Recent World Headlines
Substitute teacher jailed for showing movie with graphic sex, violence in Ohio classroom
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.
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For guards ferrying load of gold bars, episode of carsickness leads to $4.8M roadside heist
WILSON, N.C. - The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.
NYC public schools, nation's biggest district, to close on 2 Muslim holidays
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.
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Recent National Headlines
Chemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation, health warnings
VANCOUVER - A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over the city prompted health warnings and road closures.
Ice divers and underwater archeologists to study Franklin ship in Arctic
TORONTO - Ice divers and underwater archeologists will plunge deep into Arctic waters starting next month in an effort to unlock the secrets of HMS Erebus, the ship on which Sir John Franklin himself sailed and may have died.
Recent Business Headlines
Pharrell tells jury he didn't copy Marvin Gaye's music for hit song 'Blurred Lines'
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Grammy-winning singer Pharrell Williams says he wasn't trying to copy the late Marvin Gaye's music for the hit song "Blurred Lines," but he was trying to evoke the feeling of late 1970s tunes.
China sets official economic growth target of about 7 per cent for 2015; inflation at 3 per cent
BEIJING, China - China has set an official economic growth target of about 7 per cent for this year, according to a work report to be delivered Thursday by the country's premier.
Recent Entertainment Headlines
Elizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 Story Prize for her collection 'Thunderstruck'
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize.
Recent Health Headlines
Cancer research project nears goal of signing up 50,000 participants
EDMONTON - A massive cancer research project in Alberta is on the verge of reaching its goal of having 50,000 participants involved.