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U.S. pipeline opponents take on Keystone XL with 24-hour petition blitz

With U.S. Senators poised to push the pipeline project through, environmental groups rally the opposition with a joint campaign and 24-hour petition against Keystone XL.

Families of 4 Blackwater contractors killed in Fallujah in 2004 reach settlement with company

RALEIGH, N.C. -Days after the last U.S. troops left Iraq, a federal appeals court ended a lawsuit over an episode that produced one of the more disturbing images of the war: the grisly killings of...

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Charlton library sends cop to get five-year-old's overdue books

After five-year-old Hailey neglected to return her two library books on time, Charlton Public Library summoned local police force to find the dangerous library book offender and seize those books....

Woman pepper-sprays shoppers to nab Xbox on Black Friday

  From Occupy protests to department stores, pepper spray has been making headlines in the U.S. this month. A woman in Los Angeles was arrested in Los Angeles after she allegedly sprayed...

Rerouting Keystone pipeline not enough, critics say

"We've saved the aquifer, now we've got the world's atmosphere to protect."

"Greed just makes you work hard," says Rick Perry

Words of wisdom from a Republican front-runner.

Former Guantanamo prisoner supports Bush arrest

After spending five years as an extra-judicial prisoner of George W. Bush's 'war on terror,' Murat Kurnaz is disappointed Canada did not arrest the former leader

Lone Canadian on death row seeks pardon

Lawyers for Alberta-born Ronald Smith, 54, will file an application for pardon from death row by the end of 2011. Smith's lawyers hope a final decision will be made by Democratic Gov. Brian...

Lawyers press for Bush arrest, as #Occupy activists set to converge in Surrey

A 70-page legal indictment -- accompanied by a staggering 4,000-page dossier -- has been filed in B.C. court to have former George W. Bush arrested during his visit to Surrey tomorrow.

Buy American policy will benefit Canadian economy in long run, U.S. Ambassador says

U.S. ambassador David Jacobson addressed a business crowd in Ottawa on Tuesday about recent provisions to the Buy American policy and the new $1 billion secruity border deal. Jacobson praised U.S.-...