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Judge dismisses lawsuit over US utility’s long-term deals

Judge dismisses lawsuit over US utility’s long-term deals NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by environmental groups that challenged how the nation’s largest public utility signs up local power providers for two-decade contracts. On Wednesday, a ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Parker in Memphis sided with the...

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James cleared to play at Indiana as scoring chase continues

James cleared to play at Indiana as scoring chase continues INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was set to resume his NBA scoring-record chase Thursday night at Indiana after being cleared to start. James entered the day 89 points away from breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s mark of 38,387. James, a 19-time...

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Curling Canada says pregnancy exemption to be expanded in 2024

Curling Canada says pregnancy exemption to be expanded in 2024 Curling Canada says it is opening up its pregnancy exemption eligibility to all teams competing at next year’s Canadian women’s and men’s championships, with the announcement coming a day after the organization came under fire for limiting the exemption to just the top five...

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Execution of man convicted in killing of 3 in Texas delayed

Execution of man convicted in killing of 3 in Texas delayed HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has delayed next week’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago. John Balentine, 54, had been set to receive a lethal injection...

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Authorities: Woman sent to Iowa funeral home was alive

Authorities: Woman sent to Iowa funeral home was alive A continuing care home in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, has been fined $10,000 after a funeral home discovered a woman sent to it in a body bag was still alive. The Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals said in a report filed Wednesday that the...

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Developer tweaks plan for homes near Red

Developer tweaks plan for homes near Red Six homes are on track to get built in the Cloutier Drive neighbourhood, despite initial concerns about risk of flooding from the nearby Red River. At first, city planners called on council to reject a proposal that would add the new homes to Macbell Road, noting they...

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Province to supply private company’s in-home tests to reduce backlog in diagnosing sleep disorders

Province to supply private company’s in-home tests to reduce backlog in diagnosing sleep disorders With more than 8,000 Manitobans waiting for a sleep disorder diagnosis, the provincial government is teaming up with a private company to supply in-home sleep tests. The province officially announced its contract with a Winnipeg-based medical technology company Thursday, along...