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Iceland keeps Ronaldo at bay, Hungary beats Austria

PARIS – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal was upstaged by a team of Icelanders and Hungary beat Austria on a day of surprises at the European Championship on Tuesday.The smallest country ever to play at a European Championship, with its population of 330,000, Iceland made its major…

Iceland holds Ronaldo’s Portugal to shock 1-1 draw

SAINT-ETIENNE, France – A goal from Birkir Bjarnason earned Iceland a shock 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Tuesday at the European Championship, the tiny Scandinavian nation’s first ever match at a major tournament.Iceland, which managed only four shots to Portugal’s 25, was second…

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Police: Armed worker took hostages, fatally shot at Wal-Mart

AMARILLO, Texas – Officers fatally shot an armed man inside a Wal-Mart store in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday after he took two people hostage, including a manager with whom he had a work-related dispute, according to police.Amarillo police identified the suspect as 54-year-old store employee…

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Saskatchewan says it can’t give teachers full raise

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government says it will pay only half of a negotiated pay raise for teachers this year.Education Minister Don Morgan says the 1.9 per cent increase that was recently negotiated works out to about $18 million.He says the province will only pay…

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Institute says B.C. slow to act on climate change

VICTORIA – British Columbia is a climate-change laggard despite its eight-year-old tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels, says a new report by the Pembina Institute.It said B.C. has fallen behind Alberta, Ontario and Quebec in the fight against global warming as those provinces seek…

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City releases names, ages of 49 nightclub shooting victims

ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Orlando has released the names and ages of the 49 victims who were killed in a nightclub shooting. The list was periodically updated on www.cityoforlando.net/blog/victims/ as those who died were identified and families and loved ones were notified. The…

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Shooting survivor testifies in Bain trial

MONTREAL – One of the stagehands who survived the shooting outside the nightclub where the Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory in 2012 took the stand on Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Richard Henry Bain.David Courage said he was standing outside at…