Canadian moose hunter accused of illegally entering the United States

JACKMAN, Maine -- U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Canadian citizen who they say illegally entered the U.S. and hunted moose.
The Bangor Daily News reports the person was arrested Tuesday near the St.
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Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

HALIFAX -- Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.
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35 lives, $3 billion in timber lost to Michael: official

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Trees brought down by Hurricane Michael's ferocious winds took a heavy toll on life, property and the timber industry in the heavily forested Florida Panhandle, where $3 billion in timber was lost, authorities said Friday.
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U.S. firm Lockheed Martin gets first crack to design $60B warship fleet

OTTAWA -- The federal government is giving U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin the first crack at inking a contract to design Canada's $60-billion fleet of new warships.
Government officials say Lockheed's proposed design beat out two rival submissions in what has been a long and extremely sensitive competition to design replacements for the navy's entire frigate and destroyer fleets.
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Julian Assange sues Ecuador for better asylum terms

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador seeking better access to communications as part of his asylum in the South American nation's London Embassy where he has lived for six years, his lawyer told a news conference on Friday.
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Dozens at Hindu festival in India killed by train

A high-speed commuter train struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday, and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said.
"The people were sitting on and near the tracks on the outskirts of Amritsar watching the burning of effigies as part of the Dussehra festival when a commuter train ran over them," a police officer told Reuters.
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Lenny feminist newsletter shutting down, co-founder Lena Dunham says

Lena Dunham is shutting down her online feminist newsletter, Lenny.
The author and creator of Girls announced Friday that the publication she co-founded three years ago had reached its "final chapter."
In a message to readers, Dunham wrote that there was "no one reason" for the decision, and said she was proud that Lenny had provided a forum for "new voices.
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SNC-Lavalin writes letter in bid to rally public support over criminal charges

MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin is trying to rally public support as it prepares to endure a lengthy criminal trial after federal prosecutors refused to negotiate a compensation agreement.
The Montreal-based engineering and construction firm submitted a letter from its chief executive that was published today in four of Canada's most influential newspapers.
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Actor Kristen Bell faced a lot of online criticism for talking to her children about Snow White and consent, namely whether it's odd the prince kisses her without her permission.
Bell, who voiced Princess Anna in Disney's Frozen, told Parents magazine recently that she reads every night to her daughters, Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3, and that they discuss storylines.
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U.S. and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

SINGAPORE -- The United States and South Korea are scrapping another major military exercise this year, a Pentagon official said Friday, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.
The top Pentagon spokeswoman, Dana W.
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Judge pushes back sentencing decision for Quebec City mosque shooter

QUEBEC -- The judge deciding the fate of Quebec City's mosque shooter says he needs more time before pronouncing a sentence.
Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot told Crown and defence lawyers today that he was delaying the sentencing decision for Alexandre Bissonnette.
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12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

BOSTON -- A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.
Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday that the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came from a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam.
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