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August 13, 2018 1:55 AM A Rogers Cup roll ends at the feet of Rafa

He high-fived Tsitsipas right back Sunday, first beaming on the sidelines as the young Greek took his speechifying turn before an adoring audience, especially the flag-waving Hellenic contingent. “I had the week of my life. The support I got this week, I never received such a warm welcome from people during competition, so thank you for that.” Nadal 11

August 11, 2018 5:02 PM Billy Talent fans glad to show support after shootings with Danforth benefit concert

Jeewan Gill said he bought tickets for Saturday’s concert in Toronto — to support victims of last month’s mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown — as soon as they became available. “I’m a big fan of (Billy Talent), they always put together benefit concerts,” said Gill, 26. “It’s good to support people that need help because of the shooting.” The benefit 9

August 10, 2018 12:48 AM As wildfires merge into an almost 30,000 hectare blaze, wildfire officer says it will be some time before Telegraph Creek residents can return home

VANCOUVER—The wildfire that destroyed more than two dozen buildings in a northern British Columbia town has merged with another fire and, as of Thursday afternoon, was estimated to be almost 30,000 hectares in size. It’s “definitely a very real and ongoing threat,” said Kevin Skrepnek, the chief information officer for B.C. Wildfire Service. The entire 12

August 9, 2018 5:10 PM Pence outlines plans to have new U.S. Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON—Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfils U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to ensure America’s dominance in space — a domain 11

August 9, 2018 4:46 PM Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction

Persky’s sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient. The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn’t address it. Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn’t support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim 9

August 9, 2018 4:25 PM Premier Doug Ford opposes ban on handgun sales in Toronto

Premier Doug Ford says he is against a council-requested ban on the sale of handguns and their ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries. “I wouldn’t support a ban on handguns,” Ford said Thursday. “There’s a lot of legal, responsible handgun owners.” Council made the request of the federal government, which controls gun sales, and the provincial government 9

August 8, 2018 8:16 PM Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

Pitt’s attorneys said the filing was utterly unnecessary and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” of the split. Jolie Pitt’s filing also said she wanted to have the couple’s marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were. Pitt’s 11

August 8, 2018 5:28 PM Some vets forced to wait months for case manager, records show

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino was warned in May that nearly 300 veterans had been waiting months for a case manager to help them gain access to support services. The warning, contained in internal documents obtained by the Citizen, was delivered as Fantino prepared to defend millions of dollars in Veterans Affairs Canada budget cuts. Veterans 23

August 7, 2018 2:14 PM Canada beats switzerland 10-0 in round-robin Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON—Playing on Canadian ice for the first time since 1996 in what’s now called the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Team Canada made it a memorable and lopsided homecoming at Rogers Place on Monday, opening with a 10-0 win over Team Switzerland. Canada, the defending champion and gold medallist in 21 of the 27 previous editions of the annual best-on-best under- 12

August 6, 2018 3:05 PM Brazil party picks presidential backup option for jailed leader Lula

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Workers’ Party announced Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who leads in national polls, is barred from running in the October election. Party chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said that Haddad will be the vice-presidential candidate pending 12