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  • Rescuers race to prevent more deaths from European floods

    BERLIN (AP) — In one flooded German town, the ground collapsed under family homes. In another, floodwaters swept through an assisted living center, killing 12.
  • Promote Indigenous access to disability tax credit, advisory committee recommends

    OTTAWA - An advisory committee is calling on the Canada Revenue Agency to promote access to the disability tax credit in Indigenous communities.
  • New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

    New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though legal sales of recreational-use cannabis won’t start for an estimated 18 months until regulations are set.
  • New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York is poised to join a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana after state lawmakers reached a deal to allow sales of the drug for recreational use.
  • Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

    WASHINGTON - At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheque since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas.
  • Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

    WASHINGTON - At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheque since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas.
  • Trump signs order to create US Space Command

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump launched the Pentagon's new Space Command Tuesday, an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years.
  • Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

    WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 per cent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.
  • Talking gloves, tactile windows: new tech helps the disabled

    LONDON - Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button on her wrist, and a small speaker relays the message drawn in the air: "Let's Dance!"
  • US braces for possible cyberattacks after Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say.

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