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Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise

Jun. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep...

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Jun. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, U.S. Army veteran...

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy's most exclusive club

Jun. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of U.S. disruption and a two-year coronavirus...

The Latest: Pot-for-shots plan stumbles in Washington state

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start. Seeking to get more people to get the coronavirus shots, officials announced this week that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin...

Fully vaccinated Canadians can avoid border quarantine soon

Jun. 09, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s health minister said Wednesday that fully vaccinated Canadian citizens who test negative for COVID-19 will soon be exempt from two weeks quarantine when returning to the country. Health Minister Patty Hajdu said she expects that to happen in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 4, 2021. Editorial: An institutional problem THE ISSUE: COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low among staff in the state’s prisons and institutions for people with disabilities. THE...

Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

Jun. 09, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate crime directed at Muslims. The...

Burlington lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated people

Jun. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest city is lifting its mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in stores and public buildings. The Burlington City Council on Monday voted unanimously to drop the mandate. Vermont ended its mask mandate for fully vaccinated people...

Russia hits 9 Canadian officials with sanctions

Jun. 07, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday targeted nine Canadian officials with sanctions in retaliation to Canada's restrictions against Russian officials accused of involvement in the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Russian Foreign Ministry said...

Pope voices 'pain' over Canadian deaths, doesn't apologize

Jun. 06, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his pain over the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 Indigenous students of church-run residential schools and pressed religious and political authorities to shed light on “this sad affair.” But he didn’t offer the apology...