By Jim SalterThe Associated PressJim Suhr By Jim Salter and Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo.—A man who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early […]

The Associated PressElliot Spagat SAN DIEGO—As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection pilot suddenly identified the object as a four-rotor […]

The Canadian Press SQUAMISH, B.C.—Another television reporter doing a live report received a jarring distraction after a man kissed her on the cheek. CBC reporter Megan Batchelor was covering a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, on Friday when the incident happened. She was doing a live hit […]

The Associated Press CLEVELAND—A combative Donald Trump, the U.S. billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign last night with his brash, confrontational comments. But the event also served as a reminder the race still remains leaderless and unsettled. Asked in the debate’s opening minutes whether […]

The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A French search plane lifted off today for a bird’s-eye view of Reunion Island, seeking any more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. French authorities said they’ve launched a one-week operation with boats and aircraft scouring the Indian Ocean island, where a wing fragment […]

The Canadian PressMichelle McQuigge TORONTO—A mother’s suggestion that her son, TV personality Chris Hyndman, plunged to his death while sleepwalking has shone a light on the dangers associated with the disorder. Glenda Hyndman told the Toronto Star that she believed her son fell to his death while sleepwalking on the […]

The Canadian Press WINNIPEG—The owner of a controversial medical marijuana shop that was raided earlier this week says he hopes his arrest will shed some light on the struggle patients have obtaining the product. Glen Price, 54, the owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, has been charged with a number […]

The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea said today it will establish its own time zone next week by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Local time in North and South Korea and Japan is the same—nine hours ahead of GMT. It was set during Japan’s rule […]

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER—The powerful opioid fentanyl, recently linked to an outbreak of overdose deaths in Western Canada, appears to be flowing along a well-worn drug trafficking route—killing some of its users in the same way tainted ecstasy did before. Authorities theorize the potent pain-killer is being imported from Asia […]

The Canadian Press BAYFIELD, N.S.—Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea—marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod. “They’re still in shallow-ish water but we’re hoping that they will eventually sort of continue their […]

The Canadian PressDavid Paddon TORONTO—Canada’s economy added about 6,600 jobs last month—essentially reversing a similar decline in June but having too little effect to change a national unemployment rate that has been stuck at 6.8 percent for six months in a row. Statistics Canada’s monthly job report provides a fresh […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded yesterday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign. Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” […]