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The ‘Ferguson effect’ is destroying Chicago
Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every 2¹/₂ hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities.
Jays' Michael Saunders voted into MLB All-Star Game
Canadian left-fielder Michael Saunders will be joining three of his Toronto Blue Jays teammates at next week's MLB All-Star Game in San Diego. The Victoria native won the last roster spot on the American League team with 17.7 million fan votes Friday.
2016 is getting a leap second
Already a leap year, 2016 will drag on a bit longer. International timekeepers are adding a leap second at year's end.
Britain lifts ban on women serving in frontline combat roles
Britain is lifting a ban on women serving in frontline combat roles in the army, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday. Until now British women have been able to serve as fighter pilots, sailors and submariners but not in infantry or armoured corp
Canadian man gored in Pamplona's running of the bulls
A Canadian man is listed in serious condition after he was gored in the famous running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. U.S. reports have said a Canadian man was gored in the scrotum, and the wound also injured the rectum.
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