OTTAWA - Rona Ambrose, the former Alberta MP and interim party chief who had been the favoured leadership candidate of many Conservatives, won't seek the party's top job.
Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country's chief public health officer said Monday.
REGINA - A judge has fined a union that represents more than 700 workers at a Saskatchewan oil refinery $100,000 for violating a court order that set limits on picketing during an ongoing contract dispute.
NEW YORK - There's no keeping porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump out of California attorney Michael Avenatti's extortion case, a judge said Wednesday as he ordered the trial to commence Monday and refused the government's insistence that he ban mention of Daniels and Trump.
WINNIPEG - Manitoba Mounties say they spent less than $800,000 on a massive search last summer for two young men wanted for three killings in northern British Columbia.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday.
Canadian public health agencies are ramping up preparations to deal with a new viral illness that has killed 17 people and infected more than 400 in China while spreading to other countries, including one case in the United States.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A push to pass first-in-the-nation California proposals to limit single-use plastic containers and other items drew support from actor Jeff Goldblum on Wednesday.
OTTAWA - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he wants to take a "thoughtful approach" to ratifying Canada's new North American trade deal, calling for an exhaustive review of the agreement before deciding whether the NDP will support it — a move that could slow down the Liberals' plan to get it pa…
VANCOUVER - Lawyers representing the Canadian attorney general say the fraud case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is not complicated and a judge should commit the woman for extradition to the United States.
TORONTO - The CBC is making changes to the four-host format of its flagship newscast "The National" in response to feedback from viewers.
GREENBELT, Md. - A former Canadian army reservist and his two American cohorts, all of them tied to a white-supremacy group with growing notoriety in the United States, remained behind bars Wednesday over a thwarted plot to allegedly kill blacks and Jews, derail trains and trigger a race war…
TORONTO - German automotive giant Volkswagen was ordered Wednesday to pay a $196.5-million fine to the Canadian government after pleading guilty in an emissions-cheating scandal.
OTTAWA - The Conservative leadership race is underway and the deadline to register as a candidate and meet the first round of requirements is Feb. 27.
BEIJING - A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media reported.
NEW YORK - Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants.
JACKSON, Miss. - Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging.
OTTAWA - Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has ended its court challenge of the federal prosecution service's decision to deny it a special agreement to avoid criminal proceedings on corruption and fraud charges.
TORONTO - The federal government promised Wednesday to match all contributions to a fundraising campaign that aims to provide financial relief for the families of the 57 Canadians killed in a plane crash in Iran earlier this month.
VANCOUVER - Don Durban holds his palm up to a screen on a tall steel box akin to a vending machine crossed with an ATM that displays his first name and an identification number seconds before dispensing what he calls a life-saving plastic package.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's privacy commissioner says the media should practise self-regulation when it comes to respecting the privacy rights of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Commercial flights resumed in and out of St. John's, N.L., on Wednesday, one sign of normalcy returning to life in eastern Newfoundland as the region continues to dig itself out from last week's record-breaking blizzard.
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital as part of a scheme to “grossly overpay” for party space and enrich the president's own family in the process, according to a lawsuit filed W…
ST-HENRI-DE-TAILLON, Que. - Quebec provincial police continued to search for five missing tourists from France Wednesday afternoon after a group of snowmobilers who were travelling off trail plunged into the water the previous evening near Lac-Saint-Jean.
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver actor says she was tricked into holding a protest sign outside the court where Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing is underway.
ROME - The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.
NEW ORLEANS - Federal appellate judges closely questioned attorneys for the government and Native American tribes Wednesday over whether a law meant to preserve Native American families and culture unconstitutionally intrudes into state adoption issues.
OTTAWA - A longtime public servant whose decades-long career has spanned portfolios from defence to foreign affairs is being tapped to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's third national security adviser in as many years.
KELOWNA, B.C. - An employee who twice dumped thousands of litres of wine down a drain at a winery in Kelowna, B.C., cannot expect to return to his job under a labour arbitration ruling.
OTTAWA - The NDP's Canadian-heritage critic says he believes Prince Harry and his family should pay for their own security while they're in Canada.
A former provincial Liberal leader and member of the Alberta legislature says he won't pay his provincial taxes until oilpatch players pay theirs.
OTTAWA - Federal political parties left dozens of potential platform proposals on the cutting-room floor during the last election campaign, a new report from the parliamentary budget officer suggests.
WARSAW, Poland - Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps.
TORONTO - A family doctor who sent a dying infant home with instructions to give him water and juice with vitamin C and who failed to report criminal driving convictions has been stripped of his medical licence.
LONDON - Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian" and “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died at age 77 after suffering from dementia.
NEW YORK - Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY - The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.
BOSTON - Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, is suing his bandmates because they won't let him play as the band is set to perform and be honoured at Grammy events this week.
LOS ANGELES - The ousted Grammys CEO fired back at the Recording Academy on Tuesday, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards.
WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales climbed 3.6% in December, but a record-low inventory of houses on the market has caused prices to surge as affordability is worsening.
Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak.
NEW YORK - The MacDowell Colony, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious artist colonies, has chosen the author-educator Nell Painter as its new board chair.
NEW YORK - The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year.
NEW YORK - CBS was the first major network to break away from President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate on Tuesday, allowing its viewers to watch their regular afternoon fare instead of a debate over a proposed amendment to subpoena White House documents.
LONDON - Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has urged art lovers to chip in and help save the home of the late British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman for the public.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - Since their surprise loss to Donald Trump in 2016, Democrats have struggled with how to regain territory that long supported the party before suddenly flipping to Republicans. Their answer could lie with voters like Martie Boyd.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offences.
MIAMI - The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas.