July 23rd, 2016

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Stranded in Manchester: Air Canada flight to Toronto delayed by 48 hours

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2016

TORONTO – Air Canada is taking heat on social media from passengers spending two unexpected days in Manchester, England. The flight to Toronto was scheduled to leave on Friday, but Air Canada says the 197 passengers will have to wait until Sunday. One person tweeted “horrendous experience. Stuck in Manchester for 2 days and no ... Read More »

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Title of new ‘Trek’ series revealed: ‘Star Trek Discovery’

By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

SAN DIEGO – The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will be called “Star Trek Discovery.” The title and footage of the starship Discovery were teased at the end of a Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con International featuring actors from every previous “Trek” series. “Discovery” executive producer Bryan Fuller said the show coming ... Read More »

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Canada’s Philip Bester closer to Rogers Cup main draw berth after qualifying win

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2016

TORONTO – Philip Bester was the lone Canadian to advance past the first round of qualifying on Saturday at the Rogers Cup. The Vancouver native defeated alternate and fellow Canadian Kelsey Stevenson 6-2, 6-2 at Aviva Centre. The world No. 285 was able to avoid Yuichi Sugita, the top seed in qualifying, after Sugita was ... Read More »

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Snedeker takes lead at RBC Canadian Open; Canadian amateur du Toit tied for 2nd

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2016

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Brandt Snedeker sank a seven-foot putt to eagle on 18 and surge to the top of the leaderboard at the RBC Canadian Open. Snedeker shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to move 15 spots up and take sole possession of the lead at the PGA tour event at nine under. Canadian amateur ... Read More »

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Canada’s women’s soccer team loses 1-0 to France in final Rio warmup game

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2016

AUXERRE, France – Canada’s women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to France on Saturday, in its final warmup for the Rio Olympics. Camille Abily scored on a direct free kick for No. 3 France in the 36th minute for the game’s only goal, but the 10th-ranked Canadians had several scoring chances in a game ... Read More »

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Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband’s body in casket

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

KETCHIKAN, Alaska – An Alaska woman who drove her husband’s body on a days-long travelling wake and used ice from local canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket. Ketchikan Police ... Read More »

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Clapton guitar auctioned for $45,000

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

DALLAS – A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said in a statement Saturday the high bid for the 2014 Fender Stratocaster ... Read More »

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Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t

By Ken Thomas And Lisa Lerer, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

MIAMI – Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality – “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” – at a boisterous rally ahead of next week’s Democratic National Convention. “He is qualified to step into this job and lead from Day ... Read More »

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The Latest: Effort to eliminate superdelegates fails

By The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 4:40 p.m. An effort to fully eliminate superdelegates in future elections has failed at a meeting of the Democratic National Convention rules committee. At the Saturday gathering in Philadelphia, a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders offered an amendment to get rid of ... Read More »

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‘Vampire Diaries’ to end after 8 seasons

By Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2016

SAN DIEGO – The eighth season of “The Vampire Diaries” will be the supernatural series’ final entry. The cast and crew of the CW show announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con International that the forthcoming season will be its last. “The Vampire Diaries” executive producer Julie Plec called the ending “bittersweet and emotional.” Plec was ... Read More »

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Cruz hits grand slam, three-run homer as Mariners topple Blue Jays

By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2016

TORONTO – Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam off a struggling R.A. Dickey, then added a three-run shot off Drew Storen as the Seattle Mariners overpowered the Toronto Blue Jays for a 14-5 victory on Saturday. Corey Seager tagged Jesse Chavez with a two-run shot on a day that Toronto’s pitching floundered in 33 C ... Read More »

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