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'Startle factor': Canadian North simulator brings pilot training closer to real thing

'Startle factor': Canadian North simulator brings pilot training closer to real thing

EDMONTON — When Canadian North showed off its new Boeing 737NG flight simulator at Edmonton International Airport this week, it let a few dignitaries try a scenario where the jet flipped upside down and dove nose-first towards an Arctic lake.
Calgary relaxes outdoor water restrictions as repaired pipe brought on stream

Calgary relaxes outdoor water restrictions as repaired pipe brought on stream

CALGARY — Calgary continues to relax its outdoor water restrictions as a repaired water main gradually returns to full capacity. Mayor Jyoti Gondek says residents can now use sprinklers to water their lawns for one hour a week.
Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon saw record sales for Prime Day this week as Prime members purchased more items than ever before, the company announced Thursday.
More Americans apply for jobless benefits as layoffs settle at higher levels in recent weeks

More Americans apply for jobless benefits as layoffs settle at higher levels in recent weeks

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits rose again last week and appear to be settling consistently at a slightly higher though still healthy level that the Federal Reserve has been aiming for .
China Communist Party policy meeting endorses leader Xi's high-tech vision for economy

China Communist Party policy meeting endorses leader Xi's high-tech vision for economy

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party wrapped up a top-level meeting on Thursday by endorsing policies aimed at advancing the country’s technological power and fortifying its national security.
Former head of Manitoba health body got $603,000 the year of his departure

Former head of Manitoba health body got $603,000 the year of his departure

WINNIPEG — The former head of Manitoba's provincial health authority received $603,000 last year — the year in which he left the organization.
'Longlegs' star Maika Monroe's secret to success in Hollywood is a healthy relationship to it

'Longlegs' star Maika Monroe's secret to success in Hollywood is a healthy relationship to it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the few moments of levity in “Longlegs” — the Neon horror film in theaters now about a Satanist serial killer — happens when Maika Monroe’s character, Lee Harker, meets her co-worker’s young daughter.
Love at first sight? AI making it even harder to detect romance scams

Love at first sight? AI making it even harder to detect romance scams

OTTAWA — As more people look to find love on dating apps and social media these days, so too are those looking to commit romance scams as artificial intelligence makes it harder to know what's real and what isn't.
Ursula von der Leyen re-elected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen re-elected to a second 5-year term as European Commission president

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Thursday re-elected Ursula von der Leyen to a second 5-year term as president of the European Union’s executive commission, giving her a comfortable majority and heading off a possible
European Central Bank leaves key interest rate at 3.75%, waits for signs inflation is under control

European Central Bank leaves key interest rate at 3.75%, waits for signs inflation is under control

The European Central Bank left its key interest rate benchmark unchanged Thursday as its rate-setting council and President Christine Lagarde take their time to make sure stubborn inflation is firmly under control before lowering rates again.