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Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

Jason Kenney pledges education revamp if UCP wins power in Alberta

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney says if his United Conservative party wins power, it will retool the education system to make it practical and adaptable for the modern, digital age.
Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defence of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S.

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

CHICAGO — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company.

The Latest: EU says current agreement is "best possible"

MUNICH — The European Union presidency says the deal with Britain on leaving the bloc is the "best possible agreement" and preferable to a "no-deal" Brexit.
Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

AURORA, Ill. — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.
Sidewalk Labs CEO responds to criticism around tax and transit plans

Sidewalk Labs CEO responds to criticism around tax and transit plans

TORONTO — Sidewalk Labs's chief executive officer says it's too "premature" to abandon any ideas it unveiled Thursday for a high-tech Toronto community it hopes to build, despite the concepts being met with fierce criticism.
Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

NEW YORK — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.
Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

DALLAS — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female.
AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff

AP analysis: Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff

WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in
Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.