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Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Texas Execution

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history is executed in Texas.

Penguin Protection

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found.


NRA insiders and longtime observers describe an organization at war with itself over a central question: Has it strayed too far from its original mission of gun safety and outdoor shooting sports and become too political?

Canadian military

A Canadian air force captain who served two tours in Afghanistan has lost another legal bid for disability benefits, 13 years after losing both her baby son and one of her legs in a motor vehicle accident.

Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa

"I want the world to know what has just been lost," says the father of Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a straight-A student who loved camping, board games and making home movies.


American popstar Britney Spears says she will need time to recover due to family "stress and anxiety," telling followers on social media that she "needed time to deal" with things and will be "back very soon."

Yukon Striker

You dangle staring straight down, then plunge to the ground at 130 km/h. And yes, you'll probably scream.

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she's hoping to figure out a way "in the coming weeks" to deal with the heaps of unwanted, rotting garbage shipped to the Philippines by a Canadian company years ago.

The Week That Was In Asia Photo Gallery

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Air pollution, already one of the world's biggest killers, is getting worse; Boeing faces a major image problem with its 737 Max; changing work culture to prevent burnout.

BerMax Caffe Hate Crime

The Winnipeg Police Service has charged three people with public mischief, accusing them of staging a phony hate-crime attack on their River Heights restaurant.

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The trial of former hostage Joshua Boyle has been adjourned until Friday, by which time his estranged wife's lawyer is expected to have filed an application that could suspend the Ottawa case for years and open up the possibility of a Jordan application.

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B.C.'s top health officer has recommended the province move urgently to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, saying the years-long overdose crisis needs to be treated as a public health issue, not a criminal justice matter.

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As a result of last night's election in P.E.I. — and for the first time anywhere in Canada — a Green Party is forming an Official Opposition. But the polls suggested more was possible.

Tiffany Harvey and Hamad Anwar

The first court challenge to Canada's new prostitution law will likely not conclude until the fall, after arguments in a Kitchener, Ont., courtroom ran long on Wednesday. 


The small Muskoka community of Bracebridge, Ont., has declared a state of emergency following days of heavy rain and swelling rivers and lakes.


The New Brunswick government will close the Trans-Canada Highway between Oromocto and Moncton on Wednesday night to deal with flooding, forcing drivers to take a detour that will add 90 kilometres to their travels.

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There isn’t really much history of revenue-neutral taxes in Canada, but what there is suggests all that new revenue will indeed prove hard for Ottawa to resist.


Boeing has technical fixes for the 737 Max airliner and new training for pilots in the wake of two disastrous crashes. Now comes the hard part: getting passengers and airlines back on board.


To some, Joe Biden is a steady political hand and seasoned U.S. statesman; to others, he is an occasional punchline and invader of personal space, with a spotty political record. Come Thursday, he likely will be seen by many as the early front-runner to become the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Jeopardy Record

Holzhauer has won big in more than a dozen victories, but many fans don't like his approach to the game — selecting clues from the bottom up in the hopes of finding Daily Doubles and making aggressive wagers when he finds them.


Surrey RCMP are investigating after a "disturbing" Facebook comment was made on a news story regarding Vaisakhi.

Andrew Milner

University of Calgary Dino basketball player Andrew Milner died when his canoe capsized in frigid water near Cranbrook, B.C.

B.C. Softwood Lumber

Pulp and paper corporation Canfor says it will temporarily halt operations at its B.C. mills, citing low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre.


It is an exclusive club to be sure — and 18 Metro Vancouver centenarians came together Wednesday to celebrate centuries of milestones and memories and to share what it takes to make it past 100.

TransLink fare gate

It doesn't matter whether you're young or old, rich or poor — the $173 fine for being caught not paying a TransLink fare remains the same no matter who you are.

TransLink Wi-Fi

A man has been arrested after punching a bus driver in Vancouver in an "out of the blue" attack, according to Transit Police.


The Tsilhqot'in Nation was among the hardest hit during the 2017 wildfire season, as crews prioritized urban areas, according to a report prepared by the First Nation.

lawn club

A longtime employee of Vancouver Lawn and Tennis club has died following an accident.

Pig Farm

The B.C. SPCA is investigating after video from an animal rights organization was released depicting 'troubling' footage of the treatment of pigs at an Abbotsford farm.


Sunday marks 30 years since the Time Colonist 10K run first took to the streets of Victoria.

Salmon Arm shooting

The community in Salmon Arm continues to grieve after a man with a rifle opened fire at a close-knit, non-denominational Christian church on April 14 around 10:30 a.m. PT, killing 78-year-old Gordon Parmenter and injuring Paul Derkach.

little league

Children as young as four are heading onto baseball diamonds across the Lower Mainland. But some leagues say they are finding it challenging to sign up more players.

3899 Cartier St.

A woman who backed out of a $6.1-million deal to buy a Vancouver mansion when she learned an alleged gangster was gunned down at the front gate will not be getting her deposit back.

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Khan Michael Bourne, 32, has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Surrey on Tuesday.

Ken "Kato" Kasuya

The man known only as 'Kato' began his long career with the Lions at Empire Stadium at age 13, as a volunteer water and ball boy.

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Former Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told a First Nations justice conference Wednesday she is concerned the federal government is falling back into old patterns in its dealings with Indigenous Peoples.

kittens found in dumpster

The tiny kittens, which were suffering from hypothermia, dehydration and weakness, were taken to an emergency clinic for treatment but both have since died.

bonnie henry

B.C.'s top health officer has recommended the province move urgently to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, saying the years-long overdose crisis needs to be treated as a public health issue, not a criminal justice matter.

Vancouver Rental

The median price of a one-bedroom unit is down 3.8 per cent compared to 2018, according to an analysis of prices on Craigslist.

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There's lots of talk that Alex Ovechkin can break Wayne Gretzky's goal-scoring record, but he looked more like Gordie Howe in Washington's first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes. 


Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.


James Harden scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.


Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and Pablo Sandoval hit his second homer in as many days as the San Francisco Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game interleague series.

Devin Heroux's Match Wrap: Canada moves closer to playoff spot at mixed curling worlds

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant improve to 6-0 with a 9-3 win over Hong Kong.


The Leafs are out in the first round of the playoffs. Again. And a lot of fans are blaming the guy who, not long ago, was the most respected coach in hockey.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays have called up top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and say he will make his highly anticipated major-league debut Friday against the visiting Oakland Athletics.

Cody Matechuk cliff snow bike BASE jump

An athlete from Cochrane, Alta., has jumped off a mountain cliff near Whistler, B.C., in what he believes to be the first snowbike BASE jump.


Out of all the victories through all the years, Canadian curlers have yet to win the mixed doubles world championship.

Jocelyn Peterman

Canada's Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are one step closer to reaching the playoffs at the 2019 world mixed doubles curling championship. Winnipeg's Peterman and Gallant of St. John's, N.L., defeated Hong Kong's Ling-Yue Hung and Jason Chang 9-3 Wednesday to improve to 6-0.

Terry Greer

It's taken more than 30 years, but Terry Greer and Condredge Holloway are together again. Greer, 61, headlines the 2019 class named for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday at BMO Field. He joins former Toronto Argonauts teammate Holloway, who entered the hallowed shrine in 1999.


The Steelers and two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger agreed to terms on a contract extension Wednesday that will keep Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. His 5,129 yards passing led the NFL last season.

Pillar and Grichuk

Although the weather on the West Coast has a major impact on an outfielder's strategy, Toronto's Rogers Centre presents its own test in tracking fly balls, something former Blue Jays teammates Kevin Pillar and Randal Grichuk know all too well.

Leafs lose

This season will mark the eighth straight time two U.S.-based teams will compete for the Stanley Cup but Canada's teams will have their chance next year. Expect Montreal and Vancouver, with an exciting young core, to join Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg in the playoffs.


Felix Auger-Aliassime is off to the third round of the Barcelona Open after the No. 16 seed from Montreal beat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 6-3, 7-6 (7) at the ATP Tour 500 clay-court event on Wednesday.

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For the Toronto Wolfpack, the aim remains unchanged. As the midway point of Season 3 approaches, the Wolfpack has its sights set on a promotion. Super League represents the sport’s elite and Toronto wants to be among its number in 2020.


San Jose's Joe Pavelski left Game 7 woozy and bleeding on Tuesday night after he was cross-checked and fell to the ice. A controversial major penalty was called that helped the Sharks rally from down 3-0 to eventually beat Vegas in overtime.


The Stanley Cup drought will hit 52 years on May 2, the anniversary of the franchise's last championship in 1967. Toronto hasn’t won a single playoff series since 2004.


Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams is looking to hand Washington, his most recent team, another crushing playoff loss in a catalogue full of them on Wednesday in Game 7 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.

Nathan Shepherd

Jets defensive end talks about football, overcoming obstacles, and his love of snakes

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