The Canadian Press picture advisory addition for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014@. Daily coverage is provided by a combination of The Canadian Press staff and member papers. Entries with an estimated photo transmission time are staffed by The Canadian Press or Associated Press photographers, all other events are requested coverage by member papers.
HALIFAX@--Premier Stephen McNeil speaks at the Distinguished Speakers Series luncheon. (1300)
OTTAWA@--Governor General David Johnston presents Meritorious Service Decorations. (moved)
VICTORIA@--B.C. Finance Minister de Jong presents British Columbia's 2014 budget. (1800)
SOCHI OLYMPICS@--Men's snowboard cross (moved), men's snowboard halfpipe (moved); short track speedskating (moved); Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir news conference (moved); men's hockey practice (moved).
COVERAGE OUTSIDE CANADA@:
MEXICO CITY@--Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip continues. (moved)
DUNEDIN@, FL.--@Toronto Blue Jays spring training. (as available)
WASHINGTON@--NBA action Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards. (2030)
US PHOTO COVERAGE@:
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio _ Two people are headed to trial in northeast Ohio on charges of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her child.
Gay marriage advocates plan to visit Philadelphia'sCity Hall on Tuesday to seek marriage licenses or have their out-of-state marriages recognized. Organizers Bob and Bill Sullivan of South Philadelphia say they married four years ago in Vermont, but don't enjoy the legal benefits of marriage in Pennsylvania.
ARMORED CAR SHOOTING
PITTSBURGH _ A former armored car guard faces life in prison _ and then some _ for murdering his partner as part of a plot to steal $2.3 million from their truck. -- filers of guard coming from the Post-Gazette; possible spot outside court of victim's family from the Post-Gazette.
BKN Cavaliers 76ers
NEW YORK CITY
1030am - Features at Toy Fair NY14 at the Jacob Javits Center, Manhattan.
FROM FORT MYERS - BBA - Red Sox training camp
Julie Corey, found guilty last week of murder in the death of her pregnant friend and stealing her unborn baby, is to be sentenced in Worcester Superior Court - Telegram & Gazette is photo pool
Another snowy day is predicted
BKC - No. 9 Villanova at Providence College - 7 p.m.
Jeanette Maxfield,23, is due in court in Hyde Park to answer a second degree murder charge in the death of the man who owned the apartment where she lived - Police Booking mug BX101
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ The Arkansas House votes on whether to keep funding the state's compromise Medicaid expansion. The House was expected to vote on the "private option," approved last year as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health law. The program uses federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents, and is at risk of being defunded less than a year after its rollout. Developing from a 1:30 p.m. vote. AP Photos, Daniel Johnston
CHICAGO _ A federal agency is scheduled to begin witness testimony on whether to OK a bid by Northwestern University football players to unionize. Three days hearings by the National Labor Relations Board begins Tuesday. Among the key witnesses will be Wildcats' outgoing senior quarterback, Kain Colter. This first bid by college athletes to form a union is being closely watched as something that could change the landscape of college football. If it succeeds, the expectation is that other college teams nationwide will follow suit. The pivotal question for the agency to answer is whether college football players qualify as employees. Wildcats' players say they do qualify and Northwestern says they don't. If the athletes can be considered employees under U.S. law, they have a right to unionize. Hearing starts at 9 a.m. AP Photos, M Spencer Green
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR DEBATE
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Exactly one month before the March 18 primary, the four candidates vying for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor face off in a debate in the state Capitol. With state Treasurer Dan Rutherford's campaign wobbling after an employee harrassment lawsuit, the debate may be a chance for state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard to make up some ground on businessman Bruce Rauner, whose TV ads have given him broad name recognition. Debate at 6 p.m. AP Photos, Seth Perlman
SOLDIER FIELD HOCKEY _ NHL begins to prepare Soldier Field for the March 1Blackhawks game. AP Photos, Charles Arbogast
Iowa Indiana Basketball. AP Photos, Dough McSchooler
DES MOINES, Iowa _ While many states passed sweeping abortion laws last year, the Iowa General Assembly endorsed just one _ putting the governor personally in charge of signing off on any payments for publicly funded abortions. About seven months later, the consequences have surprised everyone. Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican and abortion opponent, hasn't approved any payments. But the patients who were eligible for Medicaid-funded abortions have received them anyway. That's because the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics simply decided not to bill the state for the procedures. AP Photos, file
Texas Iowa St Basketball. AP Photos, Justin Hayworth
TOPEKA, Kan. _ Kansas Republicans who loathe the federal health care overhaul still aren't giving up on removing their state from its dictates. A legislative committee considers a bill under which Kansas would join a multistate compact and hope for congressional permission to remove them from the federal law's jurisdiction. Supporters believe they could get that permission of the GOP wins control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections, just as they previously banked on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the law or the law's champion, Democratic President Barack Obama, losing his 2012 race for re-election. AP Photos: John Hanna.
Bobcats Pistons Basketball. AP Photos, Carlos Osorio
ST. LOUIS _ Jackpots like Wednesday's anticipated $400 million Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. But what if you were the only winner, and you had but one chance to blow all that money on a single purchase? If you ignore the cautious advice of accountants and money managers and are ready to blow it all, real estate listings, auction houses and even simple web searches are full of ideas to separate you and your newfound wealth. AP Photos, pursuing
COVER CROPS BUFFETT
OMAHA, Neb. _ Philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of investor Warren Buffett, wants to get American farmers interested in keeping their soil healthy. Howard Buffett is sponsoring a national invitation-only conference on the benefits of cover crops in Omaha. AP Photos, Nati Harnik
US SENATE TEXAS DEMOCRATS
AUSTIN, Texas - The highest profile Democrat challenging for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's seat is a deep-pocketed Dallas dentist whose only political experience is an expensive failed run for Congress in 2012, and years of generous donations to top conservatives in Texas and beyond. But David Alameel has won endorsements from his party's top muscle - gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis and lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte. This has irked his opponent, Maxey Scherr, an El Paso attorney who says she's the only true Democrat running for the Senate seat. AP Photos, file.
Heat Mavericks Basketball. AP Photos, Matthew Otero
MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin police departments would have to enlist outside investigators to probe officer-involved deaths, jail guards could strip search more inmates and Milwaukee police would get state dollars to buy more neighborhood gunshot sensors under a trio of bills the state Assembly was slated to pass in an all-night session Tuesday into Wednesday. AP Photos, Todd Richmond.
STATEWIDE: Spring training. AP staff.
MIAMI: A South Florida artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miami's new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism for international rather than local art. Wilfredo Lee.
MIAMI: Duke at GT. John Bazemore.
USF at Louisville. FRE Tim Easley.
BALTIMORE: Wake Forest at Maryland. FRE Nick Waas.
OXFORD: Kentucky at MS. Rogelio Solis.
FORT BRAGG: Enterprise. Gerry Broome.
KNOXVILLE: GA at TN. Member.
MEMPHIS: Knicks at Memphis. FRE Lance Murphy.
CP PICTURES, Toronto