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September 18, 2018 10:19 PM Chrystia Freeland monitoring suspected poisoning of Canadian Pussy Riot member

Freeland said Tuesday that she spoke with Verzilov’s mother on Friday and assured his family he will have the government’s full support because he is a Canadian citizen. “Pyotr’s situation is one that our government is following with very close interest and it is one that I am personally very closely engaged in,” she said Tuesday. “This is something 8

September 12, 2018 3:45 PM Missouri boy miraculously survives after meat skewer pierces skull

HARRISONVILLE, MO.—A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that’s where Xavier Cunningham’s bad luck ended. The skewer had completely missed Xavier’s eye, brain, spinal cord and major blood 11

September 10, 2018 3:59 AM Ailing orca’s condition not improving, deworming failed, U.S. officials say

VANCOUVER—The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an attempt to inject a sickly orca whale with an deworming medicine has failed. In an update on Saturday, NOAA confirmed the whale, designated J50, was seen swimming almost a kilometre behind the rest of her family, known as J-Pod. The organization says that her condition did not appear 8

September 6, 2018 11:39 PM ‘Bittersweet’ reunion for Rowdy Tellez and dad after first MLB hit

Rowdy Tellez stood in the arrivals section of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport past midnight, waiting to tell his dad Greg the great news: he’d hit a double in his first major league at bat, driving in a run in the Blue Jays’ 10-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays earlier Wednesday night. The younger Tellez had hoped to surprise his father, but instead 55

August 26, 2018 11:25 PM Manitoba hiker’s body found in Alps, three weeks after he went missing

BRANDON, MAN.—Family of a Manitoba man who disappeared more than three weeks ago while hiking alone in the Bavarian Alps are confirming that his body has been found. Jeffrey Freiheit, a teacher and avid hiker from Brandon, was last seen on Aug. 2 in the southern German town of Bad Tolz. German police say remains were found on Saturday in a wooded area near a mountain 25

August 23, 2018 11:35 PM Canadian star Shapovalov heading into second U.S. Open calm, cool and collected

While the 2017 Rogers Cup endeared Shapovalov to Canadian tennis fans, he feels the U.S. Open helped put him on the map in a more global sense. It also proved he could continue the success he’d enjoyed in Montreal. “It was one thing to play well one week at the Rogers Cup and make the semifinals but the U.S. Open was really a chance to back it up and show it wasn’t 14

August 23, 2018 6:33 PM A doctor killed his family using a yoga ball filled with toxic gas, Hong Kong prosecutors say

It was not raining that day in 2015, but the windshield wipers were scraping against the glass; a passerby later said it appeared that Wong Siew-fung and her 16-year-old daughter had fallen asleep inside the car. But 45 minutes later, the same witness said, they had not moved. The mother and daughter were rushed to a hospital, where they were pronounced 13

August 23, 2018 6:07 PM Support the Girls will have you hooting for Regina Hall

From its groaner of a title on down, Support the Girls should by rights be the kind of late-summer comedy that gives August a bad name as a movie month. Except it’s not. Writer/director Andrew Bujalski takes a sitcom idea about a hectic Hooters-style Texas roadhouse and turns it into something that far exceeds the lowest common denominator. He’s adept 15

August 23, 2018 10:29 AM Man who killed mother, sister in knife attack west of Paris identified

A long-time friend of the attacker named him as Kamel Salhi, 36. The friend, Said Segreg, said Salhi had no obvious problems, didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol and wasn’t fervently religious. A government official confirmed Salhi’s name and age. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss such details publicly 11

August 23, 2018 12:08 AM Educators slam Ford’s ‘snitch line’ for teachers who defy sex ed rollback

Also on Twitter, Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, which represents 83,000 public school teachers, wrote, “Doug Ford & the Minister of Ed calling on parents to file complaints against Teachers. Unprecedented, outrageous, and shameful! This is a blatant attack on the professionalism ... of teachers.” In a statement 16