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For the first part of the day during Exercise Collaborative Spirit, participants were groups together in trios and each group had a "fire team leader" to accompany them and answer any questions. Pictured here (from left) Allison Simmonds, Celina Ip, fire team leader Cpl. Jean-Philippe Bonenfant-Deguise and Megan Evans.

Soldier for a day at Garrison Petawawa

GARRISON PETAWAWA – I pulled on layers of camouflage gear, strapped on a full fighting order, tied up my boots, shouldered a large rucksack, snapped on a helmet and was handed a C-7 rifle.

Markle on hand as Harry's games open

The Invictus Games got off to a rollicking start Saturday as scores of war-wounded athletes marched, limped or wheeled their way to thumping martial music, dazzling lights and supportive cheers into a downtown sports arena.

A rescue worker uses a jackhammer to break up concrete at the site of an office building felled by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, in the search for people who are believed to be trapped inside at the corner of Alvaro Obregon and Yucatan streets in Mexico City on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo)

New earthquake shakes Mexico

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger/U.S. Air Force via AP)

U.S. buzzes North Korea coast

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and flight escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century.

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Murderer gets $550G for amputation

A diabetic inmate serving a life sentence for murder has won $550,000 from Georgia for a lawsuit alleging he lost his leg because of improper care and neglect by a prison doctor.

National Guard personnel evacuate Toa Ville resident Luis Alberto Martinez after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP Photo)

Humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island.

U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem during a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

NFL responds to Trump's comments

The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.”

Don Schroeder is seen in a file photo. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons Inc./HO)

Ex Tim Hortons CEO denies leaking info

The former CEO of Tim Hortons denies he provided confidential information to one of Canada’s national newspapers after the coffee-and-donut chain’s parent company commenced legal action against a rogue group of franchisees it alleges were Don Schroeder’s informants.

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, video image released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a suspect waves a machete at news reporters outside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood, Calif. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Arrest after gun waved in Kardashian store

A woman who pointed a gun at employees inside the Kardashian-owned DASH boutique in West Hollywood while screaming about Cuba and then returned hours later to wave a machete at reporters has been arrested, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Lt.-Gen. Pierre St. Amand appears as a witness at a commons national defence committee in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The committee is hearing witnesses on Canada's abilities to defend itself and our allies in the event of an attack by North Korea on the North American continent. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

NORAD in Banff: We're 'less secure' now

A senior Canadian defence official told a business crowd in Banff that North America is "a bit less secure" than it once was as new threats are posed by violent extremist groups, the behaviour of certain countries and the advent of long-range missiles.