December 4th, 2016

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Larocque records fifth career shutout in Canada’s victory over Norway

CHARLOTTETOWN – Dominic Larocque stopped all seven shots he faced for his fifth career shutout as Canada opened the World Sledge Hockey Challenge on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Norway. Greg Westlake and Ben Delaney gave the Canadians (1-0-0) a two-goal advantage in the first period. Bryan Sholomicki had the other in the second. ... Read More »

Renzi quits; Italian populists seek quick vote to win power

ROME – Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a stinging defeat on his reforms referendum, triggering his resignation announcement and galvanizing the populist, opposition 5-Star Movement’s determination to gain national power soon. The outcome also energized the anti-immigrant Northern League party, an ally of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a candidate in France’s presidential ... Read More »

2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO – Two winning tickets were sold for Saturday night’s $25 million Lotto 649 jackpot. One was purchased in Ontario and the other in Quebec – each being worth almost $12.4 million. The winning ticket for the $1 million guaranteed prize was also sold in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on ... Read More »

Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan’s leader

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago. In a series of evening tweets, Trump groused about criticism that he didn’t work with China ahead ... Read More »

The Latest: Populist party says it’s poised to govern Italy

ROME – The Latest on Italy’s referendum on constitutional reforms (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The populist 5-Star Movement says it’s poised to govern Italy now that Premier Matteo Renzi is resigning. The Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, spearheaded the winning “No”-vote campaign in a referendum on constitutional reforms. Renzi had championed the reforms ... Read More »

University class takes on case of B.C. woman stripped of citizenship

SQUAMISH, B.C. – A group of university students in Squamish, B.C., is hoping their school work will help change the life of a woman whose Canadian citizenship was stripped under a little-known policy. Leanne Roderick, an instructor at Quest University, wanted the 20 students in her democracy and justice class to meet someone who was ... Read More »

Carr leads another rally for Raiders in 38-24 win over Bills

OAKLAND, Calif. – Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. After falling behind 24-9 following touchdowns on the first two drives of the second half for Buffalo (6-6), the Raiders (10-2) ... Read More »

Renzi quits after losing reforms referendum by big margin

ROME – Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon. “The ‘No’s’ have won in an extraordinary clear-cut way,” Renzi told reporters in Rome about an hour after ... Read More »

Public schools in Nova Scotia could be closed for up to a week: education minister

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s education minister expects public schools to be closed for up to a week starting Monday, depending on the passage of a bill that would impose a contract on the union representing 9,300 educators in the province. Karen Casey said Sunday that she recognizes the school closures are an “inconvenience” but concerns ... Read More »

Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens

OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. Less than half of the charred remains of the partly collapsed structure had been searched, and crews clearing ... Read More »