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Sailors face pollution in 1st test for Rio Olympics; picturesque venue suits TV, not athletes

CP | Stephen Wade, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, ...

Korean War monument unveiled in Burlington, Ont., to honour eight navy ships

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

BURLINGTON, Ont. - A monument dedicated to eight Royal Canadian Navy ships that served in the Korean War was unveiled in Burlington, Ont., today.The b...

Lower health costs extend Medicare hospital fund by 4 years; Social Security OK until 2034

CP | Stephen OhlemacHer And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 20...

Silent retreats: A historic tradition resonates in the harried 21st century

CP | Karen Schwartz, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Style
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A very pregnant Juliana Berger took a five-day trip with her husband and didn't speak to him once.They weren't fighting. They were attending a silent ...

New Brunswick announces plan to pay for drugs to treat rare diseases

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - A program has been launched in New Brunswick to help people pay for drugs for rare diseases.The plan will cover the costs of five drugs ...

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard seeded sixth at next month's Rogers Cup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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TORONTO - Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard will be the sixth seed at the upcoming Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament while fellow Canadian Milos ...

US stocks slip at midday on news of slowing home sales; Family Dollar jumps on merger news

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.The Standard & Poor's 500 ind...

TransAlta announces plans to build new power plant in Western Australia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - TransAlta has announced a $580-million plan to build, own and operate a new gas-fired power plant in Western Australia, a region that has be...

Fishermen groups in Nova Scotia surprised by five-cent levy proposal for lobster

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A couple of fishing groups in Nova Scotia say they weren't consulted about the provincial government's proposal to add a levy of five cents ...

Ex-engineer loses bid to keep parts of mall collapse report secret

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A discredited former engineer has lost his bid to keep parts of a report into the deadly collapse of a northern Ontario mall secret until aft...

CPR recommendations should be tweaked to urge chin lift, expert suggests

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
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TORONTO - An anesthesiologist is suggesting recommendations on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR may need to be changed.Dr. Anthony ...

Red Lobster's latest gambit: No more '2 for $25,' plating meals like fancier restaurants

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Style
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating d...

Massive Calgary camp kicks off Hockey Canada's under-17 renovations

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Hockey Canada begins an overhaul of its under-17 men's program this week by bringing together more than 100 of the country's best 16-year-ol...

Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

CP | Dennis Passa, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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GLASGOW, Scotland - The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along a few of his relatives.Pri...

Ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor Thibault loses bid to have fraud trial quashed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault has lost a bid to have her fraud trial quashed.A Quebec court judge ruled this morning that T...

Athabasca shares drop amid doubts over oilsands asset sale to PetroChina

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) shares dropped on Monday as the company sought to reassure investors that it's working to close the $1.23-bill...

Commonwealth Games weightlifter faces trial in Glasgow over alleged sexual assault

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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GLASGOW, Scotland - A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgo...

Spanish judge rejects prosecutor's request to drop tax fraud charges against Lionel Messi

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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MADRID - A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into thre...

Pending sales of US homes fell 1.1 per cent in June; pace remains slower than in 2013

CP | Josh Boak, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.The National Asso...

Saskatchewan movie set cafe serves up chili dogs and allegedly stolen truck

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

ROLEAU, Sask. - The backdrop for the former television show and soon-to-be movie "Corner Gas" has played a role in the long-range police pursuit of a ...

It's all over except for final arguments, ruling in trial over $2B Los Angeles Clippers deal

CP | Linda Deutsch, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Sports
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Ang...

US stock market opens mixed on Wall Street; Family Dollar and Trulia jump on merger news

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The stock market is opening mixed at the start of a busy week as a batch of merger announcements lift shares in Family Dollar and oth...

It's official: New York City mayor and his family now live in Gracie Mansion, empty since 2001

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Style
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities.Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their t...

Ronstadt and Katzenberg among those honoured by Obama for contributions to arts and humanities

CP | Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Style
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WASHINGTON - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honoured at t...

Alberta-based Canadian Utilities and parent Atco report lower profit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian Utilities Ltd. and parent company Atco Ltd. both reported lower second-quarter earnings, as it was hurt by lower power prices and i...