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Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

Oct. 16, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. Turns out, Clarke didn't have to go nearly so far...

The Latest: US border officials reiterate pot is illegal

Oct. 16, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on marijuana legalization in Canada. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reiterating that marijuana remains illegal under U.S. federal law a day before Canada makes it legal. Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen of the U.S. Customs and Border...

Surprising Maryland excels under unusual circumstances

Oct. 16, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — When he first got the job as Maryland's interim football coach, Matt Canada decided it would be best to handle the uncertainty of the position one day at a time. The days turned into months. Now, with the Terrapins are halfway through their schedule, Canada's status — and...

Sparks, Kapanen lead Maple Leafs to 4-1 win over Kings

Oct. 16, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts before his first start of the season earlier this month. He didn't have a chance to overthink his second outing. The backup goalie made 33 saves in place of the injured Frederik Andersen, Kasperi Kapanen scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the...

Drouin scores 2 to lead Canadiens in 7-3 win over Red Wings

Oct. 16, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens coach Claude Julien said it looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before playing in his 1,000th game Monday night. Plekanec scored in his milestone game, and Jonathan Drouin added two goals to lead Montreal to a 7-3 victory over the winless Detroit Red...

Anderson stops 37 shots as Senators beat Stars 4-1

Oct. 15, 2018 11:49 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time. Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Ottawa is also getting contributions from its rookies, who are bringing...

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and...

The Latest: Tourists in London react to royal baby news

Oct. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting a child in the spring (all times local): 10:45 p.m. International visitors to Buckingham Palace to see the popular Changing of the Guard ceremony have reacted with joy to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan,...

Penguins D Schultz out 4 months with fractured left leg

Oct. 15, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months because of a fractured left leg. Schultz injured the leg in the first period of a shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday after getting tangled up with Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec. The team announced Monday...

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...