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Asia shares pare losses as China GDP pips forecasts

Asian share markets pared early losses on Monday (Jan. 18) as data confirmed China's economy had bounced back last quarter as factory output jumped, helping offset recent disappointing news on U.S...

Germans sweep medals in bobsled World Cup; Meyers Taylor 2nd

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Germany swept the gold medals to conclude the World Cup bobsled stop in St. Moritz on Sunday, with Stephanie Schneider driving to a win in the women’s race and Francesco...

Thornton scores 1st goal for Toronto in win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Joe Thornton scored his first goal for Toronto, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner also connected for the first time this season, and the Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 ...

GM to build electric delivery vans in Canada

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $800 million to turn a Canadian SUV plant into one that will make electric delivery vans. Work on the plant, which is in Ingersoll, Ont...

Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — One of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the w...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the pr...

Kathleen Heddle, Canadian Olympic rowing champ, dies at 55

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kathleen Heddle, a three-time Olympic rowing champion for Canada, has died. She was 55. She died Monday at home in Vancouver, Rowing Canada said We...

Taiwan badminton queen cruises into quarter-finals at Thailand Open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) advanced into the quarter-finals at the Yonex Thailand Open on Thursday (Jan. 14) after beating her South Korean opponent Kim...

France opposes foreign takeover offer for supermarket chain

PARIS (AP) — France's government says it opposes the proposed 16.2 billion-euro ($19.6 billion) takeover of French supermarket chain Carrefour by Canadian convenience store group Couche-Tard. ...

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou received death threats in mail, Canada court hears

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou received multiple death threats, including bullets in the mail, while under house arrest in Vancouver, a Canadian court heard on Wednesday (Jan. 13). The...

Rielly scores in OT, Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 5-4

TORONTO (AP) — Morgan Rielly scored at 3:24 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Rielly took a feed from Toronto capt...

Fox, Rodman selected with the top picks in the NWSL draft

North Carolina defender-midfielder Emily Fox was the first player taken in the National Women's Soccer League draft Wednesday night, going to expansion team Racing Louisville. With ...

Florida downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida was one of the first states to throw open vaccine eligibility to members of the general public over 65, leading to rumors that tourists and day-trippers are swoopi...

David Barclay, billionaire twin Telegraph owner, dies at 86

LONDON (AP) — David Barclay, one of the billionaire identical twins whose business empire includes Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, has died, the newspaper said Wednesday. He was 86. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 12 The Miami Herald on “blue lives matter” and the deaths of two police ...