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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Additional $200M announced for military mental health programs over 6 years

OTTAWA - The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans, and their families. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces also announced Sunday that an additional $16.7 million in ongoing funds will be available to support forces members, veterans,...

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Birds, leaks, trees damaging Manitoba legislature; province considering rehab

WINNIPEG - Pigeon poop, leaking ceilings and damp, insect-infested trees are slowly degrading what is considered "the most important building" in Manitoba.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills "at least 45" at volleyball match in country's east

KABUL - Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Bomb blast at billiard hall near crowded carnival in southern Philippines kills 2, wounds 23

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines - A bomb exploded Sunday in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines, killing two people and wounding 23, the town's mayor said.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Tunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution

Story ImageTUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Iranian delegate to nuclear talks says negotiations may turn to extension Sunday evening

Story ImageVIENNA - With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Buffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow

Story ImageBUFFALO, N.Y. - The mayor of Buffalo says the city is making significant progress clearing snow-clogged streets even as a flooding threat looms.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Muslim clerics from 80 countries gather in Iran, plan how to counter extremism

QOM, Iran - Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Police question 30-year-old mother of newborn baby boy abandoned in drain near Sydney freeway

Story ImageSYDNEY - Police in Australia questioned but have not charged a 30-year-old woman whose newborn baby boy was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life and will decide later on a 4th term

Story ImageMOSCOW - Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia's president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Islamic State group militants recruit, exploit children in Syria and Iraq as spies, fighters

Story ImageBEIRUT - Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Israeli lawmakers press ahead with hard-line proposals after Palestinian attacks

Story ImageJERUSALEM - The Israeli government on Sunday called for new hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.

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Sunday Nov 23, 2014

Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

Story ImageWASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014

As barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached

Story ImageFERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

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