Dentist in Alaska allegedly rode hoverboard while extracting patient's toothAction.News ABC Action News Santa Barbara Calgary WestNet-HD Weather Traffic

Home WestNet.ca WebMail

              

Coronavirus Information: Buy Masks Here

Dentist in Alaska allegedly rode hoverboard while extracting patient's tooth


Posted: Fri-Sep-2020



Authorities say Seth Lookhart, a dentist in Alaska, committed an "unlawful dental act" when he extracted a sedated patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard.

Headlines:
U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons
1263681818

The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, starting Sunday.

... read more


A huge wetland is burning in Brazil, and the fires are far bigger than California's
CLIMATE-CHANGE/BRAZIL-PANTANAL

The world's largest tropical wetland is not supposed to burn. And yet, Brazil's Pantanal is on fire. Some 25,000 square kilometres have already been destroyed, and experts say it's going to get worse.

... read more


Former model accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault in 1990s incident
Election 2020 Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign on Thursday denied a Guardian newspaper report in which a former model accused the New York real estate developer of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1997.

... read more


White House pressure for more Iran sanctions is mainly serving to isolate U.S. from its allies
Trump

Atrophy of U.S. political and moral authority presents Ottawa with a serious foreign policy challenge, writes Sam Khanlari.

... read more


Taiwan scrambles air force as multiple Chinese jets buzz island
TAIWAN-USA/

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as multiple Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, in an escalation of tensions the same day a senior U.S. official began meetings in Taipei.

... read more


Belarus candidate who fled to Lithuania urges continued pressure on Lukashenko
1228571968

Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demanded on Friday an international mission to document what she called "atrocities" during crackdowns on anti-government protests but said she was ready to talk to end weeks of violence.

... read more


World's largest fish are females
SCIENCE-SHARKS/

Male and female whale sharks — filter-feeding marine behemoths — grow at different rates, with females doing so more slowly but getting much larger than the guys, according to research that offers deeper insight into the biology of Earth's largest fish.

... read more


Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source of leaked Democratic emails, court told
1228567303

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks founder provided the source for the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a London court was told on Friday.

... read more


California firefighter dies battling massive El Dorado blaze
California Wildfires

A firefighter died battling the El Dorado wildfire in California, a blaze that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender.

... read more


U.S. attorney general Barr likens stay-at-home orders to slavery, as Trump derides focus on Black history
Barr Phoenix

U.S. Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation Thursday for likening lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery.

... read more


Crackdown on QAnon conspiracy content is working, Twitter says
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP

Twitter said Thursday it has reduced impressions on QAnon-related tweets by more than 50 per cent through its "work to deamplify content and accounts" associated with the conspiracy theory.

... read more


'I was preparing myself to be executed': Belarus protesters recall police detention in Minsk
BELARUS-ELECTION/PROTESTS

Every weekend for more than a month, the streets of Belarus cities have overflowed with protesters pushing to remove long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko from power. Police have resorted to torture and intimidation to make them stop. CBC spoke to two victims about their efforts to overcome their horrific ordeal.

... read more


European Parliament votes to reject Belarus election, paving way for possible sanctions
Belarus Lukashenko

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko should no longer be recognized as president after November, when his term expires, the European Parliament said on Thursday, calling for European Union economic sanctions to be imposed on him.

... read more


U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail, calling them 'politically motivated'
USA-ELECTION/POST OFFICE

A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election.

... read more


Sally weakens to tropical depression, brings heavy rains and flooding in southeastern U.S.
CORRECTION Tropical Weather

The remnants of Hurricane Sally on Thursday dumped more than 30 centimetres of rain on parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of thousands without power. The storm is also being blamed for the death of at least one person. 

... read more


First volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoir to be published in November
President Barack Obama in St.John's NL. Canada.©David Howells 2019

A Promised Land will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.

... read more


Initial jobless claims number in U.S. fell to still high 860,000 last week
COVID chicago jobs masks

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

... read more


Canada's biggest mall owner gambled on American Dream. Then came COVID
1193182806

The owners of the West Edmonton Mall mortgaged that property along with a second megamall, in order to finance a third, the new American Dream outside of Manhattan. The timing couldn't have been worse, with COVID arriving days before a planned grand opening. Now behind on mortgage payments, can the wealthy Edmonton family maintain control of their empire?

... read more


Alexei Navalny aides cite water bottles in Siberia hotel as possible contamination source
Navalny

Colleagues of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that a bottle of water with a trace of the Novichok nerve agent was found in his hotel room after his poisoning.

... read more


The U.S. economy is hurting, and the outlook from the central bank is bleak
U.S. economy roaring back says Federal chair but full recovery will take years: Don Pittis Image 1

Borrowers can breathe a sigh of relief as the U.S. central bank predicts interest rates will stay low for years, but Jerome Powell warns that the unexpectedly quick recovery in the economy following the outbreak of COVID-19 is not likely to persist, and more government spending is needed.

... read more


Austrian Minister To Trump: No, We Don't Live In 'Forest Cities,' Have Exploding Trees
Preventing wildfires largely comes down to "taking climate change seriously," the country's agriculture minister said. ... read more


Barbados Says It Will Remove Queen Elizabeth As Head Of State
“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” said Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason. ... read more


India Hits New Milestone, Surpasses 5 Million Coronavirus Cases
The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours. ... read more


Putin Critic Navalny Shares Hospital Photo Of Himself, Plans Return To Russia
Alexei Navalny remained hospitalized in Germany after being poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent, a lab determined. The Kremlin has denied involvement. ... read more


Lebanese Protesters Clash With Army Near Presidential Palace
Tension is high in the country following last month’s devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed nearly 200 people. ... read more


Iran Executes 27-Year-Old Wrestler After Trump Asked For Leniency
Navid Afkari was accused of killing a man at a protest against the country's Shiite theocracy in 2018. ... read more


Antarctica Is Still Free Of COVID-19. Can It Stay That Way?
The only continent free of the novel coronavirus has been called a "safe little bubble." ... read more


Bahrain To Normalize Its Relationship With Israel, Trump Says
It's the latest Middle Eastern country to do so, following the United Arab Emirates. ... read more


COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Will Be Canada’s Largest Ever
Officials are currently deciding which groups will get priority. ... read more


Revealed: The So-Called ‘Top Class Doctors And Nurses’ Backing Anti-Mask Protests
Last week's demo in Trafalgar Square was backed by speakers and organisers endorsing wide-ranging but baseless conspiracy theories. ... read more


Scientists: Climate Change To Blame For Extreme Weather This Year
They've been wary of saying that a particular storm or heatwave was a direct result of climate change. That’s now changing. ... read more


Police Pull Coronavirus-Infected Surfer From Ocean For Breaking Isolation Rules
Officers in protective suits charged the woman with crimes against public health and marched her away in handcuffs. ... read more


Huge Fire Breaks Out At Beirut Port A Month After Explosion
The Lebanese army said the fire is at a warehouse that stores oil and tires. ... read more


Missing Hiker Shows Up At Press Conference About His Own Disappearance
Octogenarian Harry Harvey was missing for three nights after getting separated from his walking partner in a hailstorm. ... read more


Far-Right Norwegian Politician Nominates Trump For Nobel Peace Prize, Again
Trump is a peacemaker who deserves the honor for a deal to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, said Christian Tybring-Gjedde. ... read more


Fire Sweeps Through Greece's Largest Refugee Camp On Virus Lockdown
More than 12,000 people are in emergency need of shelter after fleeing the fires overnight at Moria refugee camp. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Man Accidentally Blows Up Kitchen Chasing Fly With Electric Swatter
A leaky gas canister was to blame for the blast in Parcoul-Chenaud, France. ... read more


Philippine Leader Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine In Killing Of Trans Woman
The surprise move will free Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton from imprisonment in the 2014 killing of Jennifer Laude in the Philippines. ... read more


One Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Biggest Press Sagas Is Coming To An End
The Duke of Sussex has repaid the Frogmore Cottage renovation bill. ... read more


Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide
Many northern hemisphere countries are bracing for a second wave of the pandemic as winter approaches. ... read more


Medicane Storm Ianos lashes western Greece
Intense wind and rain flood streets and fell trees on islands in western Greece. ... read more


Covid-19: Tighter national rules considered for England by government
A few weeks of nationwide restrictions to slow a second coronavirus surge could be introduced. ... read more


Belarus protests: Women try to unmask those detaining protesters
Women want to hold to account the masked people picking protesters off the street in Belarus. ... read more


Armand Duplantis sets new outdoor pole vault mark
Armand Duplantis produces the highest ever outdoors jump in the pole vault as he leaps 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome. ... read more


Alexei Navalny's aides say 'nerve agent' found on bottle in hotel room
The Russian opposition figure had stayed at a hotel in Siberia before he fell ill on a flight. ... read more


Coronavirus: Football team loses 37-0 in socially distanced match
German club Ripdorf stepped onto the pitch, kicked the ball away and then stood on the sidelines. ... read more


Banksy loses battle with greetings card firm over 'flower bomber' trademark
The elusive artist was "inconsistent with honest practices" in the case, EU authorities say. ... read more


Lesbos: Greek police move migrants to new camp after Moria fire
After sleeping rough for a week many migrants want to leave Lesbos, not stay in a new camp. ... read more


Calum English: Brain-damaged child case settled for €22.5m
Cork University Maternity Hospital initially failed to diagnose Group B streptococcal meningitis. ... read more


PM's Brexit compromise is 'not enough', says Lord Howard
The ex-Tory leader said government plans to amend a controversial legislation do not go far enough. ... read more


Siberia landscape scarred by climate change
Scientists are warning about the consequences of vast swathes of ground thawing in Siberia. ... read more


Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
A new continuous cough and fever are also symptoms but how do you know what to look for? ... read more


How have Covid rules changed in Europe?
What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks? ... read more


Breaking down the Brexit border problem
BBC's Ros Atkins explains the latest Brexit row and the thorny issue of customs checks and Northern Ireland. ... read more


'For me whale meat is my childhood, my memories'
Sales of whale meat rise in Norway, helped by more Norwegians going on staycations. ... read more


A cold, flu or coronavirus - which one do I have?
A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus? ... read more


Violence and hostility: Inside the French police
French journalist Valentin Gendrot describes the two years he spent undercover as a French police officer. ... read more


Belarus protests: Police target female protesters
Tens of thousands of people have been marching in the capital Minsk and other cities. ... read more


'Yellow vest' France protests: Demonstrators return to streets of Paris
More than 200 people are arrested as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in the French capital. ... read more


They're at high risk of the coronavirus. But their state might not let them vote by mail.
"Voting in person is exactly a situation we've been trying to avoid since March. It's what we've been advised to avoid by doctors at all levels," one woman said. ... read more


U.S. to start blocking TikTok and WeChat downloads Sunday
The U.S. will begin blocking the distribution of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, the Department of Commerce said Friday. ... read more


We analyzed the Emmy Awards' recent track record. The racial imbalances are stark.
Forty-two performers of color are nominated across 16 acting categories this year. But previous editions of the Emmys have been significantly less diverse. ... read more


Gulf Coast cleans up as remnants of Sally soak Southeast
Rescues are ongoing on the Gulf Coast after the region took a direct hit from Hurricane Sally. Emergency crews are pulling people out of flooded areas as we get a clearer look at the scope of the damage. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Pensacola, Florida. ... read more


Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast
The federal government-run air quality monitor, Airnow.gov, showed that pollutant levels in the park were so high that they exceeded the site's index. ... read more


Dueling Trump, Biden events in battleground states sets tone for upcoming debates
Trump is in a tough re-election battle with national polls showing him lagging behind Biden as Nov. 3 quickly approaches. ... read more


Trump calls for 'patriotic education,' says anti-racism teachings are 'child abuse'
"Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls," the president said. ... read more


Trump administration scrapped plan to send every American a mask in April, email shows
An internal email from a senior HHS official obtained by NBC News shows the White House sent masks to nonprofits and state and federal agencies, instead. ... read more


Ex-Pence Covid aide denounces Trump's pandemic response, plans to vote for Biden
Olivia Troye, who worked as an adviser on the Coronavirus Task Force, said Trump showed indifference during pandemic and it cost lives. ... read more


Giuliani associate Lev Parnas faces new fraud charges
“We couldn't say it better ourselves – the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent – guaranteed,” FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney said. ... read more


Don't let the volume of allegations against Trump numb you to their horrible reality
While we cannot force Republicans (or Democrats) to call the president on his hypocrisy, we can force ourselves not to become numb to the accusations against him. ... read more


Israel-Arab deals mean progress, not peace
Analysis: Though Trump described the accords as "peace deals," the Middle East remains riven with conflict. ... read more


'Depressed' and 'disappointed,' Israel enters second lockdown amid Jewish High Holy Days
“They are depressed, they are disappointed,” Rabbi Yuval Cherlow said, adding that he was trying to cheer up his community. ... read more


Pilots face layoffs and an uncertain future as coronavirus hammers the airline industry
“Pilots will do what they need to do to support their families. They’ll be Uber drivers if they have to," said one aviation career consultant. ... read more


Work from home or return to the office? How Wall Street and Silicon Valley agree — and disagree — on the topic.
Oxford shirt in the office or hoodie at home? Significant cultural differences separate the tech titans from their finance brethren, experts say. ... read more


WHO director calls Covid-19 surge across Europe a 'wake-up call'
There have been five million confirmed cases and more than 228,000 fatalities across Europe since the pandemic began, according to the WHO. ... read more


10 in quarantine after fan at Chiefs game tests positive for Covid-19
The team credits safety measures with helping limit potential exposure to others who attended the NFL season opener last week. ... read more


Mask protests in Kentucky as court hears arguments on governor's Covid restrictions
The state's Republican attorney general is challenging Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's coronavirus restrictions. ... read more


Fatigue lasts long after Covid-19 goes away, research suggests
Researchers are still learning about the long-term effects of the coronavirus. ... read more


'They don't care about us': American garment workers demand minimum wage pay
"In the garment industry, there's a lot of exploitation and a lot of wage theft," said Santa Son, who has worked sewing clothing for over 15 years. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_45/1787506/161108-election-line-mn-1207_96e93d8fd70518ba5ee4e47a7790e3da.jpg
They're at high risk of the coronavirus. But their state might not let them vote by mail.
"Voting in person is exactly a situation we've been trying to avoid since March. It's what we've been advised to avoid by doctors at all levels," one woman said. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/rockcms/2020-09/145/200918-tiktok-mn-0845-5f86f8_1b25d4c96a7002e3a95dcbb168f81131ad1cd083.jpg
U.S. to start blocking TikTok and WeChat downloads Sunday
The U.S. will begin blocking the distribution of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, the Department of Commerce said Friday. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412728/200917-regina-king-watchmen-al-0942_ce073205e2b4c99b7a292bfd5c77e93f.jpg
We analyzed the Emmy Awards' recent track record. The racial imbalances are stark.
Forty-two performers of color are nominated across 16 acting categories this year. But previous editions of the Emmys have been significantly less diverse. ... read more


Gulf Coast cleans up as remnants of Sally soak Southeast
Rescues are ongoing on the Gulf Coast after the region took a direct hit from Hurricane Sally. Emergency crews are pulling people out of flooded areas as we get a clearer look at the scope of the damage. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for TODAY from Pensacola, Florida. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412916/200917-bobcat-fire-smoke-jm-1927_46e4ece4db2f403143eb8e96aa583417.jpg
Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast
The federal government-run air quality monitor, Airnow.gov, showed that pollutant levels in the park were so high that they exceeded the site's index. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412971/200917-biden-cnn-town-hall-jm-2314_c9d772547517977f7f9ffdbb1d6fc564.jpg
Dueling Trump, Biden events in battleground states sets tone for upcoming debates
Trump is in a tough re-election battle with national polls showing him lagging behind Biden as Nov. 3 quickly approaches. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412867/200917-donald-trump-se-433p_8e67bc4c4e191c551caeb34734cef3cc.jpg
Trump calls for 'patriotic education,' says anti-racism teachings are 'child abuse'
"Our youth will be taught to love America with all of their heart and all of their souls," the president said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3398403/200720-donald-trump-mask-ew-412p_d579a0cfa4b9d28cfce808da3ffd6a1a.jpg
Trump administration scrapped plan to send every American a mask in April, email shows
An internal email from a senior HHS official obtained by NBC News shows the White House sent masks to nonprofits and state and federal agencies, instead. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412920/200917-olivia-troye-pence-coronavirus-briefing-ew-737p_71b3fac7569e17ddf98b406635f8606d.jpg
Ex-Pence Covid aide denounces Trump's pandemic response, plans to vote for Biden
Olivia Troye, who worked as an adviser on the Coronavirus Task Force, said Trump showed indifference during pandemic and it cost lives. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3082166/191103-lev-parnas-cs-1144a_66e9d9577a1e2175054888cd82a60073.jpg
Giuliani associate Lev Parnas faces new fraud charges
“We couldn't say it better ourselves – the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent – guaranteed,” FBI Assistant Director Bill Sweeney said. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412907/200917-donald-trump-us-open-1997-ew-656p_5cbf87619e6146632ee5430a73247b0a.jpg
Don't let the volume of allegations against Trump numb you to their horrible reality
While we cannot force Republicans (or Democrats) to call the president on his hypocrisy, we can force ourselves not to become numb to the accusations against him. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3413011/200918-west-bank-protests-mc-12002_9b48d9fd8a1f106b6a9d1ea55c3f4a1a.JPG
Israel-Arab deals mean progress, not peace
Analysis: Though Trump described the accords as "peace deals," the Middle East remains riven with conflict. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412992/200918-israel-lockdown-mc-9242_0_52f8658e803a5e670fcb5fc24c33eca9.JPG
'Depressed' and 'disappointed,' Israel enters second lockdown amid Jewish High Holy Days
“They are depressed, they are disappointed,” Rabbi Yuval Cherlow said, adding that he was trying to cheer up his community. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412541/200916-pilot-coronavirus-se-317p_db9e18c01cea5503036a591ad8dd468e.jpg
Pilots face layoffs and an uncertain future as coronavirus hammers the airline industry
“Pilots will do what they need to do to support their families. They’ll be Uber drivers if they have to," said one aviation career consultant. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412810/200917-nyse-al-1403_6a49ecbe063b16ee1f1fef5ba89fb495.jpg
Work from home or return to the office? How Wall Street and Silicon Valley agree — and disagree — on the topic.
Oxford shirt in the office or hoodie at home? Significant cultural differences separate the tech titans from their finance brethren, experts say. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412994/200918-corona-world-mc-10045_3c09ce459e0ecff7926abf5ec204a061.JPG
WHO director calls Covid-19 surge across Europe a 'wake-up call'
There have been five million confirmed cases and more than 228,000 fatalities across Europe since the pandemic began, according to the WHO. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412954/200917-kansas-city-chiefs-jm-2012_61f015d060b87e522b86a45b5d7bfcfd.jpg
10 in quarantine after fan at Chiefs game tests positive for Covid-19
The team credits safety measures with helping limit potential exposure to others who attended the NFL season opener last week. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3304766/200410-andy-beshear-ac-1023p_7175eb7210f5fbd1e91c72b9c56090e0.jpg
Mask protests in Kentucky as court hears arguments on governor's Covid restrictions
The state's Republican attorney general is challenging Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's coronavirus restrictions. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412881/200917-woman-tired-stock-se-526p_1157eb9573b28b5fd8dc1dc64245597a.jpg
Fatigue lasts long after Covid-19 goes away, research suggests
Researchers are still learning about the long-term effects of the coronavirus. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_35/3407645/200826-la-garment-illo-jm-1259_9bb04861e57c98f1d3e658999303611e.jpg
'They don't care about us': American garment workers demand minimum wage pay
"In the garment industry, there's a lot of exploitation and a lot of wage theft," said Santa Son, who has worked sewing clothing for over 15 years. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412878/200917-asam-youth-bullying-ew-534p_344d8a3629d7e07fdf3bf9989a296dc2.jpghttps://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3412486/200916-human-footprint-al-1253_80673218628e0f523149cf0e6932f96e.jpghttps://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3413082/200918-stock-black-woman-remote-control-se-1033a_b4bb44ff8ee3795ccbfc3a2d3bdceefd.jpghttps://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_38/3413069/200918-candlelight-fellowhip-idaho-mn-0950_0534d5602e428debc384733fb14d1b41.jpghttps://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_42/3059011/106187988-1571339868067dreamliner-quokka-aircraft-3_0_80178f4194db88c2b4472fdd2ffecb91.jpg