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Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids.

Alberta utility's late reporting of 2015 PCB spill earns hefty fine

HINTON, Alta. — The electrical utility FortisAlberta has been fined $300,000 for a spill of potentially dangerous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in west-central Alberta nearly three years ago.
Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

BEIJING — A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public outrage over revelations of misconduct by a major vaccine producer.
Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa collapse

Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa collapse

GENOA, Italy — The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed at least 38 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 f
Montana Judge orders environmental review of altered Keystone XL pipeline route

Montana Judge orders environmental review of altered Keystone XL pipeline route

CALGARY — A federal judge in Montana has ordered an environmental assessment for the altered route of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Bell Media signs new long-term broadcast agreement with Vice Media

Bell Media signs new long-term broadcast agreement with Vice Media

TORONTO — Bell Media has signed a new long-term agreement that will see it become the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for new programming from Vice Media's U.S. network Viceland.
Canadian manufacturing sales top expectations, gain 1.1 per cent in June

Canadian manufacturing sales top expectations, gain 1.1 per cent in June

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales rose more than expected in June, boosted by a 16 per cent surge in oil and coal shipments. Statistics Canada said Thursday manufacturing sales were up 1.1 per cent to $58.1 billion in June, following a 1.
Financial advisers say withdrawing from an RESP to pay for school needs a plan

Financial advisers say withdrawing from an RESP to pay for school needs a plan

OTTAWA — Investing in a registered education savings plan may have started when your aspiring scholar was still in diapers and university or college seemed a distant future.

Italian disaster puts spotlight on highway management

MILAN — As Italy comes to terms with the disaster of this week's bridge collapse, the government is accusing the highway operator for focusing too much on its financial interests, putting a spotlight on the country's management of vital infrastructur