GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man upset over state-ordered coronavirus restrictions was sentenced to just over six years in prison Wednesday for planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a significant break that reflected his quick decision to cooperate and help agents build cases against others.
Ty Garbin, who will be sentenced Wednesday, "confirmed that the plot was real; not just ‘big talk between crackpots,’ as suggested by co-defendants," Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler said.
People who have worked with Hochul over the years tend to say the same things about her – that she's hard-working, competent and unusually kind for someone in a profession never really known for kindness.
For now, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul continues to do the delicate dance she's been doing since the Cuomo scandal exploded in March.
The U.S. State Department moved Canada out of its Level Four travel advisory, which warns Americans: “Do Not Travel” there.
"As it relates to borders – Canada or Mexico – we really rely on the guidance of the CDC and our health and medical experts. So in terms of how they look at the data and information, I would point you to them and whether they would do that in a preliminary fashion or not," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
Rep. Elise Stefanik sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas suggesting the move – which, she said, should happen on June 21.
Higgins is hoping that pressure will force Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Biden to agree to open the U.S. Canada border.
What started as a modest ad campaign in Buffalo in mid-May is growing into a binational, big-money effort to reopen the long-shut U.S.-Canadian border.
“It is truly unacceptable at this point to have another 30-day extension with no further exceptions for those vaccinated ... and no plan,” Rep. Brian Higgins said.
Rep. Brian Higgins on Wednesday called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invite Canadians to New York State to get Covid-19 vaccinations they might have to wait months for back home.
America now has another freedom fighter named John Adams. He's fighting for the freedom to visit Canada, and he's doing it in a very American way: by taking out television ads.
Brian Higgins, 52, is accused of participating in a right-wing extremist militia plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, specifically by providing use of night-vision goggles and using a dash cam to surveil the governor’s vacation home.
The tax, which would be implemented in 2022 if adopted as part of the Canadian budget for that year, is aimed largely at foreign investors who have been snapping up condos in Toronto and other Canadian cities.
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Canada averaged 7,896 new daily cases of Covid-19 in the week ending Wednesday. That is down 8.3% over the previous week.
Brown says Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan needs to take into account a new era of trade between Canada and the U.S.
A Wisconsin Dells area man accused of plotting terrorism against the governor of Michigan has dropped an appeal against extradition.
Suddenly, the pandemic that has ravaged the world is raging far worse not in the United States, but on the other side of the Peace Bridge.
The U.S. will likely reach herd immunity months before Canada will – and that fact, some fear, may prolong the border shutdown that started along with the pandemic a year ago.
While Buffalo's windfall is smaller than the $245.1 million it was expected to get under an earlier version of the bill, it is still an unprecedented federal boost for the city's schools.
By 11:30 a.m., 12 of New York's 19 Democratic representatives have called for Cuomo's departure
Using our conservative estimate that 824,750 locals will get $1,400 checks, the program would bring $1.15 billion to the region.
The holes that the pandemic blew through the region's local government budgets will soon be overflowing with federal dollars.
"I challenge the administration to work with me to reach a goal for a partial re-opening of the Northern Border by Memorial Day of this year with a full re-opening by July 4 of this year," U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins said.