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April 24, 2018 5:14 PM Canadian rugby sevens star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter

The 30-year-old Moonlight leaves as Canada’s all-time caps leader in sevens. A longtime captain and co-captain of the sevens squad, Moonlight is a physical specimen with a seemingly bottomless gas tank. Whether he had the ball in hand or was hunting down an opponent who had it, the six-foot-one, 226-pound Moonlight left a mark. “He would do anything 9

April 24, 2018 4:18 PM One thing: Adrian Stimson’s Old Sun reframes history at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Siksika artist’s installation amid the standard icons of Canadian art sheds new light on both, writes Murray Whyte. They took the spotlight, while Stimson’s history was relegated to the dark. The fixture, recovered from Old Sun Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, shatters a long-held barrier between official history and not, imposing itself 12

April 24, 2018 11:14 AM Cambridge researcher downplays his work amid Facebook data harvesting

Aleksandr Kogan tells U.K. parliamentary committee his dataset wouldn't aid microtargeting A researcher at the centre of a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of nearly 100 million Facebook users said on Tuesday that the work he did was not useful for micro-targeted advertisements. Aleksandr Kogan, who worked for the University of Cambridge 15

April 23, 2018 10:29 PM Johns Hopkins performs world’s first penile transplant

In the latest breakthrough for the Hopkins reconstructive team, nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons transplanted a deceased donor’s entire penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall on a wounded soldier over the course of 14 hours. “It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the soldier said in a statement 13

April 23, 2018 6:49 PM Man who snatched gunman’s AR-15 at Waffle House says ‘it was life or death’

The 29-year-old Nashville resident found himself wrestling with the suspect after four people had already been fatally shot at a Waffle House bustling with patrons early Sunday. “I looked back and I saw a person lying on the ground right at the entrance of the door, then I jumped and slid ... I went behind a push door — a swivel door,” Shaw said. “He shot through 12

April 23, 2018 3:44 PM Presidential photo: George H.W. Bush poses with son, Laura Bush, Clintons, Obamas, Melania Trump

The special moment between the former presidents, first ladies and current first lady was captured at the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday. HOUSTON—Photos that a family spokesperson tweeted capture special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral. Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other 13

April 22, 2018 3:37 PM Deaths of 4 people in Timmins part of a 'tragic, violent' event, police say

Investigators say suspect may be 'linked' to victims found in burned car Investigators believe that the deaths of four people discovered inside a badly burned vehicle in a remote area near Timmins, Ont., were part of a "tragic, violent" event, but believe the incident is "isolated," police said Sunday. Timmins police found the remains on Friday afternoon 12

April 21, 2018 4:38 PM BP granted approval to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast

Project has been strongly opposed by Mi'kmaq communities BP Canada has been given the green light to start drilling off Nova Scotia's coast. On Saturday, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) granted approval for the company to begin drilling one deepwater exploration well about 300 kilometres offshore. BP has applied to drill a total 8

April 20, 2018 6:00 PM Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this spring. Andrew Leach, the architect of Alberta's climate change plan and an economics professor at the university

April 20, 2018 3:53 PM Hundreds of mourners line up to pay final respects to former first lady Barbara Bush

Bush’s body will lie in repose from noon to midnight Friday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. The former first lady died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. HOUSTON — A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday 5