Prosecution explores George Floyd’s ‘spark of life’ testimony in Derek Chauvin trial – National

Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death put one of Floyd’s brothers on the witness stand Monday in a further effort to humanize him for the jury and counter the defence narrative that Floyd was at least partially responsible for his own death due to his use of illegal […]

‘SNL’ tackles Derek Chauvin trial, systemic racism with spoofed newscast cold open – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) took aim the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in their newest cold-open, placing a spotlight on systemic racism and the differing views racialized people see within the American justice system. Spoofing a local Minnesota news show, cast members took the roles of news anchors who all initially […]

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in kids paused as adult blood clot link investigated – National

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca in children and teenagers, as it waits for more data on rare blood clotting issues in adults who received the shot. The trial disruption is the latest blow to the vaccine, once […]

‘I’m sorry’: George Floyd pleads with officers in body-cam video shown at trial – National

George Floyd’s struggle with three police officers trying to arrest him, seen on body-camera video, included Floyd’s panicky cries of “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” and “I’m claustrophobic!” as the officers tried to push Floyd into the back of a police SUV. At one point, Floyd bucks forward, throwing his upper body out of the […]

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids aged 12-15 in trial – National

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12-to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to seek U.S. emergency use authorization in weeks. Pfizer hopes that vaccinations of the group could begin before the next school year, Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s chairman and chief […]

Witness of George Floyd’s death to testify in day 2 of Derek Chauvin’s trial – National

A man who was among onlookers shouting at a Minneapolis police officer to get off George Floyd last May was to continue testifying Tuesday, a day after he described seeing Floyd struggle for air and his eyes rolling back into his head, saying he saw Floyd “slowly fade away … like a fish in […]

Video of George Floyd’s arrest may appear early in trial against Derek Chauvin – National

A former Minneapolis police officer goes on trial Monday in George Floyd’s death, and jurors may not wait long to see parts of the bystander video that caught Derek Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck, sparking waves of outrage and activism across the U.S. and beyond. Prosecutors have not said when they will play the […]

A look at the key players in trial of ex-police officer charged in George Floyd’s death – National

Opening statements are set for Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd‘s death. Derek Chauvin‘s trial is expected to last about four weeks and it will be streamed online. Floyd, who was Black, was declared dead on May 25 after Chauvin, who is […]

Pfizer begins COVID-19 vaccine trial for kids under 12 – National

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE began testing their COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12, with hopes of expanding vaccination to that age range by early 2022, the U.S. drugmaker said on Thursday. The first volunteers in the early-stage trial were given their first injections on Wednesday, Pfizer spokesperson Sharon Castillo said. Read […]

Canada remains ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of transparency following Kovrig’s trial, Garneau says – National

As two Canadians detained in China await the verdicts of their respective trials, Canada continues to voice concerns about the lack of transparency in the proceedings. Michael Spavor’s case went to trial on Friday, concluding with no verdict after just two hours. Michael Kovrig’s trial also ended without a decision Monday, though Chinese authorities […]