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  • BlackBerry lays off unspecified number of employees globally

    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ May 19 Los Angeles Times on demilitarizing America’s police: It never made sense for the Pentagon to offer surplus materiel such as…

  • Canadian police arrest 10 youths for wanting to join IS

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport last weekend after suspecting them of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Royal Canadian…

  • Canada plans to cut emissions by 30 percent by 2030

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. Prime…

  • U2’s The Edge falls off stage in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — U2 guitarist The Edge says he’s fine after falling off the stage at a concert in Vancouver. The Irish rocker is joking about his tumble on the band’s Instagram account,…

  • US OKs coal-fired ferry for another season on Lake Michigan

    LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Operators of a 63-year-old coal-fired passenger ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Wisconsin and Michigan have made the necessary environmental improvements to keep the vintage vessel in…

  • Canada court rejects argument that Khadr was adult offender

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s Supreme Court has rejected the federal government’s effort to have former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr declared an adult offender. The Toronto-born Khadr, released on bail in Canada last week,…

  • 3 indicted in post-Derby slaying of Canadian tourist

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury in Kentucky has indicted three people in connection with the slaying of a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby. Prosecutors say the grand jury on Wednesday…

  • Toronto man fired after he tries to justify vulgar TV remark

    TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto engineer lost his job Tuesday after a social media firestorm was created by a female TV reporter who fought back against offensive and vulgar comments that disrupted her live interview.…

  • Former Toronto Mayor Ford undergoes surgery to remove tumor

    TORONTO (AP) — Doctors have removed a cancerous tumor from former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s abdomen and he has regained consciousness after an intensive surgery that kept him under anesthesia for about 10 hours, his…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of 10-16. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise…

  • Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start

    TORONTO (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay inmate, free for the first time since he was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15, asked Canadians for a second chance after spending 13 years in prison…

  • Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, free from prison for the first time since the age of 15, said Thursday he wants a fresh start after spending a decade at the U.S.…

  • Canada’s Conservatives worried after Alberta election

    TORONTO (AP) — A meeting of Canada’s federal Conservative party was described as being like a “morgue” a day after Alberta, Canada’s most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party…

  • Canada’s Conservatives worried after Alberta election

    TORONTO (AP) — A meeting of Canada’s federal Conservative party was described as being like a “morgue” on Wednesday, a day after Alberta, Canada’s most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old…