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  • Duffy charges described as “sad affair” by New Brunswick Senator

    Alison Clements 0

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – While they don’t restore the trust Canadians once had in senators, Pierrette Ringuette hopes the charges facing suspend PEI Senator Mike Duffy will provide the public with the truth.

  • Final abortions today at Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton

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    FREDERICTON, N.B.- The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton will perform its final abortions today.

  • Liberal leader says he’s not satisfied with government response to Arthur

    Jason Chevrier 1

    New Brunswick Liberal leader Brian Gallant says he’s not satisfied with the way the Alward government responded to the latest storm to hit the province.

    Thousands of New Brunswickers lost power when post-tropical storm Arthur hit the Maritimes on July 5 and many were still without electricity this week.

  • Island woman facing more charges in stabbing

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    A PEI woman accused of stabbing a man last week in Murray Harbour will return to court Friday.

    Christine Louise Prozeniuk, 51, remains in custody on four charges, including aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

  • Island woman arrested in Moncton following stabbing

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    A woman is due in court today on charges related to a stabbing Friday in PEI.

    Police say a 33-year-old man was stabbed multiple times at a home in Murray River.

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    Assembly of First Nations meeting in Halifax today

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    HALIFAX – Native leaders are meeting in Halifax today for the Assembly of First Nations’ 35th annual general meeting. Leaders are expected to discuss the impact of last month’s historic Supreme Court ruling granting aboriginal title for the first time in Canada. The decision provides long-awaited clarity on how to prove aboriginal land claims. Experts

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  • Thousands still without power nine days after post-tropical storm Arthur

    Andrew Cromwell 0

    FREDERICTON, N.B.- Post tropical storm Arthur blew into New Brunswick nine days ago and at the start of the day more than five thousand NB Power customers were still without electricity.

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    Ten injured in Cabot Trail bus crash

    Meghan Groff 0

    It’s still not clear what caused a tour bus to drive off the Cabot Trail and tip over into the ditch on a sunny, summer day. The bus turned over around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, three kilometers south of Neil’s Harbour. One person was airlifted to hospital in serious condition. Nine other passengers suffered moderate injuries

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  • NB athlete to compete at IWAS World Junior Games for first time ever

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    Christel Robichaud of Moncton will compete in the Under 23 discus, shotput and javelin events.

  • NB unemployment rate down in June

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    June’s unemployment rate in our province sat at 9.6 per cent. That’s down from 10.2 per cent.

  • The Carlton Complex fire burns on the side of a mountain on July 20, 2014 in Carlton, Washington. The Fires have swept the region covering over 215,000 acres of land and destroying over 100 structures. Firefighters from all over the country have been sent to the area in order to try and contain it. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Maddie Meyer) SEATTLE OUT, USA TODAY OUT, MAGAZINES OUT, TELEVISION OUT, SALES OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT TO: MADDIE MEYER / THE SEATTLE TIMES.

    Sheriff encouraged by cooler temps, dwindling wind at Washington wildfire

    Nicholas K. Geranios, The Associated Press 0

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, fire spokesman Andrew Sanbri said

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  • FILE - In a May 30, 2014 file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks with reporters after addressing the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. In the little more than a year since Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection, it has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into Judge Steven Rhodes' decisions during next month's bankruptcy trial. A major piece of the bankruptcy puzzle could fall into place Monday, July 21, 2014, with the expected release of the results of a vote by creditors, including more than 30,000 retired and current city workers, on whether to accept millions of dollars in cuts. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

    Detroit says retirees and workers have approved pension cuts, a major step in bankruptcy case

    Ed White, The Associated Press 0

    DETROIT – Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit’s bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of balloting, which ended July 11. Judge Steven Rhodes still must hold a trial in August to

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  • Police : Israeli hits dozens of targets in Gaza, among them mosques, fishing boats and farms

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    GAZA, Palestine – Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly fighting. Air strikes set off

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  • Imax teams with Shanghai Film to open 19 more giant-screen cinemas in China

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    HONG KONG – Imax and China’s biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world’s No. 2 movie market. Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a “significant number” of the theatres will open before the end of 2015. No financial terms were disclosed. Shanghai Film

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  • Portland suburb reports vandals continuing to smear cars with maple bars, doughnuts, cake

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    HILLSBORO, Ore. – There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighbourhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard. One woman told officers she’s seen more than a dozen incidents

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  • Novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined American West in ‘Little Big Man,’ dies in NY at 89

    Hillel Italie, The Associated Press 0

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger’s literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days

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  • From left, Creator Kurt Sutter, Director Paris Barclay and actor Charlie Hunnam speak on stage during the “Sons of Anarchy” panel at the The FX 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson to guest-star on final season of FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’

    Beth Harris, The Associated Press 0

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of “Sons of Anarchy.” The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX. “We try to have some things that are fun,” creator and

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  • Box office top 20: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ holds reign with $36.3 million

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday. The science fiction sequel topped a trio of new wide releases: “The Purge: Anarchy,” ”Planes: Fire & Rescue” and the poor performing “Sex Tape.” The top 20

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  • FILE - This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4, 2014, concert by Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday, July 21, 2014, said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in Worley was because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks.'' (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

    Coeur d’Alene Tribe cancels Ted Nugent concert over ‘racist” remarks

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    WORLEY, Idaho – A Native American tribe has cancelled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker’s “racist and hate-filled remarks.” The tribe says it

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  • From left, Howard Gordon, showrunner/executive producer, Salam Al-Marayati, Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider, Michael Wolfe, Ramy Yaacoub and Aseel Albanna speak on stage during the “Tyrant” panel at the The FX 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    FX’s ‘Tyrant’ moves series production from Tel Aviv to Istanbul due to violence

    Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press 0

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel Monday. “Tel Aviv was under missile fire and people were running into bomb shelters. I don’t think anybody felt physically threatened, but it was not conducive to shooting,” he said. “Tyrant”

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