SEATTLE — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. The 84-year-old basketball great was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. Celtics coach Brad Stevens was relieved to hear that Russell was OK.“Yeah, that was obviously scary news and happy to hear that he’s doing better and he’s been released from the hospital,” Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. “He’s the ultimate basketball winner.
May 19, 2018 19:42 UTC
The 12th annual Maritime Tattoo Festival began Saturday at noon, welcoming 130 artists from across North America. ( Silas Brown / For StarMetro ) Tyler Mansey is a Toronto-based tattoo artist at the festival for a third time. ( Silas Brown / For StarMetro ) Allen Reynolds set up an escape room at the festival. ( Silas Brown / For StarMetro )The festival has grown since its humble beginnings, when 30 artists set up in an 8,000 square foot room. Tyler Mansey is a Toronto-based tattoo artist who is in Halifax for his third festival.
May 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
Police are looking for video and witnesses to help find a suspect accused of attacking a woman in Abbotsford, B.C. The woman was walking southbound on Pauline Street at 5 p.m. when she heard a man yelling. A statement said he made sexual remarks to her and tried to pull her, but the woman broke free and got away. Police say a woman was walking when a man made sexual remarks towards her and grabbed her by the shoulders on Friday. "As the sexual assault took place in a busy area of downtown Abbotsford, we are asking that anyone who observed the suspect or the incident to come forward," the statement said.
May 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
But Greek political leaders briefed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the Macedonian proposal outright and the Greek government itself, in a response to Zaev’s remarks, was evasive about the particular name proposal. He also said that with the new name proposal “we make a complete distinction with the Macedonia region in Greece”. In Athens, premier Tsipras briefed Greece’s president and opposition leaders. Some opposition leaders called the proposal a provocation on Macedonia’s part. Zaev did not have an easy time with his country’s opposition leaders, either.
May 19, 2018 19:34 UTC
Marian Hossa is ready to say goodbye to hockey, telling Slovakian media outlet Novy Cas, "I will not play hockey anymore," in an interview published Saturday. Hossa has been battling a skin disorder and reaction to medications cost him the 2017-18 season for the Chicago Blackhawks. Marian Hossa is ready to say goodbye to hockey<br><br>Read more: <a href="https://t.co/F8lSGAMhAk">https://t.co/F8lSGAMhAk</a> <a href="https://t.co/n8epLlw59B">pic.twitter.com/n8epLlw59B</a> —@hockeynightHossa, 39, had a stellar career by any measure. He tallied 525 goals (35th all-time), 609 assists (82nd) and 1,134 points (54th) in 1,309 regular-season games (61st). He added 52 goals, 97 assists and 149 points in 205 playoff games.
May 19, 2018 19:30 UTC
Just hours after the nation’s latest school shooting, the debate began anew: Are American schools built in a way that makes them easy targets? The debate began after the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and gained more attention in the aftermath of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. “There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas,” Lt. Gov. That was the philosophy behind one school constructed just last year with floor-to-ceiling windows, Trump said. Still, Trump said, no amount of architectural planning or design will replace mental health treatment, emergency drills and training and the ability to identify potential school shooters ahead of time.
May 19, 2018 19:30 UTC
Authorities in Brandon say the danger that multiple fires burning in the city's downtown will spread to other buildings has likely passed. At least four buildings in Brandon's downtown caught fire Saturday in what the city's mayor said will "likely be one of the largest fires Brandon has ever seen." Around noon, crews began fighting flames billowing out of the Christie's Office Plus building at Seventh and Pacific Avenue in the southwestern Manitoba city. The city says the Christies building was completely destroyed, while the other buildings recieved "substantial damage." The company's website says they opened their doors in the southwestern Manitoba city in 1881.
May 19, 2018 19:24 UTC
CINCINNATI — Reds left-hander Amir Garrett and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez exchanged words after Baez struck out to end the seventh inning, sparking a bench-clearing incident that was quickly defused after a brief scuffle in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Baez appeared to take issue with Garrett’s slight celebration of the inning-ending strikeout. The two approached each other as Garrett walked off the field toward the first base dugout. The dugouts and bullpens all emptied and the teams converged in foul territory, but order was quickly restored and there were no ejections. The Reds were leading, 4-2.
May 19, 2018 19:18 UTC
With Wednesday marking the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this year, Muslims gathered at the Masjid-an-Noor mosque in St. John's for special Ramadan prayers Friday afternoon. Yusuf Ahmad says Ramadan can be tough on the stomach but gives him time to self-reflect and become a better person. (Sherry Vivian/CBC)Yusuf Ahmad said despite what others may think, he enjoys Ramadan and sees it as something to look forward to. (Sherry Vivian/CBC)Another misconception that young Moiz Ali has encountered with friends is the assumption that Ramadan is only about oneself and fasting. "So I feel sad for them, but I feel fortunate that I have food on the table every night."
May 19, 2018 19:18 UTC
The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. "I'm going to be straight up about it: I don't think we need to have beer and wine in the corner stores," Horwath said. Under their plan, up to 450 grocery stores will sell beer and cider, including 300 also selling wine, but the Liberals haven't supported expanding sales to other retail outlets. Liberal spokesperson Drew Davidson told CBC Toronto that Ford's wine and beer announcement is a distraction from the 407 ETR data scandal. Today, he wants these same stores to sell beer and wine but has no plan to safeguard against the casual sale to underage teens," Davidson said.
May 19, 2018 19:07 UTC
In honour of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, the Château Laurier hosted a royal wedding watch party that doubled as a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In a special ceremony, royal wedding watchers welcomed her with cheers and applause. The cake at the royal wedding watch party held at the Château Laurier on May 19, 2018. Sherry Sharpe watched the royal wedding at the Château Laurier on Saturday morning. A guest watches the royal wedding at the residence of the British High Commissioner on May 19, 2018.
May 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
HAVANA — The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local):3:40 p.m.Cuba’s transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday’s plane crash near Havana. Three Cuban women survived but are in critical condition at a hospital. The Cuban Council of Churches says 20 priests from an evangelical church are among the dead in the Havana plane crash. The plane crash Friday killed 107 people. Carlos Alberto Martinez is director of the Calixto Garcia Hospital in the Cuban capital, where the three Cuban women are being treated.
May 19, 2018 18:42 UTC
Days after raising doubts about his Chelsea future, Hazard netted from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute at Wembley Stadium after being brought down by Phil Jones. Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to win the FA Cup. The rapid collapse in the English Premier League made Conte's future look increasingly precarious. After lifting the Premier League trophy last season, Chelsea finished 30 points behind newly crowned champion Manchester City to finish fifth last week and out of the Champions League places. United did finish second in the Premier League, the club's highest finish since Alex Ferguson retired as a champion in 2013.
May 19, 2018 18:31 UTC
Collecting the FA Cup, after beating Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday, is looking like Antonio Conte’s final act with Chelsea. “This was to save our season,” Chelsea captain Gary Cahill said. “I don’t think (Chelsea) deserved to win,” said Mourinho, who won the League Cup and Europa League last year. Chelsea’s priority is finding a new striker, particularly if Hazard leaves, despite lacking the appeal of appearing in the Champions League. Instead, the trophy was presented by Jackie Wilkins, the widow of former Chelsea and United midfielder Ray Wilkins, who died last month at the age of 61.
May 19, 2018 18:20 UTC
So on Saturday, he made the 2½ hour drive from his home to the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Lacolle, Que. But far-right groups in Quebec have used the irregular crossing as a rallying issue in an attempt to grow their membership. The RCMP recently erected a semi-permanent structure at Roxham Road, where they process and screen asylum seekers. The duelling rallies prompted authorities to close the Lacolle border crossing for more than two hours on Saturday afternoon. About 20 people — many of them local residents — gathered to show their support for asylum seekers.
May 19, 2018 17:50 UTC