April 26th, 2017

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The Latest: Trump says he won’t pull US out of NAFTA

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times EDT): 10:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The White House made the surprise announcement in a read-out of calls Wednesday between the ... Read More »


Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

MILFORD, Pa. – A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection a ... Read More »


India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videos

SRINAGAR, India – India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests. The government said the restrictions ordered Wednesday were ... Read More »


Jury sentences ambush killer to death penalty

MILFORD, Pa. – A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection a ... Read More »


Tentative agreement struck with Alberta teachers and school boards

CALGARY – A tentative agreement is now on the table between Alberta teachers and school board representatives. The two parties have signed a memorandum of agreement, completing the first step of the updated collective bargaining process. According to a government news release, details are still confidential and will not be released until its been ratified. ... Read More »


Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada – though administration officials caution it’s just one of a number of options currently being discussed by the president and his staff. Senior White House officials have been discussing ... Read More »


Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church

BERNARDS, N.J. – The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation were taken down Wednesday at a New Jersey church. Roughly 50 people were on hand at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards as the work was completed, and many of them clapped ... Read More »


Housing, economy, leadership feature in final B.C. election debate

VICTORIA – British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is defending the time it took her government to cool Vancouver’s scorching housing market, telling voters watching a TV debate the Liberals wanted to make sure they didn’t wipe out the equity people have built in their homes by acting rashly. But Clark says measures the government took, ... Read More »


YouTube announces music competition series for emerging acts

NEW YORK – YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America announced Wednesday that “Best.Cover.Ever” will debut on YouTube later this year. Ludacris will host the series, where pop stars will give budding artists a chance ... Read More »


Mayor calls ghostly face seen in Salem streetlamp ‘eerie’

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts city known for celebrating the occult is drawing attention after its mayor snapped a photo that appears to show a scowling face trapped in a streetlamp. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll shared the photo on Twitter on Wednesday. The Democrat asks if other people can see the face, which she calls ... Read More »