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Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:22pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.

The longtime...

Feds rescind opposition to key part of Texas voter ID law

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

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is abandoning its longstanding opposition to a key aspect of Texas' toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law, costing...

Dylann Roof's jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks...

Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:45pm

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is giving Sunday's Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending "sad."

The president said in an interview with...

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:19pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:45pm

OLATHE, Kan. — A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that...

Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child's party

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:19pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:45pm

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate...

Appeals court won't put Trump's travel ban case on hold

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:45pm

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new...

Cuomo orders probe into threats targeting Jewish centres

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation after the latest wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres.

Cuomo said Jewish centres in Tarrytown...

1 killed, 21 injured in California tour bus crash

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

KRAMER, Calif. — A tour bus crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars head-on, killing one woman and injuring 21 others in the Southern California high desert, according...

Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 4:31pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

UQUIA, Argentina — To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins.

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Ali Jr. says airport detention made him feel "violated"

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Muhammad Ali's son said Monday he felt "violated" when immigration officials questioned him about his religion at a Florida airport.

"I was just appalled," Muhammad Ali...

Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

By The Canadian Press February 27, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: February 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

BEIRUT — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered...

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