Illinois officials are refusing to allow a concert hosted by R. Kelly to take place

Invision/Frank Micelotta via Associated Press Illinois officials are refusing to allow a concert hosted by R. Kelly to take place. The move follows a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star, detailed in the six-part Lifetime documentary series, “Surviving R. Kelly.” Kelly has denied all allegations of wrongdoing. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois […]

Influenza has killed 3 unvaccinated Sask. preschoolers so far this season: public health officials

Health officials are pleading with families to get flu shots, with hospitalization rates for the flu this season highest for children under age nine. Only one in three Saskatchewan toddlers has had the vaccine, the provincial health authority says.

US officials head to China for high-level trade talks next week – Beijing

A team of US negotiators led by Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will sit down with their Chinese counterparts next week to follow up on agreements reached between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in December, Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced […]

Children are bearing the brunt of this year’s flu season, health officials say

Many Canadian children are spending the holidays battling the flu and other respiratory illnesses — and an early start to the flu season might be partly to blame, public health officials say. Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot, which they expect to be more effective than last year.

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker has reportedly been cleared to oversee the Mueller probe by DOJ ethics officials

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Ethics officials at the Department of Justice have reportedly advised Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.  Whitaker, who has been leading the DOJ since Jeff Sessions’ departure in early November, has been scrutinized over his frequent criticisms of the […]

Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined $15K US for criticizing officials

Kawhi Leonard appreciates his coach's support, but it came at cost. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse was fined $ 15,000 US by the NBA on Tuesday for comments he made to the media about officials following the Raptors' 95-86 loss in Denver on Sunday. "It's great . . . he can see the game," Leonard […]

Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]

Don’t eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak determined, officials say

The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same one that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.

Utd officials set crucial target for Jose with stunning replacement on standby

Jose Mourinho faces the sack if he fails to make the Champions League. Manchester United are ready to head in a different direction should they miss out on top-table European football. United sit EIGHTH in the Premier League — a staggering 12 points behind rivals Manchester City after Sunday’s 3-1 derby defeat. He has been […]