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Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:32am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting...

Ukraine files case against Russia at UN's highest court

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:30am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding...

GM to add or keep 7,000 jobs, make $1B factory investment

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:28am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

DETROIT — General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced...

Former Klan Grand Dragon to MLK's daughter: I'm sorry

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:55am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:15am

ATLANTA — Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the family of...

Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by IS

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:40am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:15am

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi forces have captured the site of the Mosque of the Prophet Younis after driving Islamic State group militants from a new neighbourhood in eastern Mosul, a...

Missing hunter located in Alabama jail

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:39am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00am

ATHENS, Ala. — Searchers spent time looking for a missing hunter in north Alabama until officers realized he was actually in jail.

Relatives of 50-year-old Randy Keith...

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:26am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00am

SAN FRANCISCO — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he...

Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cuts

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:24am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00am

DAMASCUS, Syria — Omar Tarshan had never visited any of Syria's famous public baths until three weeks ago, when a water shortage in his Damascus neighbourhood forced him to...

DeVos likely to push school choice as education secretary

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:23am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

WASHINGTON — Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration.

Betsy DeVos, Trump's choice for...

German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:21am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

BERLIN — Germany's supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid to outlaw a fringe far-right party accused of pursuing a racist and anti-Semitic agenda.

Andreas Vosskuhle,...

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:20am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

LONDON — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter — instead he accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka.

Trump retweeted a...

Trump's America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:17am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

PLYMOUTH, Pa. — Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. But those...

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