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FACT FOCUS: Posts mislead on nonprofit vaccine rules

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Critics of vaccine requirements are misrepresenting policy changes taken by Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Ronald McDonald House Charities facility to protect the children and families they serve from coronavirus. Both nonprofits have enforced COVID-19 vaccine rules in recent months,...

Canada electric school bus maker to locate in West Virginia

Jan. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Canadian electric school bus manufacturer will produce buses in West Virginia, bringing up to 200 jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. GreenPower Motor Co. signed a lease-purchase agreement for a 9.5-acre (3.8 hectares) manufacturing facility in...

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

Jan. 11, 2022 14:15 PM EST

John Shuster won't be catching anyone by surprise at these Olympics. The five-time Olympian is back to defend his curling gold medal in Beijing, and the target on his back will be almost as big as the one on the ice. Four years after surviving five straight elimination matches to win...

NHL postpones Canucks, Senators games due to capacity limits

Jan. 07, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Bo Horvat and the Vancouver Canucks just want to get back to playing hockey. The Canucks had another game pushed back Friday when the NHL announced it was postponing Saturday’s matchup with the Ottawa Senators due to ongoing attendance restrictions. The league also postponed a...

Red Wings-Ducks postponed hours before schedule game

Jan. 06, 2022 20:51 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The scheduled game Thursday night between Anaheim and the Detroit Red Wings has been postponed to Sunday because of COVID-19-related issues affecting the Ducks. Anaheim placed center Sam Carrick, goaltender John Gibson, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and right...

Oilers MVP McDavid on NHL COVID list; Benn, Stars returning

Jan. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EST

Edmonton captain and reigning league MVP Connor McDavid went on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list Wednesday, while the Dallas Stars and their captain Jamie Benn prepared to return to the ice after missing six games over 2 1/2 weeks because of virus issues. McDavid, forward Derek...

Chen talked challenge of Olympic gold pursuit with Lysacek

Jan. 05, 2022 12:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nathan Chen already is one of America's most accomplished figure skaters. That doesn't mean he wouldn't take advice from a predecessor. Chen, who goes for his sixth consecutive national championship this week at what amounts to the Olympic trials for next...

6 provinces in Canada report new daily highs for coronavirus

Dec. 29, 2021 21:45 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Coronavirus infections set new one-day highs in six Canadian provinces Wednesday, prompting several provinces to impose more restrictions in hopes of containing the spread of the omicron variant. The biggest jumps were in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, which...

Live updates: British Columbia orders closures due to COVID

Dec. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia is closing bars, nightclubs and gyms because of the omicron coronavirus variant. Starting at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, bars, nightclubs, gyms, fitness centers and dance studios will have to close,...

Woman sentenced for Washington railroad track sabotage

Dec. 17, 2021 19:52 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A woman convicted of sabotaging railroad tracks near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state just before a train carrying crude oil was due to pass through has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. Ellen Brennan Reiche, 28, of Bellingham...