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July 17, 2018 9:56 PM Alabama man’s 32-kilometre walk to work attracts praise, new car

PELHAM, ALA.—An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 32-kilometre journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame — and a new car. News outlets report that hours before his first day working for Bellhops movers, Walter Carr set out from Homewood at midnight, making it to Pelham by 4 a.m. Friday. There 7

July 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 9

July 13, 2018 10:29 PM Netflix subscriber growth faces new test after $46-billion rally

Netflix Inc. will get a chance Monday to validate the more than US$40 billion added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report in April. The main question hanging over Netflix’s second-quarter results — much like the first — is whether the company can add enough streaming subscribers to satisfy investors, whose bullish bets have made the stock 11

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 8

July 11, 2018 10:53 AM Thai soccer team survived gruelling ordeal by drinking water dripping into cave

MAE SAI, THAILAND—The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge, a health official said Wednesday. The 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days “took care of themselves well in the cave,” Thongchai 6

July 10, 2018 8:36 PM For now, Ford government will not be firing Hydro One boss

Promised three months ago as the “first act” of a Doug Ford government, the firing of Hydro One boss Mayo Schmidt — whom the new premier dubbed the “$6 million man” — has fallen down the priority list. “We are working on that issue right now,” Government House Leader Todd Smith said Tuesday in outlining the new Progressive Conservative administration’s 7

July 10, 2018 7:51 PM Two people charged in shooting and collision in the Annex

A white sedan was also seen fleeing the area, police said in a news release Tuesday. The 23-year-old man was arrested around 10:30 p.m., and the woman was taken into custody shortly after 1 a.m. The shooting victim, taken to the hospital with serious injuries, is expected to recover, police said. Jermaine Hall, 23, and Drucella Oduro, 21, are each charged 7

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

July 9, 2018 1:07 PM Justin Bieber reportedly engaged to model Hailey Baldwin

Young hearts were broken around the world over the weekend with news that Canadian superstar Justin Bieber got engaged. The 24-year-old heartthrob proposed to model Hailey Baldwin, 21, at a restaurant in a resort in the Bahamas on Saturday (after security told everyone to put their phones away), according to gossip website TMZ. CNN also confirmed the report 9

July 9, 2018 12:12 AM James Hinchcliffe gets first IndyCar win of season at Iowa

Ed Carpenter threw a curveball at the field when he spun out and got clipped by Sato six laps from the finish, drawing a caution. Newgarden went in for new tires while Hinchcliffe stayed out, with the American hoping to catch Hinchcliffe if the race went green again. It didn’t, and Hinchcliffe cruised past Iowa’s corn-inspired start-finish line in first 10