Tag: Canada

Crash Deaths Far Worse In U.S. Than Other Affluent Countries

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic deaths are down, but a new report shows fatalities on the road are still a bigger problem in the United States than in other affluent countries. The U.S. had by far the highest fatality rate for car crashes of the nearly 20 countries studied. The U.S. rate in 2013 was more than twice as high as in most of the other countries. And traffic deaths haven’t been dropping as fast in the U.S. The rate has fallen by nearly a third since 2000. But every other country had a steeper decline. The statistics probably...

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NBA All-Star weekend highlights Canada’s growing hoops love

TORONTO (AP) — When Greg Anthony arrived in Vancouver to join the inaugural Grizzlies team in 1995, the cash in his pocket wasn’t the only currency that he needed to exchange. Anthony was a star in college at mighty UNLV and went to the NBA to play for the Knicks, who took a back seat to nobody in New York during those playoff days. In hockey-mad Canada, it was another story. There was no star treatment for hoop stars and no real understanding of the game. Local and national publications had to run basic tutorials that explained the rules...

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Smallest group of US men competing in Wimbledon since 1947

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek. The 22-year-old Sock – who was born in Nebraska, later lived in Kansas City, and now is based in Florida – is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in singles. A year ago at the All England Club, he lost in the second round of singles, but...

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United States Looks to Normalize Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

After more than fifty years, President Obama announcing today that the U.S. will normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and establish an embassy in Havana. The announcement also came with a U.S. Cuban prisoner swap that includes the release of American citizen Alan Gross. According to Washington insiders, the policy change has been in the works for months, with President Obama speaking directly to Cuban President Raul Castro to finalize details. Both presidents spoke publicly today about the historic change, thanking Canada and Pope Francis for helping facilitate the negotiations between both...

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