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May. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

May 24 1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915. 1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the...

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo shows Nav performing at the Juno Awards in London, Ontario, in Canada. Nav's latest “Good Intentions” project debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Nav on back-to-back No. 1s and learning from The Weeknd

May. 22, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian-Indian rapper Nav has no problem being signed to one of the biggest artists in the world. In fact, he says The Weeknd doesn’t overshadow him, but pushes him to the forefront. “It’s a real family over here. He has so much success. I don’t think he really...

This photo from early May, 2020, provided by Angeline Cheek shows Curtis Yazzie as he demonstrates at a construction site for the XL Pipeline just inside the U.S.-Canadian border near Saco, Mont. Members of several tribes in Montana and North Dakota traveled to the border crossing for a small protest against the pipeline earlier this month, according to Cheek, an activist from Montana's Fort Peck Tribe and organizer for the ACLU of Montana. Calgary-based TC Energy has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. (Angeline Cheek via AP)

First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished

May. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion project. The...

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

May. 21, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Thursday. Feces from the cows, which contain the bacteria, is considered...

Trudeau: China doesn't understand Canadian judicial system

May. 21, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that China doesn’t get that Canada has an independent judicial system and reiterated his charge that Beijing imprisoned two Canadians in retaliation for the arrest of a top Huawei executive. Trudeau said Canada will continue to...

Spokane forward Adam Beckman selected WHL player of year

May. 21, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman was selected the Western Hockey League player of the year Thursday. Beckman, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was the lone player to crack the 100-point mark with 48 goals and 59 assists in 63 games. The 19-year-old Minnesota prospect is the first...

Family separated for another month due to border closure

May. 21, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

LISBON, N.Y. (AP) — A family separated by the border between the United States and Canada will not be able to reunite for at least another month because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. David Teele is working his dairy farm in Lisbon, New York, while his wife, Lyne Beauchamp, is...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

Man, woman found shot dead in Philadelphia home

May. 20, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a man have been found shot to death in a northeast Philadelphia home. Police called to the Bridesburg home shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday found a 37-year-old woman with three gunshot wounds. A 43-year-old man was found in the hallway with a gunshot wound to...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump considering hosting G-7 summit in US after all

May. 20, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's considering holding a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world's major economies after all because it would be a “great sign to all” of things returning to normal during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was...