out of university.
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