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'Ready to roll': CP Rail preparing for KCS merger, ruling expected within weeks

'Ready to roll': CP Rail preparing for KCS merger, ruling expected within weeks

CALGARY — With the final decision by a U.S. regulator just weeks away, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s CEO says the company is "ready to roll" on its proposed merger with U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern.
Google has the next move as Microsoft embraces OpenAI buzz

Google has the next move as Microsoft embraces OpenAI buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT was unleashed into the world, the novelist Robin Sloan was testing a similar AI writing assistant built by researchers at Google.
Eric Akis: Rib-sticking, saucy braised steak is a comfort food classic

Eric Akis: Rib-sticking, saucy braised steak is a comfort food classic

The blade steak used in this recipe is a moderately priced, tougher cut of beef that becomes deliciously tender and flavourful when baked and braised in a rich sauce.
How much are your antiques worth, anyway?

How much are your antiques worth, anyway?

Have a few treasures around the house? Think about these tips to determine their worth.
Astronomy prof sees green comet as chance to study cosmic rarity in real time

Astronomy prof sees green comet as chance to study cosmic rarity in real time

Angry gods, or gift from the heavens? Students will glean all they can from ‘dirty snowball’ as it soars past Earth
This week's 'The Last of Us' shows more High River, Kananaskis

This week's 'The Last of Us' shows more High River, Kananaskis

Episode 3 dropped last Sunday, showcasing Priddis, High River, Kananaskis, and the Foothills. What locales will pop up this weekend?
Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

HONOLULU (AP) — A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends up in oceans every year.
After controversial development, P.E.I. suspends new shoreline protection projects

After controversial development, P.E.I. suspends new shoreline protection projects

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is imposing a moratorium on new shoreline protection projects after a controversy over a large, rock breakwater built around a beachfront home.
Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

Turkey slams West for security warnings 'harming' tourism

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday slammed a group of Western countries that temporarily closed down their consulates in Istanbul over security concerns , accusing them of waging “psychological warfare” and attempting to wreck Turkey’s tourism industry.
Putin invokes Stalingrad battle as justifying Ukraine fight

Putin invokes Stalingrad battle as justifying Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the World War II Soviet victory over Nazi German forces in the battle of Stalingrad, and invoked the long and gruelling fight as justification for the conflict in Ukraine.