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December 16, 2018 1:50 PM North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang 4

December 16, 2018 4:33 AM Tkachuk’s goal in third period helps Flames clamp down on Wild

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Once the rough stuff was out of the way, the Calgary Flames settled in and clamped down on the Minnesota Wild. The surprise leaders of the Pacific Division, the Flames have proven this season to be feisty and flexible. Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, backup goalie David Rittich made 34 saves 4

December 15, 2018 8:06 PM All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California wildfire

Authorities warned Paradise has limited services and advised residents to use power generators and have enough food, water and fuel for their vehicles. The Butte County health officer issued an advisory strongly urging people not to live on destroyed property until it is declared clear of hazardous waste, ash and debris. “There is evidence from recent 7

December 14, 2018 4:24 PM Tories could recall legislature over Christmas to zap power workers’ strike

The Progressive Conservative government is prepared to recall the legislature to impose back-to-work legislation to short circuit power workers from shutting down half of Ontario’s electricity system, the Star has learned. Concerned about job action from the Power Workers’ Union after it rejected Ontario Power Generation’s final contract offer, the government 7

December 13, 2018 5:37 PM Canada’s envoy to China decries Huawei arrest as U.S.-inspired

“The detention of Ms. Meng is not a mere judicial case, but a premeditated political action in which the United States wields its regime power to witch-hunt a Chinese high-tech company out of political consideration,” Lu said. “The reason behind all the bullying behaviours of the United States is that it pursues power politics against other countries 10

December 12, 2018 8:40 PM Thursday game preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning

The two are good friends and both are former No. 1 overall picks: Stamkos in 2008, Tavares in 2009. Stamkos got a hat trick in his last game and has 18 goals, 35 assists in 35 career games against the Leafs. Stamkos has 10 points in his last five games. Tavares has 10 goals, 22 assists in 29 career games against Tampa and leads the Leafs with 19 goals 8

December 12, 2018 6:26 PM Pelosi nears deal with dissident Democrats to limit her speakership to four years

WASHINGTON—Rep. Nancy Pelosi is nearing a deal with dissident Democrats to limit herself to four years as speaker, according to two senior Democratic officials with knowledge of the emerging plan, her most consequential move to date to put down a rebellion in her ranks and clinch the votes she needs to win the gavel in January. The agreement would almost 6

December 10, 2018 9:56 PM Armenian prime minister’s bloc wins parliamentary majority

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—A bloc led by Armenia’s relatively new prime minister trounced its political foes and won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in an early election, according to results released Monday. Nikol Pashinian came to power in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. The 43-year-old former journalist 11

December 10, 2018 4:56 AM Koskinen notches third shutout, McDavid gets winner as Oilers blank Flames

The Oilers came out of the gate flying in the second, but Rittich made huge breakaway saves on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl. Calgary looked to have tied it up midway through the middle period, but Anthony Peluso — who was recalled earlier in the day from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat — was flagged with goaltender interference on Koskinen 7

December 9, 2018 9:36 PM U.S. governors declare state of emergency as southern states face extreme weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the southern U.S. states on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were cancelled and drivers in North 9