• NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

    PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing — submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to

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  • Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

    Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment

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  • Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

    A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Seleznev hacked into businesses, mostly pizza restaurants in Washington state,

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  • Vancouver's supervised-injection site sees unusually high number of overdoses

    Drug overdoses have spiked this week at Vancouver's supervised-injection site as workers report noticing an unknown substance has appeared on the streets. "The staff that have been responding to the overdoses in the injection room are noticing that there's a substance that is quite different

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  • Ottawa says it won't criminalize cellphone use at the wheel

    The federal government is not considering making cellphone use at the wheel a criminal offence. A spokeswoman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Thursday provincial laws already exist to crack down on the dangerous practice. Quebec coroner Michel Ferland recently suggested Ottawa amend

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  • Pierre Ouellet's actions called 'inconceivable' at Rona sale hearings

    At issue was Daoust's repeated denials that he was consulted before the sale of Quebec's stake in Rona to Lowe's, essentially paving the way for the American company to buy Rona in February. Last week, a series of emails surfaced attempting to prove that Daoust was, in fact, consulted before

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  • Quebec hearings begin into who knew what regarding sale of Rona Inc.

    The former chief of staff to a cabinet minister who has just resigned contradicted his ex-boss Thursday at a special legislature hearing into the controversial purchase of hardware firm Rona Inc. by Lowe's. Pierre Ouellet told committee members that Jacques Daoust was informed about the intention

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  • Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavours, not nicotine

    Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. Only a fraction of young vapers were inhaling nicotine, a nationwide survey showed. Nicotine is considered harmful to the developing teenage brain.

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  • Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach

    Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. After interviewing candidates with varying degrees of NHL coaching experience, Sakic ultimately chose Jared Bednar as the team's new coach. Bednar spent the past 14 seasons as a minor league coach, most recently

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  • Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology

    Richard Friedman sued Zimmer for copyright infringement in January 2015 over the film's music, but he now says he never should have brought the case. Friedman wrote a letter to Zimmer saying he deeply regrets filing the lawsuit.

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  • WGN hit series 'Underground' moves production to Georgia

    The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. "Underground" will begin production of the new 10-episode season in Savannah, Georgia, on Aug. 29 after filming its first season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sony Pictures Television

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  • 'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN next month

    Dr. Drew Pinsky's series on the HLN channel is ending its run after five years. HLN said Thursday that "Dr. Drew on Call" will air its final episode on Sept. 22. CNN and HLN are part of the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner Inc.

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  • Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape

    The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content. While Jones' supporters have been vocal with their outrage and Department of Homeland Security investigators

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  • Most of remaining Fort McMurray evacuees allowed to go home Wednesday

    Some of the last evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfire are being allowed to return home after Alberta's top health officer approved the cleanup of their neighbourhoods. "I am confident that the municipality has the plans, mitigations and tools in place to ensure people returning to these

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  • The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Thursday, Aug. 25

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  • Insp. Ken Foster named Red Deer RCMP detachment commander

    Ken Foster was named Thursday as the new officer in charge, and he is expected to take over full-time operations by late fall. Born in Calgary, Foster has been an RCMP officer for 25 years, beginning his career in 1991. In 2015, he was appointed officer in charge of the St. Albert detachment.

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  • No questions asked: Calgary pub wants purloined pig ornament returned

    CALGARY — A Calgary pub wants the bacon burglar who took off with Henry the pig to bring him back.

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  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

    As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes. A day after the

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  • Chinese ambassador hopes canola dispute won't be big issue during Trudeau visit

    China's ambassador to Canada says he hopes a simmering trade dispute over Canadian canola exports won't become an even bigger problem with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to visit Beijing next week. Canada has been inflexible and "unfair" in its approach to talks that began seven

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  • Gov sees flooded subdivision, city saved by sandbag wall

    Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back. "You know I pay my taxes, I worked ... I've never been late a

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  • Minister to OMA: if you want binding arbitration, do you want to be a union?

    Ontario's health minister is asking the province's doctors if binding arbitration is so important that they are willing to form a public-sector union and disclose their salaries. The Ontario Medical Association has asked for it as a condition of returning to negotiations on a new fee agreement

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  • The Latest: Iowa landowners denied pipeline work delay

    The Iowa Utilities Board has denied landowners' request to halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week. The three-member board voted Thursday afternoon against a lengthy stay of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on parcels of 14 landowners while a court considers a lawsuit they

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  • Jays activate slugger Bautista off disabled list, option Goins to Buffalo

    The Blue Jays slugger, who was reinstated from the disabled list on Thursday before the finale of Toronto's three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels, says he's focusing on a post-season push from his first-place team. "You win games by scoring more runs than the other team and my on-base

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  • 2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday. It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, Durant Assistant

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  • 80 fines issued in 2 days, says Queens District RCMP

    A new initiative by Queens District RCMP has lead to more than 80 speeding fines in the last two days. The RCMP partnered with Provincial Highway Safety Enforcement members to increase patrols Wednesday and Thursday. "We found that there has been a lot of excessive speeding," said Sgt. Leanne

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