Warriors’ new NBA Finals road goes to Canada to face Raptors

Basketball 05/29/19, 16:46

Dynasty versus dinosaurs.The Golden State Warriors' road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination — and this one requires a passport.The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as the dinosaur-logoed basketball franchise in a hockey-loving country, have finally made ...

US stocks slide as global trade anxiety lingers

Business 05/29/19, 09:24

U.S. stocks fell broadly in morning trading Wednesday on Wall Street as investors shifted more money into the safety of bonds.Investors also favored less-risky stocks, including utilities, amid concerns that global economic growth is being threatened by the trade war between the U.S. and China. The broad S&P 500 index ...

Canadian lawmakers blast Facebook’s execs for snub

Business 05/28/19, 15:14

Canadian lawmakers voted Tuesday to serve a summons on Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg that would compel them to appear before them the next time either visits Canada.The decision comes after Zuckerberg and Sandberg failed to appear before the international grand committee on big data, privacy and democracy, ...

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds

Sports 05/28/19, 06:24

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in this year's title game in Slovakia.Top-ranked Canada heads the other ...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

Enviroment 05/28/19, 02:38

Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday.Yeo said Malaysia and many developing countries have ...

Sinclair says she’s been waiting for this Canadian team

Soccer 05/24/19, 16:24

While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title.Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with its captain sitting at 181 career goals — four away from breaking former U.S. star Abby Wambach's global record (among men ...

US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup

Soccer 05/24/19, 15:54

The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up.Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions.Among the challengers are ...

Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

Science 05/24/19, 15:17

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with ...

Going Back: Faces of the men who fought at Normandy

Europe 05/24/19, 05:45

The men who fought on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are now in their 90s or 100s, wrinkled and often moving with the help of a cane or wheelchair. Their hands often tremble and their voices shake as they labor to speak. But 75 years ago they were young men, many ...

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

Sports 05/24/19, 01:36

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov burst onto the ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by video review. Stone ended it at 5:07 ...

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

Business 05/20/19, 11:04

American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products. The whiskey industry hailed the arrangement to ease trade tensions among the North American ...

Update: US to lift steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Politics 05/17/19, 12:44

The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on U.S. products. That's according to sources in the U.S. and Canada ...

Canada tops France at hockey worlds, Sweden routs Austria

Hockey 05/16/19, 11:45

Anthony Mantha scored twice to lift Canada to a 5-2 victory over France at the hockey world championship on Thursday.Mantha opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 power play with a slap shot in the opening period and added his second for a 4-2 lead in the final frame. Mantha now ...

Mother, newlyweds among 6 killed after Alaska planes crash

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:31

A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision ...

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

World 05/16/19, 00:25

The Philippine foreign secretary says the ambassador and consuls in Canada are being recalled over Ottawa's failure to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago.Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted Thursday that the Philippines "shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence ...

State Supreme Court hears from both sides on Northern Pass

Enviroment 05/15/19, 12:06

Lawyers for a company that lost a bid to build a project to bring hydropower from Canada to markets in southern New England told the New Hampshire Supreme Court that a state committee that made the decision failed to do its job.Last year, the state's Site Evaluation Committee denied the ...

source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

Sports 05/14/19, 22:26

The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday night on condition of ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

Diplomats visit Canadian think tank expert in China custody

China 05/14/19, 08:44

Diplomats have visited a Canadian think tank expert whose detention in China is believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Canadian consular officials visited with Michael Kovrig on Monday, the country's diplomatic service said in an emailed message. No details were given in keeping ...

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