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  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slideBiologists watching fish runs after deadly slide
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 10:23 PM

    DARRINGTON, Wash. - As search crews continue to look for two missing people following the devastating mudslide in Washington state, scientists are closely monitoring how the avalanche is affecting federally endangered fish runs.

  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands disputeObama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 10:37 PM

    TOKYO - Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

  • Camilla's brother dies in NY of head injuryCamilla's brother dies in NY of head injury
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 10:27 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury.

  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 10:19 PM

    TOKYO - Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

  • Top Nepal officials fly to Everest to end crisisTop Nepal officials fly to Everest to end crisis
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 10:14 PM

    KATMANDU, Nepal - With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials travelled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

  • Britain's Prince William bids Australia farewellBritain's Prince William bids Australia farewell
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 9:43 PM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 9:24 PM

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacreUN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 7:59 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.

  • A look at Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy case
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 7:21 PM

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court, which is the highest in the state for civil cases, had previously halted their executions, even though critics said only the Oklahoma Court of Appeals can issue stays. The Court of Appeals is the highest in the state for criminal cases. Here is a look at the inmates' legal challenge:

  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apologyOhio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 7:21 PM

    CLEVELAND - Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in MauiTeen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:46 PM

    HONOLULU, Hawaii - Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said Wednesday.

  • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:39 PM

    GREELEY, Colo. - School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

  • Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie.

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:37 PM

    JINDO, South Korea - Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.

  • Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfiresBashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:35 PM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The largest police department in the U.S. learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting even the best-intentioned public relations campaign — in this case, the NYPD's Twitter invitation to people to post feel-good photos of themselves posing with New York's Finest.

  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees countryRussian social media CEO quits, flees country
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:35 PM

    MOSCOW - The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:34 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said.

  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claimsOklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:26 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jetMaterial on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:20 PM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.

  • California court won't review Jackson doctor caseCalifornia court won't review Jackson doctor case
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-04-23 6:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

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