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6-time champs Djokovic, Williams post Australian Open wins

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 9:35am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

MELBOURNE, Australia — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

It may seem straight-...

Canada's Raonic opens Australian Open with 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Germany's Brown

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:29am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 9:00am

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Milos Raonic and Germany's Dustin Brown renewed their Grand Slam duel on Tuesday and the result was the same as the last time — a three-set win...

Longtime Toronto nightclub security man among dead in Mexico nightclub shooting

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:14am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

Tributes poured in Monday from friends and colleagues of a longtime Toronto bouncer described as a "gentle giant" who died when a gunman opened fire in a crowded beachfront...

Mexican town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:13am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and...

Clean needle programs too dangerous, federal prison officials tell court

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:10am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

OTTAWA — Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior correctional...

Only half of disabled Canadians have a full or part-time job: Poll

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:10am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:45am

TORONTO — A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities.

The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found...

NWT, Nunavut and Yukon reach health-care funding deal with federal government

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:09am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:30am

OTTAWA — The federal government says it has reached a health-care funding agreement with the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

It says the three territorial...

Canada's party for Trump: Poutine, salmon, and a reduced bill for taxpayers

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:04am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:30am

WASHINGTON — As the Canadian government prepares its quadrennial U.S. presidential inauguration bash at its embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue, this year's menu plans include...

Women's sex-harassment suit against RCMP certified as class action

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:03am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:30am

TORONTO — A proposed agreement to compensate women who endured sexual harassment as employees of the RCMP has passed a key hurdle, with a Federal Court judge agreeing two...

Calgary dad disappointed in sentences given to 3 who killed his son

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:03am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:30am

CALGARY — The father of an 18-year-old man who was killed by a group of people in 2013 is unhappy with the sentencing of the three men convicted in the case.

Lukas...

Supremacist group distributes racist pamphlets for U.S. King Jr. holiday

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 8:02am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:30am

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., aren't sure if they're dealing with a growing white supremacist problem or if a few "small-minded" people are behind the...

'I felt exposed,' alleged victim tells former medic's court martial hearing

By The Canadian Press January 17, 2017 - 7:58am Updated: January 17, 2017 - 8:15am

GATINEAU, Que. — Two women accusing a former military medic of breach of trust told a military tribunal Monday they thought they were being seen by a doctor when he allegedly...

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