Canada

Former Raptors player Jonas Valanciunas hopeful he’ll get a ring

Jonas Valanciunas is putting his trust in former teammate Kyle Lowry. The longtime Raptors forward, who was shipped to Memphis at the NBA trade deadline this past season, hasn’t received official notice from Toronto on whether he’ll receive an NBA championship ring. Story continues below But Lowry has Valanciunas hopeful. “Kyle texted me ‘What’s your […]

Tech

13 new trailers you should watch this week

Netflix announced this week that a number of its fall films will have exclusive theatrical runs before they start streaming. This isn’t the first time Netflix has debuted its films in theaters — a few hit theaters first last year, too — but this year’s theatrical slate is much larger and seems to indicate something […]

Tech

Border agents are checking entrants’ Facebook and Twitter profiles — but we still don’t know how closely

Earlier this week, incoming Harvard freshman Ismail B. Ajjawi found himself blocked from entering the US. Ajjawi, a Palestinian resident of Lebanon, had landed in Boston before the start of classes. But The Harvard Crimson reported that after hours of questioning, US Customs and Border Protection agents revoked his visa. Ajjawi said a CBP agent […]

Canada

Man dead after shooting in Brampton industrial area

Peel Regional Police say a man is dead after a shooting in an industrial area in Brampton early Saturday. Police said officers received a call shortly before 5 a.m. for reports of a shooting in the area of Rutherford Road South and Steeles Avenue East. Officers found a man who had been shot on Hale […]

Canada

Group trying to land CFL franchise in Halifax submits business plan to city

A partner in the business group trying to land a CFL franchise and stadium in Halifax says the group’s long-awaited business plan is now in the hands of the municipality. Anthony LeBlanc, of Schooners Sports and Entertainment, confirmed a “voluminous” package of information was submitted to Halifax’s chief administrative officer after business hours Friday. Story […]

Global

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators defy ban on march

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong police have used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse crowds as tens of thousands marched in the city, defying a ban. Demonstrators lit fires, threw petrol bombs at riot police and attacked the parliament building. An event to mark five years since Beijing […]