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  • Deportations on the rise in Canada amid migrant influx

    August 25, 2017 8:06 PM

    TORONTO - Canada has stepped up deportations of migrants this year as a surge of asylum seekers enter the country illegally from the United States. Canada Border Services Agency said Thursday there have been a total of 5,529 deportations compared to 7,357 in all of 2016. ... more »
  • Wildfires burn across the US and Canada

    July 9, 2017 1:52 PM

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground. A pair of wildfires egged on by record-breaking heat in Southern California quickly... more »
  • VIDEO: Canadian hunter survives bear attack Play Video

    May 27, 2017 6:41 PM

    ONTARIO - A man in Canada got more than he bargained for when he came across a black bear during his hunting trip. Richard Wesley says he was hunting near the Fire River in Ontario when he was approached by a black bear. A video of Wesley's encounter... more »
  • Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

    April 27, 2017 9:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. But in a post Thursday morning on his verified Twitter account, the president said his positive response... more »
  • Trump welcomes Trudeau to White House

    February 13, 2017 9:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. Trump welcomed Trudeau with a handshake Monday, as the leaders met for the first time. Their schedule includes private talks and a round table conversation about women in the workplace. Trudeau and... more »
  • Trump, Trudeau to confer on women in workforce

    February 12, 2017 7:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a round table discussion about women in the workforce on Monday. The event shows the rising policy influence of first daughter Ivanka Trump, who has stressed her commitment to issues like child care. A White House... more »
  • 6 dead in mosque shooting in Quebec

    January 29, 2017 10:26 PM

    QUEBEC CITY - A police spokeswoman says one suspect was arrested at the scene and another in a nearby city following last night's deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling it a "terrorist attack on Muslims." Six people were killed and eight... more »
  • Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders

    November 20, 2016 12:02 PM

    LIMA, Peru - President Barack Obama is holding separate meetings with the leaders of Australia and Canada before he wraps up the final foreign trip of his presidency. He'll meet Sunday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in between other sessions with world leaders... more »
  • America seen from abroad: arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free

    August 4, 2016 9:32 AM

    BANGKOK - The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government. And yet the "Ugly American," it would seem, isn't all bad. Americans are also seen from afar as generous tippers, friendly, uncomplicated, rich and... more »
  • Assembly of Bell Helicopter Jet Ranger X leaving Louisiana

    May 20, 2016 9:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Bell Helicopter says it will assemble its 505 Jet Ranger X in Canada, and abandon plans to build the new-model aircraft at a $26.3 million Lafayette facility. Louisiana financed the facility and was promised 115 jobs. Bell CEO and President Mitch Snyder said in a conference call Thursday... more »
  • Canadian border agents arrest man posing as teen to play high school hoops

    April 21, 2016 4:55 PM

    WINDSOR, Ontario - Officials at the Canadian border have taken an African man, believed to be 30 years old, after he spent the last six months posing as a teenager while attending a Catholic high school so he could play basketball. Jonathon Nicola, who was allowed in the country... more »
  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

    April 11, 2016 4:31 AM

    BILOXI, MS.- Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi... more »
  • 5 dead, 2 others injured in Saskatchewan school shooting

    January 22, 2016 6:39 PM

    TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says five are dead and two others are injured after a school shooting in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Trudeau said from Davos, Switzerland that the suspect is in custody. The grade 7 through 12 La Loche Community School is in... more »
  • Prosecutor: Man walked $1.6M in pills across border on sled

    January 14, 2016 5:11 PM

    BURLINGTON, Vt. - Authorities say a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sled carrying more than 180 pounds of prescription pills across the border into the United States. The U.S. attorney's office says 21-year-old Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended early Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along... more »
  • Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

    December 1, 2015 1:57 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A Canadian college student has pleaded guilty to smuggling or attempting to smuggle thousands of turtles from southeastern Michigan, more than a year after he was caught at a border crossing with 51 snappers taped to his body. Kai Xu ordered turtles online and would travel... more »
  • Obama administration nixes Keystone XL pipeline

    November 6, 2015 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - After seven years of federal review, the Keystone X-L oil pipeline has been rejected. President Barack Obama says he made the decision because the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests, and would have undercut the country's global leadership on climate change. Speaking at the White... more »
  • Porsche halts diesel Cayenne sales in US, Canada

    November 3, 2015 7:11 PM

    DETROIT - Porsche is voluntarily halting the sale of some diesel SUVs in the U.S. and Canada after U.S. regulators accused the brand of using software to cheat on emissions tests. Porsche said Tuesday that it is halting sales of diesel Cayennes from the 2014-2016 model years until further... more »
  • McDonald's to switch to cage-free eggs over next decade

    September 9, 2015 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada over the next decade. It's the latest push under CEO Steve Easterbrook to try to reinvent the Big Mac maker as a "modern, progressive burger company." Under pressure to revive slumping sales, McDonald's has... more »
  • Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

    August 24, 2015 5:31 PM

    TORONTO - The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday. The company behind Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 Canadian (US $378,000) reward for information leading to the arrest... more »
  • Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit

    August 21, 2015 4:01 PM

    TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms say they have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week. Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario,... more »
  • 9-year-old reels in 600 pound sturgeon

    July 3, 2015 11:37 AM

    CHILLIWACK, British Columbia - A young boy in Canada has landed the catch of a lifetime in the form of a 600 pound sturgeon. An official told ABC News that after a nearly two-hour struggle, 9-year-old Kegan Rothman reeled in a great white sturgeon with the help of his... more »
  • LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

    May 26, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada. On Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said James Marcus Ainsworth, 39, of LaSalle Parish, was... more »
  • Couple sues sperm bank after incorrect donor details emerge

    April 19, 2015 2:58 PM

    ATLANTA - A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson filed the lawsuit last month in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta. They say sperm bank employees... more »
  • BR man arrested in international child porn case

    March 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said a joint effort between U. S. and Canadian law enforcement led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on charges of sexual exploitation of children. Investigators arrested Matthew Chaney Walker, 24, after they said a search of his home turned up... more »
  • Palestinians hurl eggs at Canadian foreign minister's convoy

    January 18, 2015 11:25 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Dozens of Palestinian protesters have hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister. John Baird was in Ramallah on Sunday to meet Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki. Protesters also held signs reading: "Baird you are not welcome in Palestine." Activists from... more »
  • Target to exit Canada

    January 15, 2015 2:44 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Target is exiting Canada. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell says the company was unable to find a realistic scenario in which Target Canada would become profitable before at least 2021. The retailer said Thursday that it anticipates approximately $5.4 billion in fourth-quarter losses from discontinued operations in Canada.... more »
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    January 11, 2015 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism - in light of this past week's shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. The meeting will highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting... more »
  • US issues global travel warning after terror attacks

    January 9, 2015 5:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States has issued a global travel warning after recent terror attacks in France, Australia and Canada. The alert comes hours after French police killed three hostage-takers in a pair of incidents. Two of the men are believed responsible for Wednesday's attack on a satirical magazine in... more »
  • Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

    December 19, 2014 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies that need to get Canadian... more »
  • Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era Play Video

    October 28, 2014 1:41 AM

    TORONTO, Canada - The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. John Tory, a straight-laced, button-down moderate conservative, won Monday's election with 40 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent... more »
  • Sergeant-at-arms honored for stopping attacker

    October 23, 2014 10:46 AM

    OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's parliament is showing its gratitude to its sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, who is credited with stopping yesterday's shooting attack inside parliament by shooting the attacker just outside the caucus rooms of the lawmakers. Members of Parliament gave Vickers a rousing standing ovation for saving their lives as... more »
  • Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    October 22, 2014 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has condemned deadly shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the... more »

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