Rogers outage affects 911 calls, passport offices and sends droves to coffee shops

TORONTO — Canadians woke up Friday morning to a widespread network outage at Rogers Communications Inc. that left many customers without mobile and internet service and caused trouble for 911 services, debit transactions and even Service Canada’s beleaguered passport offices. A notice on the Toronto-based telecommunications company’s website said the outage was impacting both its … Read more

Can a felon get a passport? It depends.

Fewer than half of Americans carry a valid passport, according to the State Department. The process isn’t exactly quick or easy. Passport application processing times are anywhere from It’s not cheap either. Passport book , bringing the total fee for a first-time adult passport applicant to $165. But you face another potential barrier if you … Read more