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Regina police officers leave Government House after a suspicious package was left outside.
Regina police officers leave Government House after a suspicious package was left outside. Photo by CJME's Courtney Markewich.

Precautions taken after package left at Government House

By Courtney Markewich
October 30, 2014 - 12:38pm

Staff at Government House in Regina took precautions when a package was left outside the main doors Thursday morning.

RCMP were notified by staff of a suspicious package that was discovered around 7:40 a.m. 

The package itself was an empty pinata. 

TransCanada's President and CEO Russ Girling attends a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, October 30, 2014.TransCanada announced that it has filed a formal project application for the Energy East Pipeline Project with the National Energy Board of Canada. "THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TransCanada files application for Energy East

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:48am

CALGARY - After dozens of open houses and thousands of conversations across six provinces, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has filed its regulatory application for its massive cross-Canada Energy East pipeline.

A man takes a photo of the official logo for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as it is presented on the facade of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia - with the help of a crew of cosmonauts. The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colors from the Russian flag, with gold trim. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

FIFA cuts World Cup video over Crimea map

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:39am

MOSCOW - FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDIT

Officials: Kansas airport crash death toll at 4

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:33am

WICHITA, Kan. - Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.

The twin-engine Beechcraft airplane lost power shortly after takeoff from Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport Thursday.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks during a news conference Thursday Oct. 30, 2014, at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled, "There is a territory, a people and government," she told reporters in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Annika af Klercker) SWEDEN OUT

Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:27am

JERUSALEM - Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm's recognition of a Palestinian state.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson said Thursday the ambassador was being recalled for consultations, but declined to say how long he would remain in Israel.

FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:23am

NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Dorathy Vargas, foreground, uses a computer to search for a job at the office of CONNECT, a coalition of local organizations that provides employment services in Chelsea, Mass. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

By The Canadian Press
October 30, 2014 - 11:22am

WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.