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Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:36am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:00am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but...

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:32am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:00am

WASHINGTON — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.

THE NUMBERS: The Labor...

Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:25am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:45am

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine...

Conservative activist O'Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:23am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:45am

NEW YORK — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released what he says are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009.

The...

US stocks start mixed as energy companies bounce back

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 9:15am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:45am

NEW YORK — Major U.S. indexes are mixed early Thursday following modest losses the day before. Energy companies are making the biggest gains as the price of oil jumps and...

Romania: 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last year

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:58am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

BUCHAREST, Romania — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country'...

Florence's Duomo encourages digital graffiti as deterrent

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:48am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

VATICAN CITY — Florence's famed Duomo is cleaning up its act, removing centuries of graffiti from the cathedral dome interior and letting new visitors leave their mark...

Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:41am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:00am

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are posting moderate gains in early trading on Wall Street, led by...

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:41am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:15am

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:30am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House....

Malaysia says embassy staff should assist if nothing to hide

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:14am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:45am

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's police chief said Thursday investigators want to question a North Korean embassy official about the death of the exiled half brother of...

In Lebanon gyms, playtime and escape for Syrian children

By The Canadian Press February 23, 2017 - 8:06am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 8:30am

BEIRUT — Every Sunday, the gymnasium along Beirut's airport highway echoes with the shouting and laughter of dozens of Syrian children enjoying a rare escape from a grim and...

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