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Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea 'provocation'

Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea 'provocation'

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn't have triggered a global conflict even if Russia had sunk the warship because the West knows it can't win such a war
Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law

Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process.
Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

Rapid growth of Ontario cannabis stores will likely result in some closures: OCS

TORONTO — The head of the Ontario Cannabis Store is warning that the soaring number of pot shops in the province will likely result in so much competition that some will close.
Cogeco's U.S. subsidiary buying broadband system serving two Ohio cities

Cogeco's U.S. subsidiary buying broadband system serving two Ohio cities

TORONTO — Cogeco Communications Inc.'s main U.S. subsidiary has signed a deal to buy a broadband system in Ohio from WideOpenWest Inc. for US$1.125 billion, the companies said Wednesday.

Charges expected Thursday for Trump's company, top executive

Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associate

Yale's drama school goes tuition free thanks to Geffen gift

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has announced it is eliminating tuition for its drama students thanks to a $150 million gift from entertainment magnate David Geffen.
UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations court on Wednesday convicted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of aiding and abetting crimes committed by Serb paramilitaries in a Bosnian town in 1992.
US home contract signings rebound in May

US home contract signings rebound in May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, a surprising rebound after months of cooling in the housing market, where lack of inventory has pushed prices to record levels.

Competition Bureau seeks to block Secure Energy's purchase of rival Tervita

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau is seeking to block Secure Energy Services Inc. from buying rival Tervita Corp. because of what it says is the deal's potential to drive up prices for industrial waste services in the oil and gas sector.
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