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Transgender boy's aunt speaks out as suicide expert visits Cape Breton

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:22pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

Justin Newell was a prankster who loved to play tricks on his family, crack jokes and tell silly stories. But the 13-year-old transgender boy took his own life...

N.S. information czar wants law to put onus on province to comply with rulings

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:21pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government should obey an oversight body's recommendations to release documents or have to convince a judge why they're justified in refusing, the...

Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:19pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

COLUMBIA, Conn. — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States.

Authorities in...

Yellen: Banking reforms should avert future financial crisis

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:17pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

LONDON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that she believes banking regulators have made enough improvements to the financial system that the world will not...

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:17pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

NEW YORK — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection...

The Latest: 911 calls led to military post lockdown

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:16pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Latest on reports of an active shooter at an Alabama military post (all times local):

4 p.m.

The commander of an Alabama military post says...

Family sues over black man's shooting by police

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

BATON ROUGE, La. — The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist...

Tennessee man takes Elvis guitar fight to appeals court

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the...

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

LOS ANGELES — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with light-sabre speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative...

State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 3:01pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

SAN DIEGO — California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option...

US commerce secretary: US, Europe should have trade accord

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 2:59pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

BERLIN — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

House votes overwhelmingly to back NATO mutual defence pact

By The Canadian Press June 27, 2017 - 2:55pm Updated: June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm

WASHINGTON — The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming the U.S. commitment to NATO's mutual defence pact.

Lawmakers passed the measure Tuesday, 423-...

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