Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

OTTAWA – For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval task forces charged with patrolling European waters and defending against Russian threats. The revelation has cast a spotlight on what experts say are the growing trade-offs that Canada is having to make with its navy, … Read more

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA – Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. “Mr. Graham will be remembered as a master negotiator and a skilled statesman who shared … Read more

McMahon’s 9th-inning homer lifts Rockies over D-backs 3-2

McMahon’s 9th-inning homer lifts Rockies over D-backs 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan McMahon hasn’t had the season he wanted since signing his $70 million, six-year deal during spring training. The Colorado Rockies third baseman certainly was money when it counted on Saturday night. McMahon hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth, Antonio Senzatela threw seven quality innings and the Rockies rallied for a … Read more

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. If successful, it will join spacecraft from the … Read more

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

DENVER (AP) — A wealthy dentist accused of fatally shooting his wife in the heart with a shotgun at the end of an African safari was found guilty of murder and mail fraud on Monday. A jury of six men and six women reached the verdict for Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph following a three week trial … Read more

China says remains of rocket booster fall to Earth

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

BEIJING (AP) — Debris from a rocket that boosted part of China’s new space station into orbit fell into the sea in the Philippines on Sunday, the Chinese government announced. Most of the final stage of the Long March-5B rocket burned up after entering the atmosphere at 12:55 am, the China Manned Space Agency reported. … Read more

Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

Supreme Court rules condom use can be a condition of consent in sexual assault cases

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says sex with a condom is a fundamentally different physical act than sex without one, and that the use of a condom can be a condition of consent under sexual assault law. In a 5-4 decision Friday, the top court ruled that if a complainant’s partner ignores the … Read more

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions. The 6th Street Viaduct — which soars over the concrete-lined Los Angeles … Read more

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

Clash over whether US officers can be armed in Canada keeps Nexus centers closed

MONTREAL – A dispute over legal protections for American customs officers has kept Nexus enrollment centers closed in Canada more than three months after they reopened south of the border — due in part to a clash over US agents’ right to carry guns on Canadian soil. The standoff has led to a massive backlog … Read more

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Italian astronaut joined a Russian cosmonaut in a rare spacewalking show of unity Thursday, as tensions over Ukraine continued to ricochet back home. Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti teamed up with Russia’s Oleg Artemyev to work on the International Space Station’s newest robot arm. The 37-foot (11-meter) mechanical limb — contributed … Read more