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For Turkish president, referendum on power is a big gamble

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:28am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 8:00am

ISTANBUL — In a slick online video, 22-year-old Turkish student Ali Gul sits in front a drum kit and framed artwork while making tart remarks about Turkey's political...

S. Korea's Park to attend court session on possible arrest

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:27am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 8:00am

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided to attend a questioning session by a Seoul court before it determines whether she should be...

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:26am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 8:00am

PHOENIX — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in...

Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:25am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 8:00am

WASHINGTON — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago.

A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful...

Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:19am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:45am

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect...

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:18am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:45am

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom...

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:17am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:45am

BANGKOK — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as...

Judge considering plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:17am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:45am

DETROIT — A judge is holding a hearing on a plan to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, where lead poisoned the water system.

The deal would settle a...

Trump spilled beans on grandchild-to-be's gender

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:16am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:45am

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spilled the beans on the gender of his next grandchild before the parents were ready.

Trump's son Eric and his wife Lara are...

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 7:09am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:30am

BNEI BRAK, Israel — Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary...

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 6:50am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:15am

WASHINGTON — Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining...

Global markets have steadier tone after Wall Street recovery

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 6:48am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 7:15am

LONDON — European stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday following a late recovery on Wall Street at the end of a session that had been dominated by concerns over...

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