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Police: Canadian bank robbers' goal was to kill cops

Jan. 20, 2023 17:12 PM EST

SANICH, British Columbia (AP) — Twin brothers who died in a hail of gunfire last summer outside a Canadian bank had been planning their attack for years, with a goal to kill as many officers as possible, police said Friday. An investigation by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major...

Group seeks reintroduction of sea otters along West Coast

Jan. 19, 2023 18:31 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit group that aims to protect endangered species asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday to reintroduce sea otters to a stretch of the West Coast from Northern California to Oregon. Threatened southern sea otters occupy only 13% of their...

Syracuse overcomes Boston College 79-65 after slow start

Dec. 31, 2022 16:56 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Girard scored 24 points, Benny Williams had a double-double, and Syracuse overcame a slow start to defeat Boston College 79-65 on Saturday. Syracuse trailed by seven points with about 13 minutes remaining in the first half but Girardi, who had 13...

4 dead, 36 hurt in bus crash on icy road in British Columbia

Dec. 25, 2022 16:23 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A bus rolled over on an icy highway in British Columbia on Christmas Eve, killing four people and injuring three dozen, Canadian authorities said Sunday. A statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the bus crashed on Highway 97C east of Merritt. It said...

Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bid

Dec. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal. Akimoto suggested at a news conference on...

Winter Olympics focus on climate change, rotating hosts

Dec. 14, 2022 11:37 AM EST

To hear the world's Olympic leaders tell it, the bidding for future Winter Games has been jumbled by internal disputes at India's Olympic committee, a newfound affinity for streamlining the bidding process and, most recently, a long-overdue nod to the impact of climate change. Left...

No northern giant hornets found in 2022 in Washington state

Dec. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Citizen trapping of northern giant hornets in northwest Washington ended Nov. 30 without any confirmed sightings of the hornets this year, state officials said Tuesday. The Washington State Department of Agriculture also said that no confirmed sightings of...

Sam Bennett scores twice to help Panthers beat Canucks 5-1

Dec. 02, 2022 02:23 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sam Bennett scored twice and the Florida Panthers ended a three-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk added a goal and two assists, Gustav Forsling, Ryan Lomberg and Sam Bennett also scored and...

Ovechkin tops Gretzky for most road goals, Caps beat Canucks

Nov. 30, 2022 02:32 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, passing Wayne Gretzky for the most road goals in NHL history, and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Ovechkin has scored 403 of his 793 career goals away from home. Gretzky holds...

Germany wins women's bobsled opener, Humphries wins bronze

Nov. 26, 2022 20:47 PM EST

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Kim Kalicki and Anabel Galander of Germany won the opening women’s bobsled World Cup race of the season on Saturday, holding off the Swiss duo of Melanie Hasler and Nadja Pasternack. Kalicki drove to the win in 1 minute, 45.93 seconds. Hasler’s...