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Cdn among 3 US-based economists awarded economics Nobel Prize

Canadian David Card wins Nobel Prize for economics

U.S. welcomes travellers with WHO-approved shots

Canada urged to join allies to toughen China stand

Hadfield urges Shatner to 'soak up' spaceflight


Cdn among 3 US-based economists awarded economics Nobel Prize


Stockholm, , Sweden -- STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Canadian is among the three U.S-based economists awarded the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for pioneering research on the labor market impacts of minimum wage, immigration and education, and for creating the scientific framework to allow conclusions to be drawn from such studies that can’t use traditional methodology. Words: 600, Photos: 3

Canadian David Card wins Nobel Prize for economics


When the phone rang around 2 a.m. telling David Card that he won the Nobel Prize for Economics, the Canadian-born economist thought it was a stunt. By Noushin Ziafati. Words: 669

U.S. welcomes travellers with WHO-approved shots


The United States will accept international travellers immunized with COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and the Food and Drug Administration. Words: 144

Canada urged to join allies to toughen China stand


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- The aftermath of Canada's long fight with China over the imprisonment of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig has spawned a new challenge: whether to join allies such as the United States and Australia in taking a more confrontational stance toward China. By Mike Blanchfield. Words: 1059, Photos: 1

Hadfield urges Shatner to 'soak up' spaceflight


One Canadian spaceman to another, former astronaut Chris Hadfield is encouraging William Shatner to follow the wise words of Captain James T. Kirk as he braces himself for a real-life blastoff: "Boldly go." By Adina Bresge. Words: 611, Photos: 1

NHL eager to return to normalcy with new season


Mark Scheifele is ready for the NHL to feel normal again. By Joshua Clipperton. Words: 839, Photos: 1

Quebec reports 480 new COVID-19 cases


Montreal, ,  -- Quebec is reporting 480 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths related to the virus. Words: 290, Photos: 1

Canadian auto production feeling brunt of shortage


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- To be an autoworker in Canada this year has meant living with a fair bit of uncertainty. By Ian Bickis. Words: 810, Photos: 1

Invasive wild pigs found in Alberta national park


Edmonton, ,  -- One of the most destructive and rapidly spreading invasive species on the continent has been found for the first time in a Canadian national park. By Bob Weber. Words: 616, Photos: 1

Police investigate 'serious' collision in Ottawa


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Ottawa police say they're investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle. Words: 102






AP POLL-CYBERSECURITY — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that about 9 in 10 Americans are at least somewhat concerned about hacking that involves their personal information, financial institutions, government agencies or certain utilities. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 800 words, photos.




GUN-VIOLENCE-YOUNG-VICTIMS — Gun violence is killing an increasing number of American children, from toddlers caught in crossfire to teenagers gunned down in turf wars, drug squabbles or for posting the wrong thing on social media. Experts say idleness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shares the blame with easy access to guns and disputes that too often end with gunfire. By Jim Salter and Claudia Lauer. SENT: 1470 words, photos. WITH: GUN-VIOLENCE-YOUNG VICTIMS-VIGNETTES (sent).

CONGRESS-RISKY AUTUMN — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are barreling toward battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties and their leaders. By Alan Fram. SENT: 1035 words, photos.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-TREATMENT-MERCK — Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic. By Health Writer Matthew Perrone. SENT: 815 words, photo.

NOBEL-ECONOMICS-PRIZE — Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.” SENT: 1150 words, photos.

FRANCE-CHURCH-SEX ABUSE — At 8 years old, Laurent Martinez was sexually abused by a priest. Forty years later, he has chosen to make his story into a play, to show the devastating consequences and how speaking out can help victims heal and rebuild. The play called “Pardon?” is drawn from the French author and actor’s own life, describing how he felt devoured from the inside by the abuse and struggled with daily life after it. By Sylvie Corbet. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA-OIL-SPILL — A popular Southern California beach that was closed for more than a week after an undersea pipeline leaked crude into ocean waters has reopened and it happened far sooner than many expected. Huntington Beach’s city and state beaches reopened after officals said water quality tests revealed no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the water. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 650 words, photos.




BOSTON MARATHON — Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan sweep at the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BRITAIN-PRINCE-ANDREW — UK police drop action against Prince Andrew over abuse claim. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BIDEN-NEPHEW'S-WEDDING — President Joe Biden attended the wedding of his nephew, Cuffe Owens, and Meghan O'Toole King, a former cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County. SENT: 120 words, photo.

EMIRATES-THE-FRENCH-AMBASSADOR’S-BIRD — The story of a small bird rescued from Kabul by a French diplomat has gone viral on social media as a symbol of survival amid the tumult of the Taliban takeover. SENT: 790 words, photos.

NORTHWESTERN-PRESIDENT — Chancellor Rebecca Blank is leaving the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become the first female president of Northwestern University in suburban Chicago. SENT: 330 words, photo.

ISRAEL-ANCIENT WINE — Israeli archaeologists say they have unearthed a massive ancient winemaking complex dating back some 1,500 years. SENT: 235 words.




VIRUS OUTBREAK-RUSSIA — Russia’s daily coronavirus infections and deaths are hovering near all-time highs amid a lagging vaccination rate and the Kremlin’s reluctance to toughen restrictions. SENT: 620 words, photos.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THAILAND — Thailand’s prime minister says the country plans to no longer require international visitors from at least 10 low-risk nations to quarantine beginning next month if they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. SENT: 600 words, photo.

VIRUS-OUTRBEAK-ALLEN WEST — A tea party firebrand who is running for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas says he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. SENT: 370 words, photo.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW ZEALAND — Most of New Zealand’s health care workers and teachers will soon be legally required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government has announced. SENT: 440 words, photos.




CONGRESS BREACH-EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE — President Joe Biden agreed to a request from Congress seeking sensitive information on the actions of Donald Trump and his aides during the Jan. 6 insurrection, even though the former president claims the information is guarded by executive privilege. Biden said the unprecedented nature of the assault on the Capitol makes any such claims “not in the best interests of the United States.” But it’s a risky move by the incumbent in a hyperpartisan Washington that could come back to haunt Biden and future presidents when they leave office. UPCOMING by 4:30 p.m. EDT.

FIONA HILL-BOOK — Unlike other tell-all authors from the Trump administration, Fiona Hill isn’t obsessed with the scandalous. Much like her measured but riveting testimony in Trump’s first impeachment, her new book offers a more sober, and thus perhaps more alarming, portrait of the 45th president. By Lynn Berry and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 1,180 words, photo.

NAVY ENGINEER-NUCLEAR SECRETS — Federal prosecutors are asking that a Navy engineer charged with trying to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country remain locked up as his case moves forward. The detention memo for Jonathan Toebbe was filed ahead of an expected court appearance in federal court in West Virginia on Tuesday. SENT: 300 words, photos.




SOUTHWEST AIRLINES-CANCELED FLIGHTS — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. By midmorning Monday, Southwest had canceled about 360 flights and more than 600 others were delayed. SENT: 380 words, photo.

SHOOTING-ST.-PAUL — Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old woman who was killed in a weekend shootout at a busy St. Paul bar. Police say Marquisha Wiley was killed early Sunday when gunfire broke out at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. Fourteen other people, including three suspects, were were wounded and are expected to survive. SENT: 250 words, photos.

SEVERE-WEATHER — Severe storms brought suspected tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of Oklahoma, but there were no reports of deaths or injuries. SENT: 350 words, photo.

ABORTION-SOUTH CAROLINA — An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. SENT: 465 words, photo.




PHILIPPINES-NOBEL-PEACE-PRIZE — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. SENT: 830 words, photo.

RUSSIA-NAVALNY-NOBEL — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whom many regarded as a top candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, is congratulating countryman Dmitry Muratov for winning it. SENT: 165 words.

IRAQ-ELECTIONS — Iraq saw a record low election turnout since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, the independent body that oversees the election say. The preliminary results signal widespread dissatisfaction and distrust in this weekend’s vote for a new parliament. SENT: 550 words, photos.

IRAQ-MILITANT — Iraq says it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi identified the man in a tweet as Sami Jasim. SENT: 260 words photos.

COLOMBIA MIGRANT CHILDREN — The number of minors who risked their lives to cross the inhospitable stretch of land that separates Colombia and Panama has reached a record high. UNICEF rsaid Monday that 19,000 minors crossed the Darien Gap between January and September. SENT: 435 words, photo.

ETHIOPIA-TIGRAY CONFLICT-NEW OFFENSIVE Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. A statement from the Tigray external affairs office alleged that hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian “regular and irregular fighters” launched a coordinated assault on several fronts. SENT: 250 words.

MIGRATION-LIBYA-PROTEST — Hundreds of migrants have protested for the 10th straight day outside a United Nations facility in Libya’s capital of Tripoli. They’re demanding evacuation from the North African nation. SENT: 620 words, photos.

ITALY-MURANO-GLASS — The glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BURKINA-FASO-SAKARA-TRIAL — A military court in Burkina Faso has started the trial of 14 people including former President Blaise Compaore for the killing of influential leftist leader Thomas Sankara, who was ousted as president by Compaore in a 1987 coup. SENT: 610 words.

BRITAIN-PRINCE CHARLES-CLIMATE — Prince Charles is urging world leaders to do more than “just talk” when they gather in Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, from the end of this month for a U.N. climate summit. The summit, which is scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 12, is being billed by many environmentalists as the world’s last chance to turn the battle against climate change around. SENT: 360 words.




FINANCIAL-MARKETS — Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday as communications firms slipped and tempered gains from technology companies. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1%. The Nasdaq rose 0.1%. SENT: 450 words, photo.

GERMANY-CLIMATE-BUSINESSES — Dozens of large German companies have urged the country’s next government to put in place ambitious policies to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord. SENT: 350 words, photo.




BOOKS-CLINTON-PENNY — Hillary Clinton’s next book mentions a rising Taliban in Afghanistan and a Joint Chiefs of Staff chair who clashes with the president. The book is a novel, “State of Terror.” It’s co-written with crime fiction author Louise Penny and was conceived well before the latest headlines about Afghanistan or the Joint Chiefs of Staff. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

MUSIC-BING-CROSBY — Harry Crosby was 19 when his father, Bing, died in 1977. But when he goes to a shopping mall or party in December, there’s a strong chance he’ll hear his dad’s voice singing “White Christmas.” SENT: 640 words, photo.




SOC-LUXEMBOURG-THILL'S DREAM — After stunning one of Europe’s soccer giants by scoring the winner against Real Madrid in the Champions League, anything seems possible for Sébastien Thill. Even taking tiny Luxembourg to the World Cup. Thill says going to a major tournament with Luxembourg is “what we train for.” SENT: 800 words, photos.

BBN-NLDS-BREWERS-BRAVES — Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta will make his first postseason start when he faces Atlanta’s Ian Anderson in Monday’s Game 3 of the NL Division Series. The best-of-five series is tied one game apiece. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:07 p.m.

BBA-ALDS-RAYS-RED SOX — The Boston Red Sox were saved by a lucky bounce that cost Tampa Bay a certain run and maybe more in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. First pitch at 7:07 p.m. EDT.



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