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NATIONAL NEWSDuffy accused of charging for travel to funeral, ceremonies in Ottawa
OTTAWA - Sen. Mike Duffy is now accused of charging taxpayers for personal travel to funerals and giving money to three people under the guise of a consulting contract.
A new court filing alleges "inappropriate expense claims associated with personal attendance at funeral and related ceremonies."
SPORTS NEWSSam excited about next phase of career after Rams hold first workout for rookies
ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.
The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates.
Obama approves sonic cannons, opening US Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. - The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday formally approved guidelines for using air cannons in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Delaware.
Correction: Obit-Thomas Berger story
NEW YORK, N.Y. - In a story July 22 about the death of author Thomas Berger, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the main character in his novel "Little Big Man" fought with the Cherokees at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He fought with the Cheyenne.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Federal Court rules against Ottawa's health care cuts for refugees
OTTAWA - The Federal Court has ruled Ottawa's cutbacks to health-care coverage for refugee claimants constitute "cruel and unusual" treatment — particularly to children — and should be struck down.
In a decision released today, Justice Anne Mactavish also says that the changes announced two years ago create two tiers of health coverage between refugees who are from designated countries of origin and those who are not.