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January 21, 2018 2:35 AM Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign QB Darian Durant to 1-year contract

Veteran quarterback will be backup to Bombers' Matt Nichols The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a veteran quarterback to backup Matt Nichols. The Bombers announced late Saturday evening they have signed a one-year contract with Darian Durant, just days after he was let go from the Montreal Alouettes. "One of our objectives this offseason was to solidify 6

January 17, 2018 12:37 AM Yellow fever risk in all of Sao Paulo state, WHO says

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil’s Health Ministry said in a statement that it was not changing its own recently updated 13

January 12, 2018 8:58 PM 20-year-old Florida man wins $451-million Mega Millions jackpot

“I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” Shane Missler, of Port Richey, Fl. said in a statement. Missler chose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999 instead of more in annual installments. TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions 12

January 11, 2018 2:19 PM Walmart raises minimum hourly wage to $11 for U.S. workers, hands out $1,000 bonuses

BENTONVILLE, ARK.—Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million 12

January 2, 2018 6:42 PM Nutrien shares begin trading after Agrium, PotashCorp. merger

SASKATOON—Shares of Nutrien Ltd., the company created by the merger of Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., started trading on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges today. The merger saw shareholders receive 0.40 Nutrien shares for each common share of PotashCorp they owned and 2.23 Nutrien shares for each Agrium share they owned 12

December 30, 2017 3:00 AM Molson Coors recalling collectible NHL beer glasses after 8 injuries reported

This recall involves 568-millilitre glasses with the Molson Canadian logo and NHL 100 year (1917-2017) logo. The glasses were distributed during October and November in special edition cases of Molson Canadian and through an online offer. Molson Coors Canada is recalling approximately 215,000 limited edition NHL beer glasses after eight people were reported 19

December 29, 2017 10:49 PM Frustrated U.S. might withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

Pakistan’s military still views its accommodation of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network as in its security interest. WASHINGTON—When Pakistani forces freed a Canadian-American family this fall held captive by militants, they also captured one of the abductors. U.S. officials saw a potential windfall: He was a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network 18

December 22, 2017 4:58 PM Canada to get luge bronze from Sochi Olympics after Russians lose medal over doping

The luge relay team will receive bronze almost four years later after the second-place Russians lose the medal over doping. LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—Canada’s luge relay team is set to gain a bronze medal from the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The upgrade is a result of Russian athletes being stripped of medals over doping allegations. Calgary sliders Sam Edney 13

December 20, 2017 10:40 PM NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology 20

December 12, 2017 1:39 PM J.K. Rowling says she's proud to receive royal honour

LONDON - Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can add another magic moment to her list of achievements -- she has been made a royal Companion of Honour. Rowling received the honour from Prince William on Tuesday at a Buckingham Palace ceremony. Rowling said she was "deeply honoured and proud" to receive the title, which is limited to 65 people "of distinction 20