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HIV killer says he was convicted of murder because the jury was racist

HAMILTON, Ont. -- A man convicted of killing two women by infecting them with HIV does not accept that he was responsible for their deaths and believes he was only found guilty because the jury was...

Summit focuses on combating health risks facing people of African descent

TORONTO -- Participants attending the first Black Leadership Health Summit say a targeted approach is needed to better address health issues faced by people of African descent, a population typically...

Thousands return to Slave Lake almost 2 weeks after fire levelled third of town

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. -- Life is slowly pumping back into a northern Alberta town scarred by a wildfire that left more than 400 homes and businesses in ruin. About 7,000 people who fled the flames with...

Ottawa's fiscal books continue to improve, deficit lower than expected

OTTAWA -- The federal deficit for the year just finished will come in lower than the $40.5 billion predicted in March's budget, Ottawa says. Just how much lower won't be known for sure until the fall...

Honda Canada tells customers that hackers stole some personal data

Honda Canada has informed thousands of its Honda and Acura customers that some of their personal information was stolen when its computer systems were hacked. The company said the information...

Michael J. Fox among 43 invested in Order of Canada

OTTAWA -- Actor Michael J. Fox is now an officer of the Order of Canada. The Edmonton-born actor and activist is among 43 people who received their medals from Gov. Gen. David Johnston at a Rideau...

Blue light tool could save lives of patients suffering from oral cancer: study

VANCOUVER -- A device that emits a blue light is giving patients undergoing surgery for oral cancer a fighting chance at survival and Canada is at the forefront of research that could have a global...

Harper wants MPs to agree to an extended military mission in Libya

DEAUVILLE, France -- The G8 leaders agree that more must be done to oust Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will ask Parliament next month to extend the Canadian...

Blockbuster Canada clearance sale begins Friday; 146 stores set to close

TORONTO -- Clearance sales are underway at many of the Canadian Blockbuster Video stores that are closing their doors. The movie and video game rental chain will be shutting down 146 Canadian...

Supreme Court rules unconscious woman can't give consent to sex

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court has ruled that an unconscious woman can't give consent to sex. In a 6-3 decision Friday, the court restored the sexual-assault conviction of a man who performed an unwanted...