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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:16pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared man in his profession.

Follow in his...

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:11pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

BOSTON — Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez formally asked a court on Tuesday to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction now that he has died.

Under a long-...

Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq, Syria, drawing condemnation

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish warplanes struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from Baghdad and criticism from the U.S.-led...

UN chief says Yemen aid conference draws $1.1B in pledges

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 1:18pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 1:45pm

GENEVA — International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to...

Congressional organization denies credentials to Breitbart

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 12:59pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

WASHINGTON — The panel that approves media credentials to cover Congress declined to grant permanent credentials to Breitbart News Network, LLC.

The Standing Committee...

Disney sets May 2019 release date for new 'Star Wars' film

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 12:30pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: Episode IX" is coming to theatres on May 24, 2019.

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the summer date for the Colin Trevorrow-directed "...

Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 11:39am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

WASHINGTON — Even Supreme Court justices forget to turn off their cellphones.

A high court argument on Tuesday was interrupted by the familiar sound of a ring chime, and...

Nastase will be the 'bad boy' if he says more about Williams

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 11:15am

BUCHAREST, Romania — Ilie Nastase said he would be considered the "bad boy" if he says anything more about Serena Williams, and then later said more in a separate interview....

'Grey's Anatomy's' Jesse Williams files for divorce

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 10:33am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 11:00am

LOS ANGELES — "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams has filed for divorce from wife Aryn Drakelee-Williams after more than four years of marriage.

Williams cites...

US consumer confidence dips in April but remains strong

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 9:43am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 10:15am

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence slipped in April but remains at high levels.

The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer...

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 9:00am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 9:30am

KABUL — The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's...

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 8:21am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 9:15am

NEW YORK — Drake will host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June.

The Canadian rapper will preside over the June 26 ceremony in New York, which will be televised...