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October 16, 2018 3:41 AM Brewers take NLCS lead with third playoff shutout in L.A

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson returned to the lineup after a roster addition to his family, following the birth of his first child. Pederson and wife Kelsey welcomed a girl named Poppy on Sunday night. The team said she weighs seven pounds and 11 ounces. The 26-year-old slugger changed his walk-up music to “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. in honour 6

October 8, 2018 9:15 PM Investigation group says one of Novichok poisoning suspects is Russian intelligence doctor

LONDON—One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a trained doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and travelled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday. Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor 5

September 28, 2018 2:50 PM Chicago mom allegedly posted about son’s death before attempted drowning

CHICAGO—A Chicago mother posted on Facebook that her 3-year-old son had died, even though he hadn’t, then days later tried to drown him in a bathtub, according to Chicago police. Celeste T. Christian, 21, is being held without bail on attempted murder charges as her son remains in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center, authorities 10

September 26, 2018 6:24 PM Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says

MOSCOW—The investigative group Bellingcat said Wednesday it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as a highly-decorated colonel of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Bellingcat said the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, who in 2014 was awarded 7

September 21, 2018 1:27 PM U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year

Dutch authorities didn’t immediately confirm the report, saying Friday that they were assessing an Associated Press request for comment. Britain has charged Petrov and Boshirov with trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok. Media reports last week said two unidentified Russian spies were arrested 16

September 18, 2018 10:19 PM Chrystia Freeland monitoring suspected poisoning of Canadian Pussy Riot member

Freeland said Tuesday that she spoke with Verzilov’s mother on Friday and assured his family he will have the government’s full support because he is a Canadian citizen. “Pyotr’s situation is one that our government is following with very close interest and it is one that I am personally very closely engaged in,” she said Tuesday. “This is something 13

September 14, 2018 10:29 PM Alberta man sentenced to two years for role in 2006 homicide

RED DEER, ALTA.—A central Alberta man who drove the getaway vehicle in an Eckville-area homicide 12 years ago has been sentenced to two years in jail. He was originally charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping with a handgun in the death of Bradley Webber. Webber was gunned down inside his RV in 2006 by members of a gang who wanted to take over his drug operation 14

September 9, 2018 4:15 PM Quincy Jones praises Drake, mourns ‘painful’ loss of Aretha Franklin

The famed composer, who’s won 27 Grammy Awards, is his typical candid self in the film as he opens up about his childhood struggles, overcoming racial hurdles and an alcohol addiction, and working with a staggering number of fellow musical superstars. Set to hit Netflix on Sept. 21, the doc was written and directed by his daughter, actress Rashida Jones 16

September 4, 2018 7:07 PM Defending champion Sloane Stephens knocked out in U.S. Open quarterfinals

Stephens, one of the best defenders in the game, squandered all seven break-point chances in the first set, missing out a chance for early momentum during a lengthy third game of the match. She couldn’t convert four chances to break in that game that lasted 18 points, and Sevastova then quickly broke her for a 3-1 lead. Stephens then couldn’t convert 20

August 26, 2018 12:32 PM Woman dead, daughter critically injured after car crash in Oshawa

The woman’s three-year-old daughter was also found with critical injuries. She was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in downtown Toronto, where she remains in life-threatening condition, according to the release. The crash involved a grey Toyota SUV, a grey Toyota Corolla and a white Jeep Cherokee. Witnesses at the scene told police the grey SUV was heading 30