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B.C. petition aims to abolish time change
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KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Clocks in most of Canada will go back an hour early Sunday morning, but not everyone is pleased with the extra time for sleep. “People with sleep disorders don’t get an extra hour of sleep. They get an extra hour of laying there thinking about not sleeping,” says Tara Holmes. Holmes is one of two Kamloops, B.C., residents...

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Storms, tornadoes lash Texas; death toll rises to 3
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HOUSTON – Another round of storms and strong winds moved east across Texas on Saturday, with three radar-confirmed tornadoes damaging homes and causing injuries in the Houston area. It’s the second day of turbulent weather in the state, where at least three people died Friday in flood waters in central Texas. The body of a man who was swept away Friday in the Austin...

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Officials search for cause of plane crash over Egypt's Sinai
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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – A Russian passenger airliner crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous part Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from a popular Red Sea resort, killing all 224 people on board, including 25 children. The cause of the crash was not known, but two major European airlines announced they would stop flying over the area for safety reasons...

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Quebec man seeks suit over lottery sales
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MONTREAL – A Quebec man who once lost a $13.5 million lottery jackpot by seven seconds is now trying to launch a class-action suit against Loto-Quebec over quick pick lottery tickets. Joel Ifergan filed a motion to Quebec Superior Court last Wednesday asking for authorization to begin a class-action lawsuit against the Crown corporation. In the documents Ifergan alleges when someone purchases...

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ECB: Greek banks need $15.8 billion to get back on track
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FRANKFURT – The European Central Bank says Greece’s battered banks need 14.4 billion euros ($15.8 billion) in fresh money to get back on their feet and resume normal business. The figure announced Saturday is the result of an ECB review of Greece’s four main banks following an agreement on the troubled country’s third bailout: 86 billion euros ($94.6 billion) from other eurozone governments in...

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