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October 7, 2018 12:29 AM Sean Newcomb gets call with Atlanta’s backs to the wall

ATLANTA—Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb will start Sunday in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers. On Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker said that Kevin Gausman would start Sunday, pending his availability after Friday’s game, but Saturday afternoon Snitker announced that Newcomb will start. “You know, the situation is kind of dire right 11

September 23, 2018 3:07 AM No prison time for Alaskan man accused of kidnapping, assaulting Indigenous woman

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge’s sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. Anchorage 17

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 91

September 7, 2018 9:39 PM Trump and Trudeau have eyes on upcoming elections as NAFTA talks grind on

It’s said that Canada’s negotiators at the trade talks in Washington explained to the Americans that political priorities would be keeping them away from the table next week — that if Canada ever does reach a deal with the United States in the days and weeks ahead, Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are going to have to sell the deal to his Liberal 11

August 31, 2018 6:43 PM Would-be Hamilton hit men get prison terms for murder plots

Two Hamilton men are heading to prison after Vancouver courts heard they took a Greyhound bus to Vancouver with the goal of becoming underworld hit men. Knowah Truth Ferguson, 21, attempted to carry out a murder while dressed in a loose fitting clothing style sometimes worn by Muslim women, carrying his pistol in a purse. Ferguson pleaded guilty to attempting 19

August 27, 2018 1:12 AM Jays slugger Kendrys Morales has Cooperstown calling after he homers in seventh straight game

He’s rather stunned too by all those balls flying out of the park — “It’s amazing what I’ve been doing so far” — but the tater streak is not top of mind. “It’s already hard enough to play every day and just to get a hit every day in the big leagues,” said Morales. “So I try to go at-bat to at-bat. I don’t really think about it. But it’s just nice that it keeps 25

August 24, 2018 1:25 AM Paul Manafort jury’s turmoil could reappear in upcoming trial

One juror in the trial of Paul Manafort may have started weighing evidence too soon, prompting a call for a mistrial. Another said Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman could have been convicted on all 18 counts he faced, were it not for a sole holdout. Neither happened. But behind the scenes, both possibilities were at play, according to court documents 17

August 20, 2018 2:38 PM Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

MOUNT ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA—Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon 14

August 3, 2018 4:20 PM City to install automated speed enforcement, LED warning signs in new Vision Zero safety initiatives

The city will also expand the existing Watch Your Speed Program in each city ward. The program features mobile LED signs that show drivers their speed in real time. Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), called the two programs “significant steps” forward. “We are committed to improving safety for all road users and these programs will serve 16

July 26, 2018 9:06 AM Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run at Eglinton Ave. W. and Marlee Ave

A woman has died after a hit-and-run collision involving a truck in midtown Toronto early Thursday morning. Shortly before 1 a.m., police received a call in the area of Eglinton Ave. W. and Marlee Ave. Paramedics found the victim, a woman in her 50s, with critical injuries and took her to hospital. She later succumbed to her injuries. Early reports said a truck 23