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July 13, 2018 11:14 PM Corey Kluber to miss all-star game with knee injury

Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the all-star game. But, more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond. Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs in the eighth 11

July 10, 2018 12:38 AM A missing pet python was seen Canada Day weekend, but its whereabouts remain a hiss-tery

DELTA, B.C.—A missing pet python named Gypsy was spotted on the Canada Day long weekend in Delta, B.C., shortly after it disappeared into a farmer’s field June 30. Delta Police say someone spotted the dark caramel-coloured snake near the Westham Island Bridge and snapped a photo, but didn’t tell an animal shelter about what they had seen until July 3. The police 8

June 29, 2018 8:17 PM Olympic high jump champ Derek Drouin has ‘confusing nerve issues’ in neck

Drouin’s injury history reads like a med school textbook. He captured bronze at the 2012 London Olympics a year after rupturing two ligaments in his foot, an injury that required surgery to implant two metal screws. Shortly after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he revealed he’d competed with two stress fractures in his lower back. Last season 10

June 28, 2018 3:41 PM Toronto stocks lower as key sectors step back

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 98.46 points at 24,216.05. The S&P 500 index ended up 16.68 points at 2,716.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 58.59 points at 7,503.68. Stocks in the U.S. rose after dipping a day earlier as investors continue to grapple with trade issues, said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio 9

June 27, 2018 5:40 PM Global chemical weapons watchdog gets authority to assign blame for illegal attacks

BRUSSELS — Member nations of the global chemical weapons watchdog voted Wednesday to give the organization the authority to apportion blame for illegal attacks, expanding its powers following a bitter dispute pitting between Britain and its western allies against Russia and Syria. The 82-24 vote provided the necessary two-thirds majority to enlarge the purview 14

June 25, 2018 1:07 AM New trust fund rules meant to crack down on tax evasion

While trust funds have been used by wealthy families for decades to manage their inheritances, offshore trusts based in tax havens like the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands are also used by the wealthy to move their riches beyond the reach of tax authorities. A Toronto Star/CBC investigation last November revealed that the chief fundraiser 10

June 19, 2018 3:26 PM Suman Virk, mother of slain B.C. teen Reena Virk, dies at 58 years old

VICTORIA—Suman Virk, a grieving mother who “pioneered” the conversation about bullying after her daughter was murdered, has died in Victoria. She was the mother of 14-year-old Reena Virk, whose death more than two decades ago made international headlines about youth bullying. “Suman’s tireless work to end bullying has helped make life better for countless 6

June 18, 2018 2:31 PM Theatregoers with epilepsy warned of seizure risk from bright lights in Incredibles 2

Blockbuster animated movie has come with warning for people with photo sensitivities Disney is warning theatregoers with epilepsy not to watch its latest summer blockbuster because several scenes in the movie can trigger seizures because of repeating bright flashing lights. The animated movie Incredibles 2 opened last weekend at No. 1, grossing more than $180 million 27

June 15, 2018 8:16 AM Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

Macron called Italy's decision to close border to a migrant rescue ship 'irresponsible' French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the Elysee palace. They will then hold a joint 31

June 15, 2018 2:36 AM Shree Paradkar awarded 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy

Shree Paradkar, the Toronto Star’s race and gender columnist, is the winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for 2018 to 2019. Paradkar will investigate the failure of the Canadian public education system to provide equitable outcomes for racialized and Indigenous students. “I feel honoured, of course, but I also feel also a rush of gratitude 13