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J is not OK - Swiss court nixes letter as baby's name

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 5:57am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 6:15am

BERLIN — J is not OK — as a name, that is, according to a Swiss court.

The Zurich administrative court said in a ruling released Tuesday it had upheld a local registry's...

'Spider-Man,' 'Blade Runner' footage kicks off CinemaCon

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 3:15am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:45am

LAS VEGAS — Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out.

Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at CinemaCon, featuring Tom...

EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 3:12am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:30am

BRUSSELS — The European Union's top court has ruled that the bloc's economic sanctions on Russian companies over the crisis in Ukraine are valid.

The EU Court of Justice...

NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas, so what now?

By The Canadian Press March 28, 2017 - 12:21am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 1:15am

PHOENIX — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders.

Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of....

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 9:49pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 11:15pm

CINCINNATI — As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged...

Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 8:18pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 8:45pm

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.

Commuters east of...

Heroin found hidden in dog crate at Kennedy Airport

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 8:17pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 8:45pm

NEW YORK — Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from...

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 6:07pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

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Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 6:01pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

NORMAN, Okla. — The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts...

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 5:49pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:15pm

TECUMSEH, Okla. — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Officer Justin...

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 5:03pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

DETROIT — Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated...

Avalanche victims remembered by hospital colleagues

By The Canadian Press March 27, 2017 - 3:26pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

BOSTON — Two Americans killed in an avalanche in Canada this month are being remembered as "young rising stars" by their colleagues at a prestigious Boston hospital.

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