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February 19, 2018 4:46 PM Toronto firefighter who disappeared in New York and wound up in California returns home

Danny Filippidis made a brief stop in Lake Placid, N.Y., to talk to police before heading home to Canada. Police say Filippidis couldn’t provide many details of how he showed up in California. The president of the union representing Toronto’s firefighters says a fire captain who was found in California after vanishing from a New York state ski slope 8

February 19, 2018 5:27 AM Women’s hockey tournament will expand to 10 teams at 2022 Olympics

Beijing's organizing committee asked for an expansion for the tournament to help the hosts field a team in 2022. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Women’s hockey has gone from having an uncertain future at the Winter Olympics to expansion. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel says the women’s hockey field in 2022 will increase by two countries 11

February 16, 2018 11:18 PM Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

The comedy sketch was shown Thursday night during the annual Lunar New Year variety show on TV. BEIJING—A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered 8

February 16, 2018 9:04 PM Exploring power and privilege: why Black Panther is a hero for our time

Afro-centric Marvel title quickly distinguishes itself from its comic book-inspired brethren From the moment the talking drum announces the entrance of the Wakandan king, Black Panther sets itself apart from its comic book-inspired brethren. Sure, it's still a superhero film, with all that term entails — chase sequences, fantastical weapons, cackling 13

February 15, 2018 11:37 PM U.S. Senate rejects bipartisan immigration plan — and Trump’s more restrictive one too

The chamber derailed a plan by bipartisan senators that would have helped 1.8 million young immigrant “Dreamers” achieve citizenship over fears of a White House veto. WASHINGTON—The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, suggesting the latest election-year debate 9

February 15, 2018 10:53 PM With lyrics now allowed in music, figure skaters embrace the soulful and the heavy metal

Several Olympians have jumped on the chance to skate to music with words. When Olympic figure skaters take to the ice and the music begins, long-time fans may notice something different: the Pyeongchang Games are the first to allow women, men and pair skaters to perform to music with lyrics. Previously, skating to music with lyrics could result in point 9

February 15, 2018 7:59 PM Grammys push back against criticism over female representation

The Recording Academy said that women had more of a presence at the Grammy Awards than in the broader music industry. NEW YORK—After a few missteps, the Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation. In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which 8

February 15, 2018 6:58 PM ‘We’re the children. You guys are the adults’: School shooting survivor calls for action

“Ideas are great, ideas are wonderful and they help you get re-elected and everything, but what’s more important is actual action,” said student David Hogg in an appearance on CNN on Thursday. “Ideas are great, ideas are wonderful and they help you get re-elected and everything, but what’s more important is actual action,” the student, David Hogg, said during 7

February 15, 2018 6:36 PM Grenfell Tower fire campaign inspired by ‘Three Billboards’

The Justice 4 Grenfell campaign drove a trio of mobile billboards through London in an move that echoed the award-winning movie. LONDON—Campaigners for victims of a deadly London highrise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police. Three mobile billboards were driven through the city on Thursday 6

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Eight killed on northern Alberta roads on the weekend

EDMONTON - At least eight people were killed this weekend in crashes in the northern half of the province, where flurries and icy patches led to treacherous road conditions. Four adults were killed in a head-on collision Saturday morning southeast of Beaumont. The occupants of a Saturn Ion were killed instantly around 11 a.m. when they hit an icy patch 42