Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released a day earlier, but gave no details on his whereabouts. Abdallah Bilhaq, a spokesman for the Tobruk-based Libyan House of Representatives, said "the amnesty law had to be issued" to help move on from the chaos that has engulfed the country in recent years.
Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does — or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member. It was a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Comey last week of undue pressure from Trump, which drew an angry response from the president on Friday that Comey was lying. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in for sharp questioning by senators on the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday.
Brian Quesnel, 28, of The Nation, Ont., is one of three men suspected to have played a role in the death of 34-year-old Joseph Simonds, Ontario Provincial Police said in a media release Saturday night. Shortly before 4 a.m. on June 4, emergency crews responded to a report of a shooting at home on Franklin Street in Orillia, which is approximately 140 kilometres north of Toronto. Simonds was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, OPP said.
All crew aboard four storm-battered vessels that had been racing across the Atlantic Ocean are safe, the Halifax-based joint rescue co-ordination centre said Saturday. Maj. Rhonda Stevens said the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 picked up a British sailor from a disabled yacht and is en route to Halifax, and two Dutch sailors rescued from another vessel in the mid-Atlantic are on a tanker headed towards the Bahamas. Stevens said sailors braved up to 10 metre swells in damaged boats, one of which saw its mast collapse.
When Ghaiyath and Nagham Alsouki first arrived in Canada, they had no idea that in less than a year's time, they would be extending their hands to help even newer newcomers. "[When] I came here, I didn't know much," Gaiyath Alsouki told CBC Toronto. Sam Jisri, executive director of SAV Canada, says opening a centre like this one has been a "dream" of his for a long time.
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed by police in northern Quebec early Saturday morning after a series of stabbings that left three people dead and two injured, Quebec's police watchdog said. The independent investigations unit said its information suggests the suspect broke into three homes in the remote village of Akulivik during the night and stabbed five people, including a child around 10 years old who is among the fatalities. In a statement, the investigations unit said police intercepted the man as he was preparing to enter a fourth residence while armed with a knife.
French President Emmanuel Macron's party was on course Sunday to win a crushing parliamentary majority that will clear a path for his promised program of far-reaching reforms, according to projections from the first round of legislative elections marked by widespread voter apathy and another black eye for traditional parties that monopolized power for decades. Pollsters' projected that as many as one-third of votes went to Macron's camp in the first stage of the two-part election — putting his candidates comfortably ahead of all opponents going into the decisive second round of voting next Sunday for the 577 seats in the lower-house National Assembly. Pollsters estimated that 400 seats or more could end up in the hands of the Macron camp — and that the opposition in parliament would be fragmented as well as small.
Canada's Keean White had back-to-back clear rounds in the RBC Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows but was not fast enough in the jump off to steal a victory from Mexico's Patricio Pasquel.
It's part of the The IGNITE! Festival for emerging artists in Calgary this week. Director Erin Watson told The Homestretch she got the idea when she and her co-creator were frustrated with the dating field.
A tweeted photo of a pole fire on Ainslie Street could be part of the problem affecting hundreds of customers in St. James. In Harbourview South, a tree fell on a power line, affecting about 1,130 customers. Friday's storm wreaked havoc in western Manitoba. About 4,600 customers in Ninette, Killarney, Baldur, Lena, Neelin, Pilot Mound and Cartwright were affected.
Seleta Grant-James has the audience in the palm of her hands. The faith-based academy, run by community volunteers, was started three years ago by Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, who believes education should be accessible and have the power to transform. At the East Preston Empowerment Academy, students can learn new skills, finish high school or receive Red Seal certification in a trade, at no cost.
A mixed-use redevelopment plan that could radically alter the urban landscape at the former site of the Montreal Children's Hospital is one step closer to becoming a reality. The city's executive committee gave the go-ahead for the contentious $400-million project, which includes six towers of residential and social housing, at the corner of René-Lévesque Boulevard and Atwater Avenue. The move comes following a public consultation process where many voiced their concerns about the height of towers, and whether or not it would attract families to the downtown core.
The Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-"Hamilton" hangover. The leading musical Tony nominees on Sunday are "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" with 12 nominations, "Dear Evan Hansen" with nine and "Hello, Dolly!" with 10. Last year, all eyes were on how many statuettes "Hamilton" would capture.
Farmers and fishermen displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria want to return home, saying it will help ease chronic food shortages for the remote region's starving millions. Subsistence agriculture is a lifeline in the northeast but the eight-year Islamist insurgency has devastated activities, causing a desperate lack of food and sky-high prices. Many farmers and fishermen have either been killed or fled to camps for the displaced, where they are dependent on food aid, or to live with friends and distant relatives.
Hamilton author Gary Barwin has won the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. The acclaimed novel was also a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize last year. "Yiddish for Pirates" is set in the years around 1492, and tells the story of a boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew where he meets a polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion.
The aroma is so extraordinary it's like "a punch in your mouth" says Luqi Wu, one of several Chinese businessmen standing in a cellar in southwestern Spain surrounded by thousands of hanging ham legs. The world's top pork consumer, China has started getting a serious taste for Spain's world-famous "jamon" which is sold there as a luxury product and is getting one over on its French and Italian competitors. "At the beginning, customers were just looking for elegant products because they're rich," says Wu, a sales manager at Jiarui Fine Foods, a Chinese company that specialises in importing luxury gastronomy products.
From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright. "Unpacking the Archive" is the product of painstaking research from thousands of documents that lay dormant in the personal archive of Wright, that most famous and revered of US architects, 150 years after his birth. Opening at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday and running until October 1, it offers a new glimpse into Wright, five years after the institution, together with Columbia University, acquired the legend's archives.
On a sunny afternoon, a group of young adults from all over Toronto gathered together at a small farm in Lawrence Heights, harvested fresh produce and cooked traditional Filipino food.
When it comes to ensuring the Cole Harbour Sobeys store is as accessible as possible for employees and customers, general manager Paul Keinick looks to his twin boys for inspiration. Keinick developed a manual for his peers at other stores so they can feel more comfortable hiring people with disabilities.