US-Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

U.S. 05/12/19, 09:03

Some along the northern U.S. border are worried the temporary transfer of hundreds of border agents south could cause backups of people seeking to enter the United States from Canada during the busy summer tourist season.U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 731 U.S.-Canada border agents from land, sea and airports ...

Finns beat Canada 3-1, Russia tops Norway at hockey worlds

Hockey 05/10/19, 12:16

Kaapo Kakko scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left, to lift Finland to a 3-1 win Friday over Canada in the opener for both teams at the men's world hockey championship.Arttu Ilomaki had a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Kevin Lankinen finished with 20 ...

China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

China 05/09/19, 03:18

A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the two countries. The intermediate-level court in northeastern Liaoning province said Robert Schellenberg's sentence would be announced at an unspecified date. Convicted of ...

US officials mark new $33M border post at Canada border

U.S. 05/08/19, 14:03

U.S. officials marked the completion of a new U.S.-Canada border crossing facility that is designed to smooth the flow of people and trade between the two countries while keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and criminal organizations.The new $33 million facility at the northern end of Interstate 91 in the ...

Country group Alabama extends 50th anniversary tour

Entertainment 05/08/19, 08:05

Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada.The Grammy-winning band embarked on a major arena and amphitheater tour this year to mark their anniversary. Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff ...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

Science 05/06/19, 13:15

A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a "cosmic catch" by a pair of Canadians.The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the station's big robot arm — also made in Canada — to capture the Dragon ...

Uncertain future for ‘super’ seaweed after court ruling

Business 05/05/19, 07:46

Maine's seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a "superfood" and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions.Maine has a long tradition of seaweed harvesting, in which the algae is gathered ...

Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation

U.S. 05/02/19, 19:07

A Native American tribe has told South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she's not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country after she led efforts to pass a state law targeting demonstrations such as those in neighboring North Dakota that plagued the Dakota Access oil pipeline. "I am hereby ...

Canada’s Osmond, 2018 world champion, retires from skating

Sports 05/02/19, 16:29

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, the 2018 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, is going out on top.The 23-year-old Osmond announced her retirement from competitive figure skating on Thursday. She leaves the sport as Canada's most decorated women's singles skater.Osmond won the world title last March in Milan, a few weeks ...

Cuomo: Crews fortify Lake Ontario shore as water levels rise

New York 05/01/19, 13:52

Crews will use sandbags and temporary dams to prepare for potential flooding along Lake Ontario, where rising waters caused extensive damage in 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a visit to the area Wednesday.The worst of the flooding from heavy rain and snow melt is predicted to begin ...

New York braces for ‘worst-case’ flooding along Lake Ontario

New York 04/29/19, 19:01

New York state is preparing for a "worst-case scenario" as water levels rise along Lake Ontario where flooding caused extensive damage in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.The Democrat was in Sodus Point in Wayne County to detail steps being taken to combat potential flooding.Flooding from heavy rain and snow ...

Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

Business 04/25/19, 10:23

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of pirated goods, according to companies that say they've been victimized. It also said ...

Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

Hockey 04/23/19, 22:31

Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 years after all three Canadian teams were eliminated in the opening round of the 2018-19 playoffs.The Boston Bruins defeated Toronto ...

Update: Sanders Backs voter rights even for Mass. bomber

Politics 04/22/19, 22:24

The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports voting rights for felons, including the Boston Marathon bomber and people convicted of sexual assault. At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, the ...

Some Whitecaps fan walk out in solidarity against ex-coach

Soccer 04/18/19, 15:06

Hundreds of Vancouver Whitecaps fans walked out during a game to protest the handling of decade-old abuse and harassment allegations against a former coach.Two fan groups organized the action during the game with Los Angeles FC on Wednesday night over what they say is the "silence and lack of accountability" ...

Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Entertainment 04/18/19, 13:48

Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the ...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

U.S. 04/18/19, 12:32

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack.Amor Ftouhi's statements stunned U.S. District Judge ...

Appeals court weighs Trump permit for Keystone XL pipeline

Business 04/18/19, 11:27

U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. But opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project. The Trump administration has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

NRA has history of advising gun-rights groups outside US

U.S. 04/14/19, 11:31

The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians.The reality is that the NRA has been exerting its influence on gun debates outside the U.S. for a number of years, exporting its firebrand ...

Canada routs Russia 7-0 to win bronze at women’s worlds

Sports 04/14/19, 10:59

Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from the historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier.Canada, which had played the United States in the final of all 18 previous championships dating back to the first in 1990, claimed ...

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