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Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honouring ex-KKK member

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:45am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 11:15am

NORMAN, Okla. — A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honouring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan...

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:31am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 11:00am

SEATTLE — Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced...

Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 11:00am

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose...

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:26am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 10:45am

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians...

Carrier deal touted by Trump unusual for Indiana

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:26am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 10:45am

INDIANAPOLIS — The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state of Indiana as it offers $7...

Yemenis protest on 2nd anniversary of Saudi intervention

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 10:26am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 10:45am

SANAA, Yemen — Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday in the capital Sanaa against the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen as it marked its second anniversary....

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 7:14am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 7:45am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic...

2 militants killed in Bangladesh raid; death toll now 8

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 6:36am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 7:00am

NEW DELHI — Two suspected militants were killed Sunday in an ongoing military raid on a building where armed militants were holed up in eastern Bangladesh, police and army...

German minister: Erdogan rhetoric causing significant damage

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 5:33am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 6:00am

BERLIN — A senior German official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rhetoric in the standoff with European countries ahead of his country's April 16 referendum is...

No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 4:58am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 5:30am

HONG KONG — The candidate favoured by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests...

4 dead, 23 wounded in grenade attack in southern Philippines

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 4:56am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 5:30am

JOLO, Philippines — At least four people were killed and 23 others wounded in a grenade attack in the southern Philippines that appears to be unrelated to terrorism, officials...

Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

By The Canadian Press March 26, 2017 - 4:05am Updated: March 26, 2017 - 4:30am

MADRID — Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas.

Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday...

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