United States

George Floyd, right, is seen inside Cup Foods on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

Store cashier, 19, expresses ‘disbelief, guilt’ over George Floyd

The convenience store cashier was handed a counterfeit $20 bill by George Floyd, setting in motion the Black man’s ill-fated encounter with police

George Floyd, right, is seen inside Cup Foods on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
Authorities on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, searched for Lannon, a man wanted for questioning in a homicide in New Jersey and in the slayings of four people whose bodies were found inside a vehicle parked in a New Mexico airport garage. (Salem County Jail)

U.S. man charged with 1 murder says he killed 16, according to prosecutor

Sean Lannon, 47, said he killed not only his ex-wife and 3 others but also ‘11 other individuals’ in New Mexico

Authorities on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, searched for Lannon, a man wanted for questioning in a homicide in New Jersey and in the slayings of four people whose bodies were found inside a vehicle parked in a New Mexico airport garage. (Salem County Jail)
The Capitol is seen beyond the base of the Washington Monument before sunrise in Washington, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

4 men linked to Proud Boys charged in plot to attack Capitol

At least 19 leaders or associates of neo-fascist group charged with offences related to the riots

The Capitol is seen beyond the base of the Washington Monument before sunrise in Washington, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Former prime minister Stephen Harper says the world order has returned to a kind of Cold War between two superpowers, this time between the United States and China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Stephen Harper predicting a new Cold War – between the U.S. and China

Harper thinks Canada lacks the economic, security clout to do much to shape the outcome

Former prime minister Stephen Harper says the world order has returned to a kind of Cold War between two superpowers, this time between the United States and China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Family members react as they view the casket of George Floyd during the private funeral held Tuesday in Houston, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Getty Images)

Family of George Floyd reaches $27M settlement with Minneapolis in wrongful death lawsuit

Floyd died after Derek Chauvin, a former officer, pressed his knee against his neck

Family members react as they view the casket of George Floyd during the private funeral held Tuesday in Houston, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Getty Images)
Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family’s patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Connecticut. (John Shishmanian/AP)

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slave portraits at Harvard University

Connecticut woman says Harvard University illegally possessed photos of her enslaved ancestors

Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family’s patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Connecticut. (John Shishmanian/AP)
A large crowd cheers at a rally at Mission High School before a protest march commemorating George Floyd and those killed by police on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Officer was on George Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes: U.S. prosecutors

Floyd died on May 25. He had been handcuffed and was pleading that he couldn’t breathe.

A large crowd cheers at a rally at Mission High School before a protest march commemorating George Floyd and those killed by police on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

Military tensions largely focused on South China Sea

  • Jul 27, 2020
The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world, in a July 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

Republican senators vow to stall relief bill

  • Jul 22, 2020
FILE - This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The number of confirmed infections in the United States soared past the previous high set on April 24 of 36,400, in a June 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high in US

Infections soar past previous high set April 24

  • Jun 26, 2020
The number of confirmed infections in the United States soared past the previous high set on April 24 of 36,400, in a June 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Canadians who want to work in the U.S. without immigrating permanently will not be impacted by new visa restrictions, in a June 25, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians can be exempt from new U.S. visa rules, immigration lawyers’ group says

Canadians don’t necessarily need visas to work in the U.S.

Canadians who want to work in the U.S. without immigrating permanently will not be impacted by new visa restrictions, in a June 25, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the pandemic, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump administration cuts oil, gas fees in hundreds of cases

Critics argue breaks on fees unnecessary

  • Jun 11, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the pandemic, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Calmer protests in the U.S. followed a decision by prosecutors to charge three more police officers and file a new, tougher charge against the officer at the centre of the George Floyd case, in a June 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Protests large but peaceful after new charges in Floyd case

10,000 arrested during U.S. unrest

  • Jun 4, 2020
Calmer protests in the U.S. followed a decision by prosecutors to charge three more police officers and file a new, tougher charge against the officer at the centre of the George Floyd case, in a June 4, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement suddenly finds itself in the spotlight in the United States, in a May 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

USMCA poised for star turn in trade spotlight as White House sours on China

Pandemic accelerates U.S. efforts to pull back from China

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement suddenly finds itself in the spotlight in the United States, in a May 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man
The U.S. Agriculture Department said loan delinquency may increase because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

US farmers leaning more heavily on government loan programs

“A precarious time for the producers”

  • May 22, 2020
The U.S. Agriculture Department said loan delinquency may increase because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale
A Canada-U.S. ban on non-essential travel is set to expire next week, in a May 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Plans in motion for provinces to begin reopening amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ban on non-essential travel with the U.S. set to expire

A Canada-U.S. ban on non-essential travel is set to expire next week, in a May 12, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Presidential politics, sidelined by pandemic, poised for Trump-fuelled comeback

Trump hopes for strong economic recovery by election

President Donald Trump gestures during a White House National Day of Prayer Service in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Reopenings in the United States came amid economic gloom, as oil futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street, in an April 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Some US producers, states reopening amid political pressure

US heavy-equipment manufacturer putting people back to work

  • Apr 21, 2020
Reopenings in the United States came amid economic gloom, as oil futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street, in an April 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)