An overnight blaze gutted a large mansion in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood. More from the scene of the mansion fire in #Shaughnessy @VanFireRescue #vanRE @CityofVancouver pic.twitter.com/Nm71snG1rV — @gpsmendozaFlames were tearing through the roof of the house when crews first arrived. "It's quite a nice home ... and unfortunately another vacant home in our city that's gone up in flames." (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)Vacant house hazardsSome neighbours told CBC News the house had been vacant for several years. "These vacant homes are becoming more and more of a challenge, not only for the community but for our firefighters," he said.
October 22, 2017 14:37 UTC
Two people are in serious condition after two separate collisions in Vaughan and Scarborough. A male pedestrian is in critical condition after becoming hit by a vehicle near Jane St. and Major MacKenzie Dr. around 10 p.m., said York Regional police. Paramedics said they rushed the victim to a local trauma centre in life-threatening condition. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene, police said. Another pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was struck by a car in Scarborough Sunday morning.
October 22, 2017 14:37 UTC
Just 57 seconds into the game, the Pittsburgh captain was penalized for cross-checking Tampa's Yanni Gourde. After the game, Crosby said "it was a bad call" but didn't wait until the conclusion of Saturday night's affair to let referee Garrett Rank know about it. On the ensuing power play, Nikita Kucherov scored and Crosby's first visit out of the sin bin was to let Rank know what he thought about the call. The Penguins' captain refused to leave Rank alone, getting into his face on multiple occasions before the ref had enough and directed Crosby to the penalty box to serve a 10-minutes misconduct. It was all downhill from there for the Penguins and Crosby accepted blame for the shift in momentum which ultimately decided the outcome of the game.
October 22, 2017 14:26 UTC
BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from Daesh, also known as ISIS, on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. With Daesh in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian government have been in a race to secure parts of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province along the border with Iraq. The U.S.-led coalition confirmed the SDF had retaken the oil field. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pro-government forces retreated from the area around Al-Omar field after coming under heavy fire from Daesh. The SDF said government forces are three kilometres away from the fields.
October 22, 2017 14:15 UTC
World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari led Guangzhou Evergrande to a seventh successive Chinese Super League title on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Guizhou Zhicheng at Tianhe Stadium. With closest challenger Shanghai SIPG losing 2-1 at home to Guangzhou R&F, Evergrande is now nine points clear at the top of the 16-team league with two games remaining. Scolari, appointed in 2015, announced earlier this month that he will leave China when his contract expires on Nov. 30. The Brazilian has led Guangzhou to three domestic titles as well as the Asian Champions League in 2015. Scolari led Brazil to its last World Cup title in 2002.
October 22, 2017 14:15 UTC
Discriminated against in life, they were forgotten by their community in death, buried in unmarked graves in the back of the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Georgia. For generations, segregation kept black and white Gainesville separate and unequal in life and death. The cemetery was segregated until the mid-1960s, and the unmarked graves are believed to date from between the 1870s to the 1950s. Stuart Higganbotham, pastor of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, who went to the cemetery with Brooks after hearing about the unmarked graves. “In a powerful way, they become alive to us again.”——Alta Vista Cemetery: http://www.gainesville.org/alta-vista-cemetery——Errin Haines Whack is a member of The Associated Press’ Race and Ethnicity Team.
October 22, 2017 14:04 UTC
“It was just out of the blue,” Larsen told The Canadian Press. Her husband, Roland, was out at a singing competition, but she told Strang he was expected home at 11 p.m.A few minutes before 11 p.m., Strang headed for the door. Officers found Lisa Strang dead on a basement sofa in the couple’s home in McLean, east of Regina. She describes John Strang as a controlling figure who didn’t want his wife to have much contact with her family. In 2004, Lisa Strang became finance director for the governing Saskatchewan Party.
October 22, 2017 14:02 UTC
Now a 51-year-old Halifax man is going to jail — and the judge is praising the courage of the young woman, who couldn’t get other managers to help her. The young woman, who is in her mid-20s, is still suffering from his abuse, the judge said. The judge noted the man often remarked on her appearance, and told her he’d like to have sex with her. The judge said the victim in the sex-assault case has suffered psychologically. The accused was a much older man, a supervisor at her workplace, who abused his position of authority,” Chisholm said.
October 22, 2017 13:52 UTC
TOKYO—Japan’s ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Less than a month ago, Prime Minister Abe called a snap election. “I think the results reflected the voters’ preference for a solid political foundation and their expectations for us to push polices forward and achieve results,” Abe told NHK. The lower house chooses the prime minister and is the more powerful of the two chambers of parliament. Abe’s party and its nationalist supporters have advocated constitutional revisions for years.
October 22, 2017 13:51 UTC
GIRARD, Ohio — An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state. Authorities say 31-year-old Girard police officer Justin Leo was shot just after 10 p.m. Saturday as he and another officer stood at front door of a home where the suspect opened fire. A radio call for an “officer down” included an officer telling a dispatcher there was a man with several firearms who had been drinking all day. He said he heard a gunshot from inside the house and then watched as the other officer fired several rounds into the home. Girard Mayor James Melfi told WFMJ-TV that Leo’s parents were at the hospital when the officer died.
October 22, 2017 13:50 UTC
Third-seeded Karolina Pliskova cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over fifth-seeded Venus Williams at the WTA Finals on Sunday. Pliskova broke the Williams serve again in the sixth and eighth games to secure the first set. "I definitely was playing better in the second set but she just seemed to have all the answers," Williams said. Pliskova, making her second consecutive appearance in the WTA Finals, is now 1-0 in round-robin action in the White Group. Muguruza broke serve on five of seven chances, while Ostapenko took advantage of three of eight opportunities.
October 22, 2017 13:42 UTC
BERLIN — Cologne and Werder Bremen played out a goalless draw that left both sides still searching for their first win after nine rounds of the Bundesliga on Sunday. The Peruvian forward, one of Cologne’s outstanding performers in the previous loss to Stuttgart, was unable to play against his former club. PENALTY POINTSalomon Kalou missed a penalty then scored another for Hertha Berlin to salvage a 1-1 draw at Freiburg. SCHMIDT’S FIVE DRAWSFelix Uduokhai scored in injury time to earn Wolfsburg a 1-1 draw against visiting Hoffenheim. It was the fifth consecutive draw for Wolfsburg in Martin Schmidt’s fifth game in charge, a feat only previously achieved by Joerg Berger, who started at Cologne with five draws in 1991.
October 22, 2017 13:40 UTC
BERLIN — Several thousand people have marched past Berlin’s Reichstag building to protest “hate and racism in parliament” as newly elected lawmakers from the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party prepare to take their seats. The new parliament holds its first session Tuesday. Its 709 lawmakers include 92 from Alternative for Germany, or AfD, which won 12.6 per cent of the vote in last month’s election. The party is entering the national parliament for the first time. Sunday’s demonstration saw protesters march from the capital’s Brandenburg Gate past the domed Reichstag building, home to the national parliament.
October 22, 2017 13:30 UTC
The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday it captured the Al-Omar field in a “swift and wide military operation.” It said some militants have taken cover in oil company houses nearby, where clashes are underway. The U.S.-led coalition confirmed the SDF had retaken the oil field. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pro-government forces retreated from the area around Al-Omar field after coming under heavy fire from ISIL. ISIL captured Al-Omar in 2014, when the group swept across large areas in Syria and neighbouring Iraq. The government lost the al-Omar field to other insurgents in 2013.
October 22, 2017 13:30 UTC
Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. Navalny was arrested on Sept. 29 as he planned to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod for a rally that had been given official permission. But a court sentenced him for calling another rally, an unauthorized protest in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin's hometown. Navalny, who plans to run for president against Putin in next March's election, has repeatedly served jail terms connected to rallies. After his release Sunday, Navalny said on social media that he hopes to attend an evening demonstration in the southern city of Astrakhan.
October 22, 2017 13:18 UTC