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  • Department of Finance launches open banking consultation

    January 11, 2019 9:54 PM 209

    Ottawa has officially launched its consultation on open banking, a framework which would allow consumers and businesses to permit third parties such as fintechs to access their financial data to provide innovative services. The Department of Finance on Friday published a consultation paper outlining the pros and cons of open banking, and invited the public

  • Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter

    January 11, 2019 9:12 PM 199

    DAPHNE, Ala. - A terminally ill Alabama man who was captured on video dancing with his newlywed daughter at her wedding reception has died. News outlets report Gulf Coast attorney Jim Roberts died Thursday, less than two weeks after he used a wheelchair to dance with daughter Mary Bourne Roberts at the reception. The video shows the woman dancing and twirling

  • Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

    January 11, 2019 9:03 PM 158

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday found that the government could seize control of the group’s trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol

  • GOP senator: Rep. King’s racial remarks hurt Republicans, US

    January 11, 2019 8:55 PM 166

    WASHINGTON - Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he’s not a racist, but he’s facing heavy criticism from his party over his remarks about white supremacy. King on Friday said from the House floor that he is an advocate for “Western civilization,” not white supremacy or white nationalism. But he didn’t deny remarks published a day earlier in The New York Times

  • Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region

    January 11, 2019 8:51 PM 167

    ST. LOUIS - The National Weather Service says a storm stretching from the nation’s capital to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years to sections of Missouri and Illinois. The storm is expected to drop 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimetres) of snow in the St. Louis metropolitan area into eastern Illinois between Friday and early

  • Police: Driver crashes trying ‘Bird Box’ blindfold challenge

    January 11, 2019 7:50 PM 159

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old drifted into oncoming traffic and hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where

  • OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

    January 11, 2019 7:42 PM 149

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to “foster the restoration of democracy.” The Central American nation has been mired in a political crisis since protests broke out in April demanding President Daniel Ortega leave office

  • Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

    January 11, 2019 7:39 PM 169

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury’s judgment in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. A federal indictment unsealed Friday shows that former state Sen. Gilbert Baker was also charged with bribery and wire fraud

  • The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

    January 11, 2019 7:38 PM 148

    A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing

  • Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

    January 11, 2019 7:38 PM 178

    MOSCOW - Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of espionage. Whelan’s arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped