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June 24, 2017 2:32 AM Leafs use first pick on Swedish defenceman Liljegren

Liljegren looking forward to joining young Leafs CHICAGO — Moments after the Toronto Maple Leafs made him the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft on Friday, Swedish defenceman Timothy Liljegren was already being tested on his new team’s illustrious history with some of his countrymen. With a grin, Liljegren mentioned former Leafs captain Mats Sundin 7

June 24, 2017 12:48 AM Black off-duty St. Louis police officer shot by white officer

ST. LOUIS -- A black St. Louis police officer, who was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects, was shot by a white officer who did not recognize him, police said. A white officer who had just arrived on the scene of a suspected crime Wednesday night saw the off-duty black officer 5

June 24, 2017 12:13 AM Footing the bill: Yukon willing to swap free trip for human toes

Tourism Yukon has started a strange (but they insist, very real) search for donated human toes. The macabre contest comes after a brown, mummified toe served in a famous cocktail in Dawson City went missing. The toe was stolen last Saturday by a patron when the bartender wasn’t looking and mailed back Thursday with an apology note. The letter read: “I’m deeply 8

June 23, 2017 8:07 PM Tom Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill. National Defence said the sniper is a member of the ultra-secret Joint Task Force 2 unit deployed as part of Canada's mission against ISIS, and that his target was more 3.5 kilometres 13

June 23, 2017 3:03 PM Johnny Depp asks about assassinating the president

“I’m not insinuating anything,” he assured the crowd at Britain’s Glastonbury festival. “By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible.” Johnny Depp was Glastonbury Festival’s inaugural guest at its new Cineramageddon drive-in movie theater in Britain Thursday night, and he certainly gave the place a memorable launch. While introducing 7

June 23, 2017 11:29 AM Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination Add to ..

Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president. Depp, 54, was speaking to a crowd on Thursday evening as he introduced a screening of his 2004 film “The Libertine” at the music and performing arts festival 7

June 23, 2017 3:33 AM Bulls’ loss Raptors’ gain on NBA draft night

Raptors pick Indiana’s OG Anunoby, a “P.J. Tucker clone” coming off knee surgery, at No. 23 after Chicago ships nemesis Jimmy Butler out of the conference to Timberwolves. The best thing that happened for the Raptors in the NBA draft might have been that the Chicago Bulls took a step back. On a night that was far more fizzle than flash, the Raptors stuck 6

June 22, 2017 11:45 PM 'A hell of a shot': Sniper record latest example of deadly Canadian marksmanship

Joint Task Force 2 member hit ISIS militant at a distance of 3,453 metres, military confirms A Canadian sniper working alongside Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS successfully struck a member of the militant group from a distance of 3,540 metres, Canada's military confirmed Thursday. The sniper is a member of the elite Joint Task Force 2 special 16

June 22, 2017 10:57 PM Canadian Special Operations sniper shoots Daesh fighter from 3.5 kilometres away

A Canadian Special Operations sniper shot a Daesh, also known as ISIS, fighter from 3.5 kilometres away in Iraq, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. The shot, according to the report, happened within the last month. In a statement following publication of the Globe and Mail article, the Canadian Special Operations Command confirmed that one of its soldiers 8

June 22, 2017 10:25 PM Crime afoot? Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail goes missing

The bad news: a severed toe used as a garnish in a famous cocktail served in a Yukon bar has gone missing. The Sourtoe Cocktail has been served at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City since 1973, after a captain found a severed digit in an abandoned cabin. Thousands of bar-goers have since touched the toe to their lips while tossing back a shot of whiskey