The Canadian Press

B.C. medical services premium cut a strategic 'bang for the buck,' Clark says

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 6:13pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

BURNABY, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark says slashing British Columbia's health premiums in half gives the "biggest bang for the buck" to taxpayers, but an economist says she...

Oklahoma court favours church in Syrian torture lawsuit

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 6:12pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man from Syria who says he was tortured in his home country after converting to Christianity has no legal recourse against an Oklahoma church that published...

Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 6:10pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

BOSTON — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former...

Charges laid in jail assault on man who killed Calgary couple and grandchild

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 6:07pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

CALGARY — Charges have been laid in a jailhouse attack on a man convicted of killing a Calgary couple and their grandchild.

Police say three inmates at the Calgary...

Rising star De Haitre leads Canadian speedskaters at sprint championships

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:15pm

CALGARY —  When Vincent De Haitre landed in Sochi, Russia, he realized he was unlikely to visit the podium.

"I knew deep down," he said, "I was not a contender."

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Medical workers quitting prison after fatal inmate uprising

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:47pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:15pm

DOVER, Del. — More than two dozen medical workers at a Delaware prison have quit in the aftermath of an inmate uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed....

Man charged in toddler's fatal shooting during drug deal

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say they've arrested the man responsible for a toddler's fatal shooting during a drug deal in South Florida.

Local media outlets...

House speaker gets firsthand look at US-Mexico border

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:29pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

MCALLEN, Texas — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up...

Reform may have eased jail time for police slaying suspect

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:28pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

LOS ANGELES — California's efforts to ease overcrowding in state prisons did not lead to an early release of a gang member accused of killing a police officer and wounding...

Montreal police arrest suspect in armed robberies, shootings

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:23pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:45pm

Montreal police say they have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with two attempted murders earlier this month.

They say the suspect was nabbed today in Saint-...

'Dogs mattered:' Charge laid in canine deaths in Saskatoon kennel

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:04pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

SASKATOON — The owner of one of 14 dogs that died from heat stroke and dehydration at a boarding kennel says her family is relieved that a charge has been laid.

Dawn...

Ontario's Rachel Homan clinches playoff berth at Tournament of Hearts

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Ontario's Rachel Homan clinched a playoff spot at the Canadian women's curling championship with her ninth victory.

Homan downed Northern Ontario'...

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