OTTAWA - An evaluation of a federal benefit to help parents take time off work to care for critically ill children says fewer people have used it than expected because they didn't know about it or didn't understand how it worked.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans Tuesday to stick with him, "not show weakness" and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of colour to return to their countries. His comments, he insisted, "were NOT Racist."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Nearly two dozen immigrants were allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a drastic policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another country to reach the United States.
LORETTO, Tenn. - Police in Tennessee are asking residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could lead to "meth-gators" and stoned waterfowl.
VICTORIA - The British Columbia government's firm position on tougher driver's licence requirements for ride-hailing is a move in the right direction, given the experiences from other jurisdictions, a transportation expert says.
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the province of Quebec offers the New Democrats "fertile ground" despite private hand-wringing about its current state ahead of the election.
NEW YORK - The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group.
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry as the nation confronted a long history of pol…
OTTAWA - The federal government is awarding $1 billion in warship maintenance work to two Canadian shipyards, with a third deal on the way.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A search is underway for four people missing after a float plane crashed into a Labrador lake on Monday, killing three of the occupants.
OTTAWA - The tribunal that adjudicates asylum claims in Canada says it expects cuts to legal-aid funding imposed by the Doug Ford government in Ontario will lead to delays and other disruptions of refugee hearings.
LONDON - Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes.
ATHENS, Greece - A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II.
MONTREAL - A 43-year-old cyclist is expected to face charges after allegedly smashing the windows of a Montreal city bus last night.
NEW YORK - Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend.
A rainy weather forecast all this week expected to dampen all three major forest fires burning in Ontario’s remote north has raised the prospect of evacuees being able to return home sooner than later.
High levels of a cancer-causing agent in Eabametoong First Nation’s drinking water has caused the remote reserve to declare a state of emergency, just a week before its new drinking water plant is to come on line.
PHILADELPHIA - Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that's kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade.
CHICAGO - R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses.
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii - The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):
WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord t…
WASHINGTON - Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.
NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimetres) of rain and transformed part of the Missis…
CRANBROOK, B.C. - A special prosecutor is recommending up to two years in prison for a former polygamous leader in Bountiful, B.C., convicted of removing a child from Canada to marry a member of his fundamentalist sect in the United States.
Regina police say three men and one woman who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from northern Ontario are facing assault charges.
NEW YORK - Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.
HALIFAX - A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful conviction for murder says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped Assoun win his appeal and spared him eight more nightmarish years in prison.
BELLA BELLA, B.C. - A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast.
WASHINGTON - Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president's most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in America.
VANCOUVER - A proposed high-speed rail link connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland would cut the travel time between each city to under an hour and dramatically boost the economy of the entire region, a new report concludes.
The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted down a proposal to bless same-sex marriage across the denomination, with its newly elected leader acknowledging the disappointment the decision would bring for many.
OTTAWA - The current system for identifying Canadians is inadequate for the digital age, the chief executive of Desjardins Group told MPs in an emergency parliamentary committee meeting Monday grappling with the fallout of a major data breach at his financial-services company.
CHICAGO - Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during a 2008 trial that ended with his acquittal on all charges.
OTTAWA - Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's failure to crack down on assault-style rifles.
CALGARY - There was conflicting testimony in court Monday about whether a youth charged in the shooting of a German tourist on an Alberta highway may have acted on his own or was ordered to fire the gun.
OTTAWA - Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing "irregularly" into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year.
CALGARY - An animal welfare group is renewing its call for cruelty charges following the deaths of six horses at this year's Calgary Stampede.
MONTREAL - A sonar-equipped provincial police boat explored a deep reservoir Monday for signs of a missing helicopter carrying a Quebec entrepreneur and his teen son who haven't been heard from since failing to return from a fishing trip last week.
OTTAWA - The Metis National Council is embracing an outside financial audit requested by the federal government, the group's finance minister said Monday.
Weather watchers are focused on the world's most northerly community which has been in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave.
PETAWAWA, Ont. - President Donald Trump's suggestion that four female members of Congress should go back where they came from if they don't like America wouldn't fly in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
CLINTON, B.C. - A system of pressurized tubes known as a "salmon cannon" is among the options the British Columbia and federal governments are considering to help fish trapped by a rock slide in the Fraser River.
BEIJING - China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.
TORONTO - A convicted hatemonger who maintains his defence lawyer deliberately blew the case will get a rare chance to show why his trial should be reopened, a judge ruled on Monday.