HONG KONG - About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
ISLAMABAD - The Taliban said they freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day.
In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 19.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood.
JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said it intercepted four incoming rockets from Syria on Tuesday and explosions were heard shortly after that in Damascus, a week after another Israeli strike targeted a top Palestinian militant in the Syrian capital.
LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment.
WASHINGTON - The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - A woman has been sentenced to 15 days in federal custody for throwing a sports drink at a Florida congressman who frequently appears on television supporting President Donald Trump.
Some Canadian universities are urging their exchange students in Hong Kong to consider returning home as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is beset by escalating violence between government officials and pro-democracy protesters.
VANCOUVER - A lawyer arguing in favour of a two-tier health-care system in British Columbia says the government can't legally justify preventing patients from paying private doctors to alleviate their suffering sooner than the public system could provide treatment.
DUNCAN, Okla. - Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, and the shooter is among the dead, authorities said.
HONG KONG - Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.
TORONTO - Given the seismic events on "Hockey Night in Canada" in recent days, Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley's scheduled appearance on a roundtable Monday looked like a great get for the Primetime sports management conference.
EDMONTON - Alberta's United Conservative government is firing the province's election commissioner, but says it's not because he is investigating the party and has fined it more than $200,000.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump suggested Monday he might be willing to offer written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry over whether he pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and his son while withholding aid to the country. But people familiar with the matter ca…
MONTREAL - A federation representing 45,000 Quebec teachers is taking the government to court over Bill 21, accusing the province of violating the fundamental rights of teachers across the province.
Four years after plans for an ill-fated waterslides development in Skaha Lake Park kicked off one of the most turbulent eras in Penticton’s history, the city is set to take a fresh look at the future of the area – but with public consultation this time.
OTTAWA - The federal system that handles old age security payments will be as old as the seniors it serves by the time it is replaced near the end of the decade, but even now it illustrates the kinds of challenges facing officials trying to bring government services into the digital age.
The RCMP in British Columbia is cutting more than $10 million from its provincial policing costs, which include small rural detachments, and some of the funding for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the anti-gang Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
OTTAWA - Even before he swears in his new cabinet, Justin Trudeau is being urged to ask his new justice minister to move swiftly to make Canada's assisted-dying law less restrictive.
With five years and approximately 60,000 volunteer hours under his belt, retiring Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre president Don Wilson is a hard act to follow.
South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program in partnership with Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society and Okanagan Crush Pad present On-Farm Sustainable Practices and Knowledge-Sharing, a workshop highlighting the business of successful stewardship and sustainable agricultural practic…
OTTAWA - The Crown is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review an appeal court's decision to order a new trial for two men convicted of plotting to crash a Via Rail train.
WASHINGTON - U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden even before the July phone call that has led to impeachment hearings in Washington, two pe…
OTTAWA - Several environment leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to put action on climate change into the mandate letter of every minister he names to his inner circle.
TORONTO - Upcoming changes to the way judges and justices of the peace are selected in Ontario have sparked concerns among opposition politicians who say the move could be an attempt by the Doug Ford government to politicize the process.
OTTAWA - Ongoing efforts by senators to distance themselves from party politics took another turn Monday as a Conservative senator quit his caucus over concerns about the party's leader, and an attempt by the last senators sitting as Liberals to officially rebrand themselves ended.
TORONTO - Cheers erupted outside a Toronto courtroom Monday after a group of 20 protesters arrested during climate demonstrations last month saw the charges against them withdrawn.
GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. - Frustration and anger erupted on the first day of an inquiry into the tragic case of Lionel Desmond, an Afghan war veteran with PTSD who fatally shot his mother, wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself in early 2017.
TORONTO - Education Minister Stephen Lecce called on Ontario's major teachers' unions to enter into mediation Monday, as one took another step toward a potential strike and another voted overwhelmingly in favour of one.
MONTREAL - Erick Marciano says he doesn't consider himself a hero for using his SUV to shield pedestrians from a speeding car last week in Montreal.
OTTAWA - As they met in his Parliament Hill office Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded the king of Jordan for his leadership in the Middle East during troubled times.
OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence has revealed that more than a dozen members of the Canadian Armed Forces linked to hateful actions or groups have been warned, disciplined or ordered to take counselling, but allowed to remain in uniform.
DENVER - A Denver radio station says one of its hosts wasn’t fired in the middle of his show over criticism of President Donald Trump and that his contract is still in effect.
GATINEAU, Que. - A union federation representing 45,000 teachers in Quebec is suing the Canadian province over its ban on the wearing of religious symbols by many public employees.
GODDARD, Kan. - Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates — issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked the Fed.
NEW YORK - Kylie Jenner is selling a stake of her beauty business to CoverGirl owner Coty, in a deal that values the reality TV star’s company at about $1.2 billion.
LONDON - Paul McCartney has snagged the coveted Saturday night headline slot at Glastonbury next year as the British music festival celebrates its 50th birthday.
MARKHAM, Ont. - Police north of Toronto say two men are recovering from stab wounds after an altercation at a coffee shop in Markham, Ont.
MONTREAL - One child is dead and another is fighting for her life after a crash involving two vehicles and a moose in western Quebec.