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New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to a be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications.
Russian court shuts down country's oldest rights group

Russian court shuts down country's oldest rights group

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday ruled to shut down Russia's oldest human rights organization, in the latest move amid a months-long, relentless crackdown on independent media, rights groups and opposition activists.
Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

Toronto mayor calls for national summit to tackle mental health crisis

TORONTO — Canada's mental health crisis demands a national summit with representation from all levels of government, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Wednesday, claiming a lack of provincial and federal support is offloading responsibilities onto "ill-equipped" municipalities. 
Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

OTTAWA — Pressure is building for Canada to send some of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine after Germany decided to provide the heavy weapons and allow other countries to do the same.
Woman injured after stabbing on Toronto streetcar in latest violence on transit

Woman injured after stabbing on Toronto streetcar in latest violence on transit

TORONTO — A woman riding a Toronto streetcar was stabbed in the head on Tuesday in the latest case of violence on city transit as police said they were working to address safety issues in the system.
U.S. Justice Deptartment sues Google over digital advertising dominance

U.S. Justice Deptartment sues Google over digital advertising dominance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a hurtful burden to advertisers, consumers and even the U.S. government.
Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are, suggesting effects from the growing number of backcountry users may be larger than suspected.
Canada opens women's world hockey golden three-peat bid against Swiss

Canada opens women's world hockey golden three-peat bid against Swiss

CALGARY — Canada will open its quest for a third straight women's world hockey championship gold medal against Switzerland in Brampton, Ont.
Oilsands execs say they can't invest in decarbonization any faster, despite profits

Oilsands execs say they can't invest in decarbonization any faster, despite profits

OTTAWA — Oilsands executives insist they are all in on cutting emissions and will make big investments in green technology, but they maintain there isn't a place to invest that money yet.
Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election

Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says if her NDP was to win the spring election, it would scrap a COVID-19 review panel led by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning.