Gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday. Violence has been rising in Cancun and Quintana Roo as a whole amid reports of the Jalisco New Generation cartel moving into the area and fighting local gangs for control. Last month federal authorities reported that 774 people had been killed in the state last year, more than double the 359 killings recorded in 2017. Also in January, gunmen shot and killed seven people at a house in Cancun, an incident that authorities attributed to a dispute between street-level drug dealers. State police said at the time that a suspected gang leader linked to the Jalisco gang was believed to be behind the attack.
February 17, 2019 00:11 UTC
His teammates were happy Matthews got his chance this weekend to do what they get to do every home game. The key, according to both Matthews and Leafs coach Mike Babcock, has been his skating. “I feel like I’m skating a lot better this year, getting up and down the ice, utilizing my body,” said Matthews. “His engine is getting better and better,” Babcock said. “He's really skating and the more he skates, the more he has the puck and it goes in.”
February 17, 2019 00:00 UTC
- Authorities say multiple people are dead after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a hostage situation and a subsequent police shooting. Clinton city spokesman Mark Jones confirms fatalities occurred but wouldn’t provide any other details, referring all questions to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. Investigators say two small children who had been inside were released before the hostage situation came to an end. Johnny Poulos says the MBI took over the case because the shooting involved police. He could not provide any information on what led to the shooting.
February 16, 2019 23:51 UTC
NAPLES, Fla. — Ken Tanigawa had six back-nine birdies in a 5-under 66 for a share of the Chubb Classic lead Saturday with Glen Day and Stephen Ames. “I never felt all that comfortable early on and it kind of showed,” Tanigawa said. I made a nice putt on 10 to make a birdie and just tried to stay patient and plug away. “I hit it better than I did yesterday and got in a rhythm early and I putted well,” Sutherland said. Jay Haas also was 8 under, shooting a 70 a day after the 65-year-old player bettered his age with a 64.
February 16, 2019 23:28 UTC
LAS VEGAS — American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas’ airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area. Airline spokesman Josh Freed said Flight 671 from Dallas landed safely Saturday at Nellis Air Force Base, which is on the outskirts of metro Last Vegas and about 13 miles (21 kilometres) northeast of McCarran International Airport. Freed says he didn’t immediately have details about the weather-related circumstances and said the jetliner was expected to depart Nellis soon to make the short hop to McCarran. He says the jet was an Airbus A321 and had 194 people on board, including six crew members.
February 16, 2019 23:18 UTC
NEW YORK — A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective. Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman. Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout in the Queens robbery that led to the death of Detective Brian Simonsen on Tuesday. Simonsen was hit by crossfire as he and six other officers fired 42 shots at robbery suspect Christopher Ransom. Ransom was arraigned Friday by video from his hospital bed on murder, manslaughter and other charges.
February 16, 2019 23:15 UTC
PROGRESSO, Argentina — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. “My town shut down on Jan. 21 and remains shut down to this day.”Sala was the best-known figure from Progreso, a town of several thousand inhabitants in Argentina’s Santa Fe province, and was adored by many. He had been known since childhood here as “Emi.”A post-mortem found that Sala died from injuries to his head and torso when his plane crashed in the channel. Among those in attendance at Saturday’s funeral were Cardiff City’s manager Neil Warnock and his Nantes teammate Nicolas Pallois. “He is my player, he’s signed for me,” Warnock said of Sala, adding that he’d met with striker’s family.
February 16, 2019 23:03 UTC
A series of sinkholes in the Seawatch neighbourhood led the District of Sechelt to order the evacuation on Friday and declare a local state of emergency. 14 homes are affected by the evacuation order in the Seawatch neighbourhood in Sechelt. It's possible legal recourse is the only hope the residents have, but it's a long expensive journey to find justice in the courts for a case like this. If an omission was made when making a deal, that could be an avenue for legal action. "They can always, if they choose, take whatever actions they feel they need to do," said Sechelt mayor Darnelda Siegers.
February 16, 2019 22:52 UTC
Area businesses welcome development to the ‘underused’ Toronto waterfront. Area businesses welcome development to the ‘underused’ Toronto waterfront. Area businesses welcome development to the ‘underused’ Toronto waterfront amid reports of Sidewalk Lab’s contentious plans to develop the city’s Port Lands. Area businesses welcome development to the ‘underused’ Toronto waterfront. Waterfront Toronto, created by federal, provincial and city governments to oversee the renewal of the city’s waterfront, defines the Port Lands as: Keating Channel/Don River and Lake Shore Blvd.
February 16, 2019 22:41 UTC
Blue Jays pitcher and Burlington resident John Axford said it was a dream to pitch in front of family and friends in 2018. Axford hopes to become a mentor in the young Jays clubhouse. The Jays team he returned to Saturday is significantly younger than the one he left. “He’s going to battle for a job but, if he pitches like he did last year, he’s going to be fine and he’s going to help the young kids, too,” Montoyo said. As willing as he is to help out his teammates, Axford also hopes to push them.
February 16, 2019 22:41 UTC
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border. The acting secretary of defence says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project. Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him in Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Friday. Shanahan said he would be working out the details starting Sunday, emphasizing that his mission is to support the border security needs of the Department of Homeland Security. His declaration instantly transformed a contentious policy fight into a foundational dispute over the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution.
February 16, 2019 22:41 UTC
The home team exploded with early third-period goals by Nikita Kucherov, on a power-play, and Yanni Gourde. Tyler Johnson, who’d had a goal disallowed, made it 3-0 with 3:14 left. The Canadiens had hung in for 40 scoreless minutes. And Brett Kulak, of all people, opened the scoring 13 minutes into the second period. Tampa Bay challenged for Jesperi Kotkaniemi being Offside on zone entry and got the goal nullified.
February 16, 2019 22:31 UTC
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Officials are searching the wreck of a heavily damaged building in Trois-Rivieres, Que., to ensure nobody is trapped inside. Fire department spokesman Dany Cloutier says there are unconfirmed reports that a person might have been inside the commercial building when the roof caved in just after 1 p.m. today. Cloutier says a canine search-and-rescue team has been called in to help search for any possible victims. The incident occurred less than 24 hours after the roof of a grocery store partially collapsed in the Quebec City suburb of Levis.
February 16, 2019 22:30 UTC
The list of surreal moments keeps getting longer for Nunavut vice-skip Jennifer Blaney at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Helping Nunavut win its first-ever main draw game at the national women's curling championship — a 4-3 win over Quebec's Gabrielle Lavoie — took things to another level. Nunavut is making its fourth Scotties appearance overall and second in the main draw. The unpopular relegation format was scrapped last year, giving every province and territory a spot in the main draw of the 16-team competition. Chislett went 0-3 in the 2017 qualifier and import skip Amie Shackleton was 0-8 in the main draw last year.
February 16, 2019 22:28 UTC
The union wants smaller class sizes, more counsellors and full-time nurses, and a 12 per cent raise over three years. But union president Keith Brown said the teachers will strike unless the district dramatically changes its spending approach. “We will strike for our students, we will strike for education justice, we will strike for racial justice,” Brown said at a news conference Saturday. Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles, staged a six-day strike last month. That walkout ended when teachers settled on a 6 per cent raise and promises of smaller class sizes and the addition of more nurses and counsellors.
February 16, 2019 22:11 UTC