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Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.The familiar...

Late goal from Valeri sends Portland Timbers over Montreal Impact 3-2

CP | Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact are feeling their losses both on and off the field.And it doesn't help that they're in a franchise worst slump.On Sunda...

Canadian Paralympic swimmer Benoit Huot seeks return of stolen medals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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MONTREAL - Paralympic swimmer Benoit Huot says several of his medals were stolen from his Montreal-area home Saturday night.Huot's father discovered S...

Vancouver high-school students place second at RoboCup soccer competition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A team of Vancouver high-school students came in second place at an international robotic soccer competition held in Brazil.Allen Chak, Br...

San Diego comic-book convention threatens legal action against Salt Lake City gathering

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business

SALT LAKE CITY - Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con...

Morales scores on penalty kick as Whitecaps and FC Dallas battle to 2-2 draw

CP | Jim Morris, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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VANCOUVER - It was a draw that felt like a loss for the Vancouver Whitecaps.Despite blasting a franchise record 30 shots at goal the Whitecaps were fo...

Woman claiming she plucked bird on Montreal subway defends herself

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A Facebook posting says a woman caught on video in a Montreal subway train apparently plucking and eating a bird was only preparing "countr...

Metro Vancouver Transit Police search for suspect in stabbing of man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - Transit police in Metro Vancouver are looking for a suspect in the stabbing of a man.Officers say a woman screaming her boyfriend had ...

Canada's trucking sector may face 'inflection point' in 2015, say observers

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - High personal debt levels and rising taxes in Ontario and Quebec are constraining Canadian economic growth needed to support a recovery of ...

Shots fired at officers in confrontation between RCMP and several men

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ALEXIS CREEK, B.C. - One man is in custody following a confrontation resulting in shots fired at RCMP near a small town west of Williams Lake.Police s...

Sunday's Scoreboard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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Sunday's GamesMLBAmerican LeagueToronto 5 N.Y. Yankees 4Minnesota 4 Chicago White Sox 3Boston 3 Tampa Bay 2Cleveland 10 Kansas City 3L.A. Angels 2 Det...

Run, Jose - not Reyes: Bautista's steal in 9th sets up winning hit, Blue Jays beat Yanks 5-4

CP | Howie Rumberg, The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jose Bautista decided it was time to take charge, not with his bat but with his feet.The Toronto slugger stole second base without a ...

Vancouver police say crowds at fireworks were relatively well behaved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver police say there were relatively few disruptions at the first night of the Celebration of Light fireworks show.Officers say of t...

Busy bees give PM's wife stinging reception at Toronto event

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.Laureen ...

Feds To Test Monitoring Device On High-Risk Inmates

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the eff...

Byron Scott says he is the Los Angeles Lakers' new coach, but team won't confirm

CP | Greg Beacham, The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few...

Investors confront busy week for Canadian corporate earnings, key U.S. data

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Traders will have plenty to occupy themselves this week as major players in the Canadian gold mining and energy sectors — the two biggest ...

PTSD Rates Higher In Police, Fire Personnel

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
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WINNIPEG - Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire.It w...

Tim Clark overtakes Jim Furyk to win Canadian Open in final round

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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MONTREAL - When Jim Furyk's charge to a third RBC Canadian Open title stalled in the final round, Tim Clark decided to go for it.The 38-year-old South...

The Big Hurt has his big day; Frank Thomas inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.Nicknamed...

Annaleise Carr says decision to end Lake Erie fundraising swim early was tough

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics

PORT DOVER, Ont. - A 16-year-old girl who ended a swim across Lake Erie earlier than planned said she intends to finish the swim later this summer.Ann...

Feisty former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox becomes a Hall of Famer

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been indu...

Canada's Caldwell wins bronze in women's 200M backstroke at Commonwealth Games

CP | Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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GLASGOW, Scotland - Hilary Caldwell was a fraction of a second from climbing one step higher on the podium at the Commonwealth Games.The Victoria swim...

Multiple stabbing in Abbotsford, B.C., sends four people to hospital

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Abbotsford police are investigating a multiple stabbing that sent four people to hospital.Officers say they responded to calls of a...

Greg Maddux achieves baseball immortality with his induction into the Hall of Fame

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Sports
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Greg Maddux, who won 355 games over a 23-year major league career, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.Nicknamed "Mad D...