November 20th, 2014

Search Results for:

Parents of slain gay US student head to Russia to advocate tolerance for embattled community

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The parents of a gay U.S. college student tortured and murdered in 1998 are travelling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread. The centerpiece of their five-day trip is a gay film festival in St. Petersburg ... Read More »


Wigan owner makes controversial comment about Jewish people while defending under-fire coach

WIGAN, England – The owner of English club Wigan has made controversial comments about Jewish people while defending his decision to hire a coach who is under investigation for sending racist and anti-Semitic messages. Malky Mackay was hired as Wigan manager on Wednesday even though the English Football Association is looking into a dossier from ... Read More »


Hard-nosed play will be showcased at Mitchell Bowl as Mounties visit Marauders

Fans of hard-nosed football will love this year’s Mitchell Bowl. The sixth-ranked Mount Allison Mounties and No. 3 Marauders will bring very similar styles to McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday for the Vanier Cup semifinal. Both teams have relied on smash-mouth defences and solid running games throughout the Canadian university football season and promise ... Read More »


Israeli mayor ignites uproar by barring Arab construction workers from jobs

JERUSALEM – The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country. The proposal was condemned as racist by Israeli leaders, but it reflected the tense mood ... Read More »


Former Toronto FC goalie Stefan Frei saviours comeback year in Seattle

After sitting almost two years in Toronto, Stefan Frei hasn’t missed a beat this season in Seattle. In fact, the 28-year-old goalkeeper didn’t miss a single minute during the MLS regular season, playing all 3,060 minutes of the Sounders’ 20-10-4 road to the Supporters Shield. He also saw action in the U.S. Open Cup and ... Read More »


Matthew Shepard’s parents head to Russia to advocate tolerance for embattled gay community

The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are travelling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread. The centerpiece of their five-day trip is a gay film festival in St. Petersburg at which ... Read More »


Police have journal, videos indicating Florida State shooter believed government targeted him

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said. Officers fatally shot Myron May, 31, during an exchange outside the library about 12:30 a.m. ... Read More »


Worst case scenario is off the table, but where are Ebola numbers going?

TORONTO – The Ebola apocalypse scenario is off the table. But where exactly is this epidemic going? Unfortunately no one is entirely sure. But those involved in charting the response feel certain that if the world eases up on efforts to quell the outbreak, the scenery won’t be pretty when the journey ends. Then again, ... Read More »


With 5th record hot month, NOAA says 2014 likely to be globe’s hottest year despite US cold

WASHINGTON – Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that last month was the hottest October on record worldwide. The 58.43 degrees Fahrenheit (14.74 Celsius) ... Read More »


Central Alberta man found not criminally responsible in father’s death

RED DEER, Alta. – A central Alberta man has been found not criminally responsible in the slaying of his father. Aaron Guilbault (GILL’-boh), who is 33, admitted to hitting his father Timothy in the back of the head with an aluminum baseball bat two years ago. The son was charged with second-degree murder, but his ... Read More »