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Residents across Sask. were able to enjoy outdoor rinks on Jan. 18, 2017 as temperature records broke.

January thaw melts temperature records across Sask.

By 650 CKOM January 18, 2017 - 6:23pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:23pm

Saskatoon was one of dozens of Sask. communities to unofficially break temperature records Wednesday.

Environment Canada recorded a temperature of 5.2 C at Diefenbaker...

Colombia ELN rebels agree to free captive, start peace talks

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:20pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

BOGOTA — Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks...

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:16pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm

WASHINGTON — Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares...

Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access...

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a...

JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuit

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase will pay $55 million to settle federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages...

Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 6:12pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the...

UNC president: Job candidates say no, citing bathroom law

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A North Carolina law limiting the legal protections of LGBT people has hampered the public universities that drive the state's economic growth, University...

Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:55pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims...

Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 months

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:54pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

WHATELY, Mass. — A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months.

Who?

Whately police say Sgt....

Woman who sought kidney on Craigslist gets it from mother

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:53pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

BARRINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman who found a kidney donor on Craigslist in 2015 but later was told the organ transplant couldn't happen because of complications has now...

Ex-NY state Sen. Sampson sentenced to 5 years in prison

By The Canadian Press January 18, 2017 - 5:49pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 6:15pm

NEW YORK — A once-powerful New York legislator convicted of lying to FBI agents has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Former state Sen. John Sampson was also fined...

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