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March 17, 2018 6:16 AM No. 16 UMBC knocks off No. 1 Virginia in a March Madness stunner

“These are the moments that you dream of,” Lyles said. “It’s always exciting to make history.” Chaminade’s 77-72 stunner over Ralph Sampson and then No. 1-ranked Cavaliers in 1982 in Hawaii was generally considered the most remarkable upset in college basketball. But that was the regular season. “Unbelievable — it’s really all you can say,” UMBC coach 6

March 14, 2018 12:31 PM Melania Trump convening tech giants to tackle cyberbullying

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter will attend March 20 meeting U.S. first lady Melania Trump is bringing together tech giants to talk about ways to fight cyberbullying and promote internet safety, representatives of three companies said Tuesday. Among the companies expected to attend the March 20 meeting: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter 9

March 8, 2018 11:47 PM Architect of Yonge-Dundas Square describes it as “extraordinarily ugly”

Kim Storey says it was envisioned as a site for a democratic society to gather, discuss and demonstrate, and to be a community. Now she describes it as the death of public space. As her cab inched through traffic, past the cacophony of larger-than-life digital signs in and around Yonge-Dundas Square, Kim Storey’s jaw dropped. “Oh my God. Look at that,” she said as she came face to face with the new 15-metre 15

March 8, 2018 10:17 PM Loaded gun falls out of Florida kindergartner’s backpack in class

The six-year-old child’s teacher at Somerset Academy Lakes Elementary School immediately picked up the gun after it fell Thursday morning and escorted the children out of the classroom. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—A loaded handgun fell out of a kindergartner’s backpack in a Florida charter school classroom, but it didn’t fire and it is unclear how it got there 18

February 27, 2018 6:10 PM Trump names Kushner ally as campaign manager for 2020 re-election bid

Brad Parscale ran the Trump campaign’s digital operations in 2016, which included sophisticated social media targeting. He previously worked for the Trump Organization. WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump has named former digital adviser Brad Parscale as campaign manager of his 2020 re-election campaign. In a statement, the Trump campaign said Parscale 23

February 25, 2018 3:33 AM Leafs top Bruins to tie franchise record home streak

Nazem Kadri nets pair, Mitch Marner racks up four points to take Leafs scoring lead in ninth straight ACC victory. If this was a warmup for a potential playoff encounter, then the Maple Leafs proved they’re ready for a grind-it-out affair with the Boston Bruins. The teams traded goals and chances — and fought each other with hard forechecking — for almost 13

February 16, 2018 9:04 PM Exploring power and privilege: why Black Panther is a hero for our time

Afro-centric Marvel title quickly distinguishes itself from its comic book-inspired brethren From the moment the talking drum announces the entrance of the Wakandan king, Black Panther sets itself apart from its comic book-inspired brethren. Sure, it's still a superhero film, with all that term entails — chase sequences, fantastical weapons, cackling 65

February 13, 2018 4:00 PM U.K. judge rules to uphold arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge Emma Arbuthnot did not mince words in levelling her decision. “The impression I have ... is that he is a man who wants to impose his terms on the course of justice,” she said. LONDON—A British judge on Tuesday upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years evading the law inside Ecuador’s London 15

February 12, 2018 8:14 PM Trump made nine false claims in that speech where he called Democrats ‘treasonous’

Trump said seven more false things over the course of last week, bringing his to-date total to 1,141. WASHINGTON—Donald Trump’s Ohio speech was supposed to be about his tax cuts. He ended up distracting from his planned message by claiming that Democrats were “treasonous” for refusing to clap for him at the State of the Union. Leaving aside Trump’s claim 14

February 10, 2018 4:26 PM 'Grant is Grant': Down syndrome short film focuses on abilities, says filmmaker

Student project features Winnipeg families, people living with Down syndrome like Grant Hrehirchuk A new short film being screened in Winnipeg Sunday focuses on the abilities of people born with Down syndrome, says the filmmaker. Holly Giesbrecht, the Red River College student behind the documentary Bringing Up Down Syndrome, says she wanted to do the project 15