Saskatoon News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 23 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited - this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 23 hours ago
Chicago police said Thursday night that local media reports that the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced as detectives were questioning two “persons of interest” who were captured on surveillance cameras in the... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 23 hours ago
NEW YORK - Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week: __ BARRY IN THE HOUSE No... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 23 hours ago
WASHINGTON - Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited - this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 1 day 23 hours ago
FOND DU LAC, Sask. - The federal government says it will spend $12 million to improve safety at a remote northern Saskatchewan airport near where a plane crashed in December 2017 shortly after takeoff. All 25 people on the West Wind Aviation plane were injured - nine seriously... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 2 days 17 min ago
The Saskatchewan government is walking back its suggestion that closing a legislative loophole that allows corporate executives to lobby elected officials and civil servants without leaving a paper trail could be “workable.” The government now says it is mulling a “fairly... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 days 25 min ago
OTTAWA - Environment Canada is going mobile. The federal agency launched its first weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 days 40 min ago
NEW YORK - Amazon’s decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city. That’s according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant’s sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 days 41 min ago
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro has invited a U.S. special envoy to Venezuela after revealing in an AP interview on Thursday that his foreign minister recently held secret talks with the U.S. official in New York. A senior Venezuelan official said the second of two meetings took... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 days 49 min ago
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - Canada’s Mike Weir was tied for fifth Thursday as the opening round of the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Suncoast Classic was suspended due to darkness. The 48-year-old from Brights Grove, Ont., shot a 6-under 66 and was two shots behind Americans Maverick McNealy and... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 2 days 54 min ago
NEW YORK - Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world’s... Read more

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