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Chris Christie drops out as candidates get ready to 'hit next gear' in South Carolina

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careens into more conservative territory in South Carolina. 863 more words


Ottawa Senators' Dion Phaneuf 'moving forward' from time with Toronto Maple Leafs

DETROIT — In what would be his final game in Maple Leafs blue-and-white, Dion Phaneuf spent much of Saturday evening absorbing verbal barbs from Senators pugilist Chris Neil. 1,117 more words


Toronto police deputy chief Peter Sloly resigns after his controversial comments on policing

TORONTO — One of Toronto’s top police officers has announced his resignation just a few weeks after coming under fire for suggesting the force was in crisis, needed radical change and could cut hundreds of front line officers without sacrificing public safety. 102 more words


The dark-haired southern belle and the priest accused of raping and murdering her decades ago

Fifty-six years ago, a young schoolteacher went to church during the Holy Week and never came home.

The next day, a few of her possessions were found scattered along the road outside the local Sacred Heart Church, as Texas Monthly recounted. 1,291 more words


Defence grills cop over embarrassing slip: Box fell out of trailer with Tim Bosma's truck on way to forensics

HAMILTON, Ont. — As a trailer containing the pick-up truck of Tim Bosma, who had vanished when accompanying two men on a test drive of the truck he was selling online, was seized by police and being towed along a highway at rush hour to a police facility for forensic testing, the trailer’s back doors suddenly swung wide open, court heard Wednesday. 647 more words


When Harry met Friede: How an English soldier fell for a German girl in the wake of the Second World War

Belleville, Ont. — Harry Leslie Smith is pushing 93, and best known for being an angry old man with almost 65,000 followers on Twitter. His repeated criticisms of British Prime Minister David Cameron in The Guardian newspaper and his book, Harry’s Last Stand, (part memoir, part lament and part exhortation to save the welfare state from the perceived clutches of austerity), have established him as the nonagenarian darling of the left in U.K. 820 more words


Concordia University executive hired to slash budget makes off with $235,000 in severance after 90 days on job

Concordia University gave a $235,000 severance payout to an executive hired last year to help deal with budget cuts. Sonia Trudel had been on the job for 90 days when she left the university. 207 more words