September 27th, 2016

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Man rescued after week at sea arrives in Boston

BOSTON – A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued this week by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday, where he was to be reunited with his family and questioned by Coast Guard officials. Nathan Carman, 22, of Vernon, Vermont, spent seven days in a ... Read More »


Amazon.ca offers same-day free delivery in Toronto, Vancouver to premium service

TORONTO – Online retailer Amazon says customers in Toronto and Vancouver that are signed up for its Prime service are now eligible for same-day deliveries as part of their premium plan. The offer is good for eligible orders over $25. The Seattle-based company says eligible purchases placed in the morning through Amazon.ca will be delivered ... Read More »


Ottawa police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Annie Pootoogook

Ottawa police say they now are treating the death of an award-winning Inuit artist as suspicious. The body of Ottawa resident Annie Pootoogook, 46, was discovered last week in the Rideau River, off a park about two kilometres away from Parliament Hill. Police said at the time that they did not suspect foul play, but ... Read More »


US consumer confidence jumps in September

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 104.1, up from 101.8 in August. It was the strongest reading since the index stood at 105.6 ... Read More »


Jaroslav Halak needs mighty effort to top Cary Price and Team Canada

TORONTO – It seems like madness now, but six years ago, a fiery debate about the future of the Canadiens crease raged in Montreal. Carey Price had not yet become the top goalie in the sport, nudged aside for playing time that spring by Jaroslav Halak, a hotshot ninth-round pick from Slovakia. Brilliant at points, ... Read More »


New Brunswick offering free second-language training to unemployed

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government will spend up to $1 million to provide free second-language training for unemployed adults. Premier Brian Gallant says many people realize the economic benefits that bilingualism creates, but need help to become more fluent in their second language so they can compete for bilingual jobs. Second-language training is offered ... Read More »


Adele is still winning: ’25’ album reaches diamond status

NEW YORK – Adele’s comeback album “25” has reached diamond status in less than a year. “25” was released last November and features the hits “Hello” and “Send My Love (To My New Lover).” Adele received a plaque for her top-selling achievement at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday night after performing a ... Read More »


Trump on the defensive after combative debate with Clinton

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defence by Hillary Clinton’s cascade of attacks about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. Trump tried aggressively to pin America’s problems on Clinton at Monday night’s debate. But Clinton, ... Read More »


My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

FREEHOLD, N.J. – Thousands of fans have lined up for a chance to meet Bruce Springsteen as he starts his book tour in the New Jersey town where he grew up. Springsteen is celebrating Tuesday’s release of his autobiography “Born to Run” at a bookstore in Freehold. Tickets are sold out. A few fans camped ... Read More »


Feds failed to assess privacy implications of C-51 info-sharing: watchdog

OTTAWA – A federal watchdog says the government didn’t properly assess the privacy impact of new information-sharing powers in the omnibus security legislation known as C-51. In his annual report today, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien says he was surprised that many federal agencies did not examine the effect the powers would have on people’s personal ... Read More »