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Trump wound up in surveillance intercepts: A plot twist in Washington spy drama

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:02pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's personal communications were picked up by U.S. intelligence operations that were monitoring foreign espionage targets, a top Republican said...

Senate ethics committee mulls fate of senator who was involved with teen

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 4:01pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

OTTAWA — The Senate's ethics committee met behind closed doors Wednesday to consider what sanctions can or should be imposed on disgraced Sen. Don Meredith for engaging in a...

Nova Scotia intimate-photo case results in guilty pleas from all six accused

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:54pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 4:15pm

HALIFAX — Six male teenagers in Nova Scotia pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent, concluding one of Canada's largest...

CFL rules committee recommends changes to enhance flow of game, fan experience

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

REGINA — The CFL's rules committee wants to limit when coaches can challenge plays to enhance the flow of play and overall fan experience.

A recommendation tabled by the...

Raptors' Ibaka suspended one game for throwing punches in fight with Lopez

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:02pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka has been suspended one game without pay for throwing punches in Tuesday's altercation with Chicago centre Robin Lopez.

Lopez was also...

A look at some of the smaller items in Wednesday's federal budget

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — Some miscellaneous measures from the federal budget handed down Wednesday:

— The budget allocates $9.6 million in existing money for marijuana "education...

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanour charges

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanour charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation...

Most recommendations from review of Rehtaeh Parsons case underway

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

HALIFAX — All of the recommendations in a review of how Nova Scotia police and prosecutors handled the high-profile Rehtaeh Parsons case have either been put in place or are...

The Wednesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:54pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:15pm

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, March 22

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Five things to know about the Liberal government's 2017-2018 budget

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:46pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm

OTTAWA — Five things to know about the Liberals government's 2017-18 budget:

1. There's no plan to balance it. The Liberal government continues to push for increased...

Estrada solid, Optiz hits winning three-run homer as Blue Jays top Tigers 5-4

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Shortstop Shane Optiz hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in Grapefruit...

Saskatchewan budget winners losers: School boards stay, PST goes up

By The Canadian Press March 22, 2017 - 2:38pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government tabled a budget Wednesday which forecasts a $685 million deficit this year. Here's a look at who benefits and who takes a hit:

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