The pin is part of the American Civil Liberties Union's new "Stand with ACLU" campaign, launched last week. It encourages Hollywood stars to the wear the Stand with ACLU blue ribbon to show their support for the nonpartisan organization, which, for nearly 100 years, has worked to defend individual rights and liberties outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Ruth wore a blue ribbon on the carpet.
Winnipeg police have identified and interviewed a person of interest after a 14-year-old girl found what police believe may have been a bodily fluid on her back while at St. Vital Centre last Sunday. The man co-operated with investigators and charges will only be considered "once the forensic examination of the substance seized has been verified and concluded," police said in a news release.
The search lights flooding his windows, the helicopters overhead, the woman who knocked on his door late one night asking how to get to Canada - it has all become too much for Tim Lamb. The 25-year-old, who lives in Champlain, N.Y., within a few hundred metres of the border, decided to get a German shepherd to help him feel safe. Lamb is among the residents whose quiet lives have been upended by the recent surge in illegal crossings into Quebec.
PGA Tour winner Pat Perez is not a man who holds back on sharing his thoughts. Perez, who won the OHL Classic last November for his second PGA Tour win, unleashed on Tiger Woods and his future. “He knows it,” Perez said this week on his SiriusXM show “Out of Bounds.” “The guy shot 77 [in the first round in Dubai].
The B.C. Green Party has renewed its calls for the creation of a basic income for British Columbians following the release of the provincial budget, and citing the province's rising costs of living and stagnant welfare rates. "The idea is that you provide a minimum level of income, which is there as a safety net," said Weaver, adding that it would only be provided to residents that need it.
Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other on Feb. 7 at the immigration checkpoint at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said Chris Mancini, a family friend and attorney. Camacho Ali was released a short time later after showing a photo of herself with her ex-husband, the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mancini said.
The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain who evaded taxes and lied to the IRS have been sentenced. Manco & Manco Pizza owner Charles Bangle was sentenced in federal court in Camden on Friday to 15 months in prison. Charles Bangle pleaded guilty in July 2015 to evading taxes on his 2011 tax returns and structuring financial transactions to avoid reporting requirements.