'That was not on my intelligence radar screen,' Obama tells CNN
PORT COLBORNE, Ont. - Police say a 51-year-old man is facing eight charges following a series of collisions in Port Colborne, Ont., that involved seven vehicles and a building, and sent two people to
EDMONTON - Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci met with key economists to look ahead to 2017, with the consensus being the worst is over for the provincial economy.
But Avery Shenfeld, chief economist
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police released a 911 recording Wednesday from a man who walked away uninjured from attack by a man believed to have fatally shot seven people and wounded two others earlier th
SOUIX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of the first responders who helped rescue a young woman from a building collapse in Sioux Falls that killed a construction worker said he thought of his daughters as he h
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the ma
HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland firefighters have been accused of assaulting a female firefighter from another station during a fight over which unit should go first inside a burning home. Volun
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city from destroying m
Orla Guerin reports from a hospital in Irbil that is struggling to cope with the number of casualties.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to name New Zealand lawmaker David Shearer as head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, which has been wracked
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations. The Department of Envi
PHOENIX (AP) — A second wild jaguar may have been spotted in the United States. A photo taken Dec. 1 in a southern Arizona mountain range appears to show a new wild jaguar — an animal rarely seen in
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Stanford University graduate student claimed in a federal lawsuit that the school failed to adequately investigate and discipline a former student who was a “known sexual
CHICAGO (AP) — The purported leader of Chicago’s powerful Hobos street gang surprised observers by choosing to testify at his federal racketeering trial and claimed no such gang existed. Gregor
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A teenager accused of producing a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken and posting it online could face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Northampton Count
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ highest criminal court threw out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the 2011 ambush slayings of two men, saying Wednesday that a proper search warrant wasn
CHICAGO (AP) — A 61-year-old Canadian man who was arrested after a scuffle with an off-duty Chicago police officer is suing the officer. Terence Clarke of Baden, Ontario alleges in the excessive forc
NEW YORK - The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again — this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer.
Oblivious marsupial-lovers from China, India and Norway wander Australian fairways in pursuit of snapshots; ‘what are you doing there?’
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to slash the costs of obtaining and renewing handgun permits, place armed police officers in private schools and allow the governor and top elected offi
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem. His remarks Wednesd
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s incoming Democratic governor says he’s optimistic he’ll be able to repeal the state’s law limiting the state’s LGBT protections, vo
MONTREAL - Quebec Superior Court has given the green light to a class-action lawsuit filed by a mother over various school fees.
The suit seeking damages and interest was authorized Tuesday by Justic
OTTAWA - The long-awaited pan-Canadian climate plan to be finalized this week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers won't include a detailed account of how Canada will meet its internation
WARSAW — Poland's ruling anti-communist party has faced accusations of a double standard over a prominent role that a communist-era prosecutor has in the par
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he will continue a discussion about current conditions in the Syrian city of Aleppo with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday
WASHINGTON (AP) — For one afternoon, Senate Republicans and Democrats gleefully referred to Joe Biden as “Mr. President.” As the nation’s 47th vice president, Biden is the president
WASHINGTON - Some big players are attempting to gang-tackle Canada's new policy on Super Bowl ads, with the National Football League, the U.S. government, Canadian broadcasters and advertisers and pol
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Enforcement of a jury’s decision in a defamation case against Rolling Stone has been put on hold while a judge considers the magazine’s challenge to the verdic
Brazil's Supreme Court overturns decision to suspend the Senate president, Renan Calheiros.
Axsis is one of the smallest robots for surgical use.
PESHAWAR. — A plane carrying more than 40 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in northern Pakistan yesterday, with witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage saying there were unlikely to be
WASHINGTON. — More than 100 Cuban small business owners sent a letter to US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday urging him to continue President Barack Obama’s engagement with Havana, despite Trump