September 25th, 2017

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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it. In a late bid to win votes ... Read More »

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Stanley Cup champion Penguins accept White House invitation

By Dan Scifo, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Sidney Crosby is backing the Pittsburgh Penguins’ decision to accept a White House invitation from President Donald Trump. The reigning two-time Stanley Cup champions announced their decision Sunday morning. “I support it,” Crosby said after the Penguins’ 4-1 loss against the St. Louis Blues during the annual Hockeyville USA exhibition game ... Read More »

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Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions

By Jill Colvin And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen – ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Hagel scores twice, Rebels come from behind to beat Oil Kings

By The Canadian Press on September 24th, 2017

EDMONTON – Brandon Hagel scored twice as the Red Deer Rebels came from behind to beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-3 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action. Jared Dmytriw scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 9:21 of the third period for the Rebels (2-0-0), who reeled off four straight goals after ... Read More »

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Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

By Geir Moulson And David Rising, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into parliament. Merkel’s centre-left challenger, Martin Schulz, conceded his Social Democrats had suffered a “crushing election defeat,” with ... Read More »

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The Latest: Merkel’s bloc comes 1st in German election

By The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

BERLIN – The latest on Germany’s national election (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Election officials confirm Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has come first in Germany’s election, paving the way for her to lead the country for a fourth term. The federal election authority said early Monday that Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the Bavarian-only Christian ... Read More »

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After 66 million years, creature wins state dinosaur honour

By The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California’s state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus (Aw-gus-tin-o-lo-fus) morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State. Fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere from 100 million to ... Read More »

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Thelma Chalifoux, former senator and Metis activist, dies in Alberta at 88

By The Canadian Press on September 24th, 2017

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Metis activist and retired senator Thelma Chalifoux has died. Chalifoux’s daughter, Debbie Coulter, says her mother passed away Friday evening at a care home in St. Albert, near Edmonton, and had been in declining health for some years. She was 88. Chalifoux was appointed to the upper chamber in 1997 and ... Read More »

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Mexico border crossing to reopen 12 hours ahead of schedule

By The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The busiest border crossing in the United States was set to reopen about 12 hours ahead of schedule Monday after it closed for the weekend to travellers who normally drive through to Mexico. The San Ysidro Port of Entry connecting San Diego to Tijuana closed at 3 a.m. Saturday for work on ... Read More »

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Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

By Jill Colvin And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and ... Read More »

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