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January 14, 2019 9:57 PM TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

Canada’s main stock index inched forward Monday, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets. “The real headliner was the data we got out of China,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist for Edward Jones. China reported that its exports fell last month. Chinese exports to America fell 3.5 per cent to US$40.3 billion 7

January 11, 2019 9:12 PM Alabama man dies weeks after wedding dance with daughter

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 12

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 10

January 11, 2019 5:27 PM Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli border wall

BEIRUT - Lebanon says it will file a complaint at the U.N. over Israel’s construction of a wall along the border, which Israel says is entirely within its own territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between 8

January 11, 2019 4:55 PM ‘Smarter’ rules will ensure all digital players pay for CanCon, panel told

OTTAWA - Canada’s broadcast regulator, and its public broadcaster, want federal lawmakers to ensure Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime pay a share for producing Canadian content. In written submissions to a government panel this week, both the CRTC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also call on Ottawa to create new rules that encourage news content 12

January 11, 2019 3:29 PM Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

LITHONIA, Ga. - A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like a puppet while he was passed-out. They’re seen moving 7

January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 5

January 11, 2019 12:55 PM The Latest: Man elated missing granddaughter found alive

Smith says she was given no other details about the case, other than being told a suspect was in custody. Investigators confirm they have a suspect in custody, but say no other details would be released until a Friday news conference. Jayme had been missing since Oct. 15. Police discovered someone had broken into her family’s home in Barron, killed her parents 6

January 11, 2019 10:51 AM Snow in the Balkans disrupts traffic, closes down schools

“We have snow in January the capital city (Podgorica) for the first time in nine years,” Buric told Montenegrin state TV. In the central Bosnian municipality of Kladanj, snow has disrupted power supplies and cut phone lines. Zijad Vejzovic, from the local civil protection agency, said authorities have declared an emergency. “Because of heavy snow, in some parts 5

January 11, 2019 7:59 AM Once-prominent member leaves German far-right party

BERLIN - A once-prominent figure in the far-right Alternative for Germany has left the party after a falling-out and has reportedly founded a new group. Andre Poggenburg, who as the party’s regional leader in eastern Saxony-Anhalt state led it to its strongest state election performance yet in 2016, confirmed to news agency dpa Friday he has left. The daily 8