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November 14, 2018 5:47 AM Yohannes Brhanu, 22, identified as victim of North York ‘gun battle’ in Toronto’s record-tying 89th homicide of 2018

A midnight “gun battle” involving four firearms and an unknown number of people left one 22-year-old Toronto man dead on a quiet residential street North York early Wednesday, police say. Toronto police have identified the victim of Toronto’s 89th homicide of 2018 as Yohannes Brhanu, 22, of Toronto. He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle 4

November 13, 2018 4:02 PM Victim of triple homicide near London was in relationship with man found killed on same road last year

One of three people from Six Nations found murdered in a pickup truck abandoned in a field off a country road in Middlesex County was the common law partner of another Six Nations man found murdered on the same road last year. On Nov. 4, shortly before 10 a.m., OPP were called to the field off Bodkin Rd. and Jones Dr., south of London, Ont., near Oneida 7

November 13, 2018 4:01 AM Lawsuit alleges Chicago police officer shot security guard who was holding suspect

CHICAGO—A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard, who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, an attorney for the guard’s family said Monday after filing a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly 8

November 12, 2018 12:58 PM California gunman was 'out of control' in high school, coach says

Long rejoined the team after apologizing in front of several coaches and administrators. Cluke said she, Colell, and her father, also a track coach at the school at the time, repeatedly reported Long’s behavioural problems, to no avail. “You need to do something about this kid. He needs some help.” Cluke said she told administrators. “And they’re like, ‘Well 11

November 6, 2018 3:07 PM Three found dead in collapsed buildings as search goes on in Marseille

The two buildings, one apparently vacant and the other housing apartments, collapsed Monday at 9 a.m. local time. Authorities said the vacant building had been deemed substandard. It was not immediately clear why they collapsed, or how many people the apartment building housed. Fire crews working with sniffer dogs later brought down the remains of a third 12

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern 10

November 5, 2018 11:00 AM The left has yielded language to the right

Historically in North America, populism has had both left and right variants. Some were anti-immigrant and racist. But the most successful, such as the People’s Party of the late 19th century or the Progressives of the early 20th were left-leaning. In Canada, right-populist Social Credit controlled Alberta’s government for decades. At about the same time, the left-populist 9

November 1, 2018 12:42 AM Baseball great Willie McCovey dead at 80

The 1969 National League MVP and 1959 rookie of the year hit 522 home runs in 22 years, 19 of them with the Giants. Even four-plus decades later, it still stung for the left-handed slugging McCovey that he never won a World Series after coming so close. He lined out to end the Giants’ 1962 World Series loss to the Yankees. McCovey had been getting around 15

October 23, 2018 3:05 PM Ex-boyfriend killed University of Utah student, police say

SALT LAKE CITY—A University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said. Lauren McCluskey, a senior from Pullman, Washington, was shot outside a dormitory just before 10 p.m. and police said she had had a relationship with the shooter, identified as Melvin 17

October 22, 2018 5:23 PM Twists and turns of Marivaux’s La Seconde Surprise de l’amour are underdeveloped in Théâtre français production

Théâtre français de Toronto opened its 51st season this week and it did so with a playwright the company has performed only three times in its history. That playwright is Pierre de Marivaux; he’s not as well known as Molière, born in 1688 (15 years after Molière’s death), but Marivaux was a very popular followup. Yet in this production, directed by TFT artistic 18