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Vietnam and China agree to back off conflicts in S. China Sea

Vietnam and China agreed Monday to back away from conflicts in the South China Sea, in a move aimed at easing tensions over Beijing's claims to most of the waterway
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The White House Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small
A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right
HALIFAX - In a court hearing lasting just over one minute, the Crown withdrew all charges against a Halifax marijuana advocate stemming from a series of police raids at his ...
French screen legend and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump as "unfit for office" after his administration's "shameful actions" in authorizing the impor
HALIFAX - Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will deal with threats posed by the Islamic State group, whether they come from afar or closer to home. At the Halifax International ...
Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people - homeless, migrants, unemployed - a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of h
WARREN, Ark. (AP) — Two former workers at a state-run residential center in southeast Arkansas have been arrested on felony abuse charges after authorities say they used excessive force and an unsa
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge says a Utah teenager is mentally fit to stand trial on charges that he lured a 12-year-old neighbor from her home and killed her. Judge James Michie decided Friday tha
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Alcohol sales are drying up on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota’s oil patch after tribal officials imposed new rules for retailers and wholesa
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The special legislative session is staggering toward its end Tuesday, with a small contingent of lawmakers holding so-called technical sessions to keep it alive after the Alas
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison officials say the death of a 46-year-old inmate from Las Vegas is being investigated as a suicide, and the death of a prisoner at another facility is being in
OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government is allocating up to $327.6 million over five years and $100 million a year after that to fight gun ......
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a right-of-way that will allow Idaho Power to build a 293-mile transmission line from Oregon to Idaho. The Interior Depart
OTTAWA - Canada's new commitment to United Nations peacekeeping has left some international observers questioning whether it will be enough to accomplish another big foreign policy goal: eventually wi
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A university student’s therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student’
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An influential conservative lawyer is leading a lawsuit against Indiana, accusing the state of illegally collecting roughly $1 billion in fees from truckers across the country.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a lea
At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating violence i
Austrian police said Friday that they were investigating the suicide of an 11-year-old Afghan migrant
ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a fired Atlanta fire chief are arguing that their client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city dispute that. Kelvin Cochran was fired in Januar

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