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CNN: Parties still talking ... approves expanded background checks on gun sales A Senate committee approved legislation on Tuesday that would expand background checks covering all U.S. firearms sales, ... read more

St. John's council prepares new proposals for taxi screening

St. John's city council is preparing to discuss another proposal to enhance the screening of taxi drivers. Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth says the city is now asking the provincial government to add crimi... read more

St. Louis taxi companies fight anti-tech perception

As ride-hailing services push to enter the St. Louis market, their supporters often paint the taxi industry as slow to adapt to modern technology. It’s a perception that local cab companies ... Highwa... read more

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New bus operators step in to replace 83 per cent of Greyhound's lost routes in B.C.

“Obviously, there is still work to do on routes Greyhound is abandoning. We want to make sure people aren’t left stranded.” Part of that effort will involve working with the Passenger Transportation B... read more

The Uber Effect: How the 'sharing economy' has shaken Ottawa's taxi industry

At Queen’s Park, Ottawa South MPP John Fraser ... for background checks, insurance and vehicle inspections. Uber is not against sensible regulation, he says, but does not want to be governed by old ta... read more

Trump defies NRA, stuns Republicans and Democrats alike with call for more gun control

Instead, Trump again voiced his support for expanded background checks ... whether he would continue to push for swift and significant changes to gun laws, when confronted with the inevitable resistan... read more

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures

Still, there’s the danger that a photo taken out of context can be disproportionately damning. In the 20-year-old’s case, he was remorseful enough to drop out of college and write apologies to the vic... read more

Illegal guns sourced in Canada are surging, compared to those smuggled from the U.S.

Mayor John Tory said domestic ... Although it is still unknown how the man behind Sunday’s mass shooting obtained the gun, Lee added that Bill C-71 would allow for more detailed background checks that ... read more


RANDY KELLY, FORMER MAYOR, ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA: This November, George W. Bush has my endorsement for president of the United States. SCHNEIDER: The only problem -- Kelly's a Democrat. And John ... on ... read more

Previous stories about Jason Sery and the death of James Jahar Perez

Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth on Monday met separately with Perez's family, the mayor, local ministers and news media ... who is involved in the St. Johns Neighborhood Association. "He's one ... read more

Taxi drivers to get training in hopes of boosting public image

City, province still at odds ... to provide a criminal background check and vulnerable sector check, McCarthy said. Some require the driver's photo ID to be present on the dashboard. McCarthy said the ... read more

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While the future of immigration reform is still in question, Republican Sen ... Joe Manchin, co-author of a plan to expand background checks on gun sales, is launching a TV ad to defend himself from a... read more

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