Recent World Headlines
China approves prisoner amnesty to mark World War II anniversary, could release thousands
BEIJING, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released.
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Sheriff says 30-year-old man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON - Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."
Hammerhead shark sighting prompts lifeguards to close La Jolla beach in California
SAN DIEGO - A shark that was seen circling kayakers has led lifeguards to close a San Diego County beach.
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Recent National Headlines
Thousands still without power in southwest B.C. after brutal windstorm
VANCOUVER - Hydro crews have been working through the night to reconnect tens of thousands of customers who lost power as a brutal windstorm swept across southwestern British Columbia.
Harper should take a break from campaign to help jailed Canadian Fahmy: NDP, Liberals
MONTREAL - Stephen Harper's political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy.
Recent Business Headlines
Nexen Energy collecting required information to re-start pipelines
CALGARY - Nexen Energy says it is "preparing to comply" with requirements from the Alberta Energy Regulator following the agency's order that the company cease operations of 95 pipelines in the province.
Fed Vice Chair Fischer leaves door open for a Sept. rate hike, saying inflation likely to rise
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade.
Recent Entertainment Headlines
Argentinian ballet dancer wakes from coma after rollerblading accident in B.C.
VANCOUVER - A promising young Argentinian ballerina is practicing dance moves in her bed just two weeks after suffering a severe head injury in British Columbia.
Recent Health Headlines
No surgery required: Study says tiny wireless pacemaker OK; doctors reluctant to use it widely
LONDON - A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.