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January 11, 2019 8:51 PM Midwestern states brace for winter storm to hit the region

ST. LOUIS - The National Weather Service says a storm stretching from the nation’s capital to Colorado could bring the highest snow totals in several years to sections of Missouri and Illinois. The storm is expected to drop 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimetres) of snow in the St. Louis metropolitan area into eastern Illinois between Friday and early 136

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 114

December 20, 2018 2:22 PM Northeast drivers may get wet roads for early Christmas present

New York, Washington and the rest of the East Coast will get soaked with heavy rain through Saturday, just as travellers hit the road for Christmas. “It’s an impressive storm that’s developing today,” said Patrick Burke, a lead forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “It’s going to deliver a widespread 1 to 8 centimetres 136

December 13, 2018 4:57 PM Leafs can be measured against Bolts in more ways than one

Tired of getting close but not close enough, the Tampa Bay Lightning are in it to win it. The Lightning – who host the Maple Leafs tonight at Amalie Arena -- are also an example of a roster that has been very, very good, for a long time and has yet to win the Stanley Cup. And while tonight’s game will be easily viewed as a measuring stick by the Leafs 143

December 13, 2018 4:57 PM Teen, officers exchange gunfire at Indiana middle school

RICHMOND, IND.—A teenage suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire outside an eastern Indiana middle school Thursday morning before the boy ran inside and killed himself, authorities said. Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling said no one else at Dennis Intermediate School or any officers were injured during the shooting in Richmond, which is near the Indiana-Ohio 80

December 12, 2018 2:53 PM During seven-hour spacewalk, Russian astronauts gather clues to orbital mystery

About four hours into a spacewalk on Tuesday, Russian astronauts pulled out a knife and began cutting into a spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Soon they began slashing with vigor through the outer insulation, with flurries of debris flying into space. Other times, they used what looked like hedge shears to cut first through the insulation 92

December 6, 2018 6:14 PM CN Rail in joint bid for stake in largest container terminal in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX—Canadian National Railway is bidding to acquire a stake in the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada. The Montreal-based company has confirmed joining a partner to bid for an interest in Halterm, a 30-hectare site at the Port of Halifax, but is declining to provide details. Halifax is Canada’s fourth-busiest port in terms of container 134

December 3, 2018 2:21 PM Grammy nominations to be released Friday instead of Wednesday

It’s a busy week for the entertainment world: Nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes come out Thursday. Bush’s body arrived Monday in Washington for public viewing, which kicks off four days of events that will include a state funeral at Washington’s National Cathedral on Wednesday and a private service at Bush’s longtime church in Houston on Thursday 131

November 28, 2018 8:19 PM Partisanship clouds PM, opposition leaders meeting on ‘Francophonie’ issues

OTTAWA—A meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterparts from the four other main federal parties Wednesday is being pushed as a non-partisan effort to help Canada’s francophone population — even as the clouds of partisanship hang over the gathering. Trudeau will meet with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh 142

November 28, 2018 5:18 PM Maple Leafs will have Auston Matthews in lineup against Sharks

They’re 17-8-0 on the season and sit third in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the NHL-leading Buffalo Sabres and one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning entering Wednesday’s action. Toronto went 9-5 while Matthews was sidelined. “We hope to get Willy back,” Matthews said of Nylander. “We hope it (contract) gets resolved. As players, we really 107