Police are searching for two suspects after a food delivery person was allegedly stabbed and had his chicken wings stolen. Shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to reports of a stabbing at Jane St. and Heathrow Dr., in the area of Jane and Wilson. They found a man with non-life-threatening injuries, police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante said.
February 17, 2019 03:45 UTC
A Vancouver area couple has been injured in an acid attack while on vacation in Vietnam, according to a close friend of the pair. couple, who are both aged 26, were headed to a Lunar New Year's family gathering when two men attacked the pair. Tran said the men attacked Vo with a knife and threw acid at both of them. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that Canadian Consular officials are in contact with local authorities in Vietnam, gathering information on a Canadian citizen who was injured there. Global Affairs hasn't named the Canadian individual who was injured, but Tran said Nguyen is a Canadian citizen and Vo is a permanent resident.
February 17, 2019 03:33 UTC
GLENDALE, ARIZ.—The Arizona Coyotes sure know how to ruin a good party. The Coyotes rode second-period goals from Alex Galchenyuk and Josh Archibald to a 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night, spoiling Auston Matthews’ return home. ( Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES )Matthews had been billed the hometown hero, even honoured pre-game by the Coyotes in-game host. But Matthews and the rest of the Leafs were held off the scoresheet after piling up 27 goals in their previous six games. Up next: The Leafs hang around Arizona for a couple of days before heading to St. Louis for the road-trip wrap-up game Tuesday night.
February 17, 2019 03:12 UTC
VANCOUVER—Just two days after resigning as Minister of Veterans Affairs, Jody Wilson-Raybould was still keeping up with plans to visit with veterans. On Thursday, Wilson-Raybould visited the George Derby Centre, a senior care centre located in Burnaby, B.C., to help distribute Valentine’s Day cards made by students. Wilson-Raybould visited a senior care centre in Burnaby where she met with veterans and heard their stories. Article Continued BelowCook estimated that Wilson-Raybould spent close to two-and-a-half hours speaking with “every veteran in the room,” which he estimated to be approximately 40 in total. He thanked Wilson-Raybould for her visit on Twitter.
February 17, 2019 03:11 UTC
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The league announced its plans for the Basketball Africa League on Saturday. This marks the first time the NBA has been involved with the operation of a league outside of North America. “Through the Basketball Africa League, we can provide the many great clubs and players with the best possible environment to compete for the highest stakes.” The NBA says more details about the new league will be released in the coming months.
February 17, 2019 02:37 UTC
"We've reached out to the Empire cast member's attorney to request a follow-up interview." Smollett's attorneys later Saturday issued a statement saying the actor would continue to co-operate with police, but felt "victimized" by reports that he might have been involved in the attack. An apartment that was searched by Chicago police in connection with the Smollett investigation is seen on Thursday. Watch: Jussie Smollett performs after alleged attackEmpire actor says he's not fully healed, but will be. Producers of the Fox television drama have supported Smollett, saying his character on Empire, James Lyon, was not being written off the show.
February 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
SYDNEY, N.S.—The list of surreal moments keeps getting longer for Nunavut vice skip Jennifer Blaney at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Nunavut vice-skip Jennifer Blaney, who throws fourth rocks, directs the sweep as they play Quebec at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. Nunavut won 4-3 and recorded their first victory in the main draw of the event. Article Continued BelowNunavut is making its fourth Scotties appearance overall and second in the main draw. Chislett went 0-3 in the 2017 qualifier and import skip Amie Shackleton was 0-8 in the main draw last year.
February 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett has “shifted” due to information received from two brothers arrested in the case then released, and police want to interview the “Empire” actor again. This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo shows an apartment that was searched by police in connection with an investigation of an attack on actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago. ( Chicago Sun-Times via AP / Nader Issa ) In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. ___ See AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case: https://www.apnews.com/JussieSmollett
February 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has “shifted” due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, and attorneys for the “Empire” actor blasted reports alleging he played a role in his own attack. Chicago police had arrested, then released the two Nigerian brothers without charges late Friday and said they were no longer suspects in the attack. Police said they combed surveillance video in the heavily-monitored downtown Chicago area but were unable to find any footage of the attack. Smollett turned over redacted phone records that police said were not sufficient for a criminal investigation. ——See AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case: https://www.apnews.com/JussieSmollett
February 17, 2019 01:59 UTC
Extensive damage to the inside of the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, located on Robinson Street in the North End, was discovered by patrolling Bear Clan members Friday night. "It's really, really bad," said Bear Clan leader James Favel, who has toured the building and seen the damage firsthand. "The centre at this point is a total loss. Favel says there are also holes in the walls throughout the centre and both the kitchen and main floor have been completely damaged. 'It's heartbreaking'Norman Lagimodiere, current president of the Winnipeg Indian Metis Centre's board, says disputes between board members and financial issues forced the centre's closure.
February 17, 2019 01:52 UTC
BUTTERWORTH: The engineers involved in the construction of steel frames for a building in Prai, where an accident killed three workers and injured another three, have been served with a breach of construction notice by the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP). This is in addition to the stop-work order issued to the contractor under Section 70(9)(b) of the Drainage and Building Act 1974 immediately after the accident on Friday.
February 17, 2019 01:18 UTC
Heather Nauert, U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to be the next American ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, said in a statement that "the past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration." Nauert rose to the upper echelons of the department's hierarchy after Trump fired Tillerson in March 2018 and Mike Pompeo replaced him. Before coming to the State Department, Nauert was a breaking news anchor on Fox & Friends. The State Department said Trump would announce a nominee for the UN position "soon."
February 17, 2019 01:05 UTC
Players like forwards Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton or defenceman Sami Niku would almost certainly be in the discussion. “Nobody wants to get moved, especially when you have such a good team here,” Roslovic, 22, said. “You get set on being here and being a part of this team,” Appleton said. Roslovic, bumped up to the second line with Nik Ehlers out, has seven goals, 16 points, in 57 games this season. Appleton (three goals, 10 points, in 32 games) has been part of a very effective fourth line.
February 17, 2019 00:33 UTC
SAN DIEGO — Gene Littler, whose fluid swing carried him to 29 victories on the PGA Tour and a U.S. Open title at Oakland Hills, has died. “It was a pleasure to watch Gene Littler hit a golf ball. A month after winning the San Diego Open, he turned pro and finished one shot behind Ed Furgol in the U.S. Open at Baltusrol. His most productive year was in 1959 when Littler won five times, was runner-up three times and finished No. Curt Littler said his father had “an amazing sense of humour,” which he often displayed as he reached his 60s and 70s, and someone would ask if he was Gene Littler.
February 17, 2019 00:33 UTC
Look at the Calgary Flames’ four-game road trip one way, and it looks like they went on a skid where they lost three games before hanging on for dear life and beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Saturday afternoon. “We didn’t love our trip, to be honest with you,” said Flames head coach Bill Peters. It’s nice to be rewarded for a lot of the hard work I’ve been putting in.”This was also a strange road trip for some of the Flames’ biggest stars. “Yeah, I didn’t like the hit — I didn’t think (Czarnik) touched the puck,” Bennett said. “Anytime I see one of my teammates getting hit like that I think there needs to be a response, and sometimes it’s necessary.”ROUGH WEEKIt has been a bad road trip for the Flames’ faces.
February 17, 2019 00:30 UTC