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Appeals court panel refuses to delay Trump ally Steve Bannon’s 4-month contempt prison sentence

Appeals court panel refuses to delay Trump ally Steve Bannon’s 4-month contempt prison sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday rejected longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon's bid to stay out of prison while he fights his conviction for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S.
Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric

Trump proposes green cards for foreign grads of US colleges, departing from anti-immigrant rhetoric

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in an interview posted Thursday he wants to give automatic green cards to foreign students who graduate from U.S.
Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez's curiosity about their price takes central role at bribery trial

Gold bars and Sen. Bob Menendez's curiosity about their price takes central role at bribery trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors showed jurors at Sen. Bob Menendez ’s trial on Thursday multiple instances when he researched the value of gold as he tried to help a New Jersey businessman who authorities say bribed him with gold and cash.
Minister wants B.C. to be model for aquaculture as it moves to containment

Minister wants B.C. to be model for aquaculture as it moves to containment

VANCOUVER — Federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier says the country's "strict rules" on banning open-net salmon farming are necessary, since the goal is to make British Columbia "a model" in global aquaculture Lebouthillier said Thursday the
After 27 years as an MP, Liberal John McKay won’t run in next election

After 27 years as an MP, Liberal John McKay won’t run in next election

OTTAWA — Liberal John McKay, who has been an MP since 1997, says he won’t run for office again. The Scarborough—Guildwood MP won his seat in the past nine federal elections.
Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

Senators approve bill to fight foreign interference after voting down amendment

OTTAWA — The Senate has passed a government bill intended to help deter, investigate and punish foreign interference amid concerns the legislation received inadequate scrutiny and could unduly infringe on basic freedoms.
Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture

Spy watchdog raps RCMP over application of protocol to avoid complicity in torture

OTTAWA — A federal spy watchdog says a senior RCMP official wrongly considered the importance of a strategic relationship with a foreign organization when deciding whether sharing information posed a risk of torture.
FBI raids several California homes, including Oakland mayor's

FBI raids several California homes, including Oakland mayor's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities raided a home belonging to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao early Thursday as part of a California investigation that included a search of at least two other houses, officials said.

'We're going to try:' Manitoba outlines search plan for slain First Nations women

WINNIPEG — About a dozen trained workers will begin searching this fall through mounds of material deposited at a Winnipeg-area landfill for the remains of two slain First Nations women, the Manitoba government announced Thursday.
Saskatchewan ignoring requests from privacy commissioner to release documents: report

Saskatchewan ignoring requests from privacy commissioner to release documents: report

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner says provincial ministries and agencies ignored dozens of his requests over the last year to release public information.