Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Atlantic News

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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:

New Brunswick abortion lawsuit being dropped

NB-Morgentaler-Lawsuit

FREDERICTON -- A 12-year-old lawsuit aimed at forcing the New Brunswick government to pay for abortions at clinics is being dropped, the manager of the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton said Tuesday.Simone Leibovitch said the lawyer handling the case has been instructed to discontinue the court battle, which was launched by Dr. Henry Morgentaler in 2002 but put into limbo after he died last May. Moves Atlantic and National, please guard duplication; will be writethru. AUDIO.

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Muskrat Falls costs going up: Nalcor Energy

Muskrat-Falls-Project

ST. JOHN'S -- The head of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown energy company says costs for the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project are going up and the date when first power is generated from the dam may be delayed.Nalcor Energy CEO Ed Martin said Tuesday the province's $6.2-billion share of the project is under pressure due to labour, supplies and other costs. Moves Atlantic and Business, please guard against duplication; will be writethru. Moves Atlantic and Business. AUDIO.

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Judge hears military housing case

Military-Home-Equity

HALIFAX -- A federal court judge in Halifax has reserved his decision in the case of a Canadian soldier seeking compensation for the $88,000 he lost on the sale of his home when the military forced him to move from Alberta in 2010.Maj. Marcus Brauer, who now lives in Halifax, wants the court to order the Treasury Board Secretariat to review its decision to grant him only $15,000 in compensation. Moves Atlantic, National and Prairies/BC. Guard against duplication. Will Be Updated. AUDIO.

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BUZZ: Malala Yousafzai to receive honorary degree

Malala-Honorary-Degree

HALIFAX -- The University of King's College in Halifax will confer an honorary degree to Malala Yousafzai, the campaigner for girls' education who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban.The university says the 16-year-old won't attend the ceremony due to her studies in England but she will be granted the honour on May 15. Moved Atlantic.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

New Maine-Nova Scotia ferry arrives in region

NS-Yarmouth-Ferry

YARMOUTH -- A new ferry that will carry passengers and vehicles between southwestern Nova Scotia and Maine arrived in Yarmouth on Tuesday.The vessel is scheduled to begin making daily, round-trip crossings between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, on May 15 with trips continuing until Nov. …

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