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  • FILE - In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Trump’s attorney confirms ‘The Donald’ selected to advance in Bills’ sale process

    John Wawrow, The Associated Press 0


    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Donald Trump remains in the running to purchase the Buffalo Bills. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the team. Cohen said he was informed of the

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  • Penn West Petroleum shares dive after accounting review finds faults

    Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press 0


    CALGARY – Shares in Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) fell sharply Wednesday after the company announced it’s reviewing its accounting practices going back several years and will have to restate some of its past financial reports. Its shares plunged 13.78 per cent or $1.37 to close at $8.57. They had traded as slow as $8.18

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  • Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation

    Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press 0


    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation. The announcement dealt another blow to Appalachia’s iconic, but dwindling, fossil fuel industry. The company said 2015 industry forecasts show Central Appalachian coal production

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  • Stocks plunge, wiping out July gains; Market is on track for first monthly loss since January

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are plunging, putting the market on track for its first monthly loss since January. The Dow Jones industrial average had its worst daily drop since February. At one point it was down more than 300 points. The slide interrupted a prolonged advance in the market. The Standard & Poor’s

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  • FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013 file photo shows a truck entering the Foster Farms processing plant in Livingston, Calif. The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. The final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors by around a fourth. But those that remain will focus more on food safety than quality, requiring them to pull more birds off the line for closer inspections and encouraging more testing for pathogens. There would also be more inspectors checking the facilities to make sure they are clean. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections in effort to improve food safety

    Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press 0


    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors by around a fourth. But those who remain will focus more

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  • Newly named CIBC CEO Victor Dodig is pictured in a handout photo released on Thursday July 31, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, CIBC

    CIBC names Victor Dodig as new president and CEO, takes over on Sept. 15

    Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press 0


    TORONTO – CIBC has tapped the head of its wealth management division to be the bank’s next president and chief executive. The bank said Thursday that Victor Dodig, 49, will take over the helm at CIBC, Canada’s fifth-largest bank, on Sept. 15, when chief executive Gerry McCaughey retires. Dodig is currently the senior executive vice-president

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  • Pipeline company TransCanada reports second-quarter profit of $416 million

    The Canadian Press 0


    CALGARY – TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) said Thursday it earned a second-quarter profit of $416 million, boosted by the sale of Cancarb Ltd. and its related power plant earlier this year. The pipeline operator said the profit amounted to 59 cents per share, up from $365 million or 52 cents per share a year ago. Revenue

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  • B.C. First Nation behind landmark land title case releases mining policy

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    VANCOUVER – A B.C. First Nation behind a recent Supreme Court of Canada case that affirmed aboriginal land title rights has released a new policy to guide mining projects on its territory. The Tsilhqot’in (sill-KOH’-teen) National Government’s policy also follows the group’s successful fight against the New Prosperity mine, which was rejected by the federal

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  • A Quebecor Inc. sign is shown the company's annual general meeting in Montreal, on June 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    Quebecor CEO uses Q2 call to outline view on wireless expansion outside Quebec

    David Friend, The Canadian Press 0


    Quebecor is keeping up the pressure on Ottawa to implement what it says are fair rules that would encourage it to expand the Videotron wireless phone business outside of Quebec. “We will work at ensuring all conditions are right to minimize our risks,” Quebecor president and CEO Pierre Dion told analysts on a conference call

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  • Rhode Island man sues soccer star Ronaldo over trademark, says he owns rights to ‘CR7′ in US

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase “CR7.” Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Providence against the Real (ray-AHL’) Madrid forward and a Danish company, JBS Textile Group. The company sells underwear with the phrase “CR7,” a combination of Ronaldo’s initials

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  • Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha

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    MIAMI – Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with no significant change in strength expected over the next two days. In addition

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  • Judge to rule on whether Loretta Saunders homicide case should proceed to trial

    The Canadian Press 0


    HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia judge is expected to rule today on whether the Loretta Saunders homicide case will proceed to trial. Police have charged 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry with first-degree murder in the university student’s death. A publication ban has been placed on evidence that was presented during the

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  • Judge to hold hearing on whether 1 of 2 preteen stabbing suspects is competent to stand trial

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    WAUKESHA, Wis. – The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court. Two doctors have filed reports saying they don’t believe the girl is competent to stand trial. But prosecutors have asked for a hearing on the

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  • A World War I-era Curtiss Jenny original taxis after landing during an air show at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Meet the Fokkers: Spirit of World War I aviation alive in aerodrome north of New York City

    Michael Hill, The Associated Press 0


    RHINEBECK, N.Y. – There’s still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York’s Hudson Valley, where an original American Curtiss

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  • FAA places new restrictions on US airlines flying over Iraq, prohibits landings at 2 airports

    The Associated Press 0


    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet (9,145 metres) over Iraq because of what it calls “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict” there. The agency already had restricted flights in Iraqi air space to a 20,000-foot (6,095-meter) minimum. The order issued Thursday

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  • FILE - In this undated file image by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials on Thursday, July 31, 2014, warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries, hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

    US issues highest-level travel warning for 3 West African countries because of Ebola outbreak

    Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press 0


    NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. “The

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  • Park board takes action to restrict cetacean breeding at Vancouver Aquarium

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    VANCOUVER – New restrictions adopted by Vancouver’s park board mean only threatened species of whales and dolphins will soon be bred at the city’s aquarium. The unanimous vote Thursday saw park-board members amend a bylaw that will prohibit the breeding of all other captive cetaceans at the facility. Elected members also decided to form a

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM EDT shows widely scattered clouds across the Caribbean Basin. A cluster of clouds is present north of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. A tropical wave is struggling to organize well east of the Lesser Antilles as it tracks westward. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic; storm warnings for Barbados, Dominica

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    MIAMI – Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm’s maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75 kph). The storm is centred about 275 miles (445 kilometres) southeast of Barbados and about 385 miles (620

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  • Illinois man accused of inserting needles into store’s packaged meat ‘just for the hell of it’

    Jim Suhr, The Associated Press 0


    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat “just for the hell of it” at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against

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  • San Diego Police say costumed girl found severely injured during Comic-Con likely feel 6 feet

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    SAN DIEGO – Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren’t caused by an assault. The 17-year-old girl was found in the pool area of a hotel near the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con is held. After a

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