The Canadian Press

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

NEW YORK — The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcome."

Park Service spokesman Jerry...

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

LOS ANGELES — A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

An attorney for James...

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

BOSTON — A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."

Boston...

Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

NORFOLK, Va. — A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.

The...

School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a...

Floods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed rice

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

NEW ORLEANS — The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting.

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike...

Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter - from husband

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:36pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.

Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge. To...

Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:35pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees...

Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:45pm

MIAMI — Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or...

Houston police: No injuries amid reports of hospital gunfire

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:45pm

HOUSTON — No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston,...

Man bent on killing as many co-workers as he could at Edmonton warehouse: Crown

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

EDMONTON — A Crown prosecutor says an Edmonton man accused of murdering two co-workers and wounding others during a "stabbing spree" at a grocery warehouse in 2014 planned to...

Canada to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:08pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

OTTAWA — Some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year, the Trudeau government announced...

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