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Nuke activity threatens Great Lakes

TORONTO—The tracking of dangerous radioactive substances in the Great Lakes basin is woefully inadequate given the intensive nuclear activity in the area, environmental and health groups say.

In a letter to the Canadian and U.S. governments yesterday, more than 100 organizations called for such substances to be designated as “chemicals of mutual concern.”

Flash lights up sky

LONDON—People across Scotland and northern England have reported seeing a bright light flash across the night sky.

Police Scotland said the force began receiving calls around 6:55 p.m. yesterday, with people reporting a loud bang, a sudden blue, green, or white light, or a fireball in the sky.

Inquest ‘condones’ shooting: chief

GOD’S LAKE NARROWS, Man.—The leader of a remote northern Manitoba First Nation says an inquest into the fatal RCMP shooting of a man on his reserve essentially condones killing indigenous people.

Chief Gilbert Andrews of God’s Lake First Nation noted the inquest judge didn’t condemn the 2011 shooting of Paul Duck or make any recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy.

Woman can ‘die happy’

WASHINGTON—At 106 years old, she’s seen more than a dozen presidents come and go.

But Virginia McLaurin says she finally can die happy after meeting President Barack Obama.

Video of the centenarian shaking her groove with excitement quickly went viral after last week’s Black History Month reception at the White House.