Canada approves $36 bn LNG project, eyes Asia
Canada approved a massive Can$36 billion ($27 billion USD) project by Malaysia's Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline along its Pacific Northwest coast, targeting Asian markets. The project is the first deal by Canada's year-old Liberal government that goes against environmentalists in the name of the country's economic interests. Environmental activists and indigenous groups have opposed the plans.
Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.
9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana
From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. ...
Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruptionJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) ? Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday.
Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? The Vaux's (pronounced VOX) Swift, a tiny migratory bird species, has adapted well to urban living and now roosts in old brick chimneys along the West Coast during its annual migration from Canada to Central America and back.
Israel's Peres won Nobel prize but his Mideast peace dream remained elusiveBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, never realized his vision of a new Middle East built upon a 1993 interim peace deal he helped shape with the Palestinians. Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and his condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday, doctors said. "Don't forget to be daring and curious and to dream big," Peres urged first-graders at the start of the school year in a posting on his Facebook page earlier this month.
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman. The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who is also Peres's son-in-law, told AFP. "He had no interest other than serving the people of Israel," said his son Chemi, his eyes moist as he read a letter on behalf of the family at the hospital.
Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) ? A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with "high-level military experience."
The Latest: Israel president cuts short visit to Ukraine
The Latest: Police: California man shot by officers has diedEL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on the police shooting of a man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):