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While youth hockey participation in Canada shrinks, the US is seeing steady growth

Jun. 12, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

Hockey was not in the cards for the Gershkovich family living in the Phoenix area until they were approached about a program that provided free gear and an eight-week program to try things out. “That’s kind of what roped us in,” said Phil Gershkovich, whose sons Eli and Josh...

Steady decline in youth hockey participation in Canada raises concerns about the future of the sport

Jun. 12, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) — All four ice rinks at Susan Fennell Sportsplex are full of action on this winter Saturday morning, the air filled with the sound of hockey skates grinding through ice and pucks clanging off the glass. The scene is as familiar as the sunrise in countless...

Cameroon or Canada? Poorly paid doctors and nurses are choosing to leave. That's common in Africa

Jun. 11, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — After training as a nurse, Nevielle Leinyuy spent almost a decade in Cameroon working as a front desk receptionist because he was unable to find a decent paying job in the medical field. Last year, he gave up looking. He applied for a nursing program in Canada, where he now...

D-Day anniversary haunted by dwindling number of veterans and shadowed by Europe's new war

Jun. 06, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — As young soldiers, they waded through breaking waves and gunfire to battle the Nazis. Now bent with age, the dwindling number of World War II veterans joined a new generation of leaders on Thursday to honor the dead, the living and the fight for democracy on the shores...

AP PHOTOS: A look at the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

Jun. 06, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

Veterans from the U.S., Britain and Canada, more than two dozen heads of state and countless others took to the beaches of Normandy and elsewhere this week to mark the 80th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France. In Sannerville, Normandy, spectators...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...

With time short, veterans seize the chance to keep their D-Day memories alive for others

Jun. 04, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ken Hay’s part in the invasion of Normandy lasted just a few weeks, but he wants to make sure the experiences of those who fought and died to end the Nazi grip on Europe live forever. The British Army veteran was captured a few weeks after the D-Day landings in...

Populist campaigner Nigel Farage makes an about-face and says he will run in the UK election

Jun. 03, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit, anti-immigration campaigner Nigel Farage stepped back into front-line British politics on Monday, announcing he will take the helm of the right-wing party Reform U.K. and run for Parliament in the July 4 election. Farage said he'll run in the seaside town...

A mass parachute jump over Normandy kicks off commemorations for the 80th anniversary of D-Day

Jun. 02, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

CARENTAN-LES-MARAIS, France (AP) — Parachutists jumping from World War II-era planes hurled themselves Sunday into now peaceful Normandy skies where war once raged, heralding a week of ceremonies for the fast-disappearing generation of Allied troops who fought from D-Day beaches 80 years ago to...

Incendiary device thrown at front doors of Vancouver synagogue, says Jewish federation

May. 31, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver said Friday an “incendiary device” was thrown at the front doors of a synagogue in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “disgusting act of antisemitism.” Vancouver police said the...