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Articles from October 27, 2018

Atlantic Update
(NS-Tories)Hundreds of members of Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative Party are in the Halifax area this weekend.Their party chooses a leader today, the first time since 2006.There are five candidates in the running, include M-L-As Tim Houston, John...
--B-C Update-
VANCOUVER - ---(BC-Murder-Arrest)The head of an outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged with first degree murder in the March, 2016 death of a mixed martial arts fighter.Police say Richard Ernest Alexander, also known as Ricky, is in custody related...
--B-C Update-
VANCOUVER - ------(BC-Home-Invasion)Police say they've found a stolen pickup truck linked to a home invasion on Wednesday, in which a woman with terminal cancer suffered a broken nose when she was kicked in the face.Bowever, Sicamous R-C-M-P say the...
Biologists Rush to Help Montreal Snake Species Threatened by Real-Estate Boom
Montreal snake threatened by real-estate boom--MONTREAL - A Quebec biologist is highlighting the need to save some of Montreal's open areas from development in order to protect a rare snake that is found nowhere in the province except in the Greater...
Blue Bombers Clinch Playoff Spot with Rare Home Win over Stampeders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers clinch playoff spot--WINNIPEG - Matt Nichols couldn't care less that he threw for more than 300 yards for the first time this season.The only achievement that mattered for the Winnipeg quarterback was that the Blue Bombers clinched...
Canadian Messing Takes Silver Medal at Skate Canada International
Messing wins silver at Skate Canada--LAVAL, Que. - Canada's newest figure skating star loves to ham it up for the crowd. He has skated atop an Alaskan iceberg. And he's aiming to be the first man to land a quadruple Axel in competition.Keegan Messing...
Canadian Politicians, Police Respond to Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack
Canadians respond to Pittsburgh shooting--OTTAWA - Canadian politicians and Jewish groups expressed sympathy for the victims and condemnation for the shooter after an attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday left 11 people dead and six others...
Capitals' Copley Claims First NHL Win in 4-3 Shootout Victory over Flames
Caps' goalie Copley claims first NHL victory--CALGARY - Pheonix Copley went the distance for his first NHL win.The Washington Capitals goaltender stopped 27-of-30 shots in regulation and overtime, plus three of four in the shootout, for a 4-3 win over...
Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 27
Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 27--Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 27:Quebec singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault is 90.Actor-comedian John Cleese is 79.Country songwriter-singer Dallas Frazier is 79.Author Maxine Hong Kingston is 78.Country singer Lee Greenwood...
Defensive, Special Teams Carry Saskatchewan Roughriders Past B.C. Lions 35-16
Defensive, special teams carry Riders to win--REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders clinched a home playoff berth for the first time in five years, but if they'll have quarterback Zach Collaros for the post-season remains to be seen.Saskatchewan earned...
--Eighth NewsWatch-
---(Shooting-Synagogue) (Audio: 59) (WATCH FOR DATING)Officials in Pittsburgh says one person is in custody after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue this morning, with Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich adding the scene is one of the the worst...
--Eleventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Shooting-Synagogue) (Audio: 091)U-S Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department intends to file hate crime and other charges against the man accused in a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead.Sessions says the killings...
--Fifth Newswatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio: 27)The suspect in a series of mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats and critics of U-S President Donald Trump faces five federal charges, including mailing of explosives and threatening former presidents.Fifty-six-year-old...
--First NewsWatch-
---(Explosive-Devices-Suspect) (Audio:01)Some details are emerging about the man charged in connection with this week's mail-bomb scare in the United States.Authorities say 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock) is an amateur body builder and former...
--Fourth Newswatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio:27)The investigation into the more than a dozen mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats has a prime suspect.U-S law enforcement officials say 56-year-old Floridian, Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock) has been arrested...
Gilles and Poirier Roar Back from Sixth Place to Win Bronze at Skate Canada
Gilles, Poirier win bronze at Skate Canada--LAVAL, Que. - Coach Carol Lane wiped away tears as Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier stepped off the Place Laval ice Saturday night.Way down in sixth after a gaffe in Friday's short program at Skate Canada International,...
Government Closely Watching Public Opinion on Asylum Seekers, Documents Show
Feds closely eye public opinion on asylum seekers--OTTAWA - The federal government has been closely monitoring public reaction to the influx of asylum seekers in Canada -- regularly conducting national surveys and measuring discussions on social media.Documents...
Harris Throws Three TD Passes as Ottawa Clinches First in East Division
Harris leads Redblacks to first in East--HAMILTON - Trevor Harris has the Ottawa Redblacks just one post-season victory away from their third Grey Cup game in four years.Harris threw three TD passes as Ottawa clinched first in the East Division with...
'Her Death Isn't in Vain:' Trafficking Victim Remembered in Ontario Campaign
Trafficking victim remembered in campaign--YARMOUTH, N.S. - Maddison Fraser is remembered as a champion boxer, an aspiring nurse, and a caring parent -- but her mother says she was trapped in a lifestyle that ultimately cost her her life.Three years...
Houston Wins Nova Scotia Tory Leadership after Main Challenger Drops Out
Houston wins Nova Scotia Tory leadership--HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives have a new leader after the second place challenger in the five-way race dramatically dropped off the ballot Saturday at the party's convention in Halifax.Tim Houston...
Judicial Recount Set for Monday Following Tie Vote for Mayor in Peachland, B.C
Tied B.C. mayoral vote to see recount Monday--PEACHLAND, B.C. - When Harry Gough had a chance to speak with the provincial court judge overseeing his race to serve as mayor of the small community of Peachland, B.C., he had an idea to run past her.If...
Kevin Koe Still Undefeated at Masters with 8-2 Rout of Bruce Mouat
Kevin Koe still undefeated at Masters--TRURO, N.S. - Calgary's Kevin Koe routed Bruce Mouat of Scotland 8-2 in only five ends on Friday to stay unbeaten at 4-0 at the Canadian Beef Masters.Koe's rink takes the top seed heading into the quarterfinals...
Lotto Max Winning Numbers
Lotto Max winning numbers--TORONTO - The winning numbers in Friday's Lotto Max draw for an estimated $60 million: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20 & 30.Bonus 45.MAXMILLION:9 13 30 34 40 42 448 19 22 40 44 47 496 12 18 26 32 40 474 21 24 26 27 28 292 3 6 24 27 45...
Maple Leafs Rally Past Jets 3-2 after Auston Matthews Exits Game Early
Maple Leafs storm back to beat Jets 3-2--TORONTO - Down two goals and their best player through 40 minutes, the Toronto Maple Leafs talked in the second intermission about getting back to what has made them successful early on this season.That speed...
Montreal Cannabis Trade Show Exhibitors Hopeful for Industry's Future
Pot expo attendees hopeful for future--MONTREAL - Exhibitors at a Montreal cannabis expo expressed hope and caution this weekend over the legalization process currently unfolding across Canada, as their products provided a glimpse of what could be to...
National Audio 12:05 PM ET
National Audio 12:05 PM ET--NAT054 - (US-Shooting-Synagogue) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) PITTSBURGH. x-07s. Authorities in Pittsburgh say they're still clearing the scene following a shooting at a synagogue this morning. Police spokesman...
National Audio 1:35 PM ET
National Audio 1:35 PM ET--NAT060 - (US-Shooting-Synagogue) (WATCH FOR DATING) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-25s. (Alex Stone) Police in Pittsburgh say there are multiple casualties following a shooting near a synagogue. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)--NAT061...
National Audio 2:05 PM ET
National Audio 2:05 PM ET--NAT064 - (US-Explosive-Devices) NEW YORK. x-36s. (Julie Walker) Twitter is apologizing for refusing to take down a threatening tweet that pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock) sent to a former Democratic congressional...
National Audio 2:25 AM ET
National Audio 2:25 AM ET--NAT001 - (US-Explosive-Devices) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-11s. A fingerprint on an envelope mailed to U-S Congresswoman Maxine Waters is what led the F-B-I to 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock) of Aventura, Florida....
National Audio 3:05 PM ET
National Audio 3:05 PM ET--NAT068 - (NS-Tory-Leadership) HALIFAX. x-13s. Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative caucus member Tim Houston has won the party's leadership race without a second ballot vote after second place challenger Cecil Clarke voluntarily...
National Audio 3:45 PM ET
National Audio 3:45 PM ET--NAT070 - (EU-Billionaires) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-20s. A new survey finds that the number of billionaires around the globe has increased to more than 21 hundred. And reporter Cheri Preston says their combined wealth...
National Audio 5:55 PM ET
National Audio 5:55 PM ET--NAT085 - (US-Shooting-Synagogue) PITTSBURGH. x-15s. An F-B-I official says officials believe the man who is suspected of a shooting rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue was acting alone. Police say 11 people were killed and six...
National Audio 6:55 AM ET
National Audio 6:55 AM ET--NAT033 - (US-Election-2018-Obama) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) DETROIT. x-10s. Former U-S President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's tenure in office yesterday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim...
National Audio 6:55 PM ET
National Audio 6:55 PM ET--NAT094 - (SPORTS-HKN-Shooting-Synagogue) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) VANCOUVER. x-14s. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says the people of Pittsburgh will come together after a deadly shooting rampage at a synagogue in the city's Squirrel...
National Audio 7:45 PM ET
National Audio 7:45 PM ET--NAT102 - (Mayors-Tie-BC) PEACHLAND, B.C. x-11s. A retired grocery store owner in Peachland, B-C, says he's having some fun while he waits to hear if he'll be named mayor of the town. Harry Gough (GOFF) won 804 votes in last...
National Audio 8:55 AM ET
National Audio 8:55 AM ET--NAT041 - (US-Explosive-Devices-Suspect) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) FLORIDA. x-22s. The suspect in a series of mail bombs addressed to prominent Democrats and critics of U-S President Donald Trump faces five federal charges, including...
National Audio 9:15 PM ET
National Audio 9:15 PM ET--NAT110 - (US-Shooting-Synagogue) INDIANAPOLIS, x-05s. U-S President Donald Trump is condemning a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in which 11 people were killed. In an address to farmers in Indianapolis, Trump said there...
NEB Orders Tighter Safety Measures at B.C. Site of Natural Gas Pipeline Blast
NEB expands safety orders at pipeline site--VICTORIA - The National Energy Board has issued new safety orders for a pipeline explosion site in north-central British Columbia to strictly monitor natural gas flows to protect people and the environment.The...
--Ninth NewsWatch-
---(Shooting-Synagogue)A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue today, killing 11 people and wounding several others, including police officers.Police say a suspect is in custody after the attack at the Tree of Life...
OHL Roundup: Thomas Leads IceDogs Past Spirit for 3-2 Shootout Win
OHL: Thomas leads IceDogs past Spirit--SAGINAW, Mich. - Akil Thomas scored in regulation time and then again in the shootout as the Niagara IceDogs edged the Saginaw Spirit 3-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.Jonah De Simone also scored for...
--Ontario Update --
---(Sherman-Deaths)Toronto's police chief defended his force's handling of a prominent double homicide, saying a private investigation commissioned by the victims' family does not have all the facts.During a news conference yesterday, Mark Saunders fired...
Patrik Laine Struggling to Score as Jets Give Up Lead and Lose to Leafs
Laine held scoreless as Jets collapse in third--TORONTO - Patrik Laine found himself on the fourth line on Saturday for the second straight game, and he understands why.Laine was held without a goal for the fifth game in a row as his Winnipeg Jets collapsed...
--Prairie Update-
---(Manitoba-House-Fire)Two people are dead and two others are in hospital after flames burned a Winnipeg home in a fire that neighbours believe was deliberately set.A 64-year-old woman and 17-year-old boy escaped by jumping from a window before crews...
Prep-Entertainment Report
---(Explosive-Devices-De-Niro)Robert De Niro is calling on Americans to get out and vote in next month's mid-term elections and the 2020 presidential election.The Oscar winning actor has been one of President Donald Trump's more vocal critics, and earlier...
QMJHL Roundup: McKenna Powers Wildcats Past Titan for 4-3 Shootout Win
QMJHL: McKenna powers Wildcats past Titan--BATHURST, N.B. - Jeremy McKenna scored in regulation time and again in the shootout as the Moncton Wildcats edged the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.Alexander...
Retiring Alberta NDP Stalwart Brian Mason Warns of Tough Spring Election Fight
NDP's Mason warns of tough election fight--EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Government House Leader Brian Mason, in his farewell address to the party he once led, urged members to prepare for a spring vote fight that will be both daunting and bruising."We have...
--Second NewsWatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio:02)A Florida man with a long rap sheet was arrested Friday and charged with sending more than dozen mail bombs to prominent Democrats and others who've been critical of U-S President Donald.U-S Justice Department officials...
Senior Crown Counsel Make Recommendations Following Collapsed Murder Prosecution
Recommendations released after murder trial halted--VICTORIA - The B.C. Prosecution Service released 12 recommendations Friday following an internal investigation into how it handled a murder prosecution that ended with a stay of proceedings.The review...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(US-Shooting-Synagogue)(WATCH FOR DATING)Police in Pittsburgh say there are multiple casualties following a shooting near a synagogue.Authorities say the suspect is in custody, and that three police officers were shot during the incident.The shooting...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio: 39)The man accused of mailing at least 13 pipe bombs to critics of U-S President Donald Trump will make a court appearance on Monday to face federal charges.Authorities say a fingerprint found on an envelope led them...
--Sportsbreak--
---Trevor Harris threw three touchdown passes as the Ottawa Redblacks clinched first in the East Division with a 30-13 road win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on a cold, wet and windy night. Ottawa earned its fifth straight win at Tim Hortons Field and...
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:50 AM ET--NAT012 - (SPORTS-HKN-Senators-Avalanche) DENVER. x-12s. Colorado's top line is tough to handle. Gabriel Landeskog (LAN'-dehs-kahg), Nathan MacKinnon and Miko Rantanen finished with three goals and 10 points in the Avalanche's...
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 5:30 AM ET--NAT026 - (SPORTS-HKN-Lightning-Golden-Knights) LAS VEGAS. x-16s. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV'-skee) stopped 29 of 31 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi...
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 6:00 AM ET--NAT032 - (SPORTS-BBO-World-Series) LOS ANGELES. x-10s. Max Muncy's blast ended the longest World Series game in major league history. Muncy launched a home run to left-centre in the bottom of the 18th to give the Los Angeles...
SportsCall Audio 9:30 PM ET
SportsCall Audio 9:30 PM ET--NAT116 - (SPORTS-FBO-CFL-Redblacks-Ticats) HAMILTON. x-13s. Trevor Harris had two reasons to celebrate. Harris threw three touchdown passes as the Ottawa Redblacks clinched first in the East Division with a 30-13 road win...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(Shooting-Synagogue) (Audio: 78)A shooter opened fire during a baby-naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue today, leaving horror in his wake.The F-B-I says 11 people are dead and six are wounded -- including four police officers.A suspect is in...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio:01)Police say the man charged with sending more than a dozen package bombs to critics of U-S President Donald Trump is an ex-stripper with a long rap sheet.They say 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc (SEE'-sur SAY'-ock), of Aventura,...
Today in History - Oct. 27
Today in History - Oct. 27--Today in History for Oct. 27:In 1746, William Tennent, a Scottish Presbyterian pastor and theologian, obtained a charter for the College of New Jersey, later to be called Princeton University. He had founded the school 20...
Today in Music History - Oct. 27
Today in Music History - Oct. 27--Today in Music History for Oct. 27:In 1782, Niccolo Paganini, the Italian violinist whose virtuosity became a legend, was born in Genoa. He died in 1840 of cancer of the larynx.In 1917, a 16-year-old violin prodigy,...
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
Top News Advisory for Saturday, Oct. 27--TOP NEWS ADVISORYSaturday, Oct. 274:30 p.m. ETHere are the latest Top News stories from The Canadian Press. All times are Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(US-Shooting-Synagogue) (Audio: 103)The suspected gunman in a massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue faces 29 charges in what a chief federal prosecutor characterizes as a ''terrible and unspeakable act of hate.''Robert Bowers -- who's believed to have...
--Twentieth NewsWatch-
---(US-Explosive-Devices) (Audio: 145)U-S President Donald Trump is accusing the media of spinning the pipe bomb incidents into an attack on him and the Republican party.Addressing a pro-Trump crowd at a political rally Friday night in North Carolina,...
U Sports: Carleton Tops McMaster, Guelph Beats Waterloo in OUA Quarterfinals
U Sports Roundup: Carleton tops McMaster--OTTAWA - Running back Nathan Carter scored three touchdowns and the Carleton Ravens survived a fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the McMaster Marauders 30-25 in one of two Ontario University Association...
Veteran Brodeur-Jourdain Hoping to End Alouettes Season on Winning Note
Brodeur-Jourdain cherishing last games with Als--MONTREAL - Centre Luc Brodeur-Jourdain had tears in his eyes as he poured his heart out to teammates ahead of what could be his final home game as a Montreal Alouette.On the eve of Montreal's game against...
WHL Roundup: Tigers Beat Pats 8-5, Hand Regina Fourth Straight Loss
WHL Roundup: Tigers down Pats 8-5--REGINA - Ryan Chyzowski and James Hamblin each had two goals and an assist as the Medicine Hat Tigers beat the Regina Pats 8-5 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.Josh Williams, Logan Christensen, Jaxon Steele and...
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