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January 15, 2019 2:47 PM Tories rev up fundraising machine with big-ticket events featuring Premier Doug Ford, energy minister

Under Wynne’s restrictions, all MPPs, candidates, and staff were forbidden from attending any event where money was raised for political parties. But last November Finance Minister Vic Fedeli changed the law to enable politicians and their staff to go to fundraisers. That had been the case prior to Wynne’s reforms almost three years ago amid accusations 143

January 11, 2019 10:45 PM Sask. RCMP say missing girl found alive, face-down in the snow, just in time

RCMP, a conservation officer, highway patrol and local volunteers started scouring the area, trudging through snow looking for any hint of the missing girl. About two hours in, a local volunteer spotted a set of footprints just outside the search area. The volunteer followed the tracks through an open field, into some light bushes and towards a frozen 20

January 10, 2019 10:18 PM Sen. Gillibrand eyes Troy, New York, for 2020 campaign base

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at basing a potential 2020 presidential campaign in Troy, New York, a small upstate city on the banks of the Hudson River, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. The search for a headquarters is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator will soon enter a presidential 17

January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 18

January 4, 2019 12:05 PM Man arrested after three children found dead in Texas apartment

One of the children was an infant, another was 2 years old and the third was 5, police said in a statement. The woman was listed in stable condition at a Galveston hospital. Her relationship to the children was not immediately clear. Later Thursday, Houston police received a call from a man who identified himself as the person being sought and asking 25

January 2, 2019 5:49 PM Schumacher family asks for privacy before his 50th birthday

GLAND, SWITZERLAND—Michael Schumacher’s family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion’s 50th birthday. In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the family says: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing 22

January 1, 2019 7:53 PM Raptors’ Lowry out indefinitely after back injections

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry received injections to relieve pain and inflammation in his lower back and there is no timeline for his return. Lowry, who had missed seven of the last eight games before Tuesday night’s home date with the Utah Jazz, travelled to New York for the injections on Friday, the team announced. The Raptors added that the 32-year-old 26

December 17, 2018 11:16 PM Street closure designed to speed up Eglinton Crosstown construction postponed

A lengthy closure of a midtown intersection intended to accelerate work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been postponed due to local opposition, a decision that comes on the heels of questions about whether the massive transit project will be done on time. Earlier this month Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees transit planning in the GTHA, announced 36

December 16, 2018 12:01 AM Washington Warriors get Trevor Ariza, after name mix-up sinks initial trade

Washington agreed in principle to acquire Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because it had not been announced by either team. This Ariza trade came together hours after a reported three-way deal involving 28

December 14, 2018 4:24 PM Tories could recall legislature over Christmas to zap power workers’ strike

The Progressive Conservative government is prepared to recall the legislature to impose back-to-work legislation to short circuit power workers from shutting down half of Ontario’s electricity system, the Star has learned. Concerned about job action from the Power Workers’ Union after it rejected Ontario Power Generation’s final contract offer, the government 24