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January 14, 2019 9:00 PM U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital 128

January 14, 2019 1:15 PM Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets

Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis Moen, Olympic speedskater Cindy Klassen, and musicians Colin James, Jann Arden and the Tragically Hip. “Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned 124

January 13, 2019 9:41 PM Justin Trudeau to make animated cameo on Corner Gas

“Home after a great couple of days in Saskatchewan. But I’ll be at @cornergas in Dog River very soon. Stay tuned,” Trudeau wrote, referring to his trip to the province last week where he announced a deal for closing coal-fired power plants as well as funding for a geothermal generating facility. Butt, meanwhile, thanked Trudeau for continuing the tradition 57

January 12, 2019 11:45 PM At least 5 dead in crashes after massive winter storm dumps snow on Midwest

In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon. The snow had tapered off by the time the game started midafternoon, but stadium crews worked for hours before the game to clear the stadium’s lot, field and seats in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game. At least 59

January 11, 2019 7:39 PM Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

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 48

January 11, 2019 5:47 PM German opera singer Theo Adam dies at 92

BERLIN - Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam’s family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden. Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949 before joining East Germany’s Berlin State Opera in 1952. Adam appeared 48

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 49

January 11, 2019 5:41 PM Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following 53

January 11, 2019 5:19 PM Pope goes on road trip to see cloistered nuns in Italy

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has gone on a road trip to an ancient monastery in central Italy that houses a community of cloistered nuns. The Poor Clares monastery in the Umbria region town of Spello dates from the 14th century. Its nuns belong to an order founded by St. Clare, a follower of the pope’s namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. The Vatican said a car took Francis 43

January 11, 2019 5:06 PM Texas police find body of infant who was reported abducted

SAN ANTONIO - A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body. The body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home, according to a police affidavit. Police Chief William McManus told reporters Thursday, before the discovery 46