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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...

US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 7:35am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 8:00am

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose steadily upward in February as more homebuyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable....

Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 7:04am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:45am

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning condemnation of foreign policy to becoming a...

Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 6:02am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 6:30am

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A roadside bomb targeting a minivan in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region on Tuesday killed 14 people, a local official said, raising an earlier...

Torrents of juice flood Russian town after factory accident

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 5:18am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:45am

MOSCOW — A flash flood of fruit juice from a beverage plant in southern Russia has flowed into a town's streets and into the River Don.

The Prosecutor's Office in the...

Rare leatherback sea turtles wash up dead in South Carolina

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 4:43am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 5:15am

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. — Two dead leatherback sea turtles have been discovered along South Carolina's coast.

The Post and Courier reports ( ) that the...

Ivanka Trump in Berlin to talk women's economic empowerment

By The Canadian Press April 25, 2017 - 3:33am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:30am

BERLIN — Ivanka Trump is in Berlin on her first international outing as a White House adviser, where she will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss ways to encourage...

Toy given to police officer as safety talisman gets to Ohio

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 11:36pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

CINCINNATI — Police in Ohio have received a stuffed toy given by a child to a Pennsylvania police officer to help keep him safe.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (

27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 11:06pm Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:45am

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck.

Police say the accident took place along the...

US students score poorly in arts and music exam

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 10:02pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 10:30pm

WASHINGTON — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help.

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2016, American...

North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

By The Canadian Press April 24, 2017 - 9:24pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 10:00pm

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of — A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in...