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Family of slain Chicago area Uber driver sues Walmart

CHICAGO — Relatives of a suburban Chicago Uber driver who was fatally attacked while on the job has sued Walmart, where authorities say the driver's teenage attacker stole weapons just before the killing.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defence

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.
Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

NEW YORK — Jury selection began Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference centre .
Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

BOSTON — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from

Toronto stock index lower on sharp drop in gold prices as bullion retreats US$10

TORONTO — Canada's largest stock index was relatively flat Monday as falling commodities prices outweighed gains in the health-care and consumer sectors. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index shed 3.54 points to 15,316.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,316.02, down 3.54 points): Red Eagle Mining Corp. (TSX:R). Miner. Down 14 cents, or 31.82 per cent, to 30 cents on 6.4 million shares.

Penn West name change approved; company plans growth with controlled spending

CALGARY — The CEO of Penn West Petroleum (TSX:PWT) says the oil and gas producer is changing more than its name as it looks to turn its back on its high-spending past and instead pursue affordable growth with spending budgets tightly tied to commodit

Vancouver's electric car owners to see fees for using city-owned charge stations

VANCOUVER — An electric vehicle pilot program set to be introduced in Vancouver could be a jolt in the wallet for drivers of battery-powered cars.
UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

UK's May makes deal she needs to govern, but critics abound

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a high cost: more than 1 billion pounds in new funds for Northe
Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.