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Teacher union to sue Quebec on religious symbols ban

Nov. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EST

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A union federation representing 45,000 teachers in Quebec is suing the Canadian province over its ban on the wearing of religious symbols by many public employees. The lawsuit by the Fédération Autonome de l'Enseignement challenges a state secularism law passed this year...

Palmieri scores in OT, Devils beat Canadiens 4-3

Nov. 17, 2019 12:29 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Trailing by two late in the second period, the New Jersey Devils didn’t panic. They maintained their focus and rallied for the win. Kyle Palmieri scored a power-play goal 1:30 into overtime to complete the Devils’ comeback in a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday...

Werenski’s OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Blues 3-2

Nov. 15, 2019 11:25 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella hopes an overtime victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions will loosen up his team, which he says has been a bundle of nerves lately. “I hope a win will relax this hockey club,” Tortorella said shortly after Zach...

Canadiens respond to Ovechkin’s hit on Drouin, beat Capitals

Nov. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time Capitals coach Todd Reirden called a timeout to tell his team to wake up, it was too late. Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on Jonathan Drouin had already energized the Canadiens. Montreal scored four goals in the second period following Ovechkin’s hit and went on...

Cirque du Soleil founder held in Tahiti in marijuana case

Nov. 13, 2019 5:24 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil has been detained in French Polynesia in a drug-trafficking investigation. A French police official told The Associated Press that Guy Laliberte is expected to appear before a judge Wednesday in the territory’s capital of Papeete, on...

Panthers rally from 4 down, beat Bruins 5-4 in shootout

Nov. 13, 2019 1:11 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored one of four Florida goals in the third period and added the winner in a shootout as the Panthers rallied from a four-goal deficit and beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night. Keith Yandle had a goal and two assists for Florida and Sam Montembeault didn't allow a goal...

Drouin scores shootout winner, Montreal tops Columbus 3-2

Nov. 12, 2019 11:41 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens never feel out of a game, regardless of the score. Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals for the Canadiens (10-5-3), who...

Shea Weber scores twice, Canadiens beat Kings 3-2

Nov. 9, 2019 11:16 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Shea Weber led by example for the Montreal Canadiens The Montreal captain scored two power-play goals in the Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. "We know we haven't been good enough here in the last little while," Weber said. "We got to take a look in the...

More than 70 nations pledge to reduce food waste

Nov. 9, 2019 9:08 AM EST

ROME (AP) — More than 70 countries have pledged to do more to cut down on the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. The countries signed the pledge Saturday at an annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol where ministers, government officials and experts work on regulating man-made chemicals used in...

Sean Couturier scores in OT, Flyers beat Canadiens 3-2

Nov. 7, 2019 10:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier gave the surprising Flyers another wild victory celebration at home. Maybe the gritty wins — rather than, all eyes on Gritty — will finally make the fickle Philly fans take notice. Couturier flipped a shot from the slot that trickled past Carey Price just 55...