• HRW: Iraqi militias recruiting children ahead of Mosul push

    Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for civilians displaced by conflict ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake militant-held Mosul, according to a report from Human Rights Watch Tuesday. Citing testimony from witnesses and relatives, HRW said two tribal militias in the Kurdish region

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  • Six stories in the news today, Aug. 30

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Beijing for an official visit that will focus on strengthening Canada's business ties with the world's second-largest economy. Trudeau has called the weeklong trip an opportunity to do a bit of a "reset" of a relationship that he said was

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  • Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

    Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes — the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.

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  • Immigration detention faces rare legal challenge today in provincial court

    TORONTO — A Jamaican man gets a rare chance today to ask a Superior Court in Toronto to look at whether his ongoing immigration detention is justified.

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  • Tech giant IBM joins fintech hub at MaRS to focus on cognitive technologies

    IBM will be joining the fintech hub at Toronto's MaRS discovery district, becoming the first technology tenant in a space currently occupied by financial services companies. The technology giant will move into the hub in the coming weeks, joining the likes of CIBC, Manulife and payment processor

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  • State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

    Construction crews have worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral in quake-devastated Amatrice after residents denounced the government's original plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar. The funeral late Tuesday for more than 200 of the 292 victims

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  • Global stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

    TOKYO — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

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  • Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

    Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. "I've laid out the best I could, the specific plans and ideas that I want to pursue as your president because I have this old-fashioned idea," Clinton said during a recent speech

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  • Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying

    A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation. Relatives and colleagues of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill have publicly expressed

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  • French government wants EU to stop trade talks with US

    France's trade chief says he wants to ask the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that his socialist government sees as too friendly to U.S. business. Matthias Fekl, France's secretary of state for foreign trade, said Tuesday on RMC radio that "we

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  • Husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson arrested for assault

    SEATTLE — Authorities say the husband of Heart lead singer Ann Wilson is being held on investigation of assaulting two relatives during the group's show in Seattle.

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  • North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

    Beachgoers, boat captains and business owners on North Carolina's Outer Banks warily eyed a potent tropical weather system that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer. Forecasters expected the first system to become a tropical storm before brushing the North Carolina coast Tuesday

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  • Comic performer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera

    Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks. "But I make my wife laugh once or twice in the house, but nothing

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  • Djokovic's right arm gives him trouble during US Open win

    Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced. Seconds later Monday night, a weak serve produced a wince from the U.S. Open's defending champion, then was followed by a missed forehand that gave away a set — the first set dropped by Djokovic in the first round of any Grand

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  • Scores and Schedule

    Monday's Games

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  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 4-10

    Sept. 4: Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 85. Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 75. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. TV personality Dr. Jan Pol ("The Incredible Dr. Pol") is 74. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 72

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  • There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves for first official visit to China

    More than four decades after his father first began paving the way in the 1970s, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in China early Tuesday to begin his first official visit there, with both countries keen to forge ever-stronger economic ties. Trudeau, travelling with wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

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  • Brazil's president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

    In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice-president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly

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  • Asian stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

    TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

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  • Critics of the light rail project turn up for environmental hearings

    The train service proposed by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec would connect the airport and Deux-Montagnes to downtown Montreal and the South Shore. The $5 billion project, being hailed as the biggest infrastructure project since the Metro was built, hinges on getting environmental approval

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  • August flooding causes $1-million damage at St. Joseph High School

    Heavy rainfall this summer has left St. Joseph High School near downtown Edmonton with a hefty bill, after musical equipment and drama props were destroyed by flooding. "We ended up having about four feet of water in the basement of the school," said Lori Nagy, spokeswoman for Edmonton Catholic

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  • Canada Post, CUPW agree to extend mediation another 24 hours

    Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers agreed late Monday to extend a mediation effort aimed at resolving their labour dispute by another 24 hours. Both Canada Post and CUPW said late Monday that both sides would continue to negotiate with the help of a special mediator into Tuesday.

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  • Stray pit bulls from Montreal being rescued, brought to Saskatchewan

    Stray pit bulls are getting a new leash on life in Saskatchewan as Montreal moves to join other cities that have banned the breed. City council in the Quebec city is expected to pass a bylaw later this month that will ban pit bulls and similar breeds by the end of the year, though families which currently

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