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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...

Ambush on mining company convoy kills 37 in Burkina Faso

Nov. 6, 2019 7:48 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its Boungou mine in...

A Duck x 1000: Ryan Getzlaf reaches career games milestone

Nov. 6, 2019 2:41 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If Ryan Getzlaf had spent his career in a cold-weather hockey hotbed instead of sunny Southern California, the profile of the Anaheim Ducks' longtime captain might loom much larger over his era in the game. Getzlaf is perfectly happy to make his mark by the beach, and it gets bigger...

Mete scores twice as Canadiens beat Bruins 5-4

Nov. 5, 2019 11:59 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A video review left Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy seeing red. An overturned goal on a coach's challenge for offside in the third period gave Montreal momentum, and the Canadiens went on to beat Boston 5-4 on Tuesday — a rare regulation loss for the division-leading Bruins. It looked as...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and...