Contractor appeals delay Trump border wall prototypes

SAN DIEGO -- The Trump administration said Thursday that prototypes for a proposed border wall with Mexico have been delayed until November because two companies have objected to the bidding process, dealing another setback to the president's aggressive timetable to make good on a signature campaign pledge.
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Trump's chief of staff in tight spot

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.
In the swirl of Shakespearean intrigue that surrounds Donald Trump's White House, Priebus' fortunes have long been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president's public slights.
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Indigenous man streams live video of confrontation at Regina Canadian Tire

WARNING: The following video may be disturbing for some readers.
A shocking Facebook Live video shows an Indigenous man being confronted and escorted out of a Canadian Tire store in Regina after an employee accused him of stealing.
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‘The Emoji Movie’ review: It’s not evil, but it's 'meh'

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch “The Emoji Movie.” The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those reductive blobs. The third is bargaining that, hey, they made “The Lego Movie” work against all odds so maybe some smart folks actually pulled this off.
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Woman sought in Calgary quadruple homicide might be in Ontario or Quebec

Calgary police say a woman they're seeking in connection with a quadruple homicide earlier this month may be in Ontario or Quebec.
Yu Chieh Liao, who goes by Diana Liao, is considered a person of interest in killings police have described as brutal and ruthless.
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'It was very Canadian': Mountie in red serge chases a bear out of town

It was a classic Canadian moment.
Tourists visiting Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta earlier this week got a thrill as they watched a Mountie in red serge try to chase a young black bear out of the townsite.
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Canadian officials praise U.S. leaders for scrapping border tax proposal

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials and congressional leaders are no longer considering an import-based tax system to rewrite the tax code, which was welcomed by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
A border tax system had been contemplated to lower rates without blowing a hole in the American budget.
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Montreal spice shop facing off with Quebec language watchdog over website

If he were to abide by a request from the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), Peter Bahlawanian says it might force him to close up shop in Montreal.
Bahlawanian is the owner of Spice Station, a business he established in California in 2009.
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Adidas to sell CCM to Toronto-based firm for $110 million US

German sportswear manufacturer Adidas has announced an agreement to sell its CCM hockey-equipment subsidiary to a Canadian firm for $110 million US.
The multinational said Thursday it will sell CCM to Toronto-based Birch Hill Equity Partners, with the majority of the transaction to be paid in cash.
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N.S. Art Gallery says exhibit of Leibovitz portraits now up to photographer

HALIFAX -- It's all up to Annie Leibovitz now.
Unless the famed American photographer personally signs off on an exhibit to display her iconic portraits, they will remain in storage at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
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'Fish stinks from head down': Scaramucci accuses Priebus of being leaker [Video]

WASHINGTON — New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus Thursday as a suspected “leaker” within the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

LOS ANGELES -- June Foray, who provided voices for Rocky the Flying Squirrel and characters in hundreds of classic cartoons, has died at age 99.
Foray died Wednesday at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles.
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