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Wondolowski, Earthquakes hand Whitecaps 5th straight loss

Jul. 21, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Wondolowski had a goal and an assist and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the slumping Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday night. Valeri Qazaishvili and Magnus Eriksson also scored for the Earthquakes (10-7-4). Doneil Henry opened the scoring for Vancouver (4-11-8) in...

Gerso Fernandes helps Sporting KC beat Whitecaps 3-0

Jul. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Gerso Fernandes played a role in all three goals and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Saturday night. Fernandes scored in the 91st minute and set up an own goal that went off the foot of Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan in the first half. Fernandes...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

Sudden turbulence that injured dozens is hard to predict

Jul. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada...

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the...

The Latest: Air Canada cabin bloody after turbulence

Jul. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on turbulence on an Air Canada flight that left passengers injured (all times local): 3:30 p.m. More passengers are describing the harrowing incident with violent turbulence that diverted an Air Canada flight to Honolulu Thursday. The flight to Sydney encountered the turbulence...

Canadian theater chain defends screening anti-abortion film

Jul. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The head of Cineplex Entertainment is defending the decision to show an American anti-abortion movie in the face of strong criticism from some abortion rights groups. Ellis Jacob, Cineplex's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement released Monday that...

Canada civil liberties group says gov't spied on activists

Jul. 8, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association released thousands of pages of heavily redacted documents Monday purportedly showing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service illegally monitored groups opposing a pipeline project. The association said the agency...

Rangers, Panthers, Predators winners early in free agency

Jul. 2, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators came out ahead on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts. If Artemi Panarin , Sergei Bobrovsky or Matt Duchene can help their new team win the Stanley Cup, it will go against a trend. Teams that have made...

Sabres owner Pegula tells AP: It's time to start winning

Jun. 29, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "The one thing I think about is it's time to start winning. That's why we're here,"...