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FILE - This photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Amber McLaughlin. Unless Missouri Gov. Mike Parson grants clemency, McLaughlin will become the first transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday, Jan 3, 2022, for stabbing to death a former girlfriend, Beverly Guenther, in 2003. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)

U.S. may execute its first openly transgender woman

Amber McLaughlin, 49, killed her former girlfriend in 2003

 

Crime tape is set up near a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo. where a shooting occurred late Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Gunman kills 5 at U.S. gay nightclub, subdued by patrons: police

Shooting marks 6th mass killing this month in U.S.

 

FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan, US hold joint arms drills amid China, North Korea worry

Move marks shift from Japan’s usual self-defence-only principle

 

President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Joe Biden waves as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A San Francisco Police Department vehicle parks outside the home of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. David DePape, accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California home and severely beating her husband with a hammer appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online, including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A San Francisco Police Department vehicle parks outside the home of Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. David DePape, accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California home and severely beating her husband with a hammer appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online, including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
First responders and their supporters make their way south along Highway 99 to Peace Arch Park. In the years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the park has served as a place for Canadians and Americans to gather and remember the lives lost in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. (Geoff Yue photo)

PHOTOS: 9/11 memorial procession travels to U.S.-Canada border park

Annual gatherings have been cancelled or restricted since 2020 due to COVID restrictions at border

First responders and their supporters make their way south along Highway 99 to Peace Arch Park. In the years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the park has served as a place for Canadians and Americans to gather and remember the lives lost in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. (Geoff Yue photo)
Flowers are visible on one of the benches at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial outside the Pentagon in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, during a ceremony to honor and remember the victims of the September 11th terror attack. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

9/11 terror attacks reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

‘Every 9/11 is a reminder of what I lost that I can never recover.’

Flowers are visible on one of the benches at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial outside the Pentagon in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, during a ceremony to honor and remember the victims of the September 11th terror attack. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Joe Biden speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Washington, as he announces that a U.S. airstrike killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan. (Jim Watson/Pool via AP)

Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader behind 9/11 attacks is long-sought ‘justice’

Ayman al-Zawahri was hiding out in Kabul with his family when he was killed by a U.S. drone strike

President Joe Biden speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Washington, as he announces that a U.S. airstrike killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan. (Jim Watson/Pool via AP)
FILE - Confiscated shark fins are shown during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. A spate of recent criminal indictments highlights how U.S. companies, taking advantage of a patchwork of federal and state laws, are supplying a market for fins that activists say is as reprehensible as the now-illegal trade in elephant ivory once was. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

U.S. government targeting companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

Some 73 million sharks are killed a year for their fins

FILE - Confiscated shark fins are shown during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Doral, Fla. A spate of recent criminal indictments highlights how U.S. companies, taking advantage of a patchwork of federal and state laws, are supplying a market for fins that activists say is as reprehensible as the now-illegal trade in elephant ivory once was. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
In the image from video provided by Notre Dame Law School, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Altio speaks at the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Summit in Rome, on July 21, 2022. Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month’s ruling.(Notre Dame Law School via AP)

VIDEO: U.S. Justice mocks Trudeau, other foreign leaders critical of Roe v. Wade overturning

Justice Samuel Altio made remarks at religious liberty conference in Rome

In the image from video provided by Notre Dame Law School, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Altio speaks at the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Summit in Rome, on July 21, 2022. Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month’s ruling.(Notre Dame Law School via AP)
Kelly Titchenell sits on her porch in Mather, Pa., holding a photo of her mother Diania Kronk, and an urn containing her mother’s ashes, Thursday, July 7, 2022. A Greene County , Pa., detective last week filed charges against 911 operator Leon “Lee” Price, 50, of Waynesburg, in the July 2020 death of Diania Kronk, 54, based on Price’s reluctance to dispatch help without getting more assurance that Kronk would actually go to the hospital. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

911 dispatcher charged with involuntary manslaughter for failing to send ambulance

Pennsylvania woman died from internal bleeding one day later

Kelly Titchenell sits on her porch in Mather, Pa., holding a photo of her mother Diania Kronk, and an urn containing her mother’s ashes, Thursday, July 7, 2022. A Greene County , Pa., detective last week filed charges against 911 operator Leon “Lee” Price, 50, of Waynesburg, in the July 2020 death of Diania Kronk, 54, based on Price’s reluctance to dispatch help without getting more assurance that Kronk would actually go to the hospital. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
FILE - Former President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6, 2022. House investigators are unlikely to call Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. That's according to Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the nine-member panel investigating the attack. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

VIDEO: Donald Trump’s chances at 2024 election under renewed scrutiny

Associated Press analyzes Trump’s chances at being selected by Republicans in the next U.S. election

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FILE - Former President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., on May 6, 2022. House investigators are unlikely to call Trump to testify about his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. That's according to Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the nine-member panel investigating the attack. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
On Thursday, the BC Ministry of Environment, which oversees provincial parks, confirmed the Canadian side of Peace Arch Park will remain closed until at least Sept. 30, 2022 after the federal government extended COVID-related restrictions for entry to Canada. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

No summer access to Canada side of Peace Arch Park

With federal entry restrictions extended to Sept. 30, park will remain closed

On Thursday, the BC Ministry of Environment, which oversees provincial parks, confirmed the Canadian side of Peace Arch Park will remain closed until at least Sept. 30, 2022 after the federal government extended COVID-related restrictions for entry to Canada. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Fraser Valley woman has $5,750 COVID violation ticket dropped by Crown

Alberta’s Justice Centre defended ‘Ms. C’ who refused PCR test at U.S. border crossing

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FILE - Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Jackson confirmed as first Black female U.S. Supreme Court justice

Jackson, a 51 year-old appeals court judge with nine years experience, was confirmed 53-47

FILE - Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
A roadblock is set a block away from the scene of an apparent mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A roadblock is set a block away from the scene of an apparent mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, April 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)

Sentencing hearing this week for U.S. inn owner who admitted to helping 7 enter Canada illegally

Smuggler’s Inn owner Robert Boule entered guilty plea at start of trial

Proceedings for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, are underway this week (Sept. 14-25) in Vancouver. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
A vehicle waits to cross into Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey senior who went to U.S. to buy gas hit with $5,700 fine

Marlane Jones said, with fuel supplies limited in B.C., she was trying to do the right thing

A vehicle waits to cross into Canada at the Peace Arch border crossing. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A vehicle heads south past the Peace Arch towards the U.S./Canada border on the morning of Nov. 8, the first day that the border was reopened to Canadian travellers wanting to head south into the U.S. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Southbound traffic slows to trickle as non-essential travel to the U.S. resumes

Early rush of Canadians likely property owners, snowbirds, says Blaine business owner, councillor

A vehicle heads south past the Peace Arch towards the U.S./Canada border on the morning of Nov. 8, the first day that the border was reopened to Canadian travellers wanting to head south into the U.S. (Nick Greenizan photo)
The United States announced Tuesday that its land borders will reopen in early November. (Aaron Hinks photo)

UPDATE: U.S. land border reopening ‘a great relief’ but questions remain: Surrey Board of Trade

SBOT executive director, U.S. immigration lawyer agree questions, concerns remain

The United States announced Tuesday that its land borders will reopen in early November. (Aaron Hinks photo)