Fishing with a fire extinguisher? Powerline fishermen are back at Chicago’s lakefront
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Fishing with a fire extinguisher? Powerline fishermen are back at Chicago’s lakefront

Chicago, IL — Chicago powerline fishers can be seen ready to go with their fire extinguishers along Chicago’s lakefront. These fishermen aren’t putting out any fires: instead, they use the extinguishers to fish. “Powerlining is basically a long-lived tradition that started here in Chicago,” said Ralphie Gonzalez. Gonzalez said he’s been powerline fishing for over…

Hillsborough support group disbands as ‘time for families to move on’ | Football News
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Hillsborough support group disbands as ‘time for families to move on’ | Football News

A support group that campaigned tirelessly for justice in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy has disbanded with its former chairman saying it was “time for families to move on”. It comes as bereaved relatives this week mark the 32nd anniversary of Britain’s worst sporting disaster. Ninety-six men, women and children died in the fatal…

Canada’s largest province hits new high of daily COVID infections | Coronavirus pandemic News
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Canada’s largest province hits new high of daily COVID infections | Coronavirus pandemic News

Ontario records 4,456 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, as health experts warn of rapid rise in intensive care admissions. Canada’s most populous province has set a new record for single-day coronavirus infections, local media reported, as it struggles to contain a surging third wave of the pandemic and cope with mounting hospitalisations. Ontario reported…

Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News
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Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News

President Patrice Talon is expected to win a second term in office as group of opposition parties called for a boycott. Vote counting began in Benin on Sunday after a presidential poll that was boycotted by some opposition parties over pre-election violence and their objection to President Patrice Talon’s quest for a second term. Provisional…

No arrests after race through Lowry Hill Tunnel, Minnesota State Patrol says
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No arrests after race through Lowry Hill Tunnel, Minnesota State Patrol says

MINNEAPOLIS — Officials say they’ve made no arrests after vehicles raced through the Lowry Hill Tunnel early Sunday morning.  Troopers responded to reports of racing in the Interstate 94 tunnel just after 1:30 a.m., Minnesota State Patrol spokesperson Lieutenant Gordon Shank said. They found a vehicle that they suspected was involved, but Shank said the…

Egypt: Court hands man 8 year jail term in #MeToo case | News | DW
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Egypt: Court hands man 8 year jail term in #MeToo case | News | DW

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a man to eight years in prison over sexual harassment and drug possession, in a case that revived a #MeToo movement in Egypt. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, who went to Egypt’s most expensive schools, had appealed against a previous three-year sentence, also over sexual harassment.  The court handed him seven years for sexual…

Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland: Who should be Man Utd’s striker? | Football News
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Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland: Who should be Man Utd’s striker? | Football News

With questions remaining over who could be Manchester United’s main striker, the Sky Sports pundits discuss three options – Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland. Cavani produced a man-of-the-match performance in Man Utd’s 3-1 victory against Tottenham on Super Sunday, scoring the second goal in another away win. At the other end, the afternoon was…

Apple says it will send a witness to Senate hearing on app stores after all
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Apple says it will send a witness to Senate hearing on app stores after all

After several senators criticized the company, Apple said on Sunday it would send its chief compliance officer to an April 21st hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bloomberg reported. Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday demanding that the company send a representative to the hearing,…

KCPD take shooting suspect into custody after hours-long standoff Saturday
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KCPD take shooting suspect into custody after hours-long standoff Saturday

Kansas City, Missouri police said they have taken a suspect into custody Saturday after a standoff near E. 43rd Street and Norton Avenue.According to police, a shooting suspect was barricaded inside a house and refused to come out for hours Saturday morning. Police said the suspect fired several shots at officers on the scene, but…