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January 11, 2019 1:52 PM The Latest: US withdrawal from Syria so far limited to cargo

Ahmed spoke to The Associated Press Friday hours after an American official said the process of withdrawing American troops from Syria has begun. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. “is looking for a reason 21

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 29

January 5, 2019 5:00 AM Producers Guild film award nominees heavy with blockbusters

On the TV side, The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, Ozark and This Is Us were nominated in the episodic drama series category. Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Good Place and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were singled out in the episodic comedy series category. The nominees for limited series include The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American 45

December 27, 2018 2:46 AM U.S. rallies to edge Slovakia at world juniors

Slovakia’s Samuel Hlavaj also stopped a penalty shot, thwarting Jason Robertson in the second period, and finished with 32 saves. The Americans will face Kazakhstan on Friday night, play Sweden on Saturday night and complete round-robin play against Finland on Monday night. Sweden faced Finland later Wednesday in the other Group B opener in Victoria 23

December 14, 2018 2:44 PM Minister postpones trip to China amid tensions between two countries

“We look forward to meeting again to continue building people-to people ties and strengthening the tourism relationship between Canada and China — a relationship that creates good jobs for middle class families and opportunities for people in both countries,” Ghio said. Canada and China are battling over the detentions of two Canadians in China as well as the recent 35

November 27, 2018 5:03 PM Mexico’s new leader faces clash with Trump over migrants

Unpredictable. Temperamental. Beloved by his base and loathed by his detractors. López Obrador, known by his initials AMLO, has been compared more than once to Trump. And as is often the case with the U.S. president, even his closest aides say they are not sure which López Obrador will emerge: the avuncular leader who preaches love and morality, the leftist 46

November 26, 2018 2:16 PM How about a World Cup of Canadian Football?

The Grey Cup was great (when isn’t it). Appointment watching, really. Happy for Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders. And how about those Ottawa Redblacks. The Ottawa Senators are the only team in the NHL who can say the CFL team in their city is cutting their grass. Good for the Lumberjacks. I know this is a hockey blog, but in honour of the Grey Cup – and they did look like they were skating 36

November 25, 2018 6:16 PM Ralph Breaks the Internet leads best Thanksgiving in theatres

Walt Disney Co.’s Ralph Breaks the Internet beat a wave of new releases over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, as the fresh slate of new films drew more Americans to theatres than last year. The industry’s five-day total in the U.S. and Canada reached a record $314 million (U.S.), Comscore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. The animated sequel, the second 45

November 22, 2018 3:38 PM For foreign-born NHL players, Thanksgiving can be a little awkward

WASHINGTON—Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky sat in his dressing room stall and turned to his left, giving a sheepish grin to forward Tom Wilson. It was Wednesday morning at the Capitals’ practice facility, and the Swede had been talking about his still-to-be-decided Thanksgiving Day plans when he thought it was best to casually drop a hint in Wilson’s 60

November 11, 2018 5:37 AM Canada fails to avenge Olympic defeat with loss to U.S. at Four Nations Cup

SASKATOON—The U.S. women’s hockey team claimed its fourth straight Four Nations Cup title Saturday with a 5-2 win over host Canada. Holders of the world and Olympic titles, the American women reinforced their status as the No. 1 women’s team in the world by beating their archrivals on home ice at the SaskTel Centre. The last time Canada beat the U.S. in a tournament 44