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Residents against graphite mine fear powering Pentagon, environmental ruin

Residents against graphite mine fear powering Pentagon, environmental ruin

MONTREAL — In Quebec's Laurentians region, a few kilometres from a wildlife reserve and just outside the town of Duhamel, lies a source of one of the world’s most sought after minerals for manufacturing electric vehicle batteries: graphite.
Some nationalities escape Biden's sweeping asylum ban because deportation flights are scarce

Some nationalities escape Biden's sweeping asylum ban because deportation flights are scarce

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Border Patrol arrested Gerardo Henao 14 hours after President Joe Biden suspended asylum processing at the U.S. border with Mexico this week.

Police investigating 'suspicious' deaths of 2 seniors in Laval, Que.

MONTREAL — Police north of Montreal are investigating what they describe as the suspicious deaths of a man and a woman in their 80s after they were found at a home in Laval, Que. on Friday.
Demand for food delivery has skyrocketed. So have complaints about some drivers

Demand for food delivery has skyrocketed. So have complaints about some drivers

BOSTON (AP) — A soaring demand for food delivered fast has spawned small armies of couriers — and increasing alarm — in big cities where scooters, motorcycles and mopeds zip in and out of traffic and hop onto pedestrian-filled sidewalks as their driv

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Judge orders temporary halt to UC academic workers' strike over war in Gaza

Judge orders temporary halt to UC academic workers' strike over war in Gaza

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of academic workers on strike at the University of California were ordered by a state judge Friday to temporarily cease their weekslong strike over the war in Gaza. Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall J.
Real-world mileage standard for new vehicles rising to 38 mpg in 2031 under new Biden rule

Real-world mileage standard for new vehicles rising to 38 mpg in 2031 under new Biden rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average about 38 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2031 in real-world driving, up from about 29 mpg this year, under new federal rules unveiled Friday by the Biden administration.
China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports in May grew at their fastest pace in more than a year despite trade tensions, though imports fell short of analyst expectations, according to customs data released Friday. Exports jumped 7.
Methodist church regrets Ivory Coast's split from the union as lifting of LGBTQ ban roils Africa

Methodist church regrets Ivory Coast's split from the union as lifting of LGBTQ ban roils Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Leaders of the United Methodist Church expressed regret over last week's decision by the branch in Ivory Coast to leave the union following the church's decision to repeal a long-standing ban on LGBTQ+ clergy but pledged to ac
Friday deadline looms for possible Toronto Transit Commission strike

Friday deadline looms for possible Toronto Transit Commission strike

TORONTO — Toronto transit workers are headed for a strike Friday unless negotiations on key contract issues change drastically, their union president said Wednesday, while the transit agency said it remains optimistic a deal can be worked out.