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1 year 6 months ago

Canada terror suspect is a Tunisian citizen

MONTREAL (AP) - The Tunisian Embassy says one of two men accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada is a Tunisian citizen. The embassy said Thursday that 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier came to Quebec in August 2008 and is registered at the Consulate of Tunisia in Montreal. Esseghaier, along...

1 year 6 months ago

Terror Plot foiled in Canada

Canada has prevented an alleged terror plot. It involve al-Qaeda and Iran, and police say Canadians would have died. Two men have been arrested: Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto. They were allegedly planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train with the help...

2 years 1 week ago

TransCanada restarts Keystone pipeline

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - TransCanada has restarted the Keystone oil pipeline that carries about 590,000 barrels of crude oil each day from Canada to facilities in the Midwest. Oil began flowing again Monday afternoon. Company spokesman Shawn Howard says the system will be operated at a slightly reduced pressure...

2 years 5 months ago

Police get video card of hang gliding incident

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia (AP) - Police say they now have the video card from a camera that may have recorded the events leading to a woman's death after falling from a hang glider in British Columbia. Lenami Godinez-Avila, 27, was celebrating with her boyfriend last Saturday with a hang-gliding excursion,...

2 years 6 months ago

Cuba rebukes Obama over summit talk of democracy

HAVANA (AP) - The Cuban government is criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama for calling for democratic change in Cuba. The strongly worded statement published in Communist Party newspaper Granma says "we Cubans will take care of Cuba." It also thanks regional leaders for demanding that Cuba be included in future...

2 years 7 months ago

Canada to rid itself of the penny

TORONTO (AP) - Canada has announced it is scrapping the penny. The humble one-cent piece is set to disappear from Canadian pockets, a victim of inflation. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced in the federal budget on Thursday that the Royal Canadian Mint will strike the last of the little...

3 years 2 months ago

NORAD has a new deputy commander

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - NORAD has a new deputy commander, Canadian Lt. Gen. Tom Lawson. Lawson formally stepped into the job during a change-of-command ceremony on Monday at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., the headquarters of the command. He replaces Canadian Lt. Gen. Marcel Duval, who is...

3 years 4 months ago

US to stop accepting most mail to Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service says it will stop accepting most mail to Canada effective on Saturday night. Postal officials said they were acting because it appears labor problems being experienced by Canada Post will continue at least into sometime next week. The post office will...

4 years 2 months ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado Army deserter arrested at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Montana say they have arrested a 28-year-old Colorado man accused of deserting the U.S. Army. Officials say Eric Wagner of Lakewood, was taken into custody Wednesday at the Chief Mountain port of entry into Glacier National Park. Customs spokeswoman Lynn Shozoda...

4 years 3 months ago

Vanished plane found; Colorado pilot aboard

Canadian authorities say they've recovered the body of a Longmont man who crashed in the Northwest Territories on his way back to Colorado. Authorities say a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the crash site Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Norman Wells, Canada, and Terry Johnson,75, was confirmed dead...

4 years 3 months ago

Gov. Ritter to outline Colorado energy policies

Gov. Bill Ritter will lay out Colorado's plan to develop clean energy sources at an international forum on Wednesday. The discussion is part of the 2010 Biennial of the Americas celebration taking place throughout July in Denver. Others attending the meeting include Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Federico Pena,...

4 years 5 months ago

Eager beavers build world's largest dam

A Canadian-based ecologist said Friday that he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology. Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country's far north. Situated...

4 years 7 months ago

Bees in trouble after bad winter

The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is...

4 years 7 months ago

Sweet success for Stanley Cup

Here's a sweet hockey trophy that many fans would love to get their hands on--a chocolate replica of the Stanley Cup. It went on display this week at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada. There's a commercial reason behind the trophy--Hershey Canada is now be the...

4 years 7 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 7 months ago

Hockey fans enjoy Gold medal game

Red & white or red, white and blue. Maple leaf or Old Glory. Team Canada or Team USA. No matter which side you were cheering for Sunday afternoon for the Olympic Gold medal hockey game, it was a game to remember. Hockey fans from both sides packed into the...

4 years 8 months ago

Canada rolls past Russia in Olympic hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A dominating Canada ended 50 years of Olympic hockey frustration against Russia. The Canadians got a goal and two assists from Dan Boyle during a take-charge first period to beat the world champions 7-3 Wednesday and surge into the Olympic semifinals. A superpower showdown -...

4 years 8 months ago

Canada finally wins Olympic gold at home

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Alexandre Bilodeau wins the gold medal in men's moguls to give Canada its first Olympic victory on home turf. Bilodeau scored 26.75 points Sunday night to upset defending Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith, a Vancouver native who now competes for Australia. Bryon Wilson of the...

4 years 9 months ago

Canada to lend Mexico 5 million swine flu doses

Canada is lending Mexico 5 million doses of the swine flu vaccine. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a statement Wednesday that Mexico requested the doses to help bridge that country's immediate pandemic vaccine requirements. The Public Health Agency of Canada says Mexico placed orders with several...

4 years 9 months ago

Surgeon General visits USOC for vaccination push

The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic...

4 years 9 months ago

Three Fort Carson soldiers die serving in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says three Fort Carson soldiers were killed in an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan. They were identified Tuesday as 24-year-old Sgt. Joshua A. Lengstorf of Yoncalla, Oregon, 24-year-old Spc. Brian R. Bowman of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and 19-year-old Pvt. John P. Dion of Shattuck, Oklahoma. The military says...

4 years 10 months ago

Showdown vote nears on importing low-cost drugs

Lawmakers working on the health care overhaul are set to debate a measure that would allow importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries. It's a measure the Obama administration opposes, along with the pharmaceutical industry. As a candidate, Obama supported the idea. But as president, he needs...

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