August 2nd, 2015

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American Pharoah wins Haskell at Monmouth in first race since taking Triple Crown

OCEANPORT, N.J. – American Pharoah wins Haskell at Monmouth in first race since taking Triple Crown... Read More »

Wynne flexes Ontario’s electoral muscle, calls for defeat of Harper government

OTTAWA – Kathleen Wynne is wasting no time flexing Ontario’s electoral muscle, wading into the federal election on Day 1 of the marathon campaign to call for the defeat of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. The Liberal premier of Ontario – home to more than one third of the 338 seats up for grabs on Oct. ... Read More »

Police say person of interest is in custody in the killing of officer who was a former Marine

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A person of “interest” has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but that no charges have been filed in ... Read More »

A look at measures taken by states, a year after Ferguson’s fatal police shooting

Legislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled with a white Ferguson officer. Brown’s death triggered large protests and repeated clashes between heavily armoured police and protesters. An Associated Press analysis identified at least 40 measures passed ... Read More »

Cities make changes after police actions led to citizen deaths, public protests

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb. Other cities also have made changes over the past year following high-profile cases in which civilians were fatally shot by officers or died in police custody. Here’s a look at ... Read More »

Ferguson shooting leads to passage of 40 new measures in US states; activists seek more change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and Americans took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public. The result: Twenty-four states have passed at ... Read More »

Canadian rugby team looking to close out Pacific Nations Cup on a positive note

BURNABY, B.C. – Canada has steadily improved at the Pacific Nations Cup. All that’s been missing is a victory. After three straight defeats, the Canadians will look to close out the six-team rugby tournament on a positive note Monday when they meet the United States in the fifth-place match at Swangard Stadium. Canada, ranked 18th ... Read More »

Dickey shines on short rest as Blue Jays win heated game against Royals

TORONTO – Tensions were high, R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball was low and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays appear ready to go up against the big boys in the American League. Dickey threw seven masterful shutout innings, manager John Gibbons and reliever Aaron Sanchez were ejected and the Blue Jays’ bats were popping in a 5-2 victory ... Read More »

Fired-up Tom Brady talks trash and celebrates, but steers clear of reporters at Patriots camp

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady still has that competitive fire. Brady’s trash-talking and celebrations highlighted the fourth day of New England Patriots training camp Sunday. Cornerback Malcolm Butler served as Brady’s foil on the second straight practice in pads. Butler, whose goal-line interception of Seattle’s Russell Wilson sealed the title for New England in February, ... Read More »

Amid opposition, Canadian hydropower companies aching to sell energy to desperate Northeast

CONCORD, N.H. – Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower ... Read More »