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January 11, 2019 11:39 AM Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumour

WELLINGTON, Fla. - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s healthy kidney that he thought was a tumour. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation. Pacheco had a kidney 21

January 11, 2019 1:44 AM Man working on helicopter hit by main rotor blades, killed

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man was hit in the head by the main rotor blades and killed while working on a helicopter at a Florida airport. A Hernando County Sheriff’s Office news release say 62-year-old Salvatore Disi died Thursday afternoon near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. Officials say two men were using a power 22

January 11, 2019 12:22 AM Plane crew hospitalized after noticing odour

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - American Airlines says five flight crew members asked to be hospitalized as a precaution after landing in South Florida and complaining of an odour onboard. The Miami Herald reports that two pilots and three flight attendants were taken to a hospital Thursday morning following a flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale 24

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 29

January 4, 2019 5:32 PM Leafs’ Andersen returns to practice, but Hutchinson will face Canucks

On Friday, Andersen participated in his first full practice since Dec. 27, when he was sidelined with a groin injury. Andersen won’t be available Saturday, but didn’t rule out returning to the nets early next week. The Leafs host the Nashville Predators on Monday. Sparks, meanwhile, has a concussiont and is no timetable for his return, which means the Leafs 25

December 28, 2018 5:22 PM De Grasse has swapped coaches, training bases in hopes of turning around career

De Grasse was forced to withdraw just days before the 2017 world track and field championships in London with a hamstring injury, and then shut down last season early when he suffered another hamstring strain to the same leg at the Canadian championships in Ottawa. The 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., burst onto the international scene when he won double 29

December 21, 2018 3:12 AM Leafs Centre: Auston Matthews takes centre stage in romp over Panthers

That was the combination on Thursday night’s first goal — a power-play marker — and a harbinger of more to come in a 6-1 win by the Maple Leafs over the Florida Panthers. It was the start of a two-goal, two assist night for Matthews, a one-goal, two-assist night for Marner, a four-assist night for Morgan Rielly, a two-goal night for John Tavares, a one-goal 32

December 20, 2018 6:49 PM Enerjet aims to take off in crowded budget carrier market next year

CALGARY—The discount airline market is set to become even more crowded, as charter flight company Enerjet aims to relaunch itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier in 2019 after a decade of transporting oilsands workers and tour passengers. An investment group headed by Tim Morgan says it plans to take off in a Canadian market that already includes WestJet 33

December 20, 2018 2:22 PM Northeast drivers may get wet roads for early Christmas present

New York, Washington and the rest of the East Coast will get soaked with heavy rain through Saturday, just as travellers hit the road for Christmas. “It’s an impressive storm that’s developing today,” said Patrick Burke, a lead forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. “It’s going to deliver a widespread 1 to 8 centimetres 33

December 17, 2018 6:16 PM Trump plans to create unified U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Vice-President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the order as soon as Tuesday. The move is separate 30