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A woman becomes commander of the Canadian Armed Forces for the first time

Jul. 18, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A woman has become the top commander of Canada's military for the first time. Gen. Jennie Carignan officially took over command of the Canadian Armed Forces in a ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Over 3 million steam cleaners are under recall because they can spew hot water and cause burns

Jul. 18, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 3.3 million steam cleaners are being recalled across North America due to a burn hazard that has resulted in consumers reporting more than 150 injuries. Select models of Bissell-branded “Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaners” can spew hot water or steam while...

Ford to start making F-Series Super Duty pickups at plant in Canada to keep up with demand

Jul. 18, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford plans to start making its F-Series Super Duty pickups at a plant in Ontario, Canada beginning in 2026 in order to keep up with customer demand for the vehicle. The automaker said Thursday that it plans to invest about $3 billion to expand Super Duty production....

FIFA awards 2026 World Cup contract for high-end hospitality to NFL specialist On Location

Jul. 18, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA picked hospitality provider On Location to run its high-end billion-dollar program for the 2026 World Cup that will see 104 men's games in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The value of the deal was not disclosed on Thursday but is expected to earn at least...

Toronto cleans up after storm as Trudeau says better infrastructure needed for future

Jul. 17, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Cleanup crews worked to get Canada’s largest city back to normal on Wednesday, a day after a torrential downpour flooded Toronto’s major roadways and left thousands without power. Around Toronto, flooding temporarily closed several major roads and left drivers...

Torrential rains hit Canada's largest city, closing a major highway and other roads

Jul. 16, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A major highway, several other thoroughfares and a key transit hub were flooded in Toronto as torrential rains washed over Canada's largest city Tuesday, causing power outages in multiple areas. Toronto police said part of the Don Valley Parkway, which runs from the...

Educators wonder how to teach the writings of Alice Munro in wake of daughter's revelations

Jul. 16, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Robert Lecker has read, taught and written about Alice Munro, the Nobel laureate from Canada renowned for her short stories. A professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, and author of numerous critical studies of Canadian fiction, he has thought of Munro...

US men's basketball team builds big lead then holds off Australia for 98-92 win in Olympics tuneup

Jul. 15, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

There was a lot for the U.S. Olympic team to like on Monday. And a lot not to like. Anthony Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton came up with a pair of late 3-pointers that helped stop a freefall by the Americans, and the U.S. beat Australia 98-92 on...

England manager Gareth Southgate leaves his future open for now after a Euro 2024 final loss

Jul. 14, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gareth Southgate is leaving his future as England manager open for now after his team's 2-1 loss to Spain in the Euro 2024 final. Southgate's contract expires in December and it's unclear whether he might sign an extension that would cover upcoming tournaments such...

Furue of Japan wins Evian Championship for her 1st major, beats Australian Kyriacou by 1 shot

Jul. 14, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ayaka Furue of Japan made a late charge to win the Evian Championship with an eagle on the last hole to clinch her first major title on Sunday. The 24-year-old Furue held her nerve with another clinical putt, having made three birdies in the previous...