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REGINA - The sister of a man stabbed in a random attack at a Regina shopping mall says his life was saved by a woman who stopped and applied pressure to his wound. Although police have said the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:53
VANCOUVER - Five charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring have been laid by RCMP against a man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:53
BEIJING, China - Nearly one-fifth of China's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said, raising sharp concerns...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:53
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:53
TORONTO - Six hard drives were collected from an Ontario government office in Ottawa, including one that may have been accessed with a password that police say could have been used to delete files, a...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:52
MONTREAL - A former Quebec Federation of Labour vice-president says extravagant expense accounts filed by one of its construction-wing representatives were completely justified. Jocelyn Dupuis is on...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:45
Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. The nation's...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:45
TORONTO - Shareholders of Augusta Resource Corp. (TSX:AZC) have received conflicting advice from a couple of proxy advisory firms over the future of the company's shareholders rights plan in the face...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:45
VANCOUVER - British Columbia has dissolved a contested agency that regulated private career colleges, saying the move is part of an effort to improve educational standards. The functions of the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 02:45
COQUITLAM, B.C. - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's passion for space travel isn't limited to rockets — he was just as happy flying paper airplanes with a bunch of giddy Grade 5 kids in Coquitlam,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
WHITE ROCK, B.C. - It was a theft that played out like the lyrics of the AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Mounties in White Rock, B.C., are asking for the public's help in finding a unique...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
CALGARY - The father of a man charged with killing five young people in Calgary this week says his family would give anything to bring them back. Douglas de Grood, a veteran city police officer,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:49
SAN DIEGO - A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defence contractor accused of providing...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York has given new life to lawsuits that seek to hold IBM and Ford liable for apartheid abuses carried out by South Africa's government. Judge Shira Scheindlin...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
NEW YORK, N.Y. - PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
TORONTO - Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band _ for the official launch of his re-election campaign.< Ford, who was the first...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
EDMONTON - Aboriginal activist and educator Lewis Cardinal says he's not going to run for the NDP in the next federal election after all. Cardinal issued a statement on Thursday saying he will be...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:48
EDMONTON - Alberta will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages, Premier Dave Hancock said Thursday. Hancock said the legislation will change the preamble to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
VANCOUVER - Job action by British Columbia's 41,000 teachers will begin next Wednesday, but the union's president says schools will remain open. Jim Iker of the B.C. Teachers Federation said Thursday...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
VANCOUVER - The B.C. government says it's taking a balanced approach with its long-awaited wolf management plan, but the strategy is already drawing attacks from conservation groups. The plan, aimed...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 23:47
DETROIT - Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
WINNIPEG - Manitoba's NDP government shot down an opposition demand for an inquiry into the actions of Premier Greg Selinger and one of his former cabinet ministers Friday, but the controversy...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Reports that Quebec's anti-corruption police squad is investigating an elected Liberal member of the legislature cast a shadow over the swearing-in ceremony for the 70 party...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 21:07
CALGARY - The text of the statement given by the father of 22-year-old Calgary mass-murder suspect Matthew de Grood: "I am Douglas de Grood and I am an inspector with the Calgary Police Service, but...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:37
MONTREAL - Hockey is a religion in Quebec. Just ask the Roman Catholic Church. The church is giving Habs fans a chance to support the only Canadian team in the Stanley Cup playoffs and do a little...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:36
DALLAS - Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:36
TORONTO - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) has closed its wiener production plant in Hamilton as part of a broader plan to move the operations to a bigger plant in the same city. The meat products...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard. The Korean Air flight...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
REGINA - Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan will be expanded just one day after acknowledging that the facility might be too small. Duncan said more beds...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:35
___ China factories face new challenge as growth slows HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturers are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper in the face of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:04
OTTAWA - The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet program. After almost 18 months of exhaustive...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
FREDERICTON - The politically charged issue of abortion in New Brunswick arrived at the doorstep of the province's legislature Thursday as hundreds of pro-choice supporters called on the government...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:03
WASHINGTON - It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:28
DOVER, Del. - DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:28
WASHINGTON - The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:27
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,500.39 up 53.87 points): Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:27
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. - U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily, from three months before ragweed season...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:27
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will issue a landmark opinion next week that could determine the fate of the country's scandal-plagued Senate. The top court will advise the federal government...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:26
SUSSEX, N.B. - Water levels in many parts of New Brunswick receded Thursday but Premier David Alward and Emergency Measures officials urged residents not to let their guard down because of a...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:13
PETAWAWA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of new sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa. Cpl. Derrick Gallagher was charged earlier...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:12
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday amid data showing inflation coming in slightly higher than expected. The loonie was up 0.04 of a cent to 90.8 cents US as Statistics Canada...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:12
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:12
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois. The office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirms it is...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:11
Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:11
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed higher Thursday as stocks continued to find lift from this week's positive Chinese and U.S. economic data, along with a generally upbeat slate of earnings...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:11
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. For as little...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:11
WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:11
BISMARCK, N.D. - BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board. "...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:10
WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:10
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Goldman Sachs' earnings fell in the first quarter as bond trading slumped, but the results still came in ahead of what investors expected as other parts of the bank performed well....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:09
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chipotle restaurants are ringing up more sales than ever before. The chain said Thursday that sales at established locations rose 13.4 per cent in the first quarter as it saw an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:09
Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday. Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:09
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 per cent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:08
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos. The Mexican food chain said Thursday that it would raise prices for the first...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:08
TORONTO - Two animal rights groups are taking the Ontario government to court in an attempt to stop a spring bear hunt pilot program before it begins, alleging it amounts to animal cruelty. Animal...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:08
OTTAWA - Canada announced Thursday it will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, just as top diplomats from the troubled east European...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:07
OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people who are not affiliated with...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 17:06
DETROIT - A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
DETROIT - General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race. The Detroit automaker says...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
DUBLIN - Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal — the first convictions to stem from a banking crisis that brought...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
NEW YORK, N.Y. - With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
WASHINGTON - A former BP employee who was a co-ordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
BERLIN - A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:48
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The price of oil rose past US$104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery rose 54 cents to close at US$...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:48
HALIFAX - A decision by the town of Hantsport to dissolve itself in the face of a shrinking corporate tax base has garnered the support of Nova Scotia's municipal affairs minister. Mark Furey said...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:48
TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne has issued a formal apology to former residents of two Ontario institutions for the developmentally disabled. It was called for as part of a settlement of a lawsuit...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:48
VICTORIA - One of the Royal Canadian Navy's troubled submarines is back in the water undergoing diving trials off the West Coast. HMCS Chicoutimi is conducting controlled dives in waters near...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:41
TORONTO - Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) doled out nearly $40 million last year paying the two executives who held the top position at the telecom company. Guy Laurence, who only stepped into the...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:41
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating fibroids could inadvertently spread cancer from the uterus to other parts of the body. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:41
OTTAWA - A sudden and sharp correction in the housing market could have a devastating impact on the Canadian economy overall, enough to trigger another recession, says a new Bank of Montreal report....
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:41
REGINA - The federal and Saskatchewan governments are spending $200,000 to help keep a virus that kills baby pigs out of the province. To date there have been no cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:22
ROME - Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission this week, saying that because of Italy's...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:22
OMAHA, Neb. - The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 per cent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb.,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:22
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation. The department announced Thursday...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:22
ROME - Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction. The 77-year-old media mogul spoke to...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:22
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings. Week...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:21
PARIS - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:21
NEW YORK, N.Y. - General Electric's new focus on oil and gas equipment helped the company to post strong first-quarter results. GE posted lower overall first-quarter net income than a year ago, but...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:21
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends,"...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:20
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Bailed-out Cyprus says it will issue six-year government bonds every month starting in June as a first step to returning more permanently to international markets after a three-year...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 15:20
LEVIS, Que. - A Quebec shipyard has been awarded a $6.5-million contract by the federal government for refit work on the Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The work will be done at...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:47
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals in cases where people were denied refugee status because they were allegedly involved in people smuggling. Two of the cases involve an...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:50
OTTAWA - A big jump in energy costs and cigarette prices helped push up Canada's inflation rate to 1.5 per cent last month, matching the highest level in the annualized consumer price index in almost...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 per cent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. The Minnetonka,...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:49
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's community services minister says her department is conducting a review of discretionary funding for non-profit organizations. Joanne Bernard says she wants to ensure taxpayers...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:48
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A contender in the race to become leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party dropped out Thursday, likely clearing the way for a coronation of the one...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:47
RICHMOND, Va. - Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 per cent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:49
LONDON - Britain's only Green Party lawmaker has been acquitted of charges stemming from her participation in a protest against shale gas extraction. Caroline Lucas was arrested in August after she...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:49
HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. Factories that had...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:40
WASHINGTON - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. The four-week average for claims dipped to its lowest level since October 2007...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:10
HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government plans to end a tax break agreement with Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) because it no longer operates a refinery in Halifax. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey says...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:10
OTTAWA - Canada's national inflation rate was 1.5 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces and territories. (Previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:28
BRUSSELS - The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:27
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:26
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says travel to Canada from the United States rose for the first time in four months in February, while Canadian travel to the United States declined for a third consecutive...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:25
BEIJING, China - China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated for corruption, nine months after the government audited the company. The...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:25