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January 14, 2019 9:00 AM Ontario premier to meet with GM, other automakers and union president in Detroit

DETROIT - A spokeswoman for Ontario’s premier says Doug Ford will use a trip to a Detroit auto show to meet with executives from General Motors and several other automakers today. Ivana Yelich says Ford will not try to push GM to reconsider shuttering its plant in Oshawa at year’s end when he meets with them at the North American International Auto Show. She says the company 382

January 11, 2019 5:21 PM Amtrak disrupted in the Northeast due to NYC downed wire

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amtrak rail service has been disrupted in the Northeast due to a downed power wire in New York City. Amtrak officials say the overhead catenary wire came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx and all service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was likely to be suspended at least four hours. Officials say service 120

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 117

January 11, 2019 9:00 AM Draw for Ontario’s pot licence lottery expected today, with results within 24h

TORONTO - Ontario could announce the results of a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences as early as today. Those seeking to open a pot shop in the province had from Monday to early afternoon Wednesday to submit an expression of interest. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, which will regulate the province’s retail cannabis 126

January 11, 2019 2:52 AM Texas pair convicted of enslaving African girl for 16 years

FORT WORTH, Texas - A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. Jurors found Mohamed Toure (TOHR’-eh) and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labour. They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately set. Toure is the son of a former president of the West African 123

January 10, 2019 11:25 PM Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.6M vehicles to fix Takata air bags

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds injured. The recall covers the 2010 through 133

January 10, 2019 10:18 PM Sen. Gillibrand eyes Troy, New York, for 2020 campaign base

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at basing a potential 2020 presidential campaign in Troy, New York, a small upstate city on the banks of the Hudson River, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. The search for a headquarters is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator will soon enter a presidential 117

January 10, 2019 5:04 PM 21 dead bodies found in north Mexico after gang clash

The area around Miguel Aleman had long been dominated by the Zetas drug cartel, which was locked in a battle for control of crime in the Rio Grande Valley with the rival Gulf cartel. Miguel Aleman is about 80 kilometres west of McAllen, Texas, which was to be visited Thursday by U.S. President Donald Trump as part of his campaign for a wall or barrier 119

January 9, 2019 11:40 PM Saskatchewan man who stole a car to be sentenced on Amber Alert charges

It wasn’t until 6:30 a.m. that three workers hooking up a truck to haul fertilizer from a potash mine noticed something unusual in nearby trees. As they approached, they realized it was the missing SUV that was all over the news. “The windows were fogged up when one of the men approached. He feared the worst,” said the document. The girl, who is also epileptic 120

January 9, 2019 4:05 PM Bombardier signs $669M rail car deal with N.J., but no work north of border

MONTREAL—Bombardier Inc. has signed a $669-million (U.S.) deal to provide 113 commuter rail cars to New Jersey. The company says the contract will yield no additional work in Canada, with Buy American rules prompting Bombardier’s plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to build the multi-level cars, rather than its facility in Quebec. As of 2018, at least 65 per cent of the cost of components 131