The wife of an Edmonton-area truck driver who police say struck part of a bridge in Washington State Thursday evening and caused it to collapse said her husband has an "impeccable" safety record in 20 years on the job.
A second man who's been charged in the death of Tim Bosma intends to plead not guilty, his lawyer says. Mark Smich, 25, appeared in Hamilton court on Thursday morning where he was formally charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's death.
KABUL - Artists and activists handed out 10,000 bright pink balloons to residents in Afghanistan's war-weary capital on Saturday, bringing smiles to surprised Kabul residents a day after a major Taliban siege on an international compound in the city.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African Union on Saturday marked 50 years since the founding of a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and which now is trying to stay relevant on a continent regularly troubled by conflict.
KABUL - A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an international compound in Kabul left 10 people dead including the six attackers.
CANNES, France - For 66 years, the Cannes Film Festival's highest prize, the Palme d'Or, has been one of the most prestigious in movies. Winners have ranged from classic American films (Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation") to European classics (Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita").
James Neal scored three times as the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 6-2 victory in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Brenden Morrow also scored for the Penguins who advance to the Eastern Conference final.
Chris Davis hit his majors-leading 16th homer of the season and the Baltimore Orioles turned Sean Nolin's major-league debut into an ugly cameo en route to a free-swinging 10-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers' 6-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
According to TSNs Darren Dreger, the NHL is moving towards an agreement with the Gosbee group to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. Dreger also reports that the agreement is subject to a number of conditions that havent been met as of yet.
The Denver Nuggets have granted the Toronto Raptors permission to speak to the team's general manager Masai Ujiri, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. A meeting between Raptors senior management and the NBA's Executive of the Year is expected within the next 24 hours.
Another injury marred a New York Yankees' victory. Outfielder Curtis Granderson broke the knuckle on his left pinky finger in the Yankees' 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. He could be out a minimum of four weeks. Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs for the Yankees.
OTTAWA - Importers of popular electronics such as big-screen TVs and MP3 players are ramping up their fight against federal tariff changes, accusing the government of misleading them by offering tariff breaks that it planned to claw back later.
SAN FRANCISCO - Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
TORONTO - Multi-tasking on the couch has gone mainstream, according to a report by Microsoft on consumer behaviours, which estimates that half of Canadians regularly have an internet-connected device handy while watching TV.