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S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

TORONTO — A supportive environment bolstered U.S. stock markets and Canada's main stock index dipped on lower metals prices, while the loonie increased for a seventh-straight day to top 81 cents US. "Strong U.S.
Shopify surges to push TSX within hair of record high, loonie at three-year high

Shopify surges to push TSX within hair of record high, loonie at three-year high

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index set a record high midweek on renewed optimism for a rapid economic recovery that pushed the loonie to its strongest level in more than three years.
Arkansas governor to sign bill nullifying gun restrictions

Arkansas governor to sign bill nullifying gun restrictions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov.
Australian who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison

Australian who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison

CANBERRA, Australia — A speeding driver in Australia was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Wednesday for offences including what a judge described as the ”heartless, cruel and disgraceful” filming of four dead and dying police officers who had just

Greece coast guard divers seize cocaine from cargo ship

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say coast guard divers have seized more than 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of cocaine found hidden behind a water intake grate in the hull of a cargo ship that arrived in Greece from Brazil.
Corruption trial of young ex-Massachusetts mayor begins

Corruption trial of young ex-Massachusetts mayor begins

BOSTON — Adult entertainment. A personal trainer. A helicopter tour of historic mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.
Pilot training, spare part shortages among challenges military facing from COVID-19

Pilot training, spare part shortages among challenges military facing from COVID-19

OTTAWA — Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander.
Minority legislators sense moment to pass 'bold' legislation

Minority legislators sense moment to pass 'bold' legislation

In July after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Black and Latino members of the Connecticut General Assembly worked to enact sweeping changes to policing in the state, and since, have continue to flex their collective muscles.
French protesters demand trial for Jewish woman's killer

French protesters demand trial for Jewish woman's killer

PARIS — Protesters in Paris and other French cities on Sunday denounced a ruling by France’s highest court that the killer of Jewish woman Sarah Halimi was not criminally responsible and therefore could not go on trial.
Democrat Troy Carter wins New Orleans-based US House seat

Democrat Troy Carter wins New Orleans-based US House seat

BATON ROUGE, La. — Democrat Troy Carter won Saturday’s special election for Louisiana's vacant U.S. House seat, defeating his state Senate colleague and ending an acrimonious, intraparty clash that divided politicians across New Orleans.