Man is first to stand trial under Hong Kong’s security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A man accused of driving a motorcycle into police officers while carrying a Hong Kong protest flag became on Wednesday the first person to stand trial under the national security law implemented last year as China’s central government tightened control over the city. Tong Ying-kit was arrested on July 1, 2020, […]

Former baseball reporter writes about alleged rape by MLB player

Article content Almost two decades later, a former sports reporter has alleged she was raped by a Major League Baseball player in 2002. In a New York Times op-ed published on Sunday, Kat O’Brien wrote the alleged attack occurred when she was a 22-year-old junior reporter in Texas for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewing the […]

WARMINGTON: Controversial homeless encampment cleared peacefully

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto & GTA Author of the article: Joe Warmington Publishing date: Jun 22, 2021  •  2 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  6 Comments Workers take apart a homeless encampment at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on June 22, 2021. Photo by Ernest Doroszuk /Toronto Sun Article content The stage was initially […]

Pistons win No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA Draft; Raptors to select fourth

The Detroit Pistons did a lot of losing this season, finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA and the franchise’s worst record in nearly 30 years. It paid off. The Pistons won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, grabbing the No. 1 pick in the July 29 draft and presumably the chance to […]

Texas teacher charged with spring break sex assaults

Article content A former high school teacher in Texas has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student during spring break. Katrina Maxwell, who used to teach at C.E. King High School in Houston, was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 17 years of age. According to court records obtained […]

MANDEL: The farce of a Paul Bernardo parole hearing

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto & GTA Author of the article: Michele Mandel Publishing date: Jun 22, 2021  •  6 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  5 Comments School girl killer Paul Bernardo was denied parole on June 22, 2021. Photo by Pam Davies sketch /Toronto Sun Article content It began with the most understated opening […]

Air India tragedy, 36 years later: ‘What has not been acknowledged is the grief’

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Author of the article: Liz Braun Publishing date: Jun 22, 2021  •  11 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation A memorial to the victims of the bombing of Air India flight 182 was unveiled during a moving ceremony in Vancouver’s Stanley Park in July 2007. Photo by Postmedia […]

LILLEY: Opposition leaders’ talk of coalition a gift to Ford

Breadcrumb Trail Links Ontario Columnists Author of the article: Brian Lilley NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. Photo by FILES /Postmedia Article content I’m not sure they meant to do it, but Ontario’s three opposition parties have handed Doug Ford’s PC Party a massive gift. In their haste to ensure the public knows they want to replace […]

Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm amplifies military propaganda and other material that breaches the company’s own policies in Myanmar following the country’s military coup in February, a new report by the rights group Global Witness has found. A month after the military seized power in Myanmar and imprisoned elected leaders, Facebook’s algorithms were still prompting users to […]