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January 11, 2019 5:06 PM Texas police find body of infant who was reported abducted

SAN ANTONIO - A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body. The body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home, according to a police affidavit. Police Chief William McManus told reporters Thursday, before the discovery 21

January 11, 2019 3:37 AM The Latest: Local Texas GOP reject ousting Muslim vice chair

Republicans in one of Texas’ most populous counties are scheduled to decide whether to remove a Muslim doctor as a party vice chairman amid infighting over some members’ claims about his beliefs. A precinct chairman in Tarrant County has led the call to oust Shahid Shafi, a surgeon and City Council member in suburban Fort Worth. Top Republicans have condemned 23

January 10, 2019 8:40 PM Maryland attorney general: Hotline for clergy abuse victims

BALTIMORE - Maryland’s attorney general has set up a hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a school or place of worship. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the creation of the new hotline in a statement Thursday. Unlike other U.S. states that have announced probes into clergy sex abuse, Frosh’s office has only publicly called 17

January 6, 2019 6:58 PM Michael Hutchinson will make third straight start in goal for Maple Leafs

With Garret Sparks still in concussion protocol, it looks like the Leafs will call up Kasimir Kaskisuo to serve as the backup against Nashville. Sparks was on the ice for practice Sunday, but he did not take part in any drills. It appears he has been cleared for sport-specific activities (skating). He will have to advance to no-contact and contact practice 25

December 29, 2018 12:50 AM Auston Matthews, Mike Bossy and the joy of flex

The day Matthews began getting free sticks as a top prospect “was a big sigh of relief for them, for sure.” Matthews now uses a Bauer model that’s far lighter and whippier than anything available in Bossy’s era. “My go-to shot back then was the snap shot,” Bossy said. “Whereas today it looks like they’re using a hybrid of what I’d call an old-time wrister 30

December 25, 2018 4:49 PM Queen’s annual Christmas message calls for unity as Royal Family celebrates in country estate

SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND—The Queen and other members of the Royal Family received cheers from a Christmas crowd when they arrived for a church service Tuesday on the grounds of one of the monarch’s country estates. A chauffeured limousine delivered the 92-year-old monarch to St. Mary Magdalene Church, while younger royals walked from the Queen’s grand country 23

December 17, 2018 3:00 PM First World War soldiers come to vivid life in They Shall Not Grow Old, screening on Monday across Toronto

But the Oscar-winning director (The Lord of the Rings) opens the film with traditional black-and-white footage depicting the prelude to the global conflict that ended a century ago. As the war escalates, Jackson propels the viewer directly into the battle. The first unforgettable scene pulls in close — in colour and in 3D — on a young soldier, with exploding 34

December 9, 2018 2:11 PM City of Kelowna takes steps to preserve 147-year-old log house

KELOWNA, B.C.—The city of Kelowna, B.C., is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area’s first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Fleming House from the elements. The city’s 49

December 7, 2018 8:20 PM Leafs’ Nylander and Kapanen unhurt in minor car accident

Toronto Maple Leafs forwards William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen were involved in a minor car accident near the club’s training facility in Etobicoke on Friday. “Confirming that William and Kasperi were involved in a minor collision near our practice facility this afternoon. There were no injuries,” the team’s director of media relations, Steve Keogh 30

November 30, 2018 7:56 PM Leafs’ Marner graduates with honours from ‘primary’ school

The depth of the Leafs’ lineup — even in the absence of restricted free-agent William Nylander, and during Auston Matthews’ absence with a shoulder injury — goes a long way. The Leafs have four lines built on speed, skill and puck control, allowing Marner a bit more room to freelance than others. “We’re not three or four guys dangerous; we’re three and four lines 30