October 22nd, 2016

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Rookie QB Adams lifts Alouettes over Roughriders 19-14 in first career start

REGINA – Rookie quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. threw his first career CFL touchdown to help lift the Montreal Alouettes to a 19-14 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday. The win snapped the Alouettes’ (5-11) two-game losing skid and put a halt to the Riders’ (5-11) four-game winning streak. Both teams had already been eliminated ... Read More »

Colombia airline resumes Caracas flights after scare

BOGOTA – Colombia’s flagship airline briefly grounded all flights to Caracas after a Venezuela air force plane flew close to a passenger jet, but the company said Saturday it was resuming service following clarifications from the two governments. An Avianca Boeing 787 on a flight from Madrid to Bogota with some 200 passengers aboard was ... Read More »

Former Habs coach and Senator Jacques Demers hospitalized: Office confirms

OTTAWA – Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized, but his office said Saturday it was too early to provide any details. His director of parliamentary affairs confirmed in an email that Demers, 72, had been admitted to a Montreal hospital but couldn’t immediately provide any details. Demers had suffered a ... Read More »

Protesters break into Muskrat Falls site, more form blockade outside

Protesters have broken into the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site in Labrador and formed a blockade around it, Nalcor Energy confirmed Saturday. Nalcor spokeswoman Karen O’Neill said protesters and vehicles entered the work site near Happy Valley-Goose Bay Saturday afternoon, and a blockade of around 150 people formed outside the main entrance. Mayor of Cartwright Dwight ... Read More »

Selanne scores two to lead Jets over Oilers at Heritage Classic alumni game

WINNIPEG – Teemu Selanne had cheers rain down on him from Winnipeg Jets fans on Saturday. The Finnish Flash repaid them by scoring twice, including the winner with four seconds left, and adding three assists as the Jets defeated the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in the Heritage Classic alumni game at Investors Group Field. Selanne, who’s ... Read More »

Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

SEATTLE – A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane’s fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about ... Read More »

Rolling Stone writer: ‘Startled’ when woman backed off story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman’s claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was “startled” when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2exk4qH ) reports that the writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her ... Read More »

For Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the ... Read More »

No birthday celebration for Wenger as Arsenal slips up

MANCHESTER, England – Arsenal climbed to the top of the English Premier League on its manager’s 67th birthday. Arsene Wenger was in no mood to celebrate, though. A 0-0 home draw against struggling Middlesbrough brought an end to Arsenal’s six-game winning run in the league, just when Wenger’s team was being talked up as the ... Read More »

Mathieu Perreault may be Winnipeg Jets’ lucky charm at Heritage Classic

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault may be the lucky charm for the Winnipeg Jets in Sunday’s Heritage Classic. The veteran forward will play in his third outdoor NHL game, with two victories notched on his belt as the Jets take on the visiting Edmonton Oilers in the regular-season game. “If I can go three-for-three, then I’ll ... Read More »

Comic’s comic Kevin Meaney has died at age 60

FORESTBURGH, N.Y. – Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series “Uncle Buck,” has died. He was 60. Agent Tom Ingegno said Saturday his client was found dead Friday at his home in Forestburgh, New York. The father and native New Yorker had ... Read More »