Saskatoon News

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 13 min ago
CHICAGO - Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 18 min ago
KIEV, Ukraine - Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine’s presidential election with 73% of the vote. The Ukrainian Central Election Commission on Tuesday published the full and final count of votes in Sunday’s election which also showed incumbent... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new homes sold at a seasonally... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 12 hours 26 min ago
As 11-year-old Nate Starycki runs around the house with his eight-year-old brother Deagan, there’s seemingly little to differentiate between them. Each has a shock of blond hair and a voracious appetite for Cinnabon. They take turns making sure youngest brother Gunner, nearly two, stays out of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 27 min ago
DETROIT - U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 33 min ago
Toronto’s mayor says a deadly van attack that left the city grappling with grief a year ago also set off a wave of solidarity and support among its residents. Hours before a ceremony to honour those hurt or killed in the April 23, 2018, attack, John Tory said he hopes the city will... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 35 min ago
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he decided to “take a chance” and share his story of childhood sexual abuse in hopes of helping other victims. He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book, Love & Courage, released today. Singh says he was abused... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 44 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the headless bodies to a pole as a warning to others. It marked the largest number of executions in a single day in... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 12 hours 56 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - It’s election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong. More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots in the advance polls, in a province that traditionally sees voter turnout at more than 80 per cent. Under... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 22 min ago
LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a three-day state visit to Britain as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II in June, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday - more than two years after Britain extended him an invitation for a pomp-filled ceremonial stay. The palace said Trump and his wife,... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 24 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 Saudi citizens for what it said Tuesday were terrorism-related crimes, the Interior Ministry said, publicly pinning two of the bodies to a pole as a warning to others. The report said the executions were carried out by beheading and that two of... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 27 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A top Sri Lanka official said Tuesday the Easter bombings that killed 321 people were carried out by a Islamic fundamentalists in apparent retaliation for the New Zealand mosque massacres last month by a white supremacist, while the Islamic State group sought to claim... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 13 hours 40 min ago
A small N.B. town is 'on its knees' following an Easter weekend car crash that claimed the lives of four teens.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 39 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia executed 37 Saudis for terrorism-related crimes including attacks on security installations, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The report said the executions were carried out by beheading and that two of the executed men’s bodies were publicly... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 40 min ago
PHILADELPHIA - A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one in a string of law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the firm was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award that... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 48 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce Department says that new homes sold at a seasonally... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 13 hours 56 min ago
Toronto’s mayor says a deadly van attack that left the city grappling with grief a year ago also set off a wave of solidarity and support among its residents. Hours before a ceremony to honour those hurt or killed in the April 23, 2018, attack, John Tory said he hopes the city will... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 2 min ago
PORAC, Philippines - A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 11 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says it has executed 37 people, all Saudi nationals, for terrorism-related crimes. The news was carried in statements across state-run media, including the Saudi news channel al-Ekhbariya, on Tuesday. The statement said those... Read more

CTV Saskatoon - 14 hours 13 min ago
The town and RM of Biggar have declared a state of emergency due to a wildfire burning southwest of the community.

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 27 min ago
CHARLOTTETOWN - An affable dentist with a distinct Scottish accent, Peter Bevan-Baker ran nine times for the Green party -federally and provincially - before finally winning a seat in the P.E.I. legislature in 2015. The leader of the Island’s Green party, Bevan-Baker could... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 31 min ago
COACHELLA, Calif. - A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing seven newborn puppies into a Southern California dumpster. Riverside County authorities arrested 54-year-old Deborah Culwell on Monday at her Coachella home. Surveillance video showed a woman get out of a car and drop a bag... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 32 min ago
BOSTON - Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 38 min ago
PHILADELPHIA - A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and a Los Angeles law firm shows the firm billed him about $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The 81-year-old Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award that trims the $9 million bill from Quinn Emanuel... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 14 hours 47 min ago
The pace and excitement of 3-on-3 overtime isn’t just a thrill for hockey fans - NHL players love it too. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams found that 97 per cent of those polled enjoy the league’s current overtime... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 45 sec ago
AL-HOL CAMP, Syria - The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivety, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group’s... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 5 min ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. - California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 6 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 14 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 19 min ago
Carbon tax could hurt our economy It is with deep concern that I write this letter as Canada finds itself in a dismal state of political and economic disarray. This climate has been fostered by our current government’s domestic financial policy, regimental forms of taxation... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 20 min ago
LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 30 min ago
LONDON - U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said Trump and his wife, Melania, had accepted an invitation from the queen for a visit that will take place June 3-5. Though many other... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 53 min ago
By Janice Mann With no public discussion and without any stated reason, city council has, by changing the reporting structure of the city solicitor, done a disservice to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 53 min ago
Three stories in the news for Tuesday, April 23 --- IT’S ELECTION DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND It’s election day in Prince Edward Island and voter turnout is expected to be strong. More than 36 per cent of eligible voters have already cast their... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 55 min ago
A partnership between the Saskatoon Airport Authority and the Kelowna International Airport will receive $840,000 in federal funding from the Western Economic Diversification Canada program to help promote tourism and sustain flight routes between the two cities. The funding announcement was made... Read more

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 15 hours 55 min ago
Delbert Isadore Herman will have been waiting for 876 days when his trial on a pair of assault charges begins next month in a makeshift northern Saskatchewan courtroom. Herman’s trial on two other charges — uttering threats and breaching release conditions — is also set for May 16. If it goes... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 15 hours 57 min ago
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - A lawmaker representing a gemstone-rich area in northern Myanmar says more than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site. Tin Soe said Tuesday that three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing. He said it would be difficult to... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 15 min ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka’s state minister of defence said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim... Read more

News Talk 650 CKOM - 16 hours 25 min ago
LONDON - Buckingham Palace says U.S. President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to Britain in June as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II. The palace said Tuesday that Trump and his wife, Melania, have “accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom... Read more

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