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  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Trump Seeks to Block California as Global Climate Leader

    The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to topple California as a leading voice against climate change, charging in a federal lawsuit that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.

  • driver Jul 3, 2019

    Sneeze Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash, Shutting Down I-93

    A sneezing driver caused a fiery crash involving multiple vehicles that temporarily shut down a section of Interstate 93 north in New Hampshire on Wednesday. The accident, which involved two tractor-trailers, occurred around 11:30 a.m. on I-93 north in New Hampton, according to state police. When officers arrived both tractor-trailers were on fire.

  • CEO Apr 8, 2019

    Beyond Paper Straws: More Hacks for Reducing Plastic at Home

    To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones. But many more small steps like those can be taken. “There are so many simple changes you can make at home,” says Melissa Ozawa, features and...

  • Canada Jan 31, 2019

    Canada Condemns Netflix for Using Rail Disaster Images in ‘Bird Box’

    Canada’s Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box.”

  • Canada Oct 31, 2018

    Supply Shortages Plague Canada’s New Cannabis Marketplace

    The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of the owners of the Labrador City shop in Newfoundland and Labrador, said they went...

  • California Jun 20, 2018

    Canada Becomes 2nd Country to Legalize Marijuana; Law Goes Into Effect on Oct. 17

    Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday, legislation that will make Canada only the second country in the world to make...

  • Donald Trump Jun 7, 2018

    Trump to Find a Chilly Host in Canada Visit Amid Trade Rift

    President Donald Trump is cutting short his first presidential trip to Canada this weekend, as trade and foreign policy disputes appear set to mar his planned summit with the leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies. The U.S. president’s reception in the picturesque town of La Malbaie along the St. Lawrence River is set to be a far cry...

  • California May 3, 2018

    Favorites Get Good Post Positions in Kentucky Derby Draw

    Post positions are set for Saturday’s 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race features a field of 20 horses. The odds on favorite at 3-to-1, Justify, will start from the seventh post. In the 14th post, with the second best odds at 5-to-1 will be Mendelssohn.

  • United States Mar 7, 2018

    Hundreds of Canadian Doctors Protest Their Own Raises

    More than 500 doctors and medical residents from Quebec, Canada, are speaking out against their own pay raises, which they find offensive given the struggles of nurses and patients, CNBC reports. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” they said in a letter, also signed by 150...

  • president Sep 26, 2017

    Chelsea Manning Says She Was Denied Entry to Canada

    Chelsea Manning said Monday she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record in the United States. The transgender woman was known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents. She was released after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, which was commuted by President Barack Obama in his...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2017

    Back Road to Hope: Migrants Flood Canada at Remote Outpost

    They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones wearing Mickey Mouse backpacks around a “road closed” sign, threading bushes, crossing a ditch, and filing past another...

  • Canada Aug 1, 2017

    Rooftop Garden Brings Fresh Produce to Grocery Store Below

    A supermarket in Quebec is the first Canadian grocery store to grow produce on its roof. The store grows 30 fruits and vegetables using 25,000 square feet of garden space.

  • NBC May 31, 2017

    ‘A Truculent Pride’: National Spelling Bee Relies on Quirkiness of English

    Noah Webster eliminated many inconsistencies in English spellings in his first dictionary and in the blue-backed spelling books published for American classrooms, but fortunately for the survival of spelling bees his reforms went only so far. Otherwise English might have been scrubbed of the quirky letter combinations that have bedeviled generations of school children but that also gave rise to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2017

    Immigrants Increasingly Flowing Across US Border Into Canada

    Canadian authorities on Tuesday reported a surge of asylum seekers crossing illegally from the U.S. in the first two months of the year. The new statistics show that the total remains small, but the number of people detained is growing and is nearly half of the illegal entries reported in all of 2016. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police intercepted 476...

  • author Mar 1, 2017

    Tiny Filaments, Tubes Proposed as Earth’s Earliest Fossils

    Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, the scientists said. That would surpass the 3.7 billion years...

  • United States Dec 21, 2016

    The Canadian Military Explains the Glowing Secret Behind NORAD’s Christmas Eve Santa Tracker

    Santa entered North American airspace half an hour before Christmas Eve, at 04:30 Zulu time, according to the mission team in Canada charged with tracking his trip around the world this weekend. That’s right, Canada helps the U.S. out with tracking Santa’s present-delivering flight. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, run jointly by the two nations, does it each year...

  • president Mar 18, 2016

    Helicopter Breaks 2 Inmates Out of Canadian Prison in Newly Released Video

    Newly released video footage shows a daring, though ill-fated, helicopter jailbreak that sparked a manhunt in Canada three years ago. Two inmates are seen clinging to a rope as a helicopter lifts them out of St-Jérôme prison in broad daylight in Quebec . Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau and Danny Provencal were arrested the same day, not far from the jail, after provincial...

  • president Mar 17, 2016

    RAW: Helicopter Jailbreaks Canadian Inmates

    Two inmates are seen escaping St-Jérôme prison by helicopter in 2013, in this video released by Canadian authorities on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

  • United States Jun 4, 2015

    Canadian Gets 10+ Years in Prison in South Florida Sex Tourism Case

    A Canadian man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in U.S. prison after admitting he traveled to Florida to have sex with someone he believed was an underage boy.

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