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ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 4:05pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank has pulled the plug on two troubled Italian banks, sending them into insolvency proceedings as it pushes ahead with efforts to clean up...

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:33pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using...

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Vice-President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious...

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:28pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm

ST. LOUIS — The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's...

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:45pm

MARODA, India — A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant...

USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 3:06pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:30pm

MASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts...

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 2:13pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:45pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. — If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen.

As of Thursday, Reitz had visited the park for 2,000 days in a...

Officials: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to...

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:55pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

After meetings this week, the...

British woman seriously injured in Paris tour bus accident

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:36pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

PARIS — A British woman was seriously injured when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris...

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:33pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end...

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

By The Canadian Press June 23, 2017 - 1:15pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 1:45pm

MOSCOW — Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show...

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