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June 12, 2018 3:23 PM Toronto Raptors to name Nick Nurse as head coach

According to an ESPN.com report, the Raptors are finalizing details to name Nick Nurse as the ninth coach in franchise history. The 50-year-old Nurse has been with the Raptors coaching staff since 2013, and was most recently charged with reinvigorating the team’s offence which ranked in the top five last season. It is the first new coach hire of team president 12

May 25, 2018 12:29 AM Champions League final marred by price hikes, cancelled flights

KYIV, UKRAINE—Price hikes and cancelled flights are ruining the Champions League final for some fans two days before Real Madrid and Liverpool even kick off. Some owners of hotels and hostels in Kyiv have raised prices by more than 10 times for Saturday’s game, while the city’s two airports have been unable to accommodate a rush of extra charter flights 17

May 23, 2018 6:44 PM China's plan to land on the far side of the moon could be historic, experts say

The ambitious plan by the Chinese space agency faces numerous challenges China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges, but if successful would propel the country's space program to the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration, experts say. China hopes to be the first 36

May 18, 2018 1:57 PM School shooting suspect arrested, injuries reported in south Texas

Incident reported in Santa Fe High School, about 50 km southeast of Houston Injuries have been confirmed in a shooting Friday at a high school near Houston, and the suspected shooter has been arrested, according to school officials. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson said that an active shooter was on campus at Santa Fe High School, which was placed 30

May 18, 2018 1:45 PM Houston-area media reporting multiple fatalities from Texas school shooting

One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room. “We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,’” the student told the television 19

May 16, 2018 11:29 PM A new study says Toronto trails only New York as the likeliest spot for Amazon’s new HQ — but that doesn’t count tax breaks

As 20 cities eagerly await signals from Amazon Inc., fresh analysis by a real estate and tourism consultant has both good and bad news for Toronto’s hopes of landing the tech giant’s second headquarters. Resonance, with offices in Vancouver and New York, used its data on cities and Amazon’s “request for proposal” to rank which of the 20 shortlisted cities 20

May 9, 2018 12:45 PM 3 Americans released from North Korean prison, Trump says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo en route back to U.S. with '3 wonderful gentlemen' U.S. President Donald Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three American detainees, and that they "seem to be in good health." Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday: "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North 51

May 2, 2018 4:25 PM Southwest Airlines plane with cracked window makes emergency landing

Emergency landing comes 2 weeks after fatal accident aboard another Southwest Airlines plane A Southwest Airlines plane flying from Chicago to New Jersey was forced to land in Cleveland on Wednesday after one of its windows cracked. There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 landed safely at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport 32

April 29, 2018 3:08 AM Buffalo Sabres win NHL draft lottery

The Buffalo Sabres followed a season filled with losses by finally winning something: the NHL draft lottery, landing the No. 1 pick for just the third time in franchise history. The Sabres became the first team to finish 31st in the standings following the addition of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, and they entered the draft lottery on Saturday 21

April 23, 2018 6:49 PM Man who snatched gunman’s AR-15 at Waffle House says ‘it was life or death’

The 29-year-old Nashville resident found himself wrestling with the suspect after four people had already been fatally shot at a Waffle House bustling with patrons early Sunday. “I looked back and I saw a person lying on the ground right at the entrance of the door, then I jumped and slid ... I went behind a push door — a swivel door,” Shaw said. “He shot through 32