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Liz Weston: Does a 401(k) employer match tempt you to cash out?

Oct. 30, 2023 11:29 AM EDT

Many companies try to help their workers to save for retirement. Employers often offer 401(k)s, company matches and automatic enrollment to encourage saving. Much of that effort goes to waste, though, when employees leave. A study published last year in Marketing Science, a...

In Seattle, phones ding. Killer whales could be close

Oct. 28, 2023 22:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Peter Bates was dropping his car at the mechanic this month when a notification pinged on his phone: killer whales were approaching his Seattle neighborhood. He hopped on a bus toward the water, then an electric bike. He was pedaling along a shoreline trail when...

Christine Sinclair says friends and family convinced her to play out the year with Canada

Oct. 26, 2023 16:18 PM EDT

Christine Sinclair thought she'd quietly retire from the Canadian national team after helping the squad qualify for next summer's Paris Olympics. Clearly that wasn't happening for international soccer's all-time leading scorer. “I wanted to be part of the group to...

Canadian police officer slain, two officers injured while serving arrest warrant in Vancouver suburb

Sep. 22, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was shot to death and two other officers were injured while trying to serve an arrest warrant in a Vancouver suburb Friday, authorities said. The Independent Investigations Office, British Columbia's police...

4 firefighters heading home after battling B.C. wildfires die in vehicle crash in Canada

Sep. 20, 2023 17:44 PM EDT

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Four firefighters travelling home after battling British Columbia’s wildfires died Wednesday in a road crash. B.C. Premier David Eby and Forests Minister Bruce Ralston said in a joint statement the firefighters died in a motor vehicle accident...

Who was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh activist whose killing has divided Canada and India?

Sep. 20, 2023 02:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate whose killing two months ago is at the center of a widening breach between India and Canada, was called a human rights activist by Sikh organizations and a criminal by India’s government. Canadian Prime Minister...