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February 19, 2018 9:43 PM New Pennsylvania congressional map could benefit Democrats

Republican lawmakers expected to challenge congressional district map in Federal Court Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in Federal Court 5

February 18, 2018 2:25 PM Husband of slain U.K. MP Jo Cox steps down amid sexual misconduct claims

Brendan Cox says he will leave his positions at two charities set up in the name of his late wife after he admitted he acted inappropriately. LONDON—The widower of a slain British lawmaker stepped down from two charities set up in his late wife’s memory after a newspaper reported allegations of past sexual misconduct against him. Brendan Cox said late Saturday 9

February 18, 2018 1:03 PM Homan’s roller-coaster ride continues with improbable win over Swiss

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Deep breaths, everyone. Deep breaths, shake it out, go for a walk. Usually at the Olympics, you don’t have to start living and dying with every damned stone thrown in the curling, if you are Canadian. Usually you can ease into it a little. But these Olympics are different. Kevin Koe’s rink losing two straight; eh, it happens 11

February 18, 2018 9:00 AM Gerald Stanley due back in court to face charges he improperly stored 7 guns

Stanley set to answer 2 counts of improperly storing firearms in provincial court next month The legal troubles of Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer acquitted in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, are slated to carry over into provincial court next month. Stanley, 56, still faces two charges of improperly storing firearms on his Biggar, Sask.-area 8

February 18, 2018 5:35 AM Koe drops second straight game at Olympics after 8-6 loss to Swiss

Calgary skip gives up four in first end, tying with Switzerland for second in standings. GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Canadian curler Kevin Koe fell to 4-2 at the Winter Olympics on Sunday after an 8-6 loss to Switzerland. It was the Calgary skip’s second straight defeat in the tournament after a 5-2 loss to Sweden on Saturday. Benoit Schwarz, Switzerland’s 9

February 17, 2018 12:40 PM Canadian men’s curling team suffers first loss at Pyeongchang Olympics

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA—A series of rough ends proved costly as Canada’s men’s curling team suffered its first loss at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sweden’s Niklas Edin scored a deuce in both the fifth and sixth ends to defeat Kevin Koe 5-2 on Saturday. “If we played a better sixth end, we’d still be in control regardless of how he’s (Edin) playing 9

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot dead by police, did not point fake gun at officers

CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings. The boy, identified by the medical examiner as Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers 30

February 14, 2018 6:36 PM Team Canada has once in a lifetime opportunity for glory

'You never get it back,' says Sean Burke of shot at Olympic gold. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA–Playing for Canada at the 1992 Olympics was, for Sean Burke, an incomparable career highlight. Not that his 18 seasons in the NHL didn’t come with memorable moments and impressive achievements. Burke, the Toronto-raised goaltender, was nominated for a Vezina Trophy 8

February 14, 2018 4:03 PM Mardi Gras marred as shootings leave 3 dead, 5 injured across New Orleans

The first two shootings happened in the afternoon, when fights broke out near the traditional parade route. The third shooting began as people celebrated Tuesday night at a house party. NEW ORLEANS—A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded. The first two shootings happened 6

February 14, 2018 2:09 PM Koe and company wins opening draw of men’s curling at Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Calgary’s Kevin Koe led Canada to a 5-3 win over Italy on Wednesday in the first draw of the men’s curling tournament at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada scored a deuce in the eighth end to break a 2-2 tie but the Italians came right back with a double takeout to earn a single in the ninth. Holding hammer in the 10th, Koe earned 5