Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News: Top Atlantic News

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Here are the Top Atlantic News stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 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 replaces The Canadian Press News Budget.

Contact the Atlantic News Desk at (902) 422-8496 (Ext. 225) if you have any questions.

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TOP NEWS THIS HOUR:

Crown challenges dad at baby death case

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HALIFAX -- The Crown says a father's explanations to a doctor about what caused his daughter's brain injuries before her death were "completely ridiculous." Ashiqur Rahman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in the July 27, 2009, death of seven-week-old Aurora Breakthrough. Moves National. PHOTO.

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Nova Scotia reduces university funding

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HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government will allow tuition fees to rise by three per cent a year while reducing its grant to universities. The government announced a new three-year memorandum of understanding today with university presidents. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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Liberal leadership hopeful unveils agenda

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MONCTON, N.B. -- A former New Brunswick cabinet minister running for the provincial Liberal leadership says the provincial government should be shrunk. Mike Murphy held a news conference today in Moncton where he laid out his agenda as he formally announced his intention to run for the party's leadership. Moves Atlantic. AUDIO.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

Woman killed in collision with snowplow

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WATERLOO, N.S. -- A Nova Scotia woman has died after a car crashed into a snowplow on a slippery, snow-covered highway. The crash occurred today on Highway 210 in Lunenburg Country near Waterloo Road. Moved Atlantic.

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Province won't bail out pension plan: premier

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HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says the province is in no position to assume the unfunded liability associated with the pension plan of those who used to work at a now idle Cape Breton paper mill. …

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