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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 8

April 24, 2018 12:40 PM Spring in the forecast this week in Toronto

Periods of rain, fog, and double-digit highs will make this week feel balmy. The frigid winter is slowly giving way to spring, if Environment Canada’s latest forecast is any indication. With double-digit highs, a good chance of rain, and above-zero overnight lows, it appears as though this year’s winter has hung up its hat for good. Tuesday is going 11

April 23, 2018 8:13 PM Liberals show their election hand by reaching left

Justin Trudeau is already casting next year’s vote as a two-way race, and that should have the Conservatives worried, Chantal Hébert writes. If the New Democrats had sought to rearrange the stars in an alignment more favourable to Trudeau, they could not have acted otherwise. If anything, the Conservative need for a split to the party’s left has become 11

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 10

April 23, 2018 12:50 PM What’s the odds-on favourite name for the newborn royal?

William Hill listed as many as 38 names that bettors can wager on. Arthur is the middle name for both William and Prince Charles. Bettors also like the connection to King Arthur, mythical leader of the knights of the Round Table. But Arthur isn’t high on the list for top names for baby boys among Canadians naming their newborns. On the website babycenter 11

April 23, 2018 1:31 AM Jake Guentzel’s playoff magic clinches series for Penguins

Guentzel scores four straight goals in win over Flyers as Penguins move on to second round “He has the ability to play his best when the stakes are the highest. We have a team that does that,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “They embrace adversity. They embrace the struggle. Our team doesn’t get rattled. They embrace the challenge.” Guentzel had the third 10

April 22, 2018 12:50 PM Gunman kills 3 in Waffle House shooting in Nashville, police say

Police are searching for the gunman, 29, who was wearing only black pants and a coat. NASHVILLE—Police in Nashville say three people are dead and four are injured after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the gunman was a white man with short hair who was wearing only black pants and a coat. A customer 10

April 22, 2018 2:20 AM World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Nabi Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. TOKYO—The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized 10

April 22, 2018 12:59 AM Toronto FC thumped by Houston Dynamo

Houston snaps winless streak at home with 5-1 victory as Toronto FC saves stars for CONCACAF Champions League final “For a lot of them, it’s little details, being a little less naive in some moments but I think some guys did all right. In the end, I think the game probably should’ve been seven or eight to four, so having said that, we had good moments 7

April 21, 2018 10:48 PM Actor Verne Troyer from Austin Powers films dies at 49

LOS ANGELES—Actor Verne Troyer from the Austin Powers movie franchise has died. A statement provided by Troyer’s spokesperson that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday. No cause or place of death was given, but the statement discusses depression and suicide, and Troyer had publicly discussed 10