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FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as 'shameful'

The research involved training adolescent and adult squirrel monkeys to press a lever to give themselves infusions of nicotine. Four monkeys in the studies, which began in 2014,...

Trump administration faces pressure to speed up recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

For people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, help is arriving glacially. In interviews, some have questioned why there's so little sign, or no sign at all, of government...

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Chelsea Manning said Monday she was denied entry into Canada because of her criminal record in the United States....

Defense Department: Hurricane relief around-the-clock

The U.S. Defense Department was working around the clock to deliver humanitarian assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, even as the death toll climbed further...

Detroit returns as most violent city in '16, data shows

Violent crime in Detroit rose almost 16% last year but Detroit police dispute the numbers...

Weiner gets 21 months in prison for ‘sexting’ with teenager

the disgraced former New York congressman had pleaded guilty to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor and had faced up to 10 years in prison....

Hurricane Maria’s aftermath: ‘There will be no food in Puerto Rico’

In a matter of hours, Hurricane Maria wiped out about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico — making it one of the costliest storms to hit the island’s agriculture industry....

Family of two elderly patients — one died, one survived — sues Hollywood rehab center

The family of Miguel and Cecilia Franco, both in their 90s, joined a growing list of victims who have sued the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after Hurricane Irma knocked...

What Hurricane Maria taught me about the people of Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria overwhelmed Puerto Rico’s government. Its sunny people remained resilient — for now....

Canada denies Chelsea Manning entry because she committed ‘treason’ in the U.S.

Chelsea Manning has been denied entry to Canada because she violated the U.S. Espionage Act, according to a letter she posted to Twitter....

Mexican women show resolve in earthquake's aftermath

When a magnitude 7.1 quake struck central Mexico, toppling buildings and leaving hundreds trapped, Mexicans quickly mobilized a mammoth rescue operation of professionals and...

Mexico still tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

Mexican government officials are still calculating the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a...

Pablo Escobar: from narco-terrorist to marketing success

Nearly 25 years after his death and despite his bloody legacy, the Medellín Cartel boss Pablo Escobar is remembered with both repugnance and fascination. His image is also a...

5 things you need to know about what’s happening in Puerto Rico — and what you can do

Here’s what’s going on in Puerto Rico right now post Hurricane Maria....

Cardinals attendees should leave early in time for national anthem

Cardinals game-goers who want to be in Glendale for the national anthem after a weekend of buzz following Trump comments should allow plenty of time....

A showman to the end, his gorilla suits launched a costume empire

Charlotte costume designer and supplier Philip Morris died late Sunday at 83. Morris Costumes is the world’s largest costume distributor....

Groom bolts from wedding photo shoot to save boy drowning in lake

A groom in Kitchener, Canada, interrupted a photo shoot with his bride Friday to rescue a boy who had been pushed into a lake....

Church unemployment scam allowed companies to donate more while hurting their workers, ex-members say

Word of Faith Fellowship founder Jane Whaley is accused of telling struggling parishioners to file fraudulent unemployment claims so they could continue to give at least 10 percent...

The Long History of North Korea's Declarations of War

What's different now: a U.S. president ready and willing to make his own destructive promises...

Canada's Chelsea Manning ban led Donald Trump Jr. to mock the transgender whistleblower

Donald Trump Jr. liked a derogatory tweet apparently aimed at the fact that Chelsea Manning is transgender....

Exclusive: Ivanka Trump used a personal email account after inauguration

A White House spokesperson pointed out that Trump was not a federal employee at the time....

Even 'Fox & Friends''s Brian Kilmeade thinks Trump's NFL anthem protest comments "made everything worse"

"It's embarrassing. The first game was at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time in England at Wembley Stadium, and the whole world got to see how divided we are."...

Bernie Sanders is just as bad for American politics as Donald Trump, suggests Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sounds at least as worried about Bernie Sanders as he is about Donald Trump....

Trump says divorcing wife Ivana and going bankrupt were worst days of his life

Donald Trump went nearly bankrupt when his infamous 1990 divorce made front page headlines across the country....

Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico struggle to connect with their families on U.S. mainland

Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico struggle to make contact with their families on mainland U.S....

Weiner tells New York judge, ‘I have no excuses,’ sentenced to 21 months in prison in sexting case

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman, was sentenced  to 21 months in prison Monday in U.S. district court in New York on a count of transferring obscene...

Quake rescue efforts wind down in Mexico City, with 40 to 50 still missing and 325 dead across country

At a news conference Monday, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera said rescuers are still looking for no more than 40 and 50 people amid the ruins of five buildings around the...

Here are the major questions before the Supreme Court this fall

Supreme Court faces questions on Trump, immigration, religious liberty and partisan gerrymandering....

Warnings issued as record temperatures continue in Ontario, Quebec

The first weekend of fall proved to be one of the hottest of the year in southern Ontario and Quebec as heat warnings spanned the area and continue into the week....

Province to help African Nova Scotians get title to land given centuries ago

The Nova Scotia government says it is poised to help black residents who have struggled for decades to gain clear title to land that has been in their families since many arrived...

Nearly all of Puerto Rico still without power, facing dam collapse

The power is still out on nearly all of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria smashed poles, snarled power lines and flooded electricity-generating plants, knocking out a grid that was...

Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1 per cent of schools

As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 structures....

As athletes protest, Crosby and NHL strike an off-key chord

It turns out Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the rest of the NHL have decided to take a knee after all....

'It's bittersweet': Rick Mercer Report to wrap after 15 seasons

The Rick Mercer Report will launch its 15th and final season Tuesday on CBC-TV. The comedian and host of the program that combines biting political satire with folksy visits across...

Hochelaga, terre des âmes named Canada's foreign-language contender for the Oscars

Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) has been chosen to represent Canada for the best foreign-language film Oscar....

Canada's Mackenzie Hughes in mix for PGA Tour top rookie honours

Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes showed a glimpse of his potential late in 2016 and then turned in a strong 2017 to earn a PGA Tour rookie of the year nomination on Monday....

B.C. man searches for nine lost Avro Arrow prototype planes

The Canadian military didn't pay much attention to where Avro Arrow model planes landed when they conducted tests in the 1950s. Now, a modern team of scientists is using...

Integrity commissioner finds CFIA leadership failed to properly investigate harassment

The president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and its vice president of human resources failed to take appropriate action to deal fairly and thoroughly with serious...

Interest in N.S. liquefied natural gas projects ramp up as producers look east

Despite a glut of gas around the world, rock-bottom prices and the cancellation of facilities proposed for British Columbia, the two multibillion-dollar Nova Scotia projects appear...

Citizen group wants water fluoridation to be election issue in Calgary

A Calgary citizens group is working to make putting fluoride back in the city’s drinking water a civic election issue....