More Americans getting high: cannabis study

The number of adult cannabis users in the United States increased by ten million from 2002 to 2014, said a study Thursday that called for better education on the potential pitfalls.The increase coincided with a general rise in the potency of the popula...

IMF says it could lift Argentina censure in November

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it could remove its unprecedented 2013 censure of Argentina in November after the country improved its reporting of key economic statistics.The IMF Executive Board said that Buenos Aires had made "ext...

Ailing Konta hangs on for win despite collapse

Johanna Konta collapsed with apparent heat illness but shook off the scare to beat Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open.Britain's Konta, serving to try to force a tiebreaker in the second set, began to brea...

Harrison knocks fifth seed Raonic out of US Open

Fifth seed and Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic of Canada was knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday by American qualifier Ryan Harrison.The 120th-ranked Harrison won 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 and goes on to face Marcos Baghdatis for a place in the las...

EU VP tells British to ‘get their act together’

Britain's political leaders should "get their act together" and tell the EU what they want from their divorce, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said in an interview with AFP.Timmermans, the Dutch right-hand man to commission chief Je...

Justin Trudeau — Marvel’s latest superhero

He snowboards, he hikes, he surfs -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is already a bit of an action hero. But now, Marvel has made him into a real superhero, in a comic book that hit newsstands Wednesday.Trudeau graces one of two covers of the la...

Smiles better Ariya chasing Ko’s ranking top spot

A smiling Ariya Jutanugarn has set her sights on Lydia Ko's world number one ranking as the in-form Thai star chases her sixth win of the season at the Manulife LPGA Classic in Cambridge, Ontario starting on Thursday.Ariya, 20, snaffled her fifth title...

Macedonia’s twice delayed poll to be held in December

Political leaders of crisis-hit Macedonia agreed late on Wednesday to hold elections in December that have already been delayed twice following international pressure to ensure a free and fair vote. Both the ruling conservatives VMRO-DPMNE and the main...

Tearful Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany’s win

Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany's captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home to Finland.Schalke's Max Meyer and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil scored Germany's second-half goals, but t...

World leaders ousted for legal reasons

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff became the latest political leader ousted for legal reasons after the Senate voted for her impeachment Wednesday.Rousseff joins a gallery of former leaders forced to stand down either through formal impeachment proceedings or fo...

Body parts and brains from gruesome Nazi experiments discovered

The horrors of the Holocaust are continuing to seep into the present. A Munich research institute has discovered jars containing body parts and the brains of human victims from gruesome experiments carried out at concentration camps. Read...

Trump in Mexico: US has right to build border wall

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday stood alongside Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and declared that the United States has the right to erect a border wall to stem illegal immigration."We recognize and respect the right of e...

Anderson smiling after win over Pospisil

Amid myriad health troubles in 2016, Kevin Anderson found a new fan who was on hand to cheer the South African in a second-round victory at the US Open on Wednesday."My doctor who did my dental surgery actually flew up to watch me play and gave me some...