Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada’s Howe Sound

(CNN)Numerous cable cars plummeted to the ground near Vancouver’s Howe Sound after a cable was cut early Saturday, in what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they believe was an act of vandalism. Police are asking visitors to stay away from the area, including away from nearby trails. The Sea to Sky Gondola takes passengers to almost 3,000 feet above sea level, providing views of Howe Sound and surrounding waterfalls. Each gondola car holds eight people. Original Article : HERE ;

Puerto Rico thrown into turmoil as supreme court ousts new governor

Removal of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo Rossell, clears way for justice secretary Wanda Vzquez to succeed him Puerto Ricos supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as the islands governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, Wanda Vzquez, to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruling said Pierluisi must step aside immediately. The high courts decision, which cannot be appealed, was expected to unleash new demonstrations and deepen the tumult because many Puerto Ricans have said they do not want Vzquez as governor. Pierluisi said previously he would respect whatever ruling was made. Pierluisi was appointed secretary of state by the then governor, …

‘Insulin is our oxygen’: Bernie Sanders rides another campaign bus to Canada

Accompanying Americans seeking affordable medicine, the Democratic candidate lambasted US pharmaceutical giants When Hunter Sego realized the insulin he needed to manage his type 1 diabetes cost more than $1,400, he called his mother in a panic. His family had insurance. He did not believe it was possible a one-month supply of life-saving medication could cost so much. The price tag was correct. Sego, then a student and football player at DePauw University, began to ration his insulin, using a quarter of what had been prescribed. He lost weight. His grades dropped. He struggled on the field. Fortunately, his mother found out and stopped him from rationing his insulin a practice that is one in four American diabetics ration their …

All I have done, no credit! Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal

President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, bringing the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal announced with in the joint declaration during secretive negotiations over the past six months. On Sunday, the president fired off a series of enraged tweets as he headed for a second day of golf at his course in Sterling, Virginia. Lamenting what he called another false report in the Failing New York Times, he wrote: If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and …

Dozens of Venezuelan prisoners killed in clashes with police

Authorities say incident in Portuguesa state was a failed escape attempt, but activists call it a massacre Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded during a confrontation in a police cell block in north-western Venezuela. The incident, which took place in the town of Acarigua in the state of Portuguesa, was described by state official as a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups have called it a massacre. There was an attempted escape and a fight broke out among [rival] gangs, the Portuguesa citizen security secretary, Oscar Valero, told reporters. With police intervention to prevent the escape, well, there were 29 deaths. He said some 355 people were being held in the cell block. Detainees detonated …