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Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:41pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

LISBON, Portugal — A former CIA agent will be handed over to Italy in the coming days to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S....

Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:41pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out...

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will...

Mass funeral held for 20 Haitians who died in dismal prison

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died...

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:40pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

NEW YORK — The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcome."

Park Service spokesman Jerry...

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:15pm

LOS ANGELES — A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.

An attorney for James...

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

BOSTON — A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."

Boston...

Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

NORFOLK, Va. — A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.

The...

School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a...

Floods that saturated Louisiana also damaged its seed rice

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:38pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

NEW ORLEANS — The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting.

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike...

Lieutenant governor gets resignation letter - from husband

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:36pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband.

Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge. To...

Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:35pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees...

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