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Mulcair maligns Conservatives for proposed cuts to health care, marijuana stance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is chastising the Conservatives on their proposed cuts to health care while accusing them of politicizing the debat...

Stock markets set to open little changed amid retail misses; traders look to Fed

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market looked to open little changed Wednesday as traders consolidate four straight days of gains.Traders considered earni...

Target cuts annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from breach

CP | Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in C...

Sears Canada widens Q2 loss to $21.3 million, same store sales drop 6.8 per cent

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) reported a net loss of $21.3 million, or 21 cents per share, in the second quarter, compared to a profit of $15...

Lowe's 2nd-quarter profit climbs on improving weather; trims full-year revenue outlook

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 per cent, bolstered by improving weather.The home improvement company's performance ...

BACK TO SCHOOL: In post-Katrina school landscape, hope, resentment as charters take over

CP | Kevin McGill, The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Style
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NEW ORLEANS - Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.The majority of public school...

Coleslaw sold in Maritimes recalled over listeriosis concern

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada
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OTTAWA - A brand of coleslaw sold across the Maritimes is being recalled due to concerns about possible listeriosis.Roy Pope and Sons of Belleisle Cre...

NYC's Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands, expects to avert lockout

CP | Karen Matthews, The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reach...

Ontario could make more money, see lower prices by ending booze monopoly: study

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario could reap more money from booze sales and consumers could pay less for alcohol if the provincial government opened up the business ...

Trudeau praises Alberta's 'entrepreneurial spirit' during rally in Edmonton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau paid tribute to what he called Alberta's "entrepreneurial spirit" as he took the stage during a rally...

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

CP | Rich Rovito, The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Sports
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MILWAUKEE - Fresh off another stellar outing, Mike Fiers first wanted to talk about a rough patch early in the game and offer credit to his defence."I...

Three concussion lawsuits filed by ex-NHL players consolidated under 1 judge

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Sports
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal j...

Veteran NBA ref Bavetta retires after 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Sports
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.Bavetta officiated a record 2,635 ...

Singer Ray J pleads not guilty to sexual battery, resisting arrest in Beverly Hills incident

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Business

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward.Los Angeles...

MLB official scoring change alters history for Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Sports
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.Major League Baseball made an offic...

Alberta E. Coli Outbreak Source Unknown

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says 122 people across the province have been diagnosed with potentially dangerous E. coli germs over the past mont...

Brampton Thunder pick Olympic defenceman Fortino first overall in CWHL draft

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Sports
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TORONTO - The Brampton Thunder made defenceman Laura Fortino the first overall pick in the Canadian Women's Hockey League draft on Tuesday.The 23-year...

RCMP in southern Alberta search for stolen police cruiser, suspect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

COCHRANE, Alta. - The RCMP may always get their man, but what about their police cruiser?Mounties near Cochrane, Alta., were conducting an impaired dr...

Jordan Sigalet named new goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Jordan Sigalet is the new goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames.The 33-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., spent the last two seasons co...

Years after her death, Anna Nicole Smith loses final bid to get millions from husband's estate

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Business

SANTA ANA, Calif. - The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the...

New Mexico Chile joins Idaho Potatoes as certified crop; program provides protections

CP | Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Style
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BERNALILLO, N.M. - Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet...

Fighter War Machine tells California judge he won't contest transfer to Vegas in beating case

CP | Ken Ritter, The Associated Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Sports
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to the Lo...

One wildfire evacuation order left in B.C., but flames are still raging

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Wildfires in British Columbia are choking the air in some regions with smoke and forcing officials to maintain a handful of evacuation ale...

Murdered Alberta college student 'did not suffer much:' defence lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The defence lawyer for a southern Alberta man who killed a college student has told a sentencing hearing that she — quote — ...

Ontario won't allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorbike without a helmet

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada
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TORONTO - Ontario won't allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet, a decision the Canadian Sikh Association called "dee...