WASHINGTON - It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defence to succeed Jim Mattis.
SURREY, B.C. - A nationwide manhunt was on Tuesday for two teenagers labelled by police as suspects in the deaths of three people in northern British Columbia.
An appeal of the Penticton Indian Band’s 2017 byelection result can proceed, a judge ruled Tuesday, meaning half of current council members’ jobs are now in jeopardy.
OTTAWA - Canada's chief electoral officer is taking a second look at whether voting day this October needs to be moved because it falls on a Jewish holiday after being ordered by a Federal Court judge to come up with a decision in a matter of days.
OTTAWA - The federal government is making a big funding announcement Wednesday alongside a Canadian company that's developing satellite technology to expand high-speed Internet access in rural and remote regions.
LONDON - Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.
VANCOUVER - Japanese Canadians across the country are meeting to discuss how an apology by the British Columbia government could be backed by meaningful action for those who were placed in internment camps or forced into labour because of racist policies during the Second World War.
OTTAWA - A month after the new commission organizing leaders' debates for the upcoming election was supposed to announce who would produce them, it's not ready to make that decision.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A jury on Tuesday convicted a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on charges he illegally acted as a Turkish agent when he and Flynn undertook a project to discredit an exiled cleric wanted by Turkey's government.
ST-HYACINTHE, Que. - On a visit to an agricultural fair in a battleground riding east of Montreal Tuesday, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer defended his promise to review the Canada Food Guide in order to make the document reflect research put forward by the country's food industry.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to stealing from his law clients.
FREDERICTON - The federal government says meetings are planned Friday with officials in Oka, Que., and the neighbouring Mohawk community of Kanesatake in a dispute over a proposed land deal that has caused tensions in the area.
LUCAN, Ont. - Ontario Premier Doug Ford is promising a more transparent process for provincial appointments following a patronage controversy that has plagued his government for weeks and resulted in the abrupt departure of his chief of staff.
OTTAWA - The Ontario government's rejection of shared responsibility for legal aid is an "excuse for spending cuts" that will leave many of the province's most vulnerable at greater risk, federal Justice Minister David Lametti said Tuesday.
TORONTO - Another man convicted of violent criminal offences and deemed to pose a significant risk to the public managed to briefly escape from a Toronto mental health treatment facility where he was being detained, police said Tuesday, confirming it was the second such incident this month.
TORONTO - Despite police raids, cement barriers blocking the entrance and arrests, a popular illegal dispensary chain continued selling products on Tuesday by moving its business outside.
CALGARY - An association representing Alberta real-estate agents is providing its members with an emergency response app a month after an alleged sexual assault during an open house.
WINNIPEG - Shawna Dempsey did not believe it when she received a text saying a warehouse used by more than two dozen artists as a studio space had gone up in flames.
OTTAWA - Many of the country's priceless historical artifacts — and millions of other assorted bits — will be getting a new home just outside Ottawa, Parks Canada announced Tuesday.
HALIFAX - Opposition leaders in Ottawa and Nova Scotia are calling for further investigation into why the RCMP destroyed potential evidence in the criminal proceedings against a Halifax man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
MONTREAL - Civil liberties groups are seeking leave to appeal a recent Quebec Superior Court decision that found it wasn't necessary to temporarily suspend certain provisions of Quebec's secularism law while a full challenge is mounted.
JACKSON, Wyo. - It seems like every once in a while you run into someone who can do anything. When that person seems to do it with ease, it's another thing entirely.
CHICAGO - Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says.
FREDERICTON - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling on members to lobby all parties in an effort to influence political platforms ahead of the federal election in October.
NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti told reporters President Donald Trump is the real criminal after the California attorney appeared at a New York hearing on criminal charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book proceeds.
LUCAN, Ont. - Ontario's premier says he believes Boris Johnson will do a "great job" as Britain's next prime minister.
RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings.
WESTERLY, R.I. - Police in Rhode Island have arrested an Iowa man they say intended to visit singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in the state and was carrying a backpack containing a baseball bat and items commonly used in burglaries.
LOS ANGELES - Director Riley Stearns says he didn't realize he was making a perfect movie for 2019 when he started writing "The Art of Self-Defence " four years ago.
VICTORIA - A Victoria-area pedestrian is unhurt after taking an unexpected ride on the ramp of the city's new Johnson Street swing bridge as it was being raised to allow a barge to pass.
TORONTO - An insurance company was trying to stifle criticism when it sued a former employee who alleged the corporation was discriminating against visible minority drivers, an Ontario court has found.
A former violin teacher who measured his teenage students' bare breasts while fitting them for shoulder rests has been convicted on more than two dozen sexual and indecent assault charges after Ontario's top court found it was not necessary to prove he acted with a sexual purpose.
MONTREAL - There were no serious injuries after two school buses collided and caught fire Tuesday on a highway north of Montreal.
NEW YORK - Author George Hodgman, whose bestselling memoir "Bettyville" about caring for his ailing mother in rural Missouri won him critical acclaim, has died in his New York apartment.
CHICAGO - A spokesman for R. Kelly has stepped down after he went on national television to talk about the federal sex-crime charges against the singer and said he wouldn't allow his adult daughter to be alone with anyone "accused of being a pedophile."
BOSTON - A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.
OTTAWA - Canada has formally asked four companies to submit bids to supply a new fleet of state-of-the-art fighter jets, the latest step in the country's almost decade-long quest to upgrade its air force.
HALIFAX - They are among the world's largest creatures, but the planet's 400 remaining North Atlantic right whales are remarkably elusive.
EDMONTON - Alberta storm chaser Chris Kiernan has hardly had a moment's rest since the start of the tornado season last month.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two lawsuits filed Tuesday allege that South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year.
OTTAWA - The Canada Border Services Agency is looking once again for a handful of stunt actors to be thrown down, handcuffed, searched and beaten to help train new recruits.