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Canada high court dismisses Indigenous appeal of pipeline

Jul. 2, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday dismissed an appeal from British Columbia First Nations against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast The court dismissed the appeal from the Squamish Nation,...

Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Another PGA Tour player tests positive for virus

Jun. 30, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Chad Campbell is the sixth player to test positive for the coronavirus as the PGA Tour enters its fourth week of the restart. Campbell played the first event back at Colonial near his home in Texas. He didn’t play the...

FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file image made from video, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China. China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, June 22, 2020 to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo, File)

Canada's Trudeau rules out releasing Huawei tech executive

Jun. 25, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday ruled out releasing a top Chinese tech executive in an attempt to win the release of two Canadians detained by Beijing. Trudeau said releasing Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou would tell China that it can get want it wants by arresting...

Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

Jun. 25, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out of the running to act as a hub for the NHL playoffs. Canucks Sports and Entertainment thanked British Columbia health officials for their support during the bid to host the NHL’s...

Video surfaces of RCMP officer dragging a woman face-first

Jun. 23, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — A nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after her boyfriend called emergency services to request a health check. Mona Wang alleges Cpl. Lacey Browning’s conduct was ``abusive and...

Extradition hearings for Huawei CFO to run into next year

Jun. 23, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The British Columbia Supreme Court on Tuesday approved a schedule for the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive that would see hearings run into next year. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and daughter of the company’s founder,...

Head football coach Bob Wager, right, and sophomore safety Cameron Conley greet each other at the re-opening of strength and conditioning camp at Arlington Martin High School, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in in Arlington, Texas. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, some are now letting high school athletes return for summer workouts before teachers have even figured out how they are going to hold classroom instruction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: American sailor Caleb Paine ends Olympic bid

Jun. 22, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Caleb Paine, the only American sailor to win a medal in the last two Olympics, says he’s ending his campaign for the postponed Tokyo Games to focus on the America’s Cup. Paine, of San Diego, rallied to win bronze...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file image made from video, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, June 22, 2020 to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo, File)

China to Canada PM: Stop 'irresponsible remarks' on spy case

Jun. 22, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. The spying charges are “completely...

FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file image made from video, Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China. China has charged two detained Canadians with spying in cases linked to Canada’s arrest of a Huawei executive on U.S. charges. Chinese prosecutors said Friday, June 19, 2020, that Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been charged. (AP Photo, File)

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

Jun. 19, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors charged two detained Canadians with spying Friday in an apparent bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop a U.S. extradition request for a Huawei executive under house arrest in Vancouver. Michael Kovrig was charged by Beijing on suspicion of spying for state secrets and...

FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, a couple takes a selfie as they kiss under the Peace Arch at the border between the U.S. and Canada at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. British Columbia has temporarily closed a park where American and Canadian friends and families have been able to reunite despite the closed U.S.-Canada border. Authorities said Thursday, June 18, 2020, that Peace Arch Provincial Park in Surrey, British Columbia, had become too crowded, raising concerns about traffic and public safety during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Canada closes cross-border park where families reunited

Jun. 18, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia has temporarily closed a park where American and Canadian friends and families have been able to reunite despite the closed U.S.-Canada border. Authorities said Thursday that Peace Arch Provincial Park in Surrey, British Columbia, had become too crowded,...