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Booming cold drink sales mean more plastic waste. So Starbucks redesigned its cups

Apr. 18, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

Booming sales of cold drinks at Starbucks have created a problem: growing amounts of plastic waste from the single-use cups that Frappuccinos, Refreshers, cold brews and other iced drinks are served in. The coffee giant said Thursday it plans to alleviate some of that waste with new...

9 are facing charges in what police in Canada say is the biggest gold theft in the country's history

Apr. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Police said nine people are facing charges in what authorities are calling the biggest gold theft in Canadian history from Toronto’s Pearson International airport a year ago. Peel Regional Police said Wednesday that 6,600 gold bars worth more than 20 million...

Arrests made a year after gold and cash worth millions were stolen at Toronto airport

Apr. 16, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Police have made arrests in the theft of a cargo container that included gold and other items worth over 20 million Canadian dollars ($14.5 million) that were stolen from Toronto’s Pearson International airport a year ago, authorities said Tuesday. Peel Regional...

Justin Trudeau's government raises taxes on wealthiest Canadians in federal budget

Apr. 16, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ’s government announced Tuesday it is imposing higher taxes on the wealthiest Canadians as part of the federal budget. The budget proposes to increase the capital gains inclusion rate, which refers to the taxable...

Asbestos victim's dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet's railroad

Apr. 15, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this...

Danielle Serdachny scores OT goal to lift Canada to 6-5 win over US in women's hockey world final

Apr. 15, 2024 08:02 AM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Slowed by an injury entering the women’s world hockey championships, it seemed only a matter of time for Marie-Philip Poulin — aka, Canada’s Captain Clutch — to make her presence felt. That moment came on Sunday, with Poulin scoring twice in a...

Canada and U.S. ratchet up their cross-border rivalry to new heights in women's hockey world final

Apr. 15, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Even with the sting of disappointment evident on her face, United States defenseman Caroline Harvey couldn’t help but acknowledge being part of something special. And riveting. “I was just on the edge of my seat myself and excited for what was to come,” the...

Native American-led nonprofit says it bought 40 acres in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Apr. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

A Native American-led nonprofit has announced that it purchased nearly 40 acres (16.2 hectares) of land in the Black Hills of South Dakota amid a growing movement that seeks to return land to Indigenous people. The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced in an April 11 statement that...

US and Canada win semifinals to set up 22nd gold-medal showdown at women's hockey championships

Apr. 14, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Not knowing her next opponent yet, Taylor Heise took the diplomatic approach in saying she didn’t have a preference who the United States would face in the women’s world hockey championship gold-medal game. And yet, when offered the chance to say anything...

First attempt to catch orphaned orca calf in Canadian lagoon is unsuccessful

Apr. 12, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

ZEBALLOS, British Columbia (AP) — An orphaned killer whale stranded in a remote Vancouver Island lagoon is proving difficult for rescuers to catch, an official at the site said Friday. Ehattesaht First Nation Chief Simon John said the capture operation is in the “demobilization...