MANAGUA, Nicaragua - For four months, everything was virtual: the modeling and speech classes, the make-up courses and the emotional support session via videoconference. And when eight contestants vying to be Miss Nicaragua did finally start in-person practices, they did so with masks coveri…

Two Hearst men have been fined $5,000 each and banned from hunting for five years for shooting at a provincial decoy that resembled a deer that had been positioned down a roadway.

The Canadian Council For Aboriginal Business has received a $110,000 provincial grant so it can help the bottom lines of Indigenous businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Superior North EMS paramedics teamed with Ornge air ambulance flight paramedics and pilots in their annual Memorial Bike Ride on July 22, leaving their Junot Street headquarters and cycling to Hillcrest Park for a brief ceremony.

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TOKYO - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump.

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OTTAWA - The federal government will match all individual donations from Canadians to humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut.

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed ripe for another visit to Misselthwaite Manor.…

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Starting next week, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will take over the role of scheduling COVID-19 testing appointments.

The public school board in Thunder Bay has released it’s plan to return to school for this fall and they’re asking parents to decide if their child will attend classes in-person or remotely by Friday.

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NAIROBI, Kenya - A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said.

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of co-operating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony.

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PHOENIX - Joe Arpaio on Friday was narrowly defeated in his bid to win back the sheriff’s post in metro Phoenix that he held for 24 years before being voted out in 2016 amid voter frustrations over his taxpayer-funded legal bills, his penchant for self-promotion and a defiant streak that led…

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NEW DELHI - At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said.

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WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, the country’s c…

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RICHMOND, Va. - Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation's top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar even among fellow conservatives.

NEW YORK - Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” transformed how many thought about the country’s formation, has died at 97.

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OTTAWA - Racialized workers had an unemployment rate more than one-and-a-half times white workers last month, jobs data released Friday showed, as Statistics Canad for the first time put a figure on a widening inequality gap being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ALBANY, N.Y. - New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic.

Regal movie theatres have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick. Exhibitors have postponed plans several times as cases spiked in various cities.

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TORONTO - Ontario's premier dove into the simmering trade battle between Canada and the United States on Friday, slamming the American president for disloyalty while urging the province's residents to join the fight by supporting local industry.