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Fairfax to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 billion

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for $4.7 billion to a group led by largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. BlackBerry said Monday that a letter of intent has been signed and […]

09/23/2013

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BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results. […]

09/20/2013

Officials respond to the scene where a city bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are “multiple fatalities” and a number are injured from the bus with no injuries on the train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Terry Pedwell)

6 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada’s capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through […]

09/18/2013

A sternman holds a lobster caught off South Bristol, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Got lobster? Maine industry to boost marketing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — California has its raisins, Florida its oranges and Vermont has maple syrup. Now, Maine’s lobster industry is trying to market its brand more broadly and increase sales of the state’s best-known […]

09/03/2013

A Russian Federation Air Force SU-27 during a simulation of  a hijacking of a passenger plane over the Bering Strait near Alaska on Aug. 27, 2013. 
(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Photos from the mission OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from […]

08/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Texas Sen. Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections. Controversy still […]

08/20/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tea party favorite Cruz releases birth certificate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate amid concerns that being born in Canada could derail a possible presidential run by the tea party firebrand. The 42-year-old gave a […]

08/19/2013

LinkedIn, business-oriented networking site

LinkedIn to open service to high school students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LinkedIn Corp. will soon open up its online professional networking service to high school students as part of an effort to help steer their collegiate careers. Effective Sept. 12, the new […]

08/19/2013

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Pasadena cellphone crackdown

PASADENA (CNS) – Pasadena police plan a crackdown today on drivers who text or operate hand-held cellphones behind the wheel, department officials said. “We all know that talking on our cellphones while driving is distracting, […]

08/19/2013

Photo supplied by HBO shows actors Eric Schweig, left, August Schellenberg and Nathan Chasing Horse, right, in the HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." (AP Photo/HBO, Annabel Reyes)

‘Free Willy’ actor August Schellenberg dies at 77

DALLAS (AP) — Canadian-born actor August Schellenberg, who starred in the “Free Willy” films and appeared in numerous television roles, has died at his Dallas home after a fight with lung cancer, his agent said […]

08/16/2013

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser sits outside the Reptile Ocean exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug.  6, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John LeBlanc)

Python’s strangling of 2 boys probed

TORONTO (AP) — A 100-pound (45-kilogram) python blamed in the strangling deaths of two Canadian boys apparently escaped from its enclosure, slithered through a ventilation system and fell through the ceiling into the room where […]

08/06/2013

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Valerie Harper starts work on TV movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite suffering from incurable brain cancer, actress Valerie Harper is back at work. The UP cable channel said Thursday that Harper is filming a TV movie in Canada. Shooting began this […]

08/01/2013

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