MEXICO HAS MADE COCAINE LEGAL. FOR TWO PEOPLE

In a landmark ruling a judge in Mexico has legalized cocaine - but only for two users.

TENS OF THOUSANDS FLEE RUSSIA-LED ATTACK ON SYRIAN OPPOSITION ENCLAVE

AMMAN - Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria's border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further...

 
 
 

DID FAULTY SCIENCE, AND BAD TESTIMONY, BRING LARRY SWEARINGEN TO THE BRINK OF EXECUTION?

Shortly after 19-year-old Melissa Trotter disappeared from the campus of Montgomery College, north of Houston, the police suspected...

WITHOUT EVIDENCE, BRAZIL'S BOLSONARO CLAIMS NGOS MAY BE BURNING THE AMAZON

SAO PAULO - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations...

 
 
 

‘REVERSE GLOBALIZATION': OBAMAS' FIRST NETFLIX FILM LOOKS AT CHINESE BILLIONAIRE'S TAKEOVER OF OHIO CAR PLANT, WITH STARTLING RESULTS

"The most important thing is not how much money we earn," Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang says in "American Factory" soon before we...

IN BRAZIL, SMOKE FROM AMAZON FOREST FIRES ENGULFS SAO PAULO, BAFFLING AND ALARMING THOUSANDS

RIO DE JANEIRO - In the height of daytime on Monday, the sky suddenly blackened, and day became night in Sao Paulo.

 
 
 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TEAMS AIDING IN CLEANUP OF FIERY ALBERTA CRASH SCENE

CEREAL, Alta. - Police expect a stretch of southeastern Alberta highway that was the scene of a deadly fiery crash will remain closed...

COOK THIS: RASPBERRY BUTTERMILK TART FROM BLACK SEA

Our cookbook of the week is Black Sea by award-winning travel and food writer Caroline Eden. Tomorrow, we'll feature an interview with...

 
 
 

LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES STILL NECK-AND-NECK IN ELECTION POLL, DESPITE SNC-LAVALIN FALLOUT

OTTAWA - A new poll suggests a scathing ethics report on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair hasn't...

CHINA CONFIRMS U.K. CONSULATE STAFFER DETAINED IN HONG KONG, WARNS BRITAIN TO STOP ‘MAKING ACCUSATIONS'

China confirmed that it was holding a U.K. consulate employee in Hong Kong on allegations of violating local law, as protesters planned...

 
 
 

CANNABIS AND CONCUSSIONS FEATURED IN NEW FORD GOVERNMENT SEX-ED CURRICULUM

TORONTO - The Ontario government has released the new sexual-education curriculum, replacing a much-criticized teaching plan brought...

SOUTH AFRICAN COURT RULES DISPLAY OF APARTHEID FLAG CONSTITUTES HATE SPEECH

JOHANNESBURG - A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country's apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate...

 
 
 

ERIC CLINE: THE EXPULSION OF ERIN WEIR WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AN NDP TRAVESTY

The expulsion of Regina-Lewvan MP Erin Weir from the NDP caucus in May of 2018 was welcomed by those seeking the end of workplace sexual...

HEAD OF SUDAN'S NOW-DEFUNCT MILITARY COUNCIL SWORN IN AS HEAD OF NEW SOVEREIGN COUNCIL

KHARTOUM - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan's military council, was sworn in on Wednesday as head of the...

 
 
 

FRANCE WANTS PROGRESS IN UKRAINE BEFORE RUSSIA RETURNS TO G7

PARIS - Russia's readmission to the group of seven nations depends on progress in peace talks over Ukraine, a French diplomatic source...

SHOCK IN DENMARK AFTER TRUMP, SPURNED OVER GREENLAND, CANCELS VISIT

COPENHAGEN - Danes expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark...

 
 
 

FRESH PROTESTS IN INDONESIA'S PAPUA AS EXTRA POLICE ARRIVE

TIMIKA - Rallies erupted in more towns in Indonesia's Papua on Wednesday, with protesters setting fire to a market and throwing stones...

AUSTRALIA JOINS U.S.-LED MARITIME SECURITY MISSION IN GULF

SYDNEY/DUBAI - Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels traveling through key Middle...

 
 
 

CHINA SAYS DETAINS EMPLOYEE OF BRITISH CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

BEIJING - A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating...

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR GEORGE CANYON TO RUN FOR TORIES IN NOVA SCOTIA

OTTAWA - One of Nova Scotia's best-known country music stars is walking on to the political stage.

 
 
 



'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

Every dog has its day, and for Monte, a terrier mix shelter dog, that day came with Disney fame. Read more ...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole over 'spiked beer'

Mark Pavelich assaulted his neighbor he had been fishing with earlier in the day, believing he had slipped something into his beer, police said. Read more ...

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

The smoke has reached one city more than 1,700 miles away, even making it pitch black during the day apparently due to smoke and ash. Read more ...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty'

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Read more ...

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

A gunman opened fire outside a Los Angeles County police station on Wednesday afternoon, wounding one sheriff's deputy, authorities said. The deputy was shot in the shoulder at... Read more ...

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Less than a month before training camp is set to begin, the Wild have hired a new GM to steer a the teetering ship. Read more ...

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

The Jets will be without Brandon Copeland for the first four games of the season after the NFL suspended the linebacker for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing... Read more ...

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

Police say the six, five men and an 85-year-old woman, were involved in lewd and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield earlier this month. Read more ...

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday directed the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans owed by veterans with disabilities, making a move... Read more ...

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

A federal jury has sided with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former... Read more ...