By Josh Funk
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The major freight railroads appear unwilling to give track maintenance workers much more than they received in the initial contract they rejected last week, increasing the chances of a strike. The railroads took the unusual step of issuing a statement late Wednesday rejecting the Brotherhood of […]

By Joshua Goodman
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MIAMI (AP) – A small Texas seafood importer has sued the federal government for blocking a shipment of fish from protected waters near Antarctica – an ocean at the center of a diplomatic feud dividing the normally allied U.S. and U.K. governments. Southern Cross Seafoods said in a complaint filed […]

By Kelvin Chan
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) – Facebook parent Meta said Tuesday that it will sell off Giphy after running out of options to thwart a ruling by U.K. regulators, who again found that the deal to buy the GIF-sharing platform would limit competition and innovation. Britain’s competition watchdog had ordered Meta last year […]

By Allison Jones
THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario education workers such as librarians, custodians and early childhood educators have agreed to mediation with the government in contract talks that have inched toward a strike. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents about 55,000 education workers in the province, said it welcomes the assistance of […]

By Mia Rabson
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – When Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone to talk about electrifying Canada’s auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment: “Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada.” His job, as he sees it, is […]

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OTTAWA – Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says there is more work to do with banks after another round of carbon-price rebates went out to Canadians without making it clear why they were receiving the money. The rebates go to people in the prairie provinces and Ontario, where the federal consumer […]

By Michelle Chapman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is offering to buy right-wing friendly social network Parler shortly after being booted off Twitter and Instagram for antisemitic posts. The acquisition of Parler would give West, legally known as Ye, control of a social media platform and a new outlet for his […]

By Eddie Pells
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In a lot of ways, this autumn is like so many others for Shaun White. The now-retired, three-time Olympic halfpipe champion was on a glacier in Switzerland earlier this month, taking turns down the halfpipe, trying to figure out what works, what has potential and what needs a complete overhaul. […]

By Mark Kennedy
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) — “A Wrinkle in Time,” the classic sci-fi coming-of-age tale celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has been adapted into a film, a TV movie, opera, several plays and a graphic novel. Now it’s time for a stage musical, The Associated Press has learned. For the first […]

By Danica Kirka
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Treasury chief has rejected suggestions that the Conservative government would reverse course on economic plans that have roiled financial markets even after Prime Minister Liz Truss faced widespread criticism from her own lawmakers during a closed-door meeting. Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng on Thursday flatly ruled out […]

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STOCKHOLM (AP) – This year’s Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to French author Annie Ernaux. Ernaux, 82, was cited for “the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Nobel committee said. Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the […]

By Nojoud Al Mallees
THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – A new report from Canadians for Tax Fairness says top companies paid $30 billion less in taxes last year than would be expected under existing corporate tax rates. The report analyzed the financial statements of 123 Canadian corporations worth at least $2 billion and found the effective or […]