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August 20, 2018 2:38 PM Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

MOUNT ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA—Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon 6

August 18, 2018 11:39 PM Toronto Wolfpack edged by Hull Kingston Rovers in Super 8s Qualifiers play

Former Wolfpack captain Craig Hall gave HKR a 12-6 lead after intercepting a Gareth O’Brien pass near the visitors’ try-line and racing 90 yards for the 25th-minute score. A late penalty made it 14-6 at the break. The Wolfpack turned up the pressure in the second half and the visitors began to make mistakes. Toronto led 16-14 — on an Andrew Dixon converted 5

August 11, 2018 5:02 PM Billy Talent fans glad to show support after shootings with Danforth benefit concert

Jeewan Gill said he bought tickets for Saturday’s concert in Toronto — to support victims of last month’s mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown — as soon as they became available. “I’m a big fan of (Billy Talent), they always put together benefit concerts,” said Gill, 26. “It’s good to support people that need help because of the shooting.” The benefit 10

August 11, 2018 4:10 AM Man sought by police after Scarborough collision kills 71-year-old motorcyclist

Citizens on site are believed to have performed CPR on the injured motorcyclist while waiting for emergency services, but when paramedics arrived at 9:01 p.m., the man was pronounced dead on scene. Marc Laurin, a 29-year-old Toronto man, is wanted for dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, failure to stop after a collision, and being unlawfully 9

August 11, 2018 1:53 AM It was two shootings too many for Fredericton woman who was on the Danforth during July gun attack

For Bain, the news was especially unsettling just weeks after she sat a few blocks away from a gun attack in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood. On July 22, Bain was sitting with her family at City Betty restaurant on the Danforth when news broke that a shooter had opened fire nearby. “My son-in-law looked at his phone and said, ‘Holy (expletive), there’s 13

August 8, 2018 12:12 PM One dead, three injured in Hamilton shooting

King Street remains closed between Emerald and East, but police believe it will be open soon. East Avenue between King and King William will remain closed for most of the day. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ross Johnson of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3827. Police are encouraging anyone with information or video in the area to come forward 7

August 7, 2018 10:12 PM Blue Jays place 3B Brandon Drury on 10-day DL with hand injury

Brandon Drury showed up in the Blue Jays dugout at Rogers Centre on Tuesday with his hand in a cast to protect a fracture at the base of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand, an injury he suspects happened when the third baseman was hit by a pitch on July 24 while still a member of the New York Yankees. Two days after that at-bat, the 25-year-old was acquired 12

August 7, 2018 1:40 PM Bullets flew at a Florida ‘Peace in the City’ event for kids. An armed bystander was ready

It was a Saturday afternoon in the park, the Florida sunshine barrelling down out of a cloudless sky. More than 150 kids flew around the grass, pinballing between two bounce houses and a pavilion. Organizers dubbed the occasion “Peace in the City,” an anti-violence back-to-school event in Titusville, a town on the Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast 45-minutes 14

August 4, 2018 1:34 PM Eight hurt, including child in critical condition, after multi-vehicle crash in Newmarket

One vehicle contained “some family members,” Casey said, including the child still in critical condition. He said other members of that family were also injured in the collision, though how many is not clear. Nathalie Thivierge, communications manager for York Region, said that paramedics responded to the scene with nine ambulances and transported eight 16

August 1, 2018 2:22 AM Injured Gurriel Jr. out at least two weeks

BUFFALO—Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will miss two to six weeks with a sprained left ankle and knee. Gurriel Jr. — perhaps the hottest hitter in baseball with 11 consecutive multi-hit games — suffered the injuries during Sunday’s win over the Chicago White Sox, when he fell awkwardly as he tried to avoid a tag at second base. Following an MRI and input 11