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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Standings
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Standings--2015 FIFA Women's World Cup StandingsAll Times EasternPRELIMINARY ROUNDGroup AThursday's resultsAt EdmontonCanada 0 New Zealand 0China 1 Netherlands 0Saturday's resultsAt EdmontonCanada 1 China 0Netherlands 1 New...
Alleged Threat to Harm Police with Chemical Was Meant as Private Joke: Lawyer
Alleged chemical threat was a joke: lawyer--HALIFAX - An alleged threat by a Halifax man to hurl a box containing a poisonous chemical at police was an absurd mix of contradictions that amounted to a joke, a defence lawyer argued Friday in closing arguments...
Amanda Lindhout's Saga from Hostage in Somalia to Best-Selling Author
Lindhout's saga from hostage to author--Amanda Lindhout first made headlines as an unknown, aspiring journalist being held hostage in one of the world's most dangerous countries. Today, she's more likely to garner attention as a best-selling author and...
Analysis: Harper's European Trip Has Domestic Political Overtones
Domestic politics at play for PM in Europe--VATICAN, Vatican City - As Prime Minister Stephen Harper was being shepherded around the Vatican's inner corridors for his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, a mild kerfuffle broke out over the giving of...
As Bishop's Status Remains Murky, Vasilevskiy Embraces Stanley Cup Spotlight
Vasilevskiy ready for Stanley Cup spotlight--BRANDON, Fla. - More confident in his goaltending than his English, Andrei Vasilevskiy had one request of reporters Friday."No cameras," the young Russian said, wagging his finger to shoo away any stragglers.Vasilevskiy...
Ask a Celeb: Jose Bautista, Ian McKellen, BNL on Who Would Play Them in a Movie
Ask a Celeb: Who would play you in a movie?--TORONTO - In one way, it's the ultimate dream for a public figure to see his or her story recreated onscreen.It's an honour, that is, if the casting is done just right.Why leave it to chance? The Canadian...
As Oilpatch Downturn Continues, Job Seekers Wrestle with Career Change
Laid off oil workers wrestle with job change--CALGARY - Eight months into his search for a new job in the oil and gas industry, Rashad Bayramov says he's open to switching industries.But it's not so simple."There are some perceptions from employers,"...
'Because Your Dad Was Special:' Regimental Funeral to Be Held for Edmonton Officer
Regimental funeral next week for Edmonton officer--EDMONTON - When the oldest son of slain Const. Daniel Woodall looked out the car window during a drive this week through Edmonton, his mother pointed out blue ribbons tied to trees and posts."That's...
Blogger Raif Badawi Spared Flogging Friday in Saudi Arabia
Blogger Raif Badawi spared flogging Friday--MONTREAL - The Quebec government said it would accelerate immigration procedures for Raif Badawi, the blogger in Saudi Arabia who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes but was spared Friday.It was feared his punishment...
Business News as of 3 P.M. ET
Business News as of 3 p.m. ET--FRIDAY, JUNE 12,2015, 3 p.m. ET.BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORYHere are the CP Business Department's plans for today as of 3 p.m. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you...
Canada Has to Settle for 0-0 Draw with New Zealand at Women's World Cup
Canada ties New Zealand at Women's World Cup--EDMONTON - Canada remains on track at the Women's World Cup but question-marks are being raised along the way.Poor finishing cost the Canadian side in a 0-0 draw with New Zealand on Thursday night. And for...
Canada Heads East with Work to Do at Women's World Cup before Knockout Round
Canada heads east with more work to do--EDMONTON - Canada headed east Friday, celebrating captain Christine Sinclair's 32nd birthday along the way.The Canadians (1-0-1) wrap up pool play at the Women's World Cup on Monday in Montreal against the Netherlands...
Canadian Olympic Foundation Launches #NoworNever Campaign for Young Athletes
COF turning attention to athletes on rise--TORONTO - Soren Meeuwisse is on the cusp of being one of the country's next great mountain bikers. But she's nowhere near being one of Canada's best-funded athletes.The 17-year-old from Orillia, Ont., is caught...
Canadians Plead Guilty in Malaysian Nudity Case; Lawyer Says They Are Remorseful
Canadians plead guilty in Malaysian nudity case--KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two Canadians and two other westerners who posed naked on Malaysia's highest peak were sentenced to three days in jail and fined for obscene behaviour in a public place, their...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 14
Celebrity birthdays for June 14--Celebrity Birthdays for June 14:Actress Marla Gibbs is 84.Canadian jazz trombonist and composer Ian McDougall is 77.Writer Peter Mayle is 76.Actor Jack Bannon ("Lou Grant") is 75.Soul singer Garland Green is 73.Fashion...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 15
Celebrity birthdays for June 15--Celebrity Birthdays June 15:Singer Ruby Nash of Ruby and the Romantics is 81.Singer-actor Johnny Hallyday is 72.Muff Winwood, bass player with the Spencer Davis Group, is 72.Funk musician Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) is...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 16
Celebrity birthdays for June 16--Celebrity Birthdays for June 16:Actor Bill Cobbs is 81.Author Joyce Carol Oates is 78.Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock is 77.Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 74.Singer Eddie Levert of The O'Jays is 73.Actress Joan Van...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 17
Celebrity birthdays for June 17--Celebrity Birthdays for June 17:Actor Peter Lupus (TV's "Mission: Impossible") is 83.Actor William Lucking is 74.Singer Barry Manilow is 72.Rock singer and keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) is 68.Russell Smith,...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 18
Celebrity birthdays for June 18--Celebrity Birthdays for June 18:Tommy Hunt of the doo-wop group the Flamingos is 82.Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 76.Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 73.Actress Constance McCashin ("Knots Landing")...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 19
Celebrity birthdays for June 19--Celebrity Birthdays for June 19:Pop singer Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons is 87.Actress Gena Rowlands is 85.Canadian bass-baritone Donald Bell is 81.Hall of Fame race car driver Shirley Muldowney is 75. Singer Spanky...
Celebrity Birthdays for June 20
Celebrity birthdays for June 20--Celenrity Birthdays for June 20:Actor Martin Landau is 87.Actress Bonnie Bartlett ("St. Elsewhere," ''Once and Again") is 86.Actress Olympia Dukakis is 84.Actor James Tolkan is 84.Actor Danny Aiello is 82.Blues musician...
CF-18s Hit Target in Syria near Assad Forces; Commander Denies Co-Ordination
CF-18s bomb Syrian target near Assad forces--OTTAWA - The commander of Canada's bombing campaign in the Middle East says recent strikes in Syria were not co-ordinated with the government of Bashar Assad, even though its forces were operating in the area...
CFL Cuts Ties with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport over Drug Policy Row
CFL cuts ties with CCES over drug policy row--The CFL has cut ties with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport in a dispute over the league's drug policy.A CFL spokesman confirmed the move in an email to The Canadian Press on Friday, which came after...
Chan Launches "On Ice" Icewine in Perfect Marriage of Sport and Business Venture
Figure skater Chan launches "On Ice" icewine--TORONTO - For an athlete who has crafted a career on ice, it was the perfect marriage of sport and business venture.Three-time world figure skating champion Patrick Chan is launching his own icewine, joining...
Citizens Ask Court to Stop Burial Plot for Nuclear Waste near Lake Huron
Citizens ask court to stop nuke waste burial--TORONTO - A review panel decision in favour of a plan to bury dangerous nuclear waste near Lake Huron was illegal and unreasonable, a citizen's group argues in a new Federal Court application.In asking the...
Confident Impact off to Yankee Stadium Seeking Second Straight Road Win
Impact look for second road win in a row--MONTREAL - It's been a while since any Montreal Impact player could say he was looking forward to playing an away game under any circumstances.But with their first road win since September 2013 safely in their...
Crown Will Not Challenge Outings for Mentally Ill Man Who Killed His 3 Kids
Outings stand for ill man who killed kids: Crown--VANCOUVER - The Crown will not block a mentally ill British Columbia man who killed his three children from escorted outings into the community, but it has left the door open for obtaining an order that...
Decision Reserved in Effort to Exclude Lawyer from Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit
Decision reserved in wrongful conviction case--MONCTON, N.B. - A judge has reserved decision on whether to exclude one of the people named in the lawsuit of a former New Brunswick man seeking more than $6 million in compensation for wrongful conviction...
Drunk Driver Sent to Jail for Death of Saskatchewan Conservation Officer
Drunk driver jailed in conservation officer death--SASKATOON - A drunk driver who killed a Saskatchewan conservation officer has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison.Blaine Thomas Taypotat, who is 37, pleaded guilty in December to manslaughter and...
East Coast Seal Hunt One of Lowest on Record with Fewer Than 40,000 Landed
Fewer than 40,000 seals landed in spring hunt--ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Fewer than 40,000 seals were landed during this year's East Coast commercial hunt, one of the lowest on record - but proponents insist there's a future for a product that animal welfare...
Editorial Exchange: A Breach of Policy and Ethics
Editorial Exchange: A breach of policy and ethics--An editorial from the Corner Brook Western Star, published June 12:Add to the list another blemish on the CBC. This one, while mild compared to Ghomeshi-gate, has been loud enough to get someone fired...
Editorial Exchange: CBC Needs to Rebuild Trust after Scandals
Editorial Exchange: CBC needs to rebuild trust after scandals--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 10:There's a troubling pattern of misbehaviour at the top of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., and until it's wiped out public trust in the...
Editorial Exchange: Need Rules When the Money's Free
Editorial Exchange: Need rules when the money's free--An editorial from the New Glasgow News, published June 10:And this is the political body of sober second thought? The average Canadian on a drunken spree couldn't spend money like these guys.Auditor...
Editorial Exchange: Senate Should Swallow Hard and Accept Tougher Scrutiny
Editorial Exchange: Senate should swallow hard and accept tougher scrutiny--An editorial from the Toronto Star, published June 11:Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a Senate problem on his hands that just won't go away. The spending scandals that have...
Editorial Exchange: Senators Had Their Chance, Now It's Time to Go
Editorial Exchange: Senators had their chance, now it's time to go--An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published June 10:Maybe Mike Duffy's not so bad after all, or at least no worse than many of his contemporaries.Following the latest...
Editorial Exchange: Senators, Start to Fly Right -- or Crash
Editorial Exchange: Senators, start to fly right -- or crash--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published June 11:In an examination of Senate expense claims released on Tuesday, Auditor General Michael Ferguson pointed to three Nova Scotians...
Editorial Exchange: Subsidizing Quit-Smoking Drugs a Health No-Brainer
Editorial Exchange: Subsidizing quit-smoking drugs a health no-brainer--An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, published June 10:Lung cancer. Heart disease. Diabetes.With a list of smoking-related diseases that seems to grow each year, it is...
Editorial Exchange: The Senate and CBC Share Troubling Themes
Editorial Exchange: The Senate and CBC share troubling themes--An editorial from the Hamilton Spectator, published June 11:On the surface the Senate expenses scandal and the latest debacle at CBC don't appear to have much in common. But there are some...
Entertainment News as of 3 P.M. Friday, June 12
Entertainment News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press entertainment department!As of last week, we've been sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the week...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for tomorrow night Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night Wednesday Next night and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 05:00 edt Friday 12...
Extended Weather for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night Wednesday Next night and Thursday for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Friday 12 June 2015.City...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for tomorrow night Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night Wednesday Next night and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 04:30 cst...
Extended Weather for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Extended weather for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Extended forecasts for Sunday Next night Monday Next night Tuesday Next night Wednesday Next night and Thursday for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 cst Friday 12 June...
Fierce Criticism Leads B.C. Premier to Ditch Yoga Day Event in Vancouver
B.C. premier says 'No' to namaste--VANCOUVER - A mass yoga session touted by British Columbia's premier as a way to strengthen ties with India has collapsed under the weight of political opposition.Christy Clark's plan to close a major bridge in downtown...
Five Stories in the News Today, June 12
Five stories in the news today, June 12--Five stories in the news today, June 12 from The Canadian Press:___DOMESTIC POLITICS AT PLAY FOR PM IN EUROPEPrime Minister Stephen Harper will wake up in Ottawa this morning, after completing his latest international...
Food Processors Want Foreign Workers That Can Become Canadian Citizens
Food sector beef with Ottawa over worker shortage--EDMONTON - Backlash against the temporary foreign worker program has made Ottawa leery of finding a new way for the food-processing sector to get the people it needs to fill vacant jobs, officials say.Mark...
Forecast for Labrador Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Labrador issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Labrador issued by Environment Canada at 16:30 ndt Friday 12 June 2015.Labrador City and Wabush: Today, showers. Amount 2 to 4 mm. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind becoming...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 edt Friday 12 June 2015.City of Toronto, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 15...
Forecast for Ontario Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Ontario issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Ontario issued by Environment Canada at 15:30 edt Friday 12 June 2015.City of Toronto, Pickering - Oshawa - Southern Durham Region: Today, mainly sunny. High 22. UV index 9 or very high.Windsor...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 cst Friday 12 June 2015.City of Regina: Today, increasing cloudiness late this morning. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon...
Forecast for Saskatchewan Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Saskatchewan issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 cst Friday 12 June 2015.City of Regina: Today, a mix of sun and cloud. Wind west 30 km-h gusting to 50. High 20. UV index 7 or high.City...
Forecast for the Maritimes Issued by Environment Canada
Forecast for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Maritimes issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 adt Friday 12 June 2015.Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Halifax County - east of Porters Lake: Today, rain ending early...
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for Coastal British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 11:00 pdt Friday 12 June 2015.Metro Vancouver: Today, mainly sunny. Wind west 30 km-h except northwest 50 near...
Forecasts for the Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. Issued by Environment Canada
Forecasts for The Columbia, Central Interior and Peace River Regions of B.C. issued by Environment Canada--Forecasts for the Columbia, the Central Interior and the Peace River districts of British Columbia issued by Environment Canada at 16:00 mdt Friday...
Funeral in Calgary for Woman Killed Trying to Stop Driver Who Didn't Pay for Gas
Funeral held for woman killed in gas and dash--CALGARY - The husband of a Calgary woman killed while trying to stop a driver who didn't pay for gas thanked mourners for coming to her funeral, adding they are his family now.Maryam Rashidi, who was 36,...
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory as of 3 P.M. ET Friday, June 12
Health-Lifestyles News Advisory--Good afternoon from the Canadian Press lifestyles department!As of last week, we've been sending out a new advisory designed to better highlight the top stories of the day and the coverage plans we can share for the days...
How Big Does the Lottery Jackpot Need to Be to Let You Quit Your Job?
How much do you need to win to quit your job?--OTTAWA - Hoping to fund your retirement by winning the lottery is a ridiculous idea.Sure, someone has to win, but banking your future well-being on a cheap ticket, a handful of carefully chosen numbers and...
Lightning's Stamkos Puts Pressure on Himself to Score in Stanley Cup Final
Stamkos has pressure to score in Cup final--BRANDON, Fla. - Steven Stamkos came within a stick blade of making his Stanley Cup goal drought storyline go away.The Tampa Bay Lightning captain doesn't have a goal in the final yet but came temptingly close...
Lois Mitchell Formally Installed as New Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta
Lois Mitchell new Alberta lieutenant-governor--EDMONTON - Calgary businesswoman and philanthropist Lois Mitchell is officially Alberta's new lieutenant-governor.Mitchell was sworn in during a ceremony Friday at the legislature replete with red carpets,...
Malaysia-Led Group Gives Conditional Approval for B.C. LNG Project
B.C. LNG project gets conditional approval--VANCOUVER - A Malaysia-led consortium has become the first in British Columbia to announce conditional approval of a liquefied natural gas project, a major step forward for the Liberal government as it stakes...
Martin Sheen Relishes 'Old Codger' Role on 'Anne of Green Gables' TV Movie
Martin Sheen calls 'Anne of Green Gables' a classic--MILTON, Ont. - Martin Sheen says "Anne of Green Gables" is a great classic with a strong family message rarely seen on TV these days.It's one of the reasons the "Apocalypse Now" star signed on to a...
Mayors Say Yes Side Spent $5.8 Million Promoting Transit-Tax Hike in Plebiscite
Yes side's bill in B.C. transit vote $5.8 million--VANCOUVER - Proponents of a multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade transit services in Metro Vancouver spent just over $5.8 million promoting a Yes vote during a recent plebiscite, although one critic is...
Mike Duffy Trial Hears about His Travel Claims
Duffy travel claims under scrutiny--OTTAWA - A Senate finance clerk who reviewed Mike Duffy's travel claims told his fraud trial Friday that she understood that senators could mix public and private travel.In cross-examination of Maggie Bourgeau, Duffy's...
Montoya Posts Fastest Time in Practice Session at Honda Indy Toronto
Montoya fastest in Honda Indy practice--TORONTO - No one was more surprised with Juan Pablo Montoya's practice session at the Honda Indy Toronto on Friday than Montoya himself.Montoya, the IndyCar points leader, posted a one-lap time of one minute 0.643...
Mounties Lay Criminal Charge against Somalian Man in Amanda Lindhout Kidnapping
RCMP lay charge in Lindhout kidnapping--OTTAWA - Almost seven years after the overseas hostage-taking of former journalist Amanda Lindhout, the RCMP have arrested and charged a Somalian man with the crime.Lindhout and photographer Nigel Brennan were...
Mulcair, Union Leaders Differ on Senate's Right to Defeat Labour Bill
Mulcair, unions at odds over Senate role--OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair and some of the NDP's traditional allies in the labour movement are at odds over his contention that appointed senators have no business blocking legislation passed by elected MPs.The NDP...
New Zealand Women Pleased with 0-0 Draw against Canada at Women's World Cup
New Zealand women pleased with 0-0 draw--EDMONTON - New Zealand certainly didn't look like a team that has never recorded a win in a Women's World Cup as they gave Canada all they could handle in a 0-0 draw on Thursday.There was plenty of fight in the...
Ontario News Advisory for Friday June 12, 2015
Ontario News Advisory--FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015Here are the latest coverage plans from the CP Ontario Desk. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Don't hesitate to email Ontario Senior Editor Lee-Anne Goodman at lee-anne.goodman@thecanadianpress,...
Ont. Conversion Therapy Ban May See Some Gender Identity Clinics Change Approach
Ontario's LGBT conversion therapy ban: Now what?--TORONTO - Ontario has banned clinicians from treating transgender children and youth with "conversion" therapy, a practice deemed unethical by major international medical and human rights organizations.But...
Petronas LNG Go-Ahead Seen as a Good Sign for Other West Coast Projects: Experts
Petronas LNG go-ahead seen as an good sign--CALGARY - A tentative green light for a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia sets the stage for other players to follow suit, say energy industry experts.Pacific NorthWest LNG...
Proposed New Nutrition Labels Would Highlight Sugar, Standardize Serving Sizes
Proposed nutrition labels would highlight sugar--TORONTO - Health Canada is proposing redesigned nutrition labels that would highlight when food products contain a lot of sugar.The new labelling rules would also standardize serving sizes to make it easier...
Quebec Premier Couillard Hosts Conference on Great Lakes in Quebec City
Quebec Premier hosts Great Lakes conference--QUEBEC - Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has begun hosting a three-day conference in Quebec City on the future of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region.The goal of the conference is for the Canadian...
Quebec to Tighten Language Law, Force Retailers to Add French Descriptions to Names
Quebec to tighten language laws for retailers--QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it intends to strengthen the province's language laws to oblige major retailers to include French wording in their commercial English signage.Premier Philippe Couillard...
Secrecy Shrouds Death of 'Agitated' Man in Canadian Immigration Custody
Secrecy shrouds immigration custody death--TORONTO - The death of a man in Canadian immigration custody was shrouded in secrecy Friday with details sketchy and authorities refusing to say who he was or how he died.Results of an autopsy were unknown and...
Smoke Yet to Clear for Licensed Pot Producers after Court Green-Lights Edibles
Medical pot ruling hazy for producers--VANCOUVER - Marijuana-medicated brownies, teas and oils are now on the menu for patients who prefer ingesting their treatment, yet commercially licensed pot producers say a high court ruling doesn't set out clear...
South Korea's MERS Outbreak Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the World: WHO Expert
Korea's MERS outbreak a wake-up call: WHO--TORONTO - South Korea's burgeoning MERS outbreak should be a reminder to the world that a virus some may have written off can trigger significant disease and major disruption, a World Health Organization expert...
Stalled Greek Debt Talks Send Markets Lower; Dow Suffered Triple-Digit Loss
Stalled Greek debt talks send markets lower--TORONTO - Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic turned solidly lower Friday as renewed fears over a possible Greek debt default and its knock-on effects on the euro and the world economy sent traders...
Terms of Reference Released for Nova Scotia Orphanage Inquiry
Plan released for orphanage inquiry--HALIFAX - Former residents who alleged decades of physical, psychological and sexual abuse at a former Halifax orphanage received a long-awaited apology from the home's board Friday, during the unveiling of the guidelines...
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 13-15
The Canadian Press News Agenda for June 13-15--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for June 13 to June 15 as of 7:54 p.m. ET:x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability....
Timeline of Events in the Kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout in Somalia
Timeline of events in Lindhout's kidnapping--A timeline of events in the kidnapping of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout:Aug. 20, 2008: Lindhout and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan arrive in Somalia to scout around for compelling news...
Today in History - June 21
Today in History - June 21--Today in History for June 21:On this date:In 1639, Increase Mather, an early American theologian, was born. He published nearly 100 books, and is credited with helping end executions for witchcraft in colonial America.In 1749,...
Today in History - June 22
Today in History - June 22--Today in History for June 22:On this date:In 1559, in England, Queen Elizabeth's "Prayer Book" was issued. It was the third revision for the Anglican Church and used for nearly 100 years.In 1603, French explorer Samuel de...
Today in History - June 23
Today in History - June 23--Today in History for June 23:On this date:In 1683, English Quaker William Penn signed his famous treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania that became a universal symbol of religious and civil liberties.In 1757, forces of the...
Today in History - June 24
Today in History - June 24--Today in History for June 24:On this date:In 541, Attila the Hun laid siege to Orleans, France.In 1099, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, parent body of St. John Ambulance, was founded. It is the oldest order of chivalry...
Today in History - June 25
Today in History - June 25--Today in History for June 25:On this date:In 1580, the "German Book of Concord" was published, containing all the official confessions of the Lutheran Church. English translations of the entire work were not available before...
Today in History - June 26
Today in History - June 26--Today in History for June 26:On this date:In 1284, the Pied Piper of Hamelin led 130 German children to their deaths after being refused his fee for charming rats and mice into a river.In 1346, Britain defeated France in the...
Today in History - June 27
Today in History - June 27--Today in History for June 27:On this date:In 1299, in his encyclical "Scimus fili," Pope Boniface VIII claimed that Scotland owed allegiance to the Catholic Church.In 1759, British Gen. James Wolfe landed his army near Quebec...
Today in Music History - June 21
Today in Music History - June 21--Today in Music History for June 21:In 1821, Henry Baker, compiler of "Hymns Ancient and Modern," the unofficial Anglican Church hymnal, was born.In 1908, the nationalist Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov died...
Today in Music History - June 22
Today in Music History - June 22--Today in Music History for June 22:In 1846, Adolphe Sax patented his invention -- the saxophone. He had invented the instrument early in the decade, and by the time the patent was granted there were 14 different saxophones,...
Today in Music History - June 23
Today in Music History - June 23--Today in Music History for June 23:In 1920, Canadian dixieland jazz saxophonist and bandleader Lance Harrison was born in Vancouver. He died Nov. 26, 2000.In 1929, June Carter Cash, a member of the Carter family of country...
Today in Music History - June 24
Today in Music History - June 24--Today in Music History for June 24:In 1803, George Webb, American church organist, was born. He compiled several collections of sacred music during his lifetime, and also composed the melody to the hymn, "Stand Up, Stand...
Today in Music History - June 25
Today in Music History - June 25--Today in Music History for June 25:In 1615, two Roman Catholic priests sang the mass in Quebec City. Samuel de Champlain, who founded the city in 1608, reported it was the first instance of sung mass in New France.In...
Today in Music History - June 26
Today in Music History - June 26--Today in Music History for June 26:In 1909, Colonel Tom Parker, who managed Elvis Presley for much of his career, was born. Parker took over from Memphis disc jockey Bob Neal in 1955, signing a managerial contract with...
Today in Music History - June 27
Today in Music History - June 27--Today in Music History for June 27:In 1942, Canadian composer-arranger-pianist Frank Mills was born in Montreal. Mills first gained notice as the pianist for the pop group, "The Bells," from 1969-71 and wrote their hits...
Top Atlantic News
Top Atlantic News--Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. AT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. This advisory...
Top B.C. News as of 11 A.M
Top B.C. News--FRIDAY, June 12B.C. NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top B.C. News stories from The Canadian Press as of 11 a.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.___COMING LATER:Premier says 'No' to namasteYoga-DayVICTORIA...
Top News Advisory for Friday, June 12, 2015
Top News Advisory for June 11--Friday, June 126:50 a.m.Here are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. Entries are subject to change. This includes projected word counts and the estimated timing of stories and updates, both of which can...
Top Prairies-North News as of 4 P.M. on Friday, June 12, 2015
Top Prairies-North news--Friday, June 12, 20154 p.m. MDTPRAIRIES-NORTH NEWS ADVISORYHere are the Top Prairies-North News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 p.m. MDT. All times are local unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news...
Trade Talks in Limbo: What Happened in the U.S. Congress, and What Happens Next
Trade talks in limbo after U.S. vote shocker--WASHINGTON - For the U.S. president, it was a day of humiliation. For international free-trade talks, a moment of hesitation.A dozen countries including Canada are now probing the debris from a disastrous...
U2 Lead Singer Bono Visiting Ottawa on Monday for Meetings with Leaders
U2 frontman Bono Ottawa-bound Monday--OTTAWA - U2 frontman Bono is travelling to Ottawa next week for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as his NDP and Liberal counterparts.The Prime Minister's Office says Harper is scheduled to have...
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