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Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 8:54pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at...

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 8:44pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 9:15pm

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. — A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by...

Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi history

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 7:03pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 7:15pm

PARIS — The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and centre in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti...

Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 6:38pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 6:45pm

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago...

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 6:26pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump's 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that...

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 5:30pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate...

Robots, high-tech tools join battle against invasive species

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 3:33pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON — A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A...

Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 3:29pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling is unlikely to reach its goals anytime soon,...

Berkeley praises police for keeping peace at Coulter rallies

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 3:17pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

BERKELEY, Calif. — Berkeley officials declared their handling of protests over Ann Coulter's cancelled appearance a success thanks to a massive police presence that ensured the...

In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 3:04pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

CAIRO — Pope Francis demanded that Egypt's Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God's name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world's most populous country,...

Gooden gets key to city 31 years after Mets World Series win

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 2:41pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

NEW YORK — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox.

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US economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

By The Canadian Press April 28, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 3:15pm

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far...

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