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October 17, 2017 7:28 PM U.S.-backed forces celebrate fall of ISIS 'capital' of Raqqa

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer. Militants took over the vibrant metropolis 6

October 17, 2017 3:10 PM U.S.-backed forces take full control of Syria’s Raqqa from Daesh, commander says

A formal declaration that Raqqa has fallen would be made soon, once troops finish their clearing operations in the city, a senior commander said. BEIRUT—U.S.-backed Syrian forces liberated the city of Raqqa from Daesh, also known as ISIS, militants Tuesday, a senior commander said, in a major defeat for the collapsing extremist group that had proclaimed 6

October 16, 2017 8:49 PM Algonquin students in academic limbo as faculty strike

Students concerned about how their classes and workload will be affected Students at Algonquin College are unsure of how they can finish their semester as hundreds of the school's professors walked off the job. More than 12,000 faculty at 24 colleges across Ontario went on strike Monday after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and College 6

October 15, 2017 4:12 PM 'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office

LOS ANGELES -- The horror pic "Happy Death Day" is celebrating a first place finish at the box office this weekend while the "Blade Runner" sequel spirals downward. Studio estimates on Sunday show "Happy Death Day," a Groundhog Day-like thriller, earned $26.5 million for Blumhouse and Universal Pictures, the shops behind "Get Out" and "Split 10

October 13, 2017 8:21 PM Argonauts offence milder minus Wilder

Running back Brandon Whitaker returns to starting role in Edmonton on Saturday with James Wilder Jr. hurt and home field for East Division final still in play. The Toronto Argonauts go into Edmonton on Saturday night with another chance to lock down a playoff spot in the East Division. But they will have to do it without dangerous running back James 12

October 13, 2017 4:03 PM Sears Canada liquidation approved by court

An Ontario Superior Court justice on Friday approved a motion to liquidate all remaining Sears Canada stores, ending a retail empire that served generations of Canadians. Liquidation sales are scheduled to begin Oct. 19 and finish no later than Jan. 21. Justice Glenn Hainey approved the motion at a hearing in a downtown Toronto courtroom. A buyer group 13

October 12, 2017 5:26 PM Trump’s new health care order reflects frustrations with Congress

The U.S. president is relying on the executive order because the Republican-controlled Congress has been unable to pass a plan to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. WASHINGTON—Frustrated over setbacks in Congress, U.S. President Donald Trump wielded his rule-making power Thursday to launch an end run that might get him closer to his goal of repealing 18

October 12, 2017 12:25 PM Nubia Z17S, Nubia Z17 miniS With Four Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

ZTE's Nubia brand has launched two new smartphones, the Nubia Z17S and Nubia Z17 miniS, in China. ZTE Nubia Z17S is the company's new flagship, and comes with top-of-the-line specifications, and can be expected to compete with the likes of other premium smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and LG. Nubia Z17 miniS, on the other hand, packs mid-range specifications 10

October 9, 2017 3:38 AM Canadiens offence continues to fire blanks in New York

Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for the shutout and the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadies. NEW YORK — It was in the middle of the second period in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers that Tomas Plekanec had a wide-open look at Henrik Lundqvist’s net and seemingly all the time in the world to pull the trigger. He slipped on the ice, fell to his knees 19

October 7, 2017 6:11 PM Dazzling basketball legend Connie Hawkins dies at 75

Hawkins, whose death was announced by the Phoenix Suns, was known for his ability to blow by defenders and finish at the rim with breathtaking wizardry or a thunderous slam. PHOENIX—Connie Hawkins, basketball’s dazzling schoolyard legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died at 75. His death was announced Saturday by the Phoenix 10