Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada

Business 10/31/18, 12:44

Canada's legal recreational market is off to a bumpy start.Supply shortages have been rampant in the two weeks since Canada became the largest national pot marketplace.FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, people check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Supply shortages have ...

Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

U.S. 10/30/18, 11:07

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on ...

China warns citizens against using marijuana in Canada

World 10/30/18, 05:24

China has become the latest Asian country to warn its citizens in Canada about marijuana after it was legalized for recreational use there.A statement posted on the website of the Chinese consulate in Toronto reminds citizens in its jurisdiction to avoid using marijuana to ensure their physical and mental health.Canada ...

DeSmith blanks Canucks; Penguins finish perfect Canada trip

Hockey 10/28/18, 01:41

Casey DeSmith stopped 29 shots for his second career shutout, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin had two goals apiece and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 on Saturday night.DeSmith, a 27-year-old backup, got the nod over Matt Murray in the final game of Pittsburgh's four-game Canadian trip and ...

Arctic offshore production wells approved off Alaska’s coast

U.S. 10/24/18, 12:34

The first oil and gas production wells in federal Arctic waters have been approved by U.S. regulators.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Wednesday announced it issued a conditional permit for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp for production wells on an artificial island in ...

Canada shoulders blame for sputtering Maryland offense

Football 10/23/18, 16:14

Maryland interim coach Matt Canada came up with all sorts of reasons why the Terrapins' offense has been extremely inconsistent.After talking Tuesday about the harsh wind in the game against Iowa, the Hawkeyes' ball control and the failure to get star running back Ty Johnson involved, Canada finally conceded, "We ...

Coach lightens Preds’ mood, wears bull’s head for road wins

Hockey 10/22/18, 22:09

Nashville coach Peter Laviolette pulled out a bull's head to lighten the grind of the 82-game NHL regular season and challenge the Predators to get a couple of road wins.Win both games in western Canada, and Laviolette would put on the bull's head while talking to reporters.The Predators won both ...

Hockey’s Rooney, Nordic skiing’s Masters earn WSF awards

Hockey 10/18/18, 10:44

U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney and Paralympic Nordic skier Oksana Masters have been selected Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.Rooney made the winning save in the gold-medal shootout against Canada at the Olympics in South Korea. The victory ended Canada's streak of four straight Olympic women's hockey titles.In ...

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

U.S. 10/18/18, 01:59

Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization.He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and ...

US wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Soccer 10/17/18, 22:24

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women beat rival Canada 2-0 on Wednesday night in the championship match of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament.The United States improved to 16-0-2 so far in 2018. The team has gone undefeated in 26 straight matches (23-0-3) dating to ...

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

News 10/17/18, 19:20

More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will ...

All current US champions to compete at Skate America

Sports 10/17/18, 12:18

For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors.The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist Nathan Chen, U.S. women's ...

Update: Canadian ex-MP Mulroney joins cannabis company

Business 10/17/18, 11:53

The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local):11:45 a.m.Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has joined the board of directors of a U.S. cannabis company.Acreage Holdings announced Wednesday that Mulroney has joined its board. He joins an increasingly long list of politicians getting the pot business. Others ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/17/18, 06:30

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PROBE INTO KHASHOGGI CASE FAR FROM OVERSecretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Turkey, where a newspaper detailed the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in ...

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

World 10/16/18, 23:24

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country's easternmost province a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will ...

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

U.S. 10/16/18, 19:14

Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s.Turns out, Clarke didn't have to go ...

US and North American rival Canada meet in qualifying final

Texas 10/16/18, 18:29

In truly Canadian fashion, Diana Matheson used the metric system to describe the heated soccer rivalry between Canada and the United States."You're talking about two teams that want to beat each other and aren't going to give up — I'm not going to say an inch, I'm going to make ...

Surprising Maryland excels under unusual circumstances

Football 10/16/18, 15:14

When he first got the job as Maryland's interim football coach, Matt Canada decided it would be best to handle the uncertainty of the position one day at a time.The days turned into months. Now, with the Terrapins are halfway through their schedule, Canada's status — and approach — remains ...

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

World 10/16/18, 12:07

Canada will become the second and largest country with a legal, nationwide marijuana marketplace when sales begin at midnight in the easternmost province of Newfoundland.Tom Clarke will be among the first to legally sell recreational marijuana when his shop opens in Newfoundland. He has been dealing marijuana for 30 years ...

US headed to Women’s World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Soccer 10/14/18, 22:27

Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.Heath's first came in the first two minutes of the match and ...

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