Pre-teen hockey players across Canada could soon be banned from bodychecking. Delegates at Hockey Canada's annual general meeting in Charlottetown are expected to vote this weekend on whether to eliminate the practice for peewee players - mostly 11- to 12-year-olds - as has been done in Alberta, Nova Scotiaand Quebec.
Toronto Coun. Doug Ford says 'there is no truth' to allegations that he once dealt hashish. In an interview with CTV Toronto, Ford denied a Globe and Mail report in which 10 unnamed sources say he sold the drug for several years during the 1980s.
The family of a missing Ontario man who disappeared almost two weeks ago in Australia's Snowy Mountains region is urging search-and-rescue officials to not give up, using social media to relay their message.
NEW DELHI - About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in the country's east, killing at least 28 people and wounding 24 others, police said.
MANILA, Philippines - At least 14 Philippine marines and Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash in a new U.S.-backed offensive aimed at rescuing six foreign and Filipino hostages and stopping the al-Qaida-linked gunmen from staging more kidnappings in the country's south, a military commander said Sunday.
VIENNA - Cross-dressers, half-naked revelers, a famed fashion designer, entertainment icons and a former U.S. president shared the spotlight in the Austrian capital for the Life Ball, a night of hedonistic revelry for a good cause - the funding of AIDS research.
LONDON - Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to play for the Stanley Cup.
Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute Saturday to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe's biggest tournament.
Matt Kuchar made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole to regain the lead near the end of a long Saturday at Colonial, and led four players by a stroke after three rounds. Kuchar had a 1-under 69 that included some near misses and a nice par save at No. 17 to get to 11-under 199.
J.J. Hardy and Danny Valencia each drove in two runs as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5. It was the second win in a row for the Orioles (27-22) over the Blue Jays (20-29) and assured them of at least a split in the four-game series that ends Sunday.
The game of hockey will soon change for peewee-level players across the country after a vote by Hockey Canada on Saturday that banned bodychecking. Hockey Canada's board of directors overwhelmingly voted to eliminate bodychecking for peewee players at its annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Saturday, with only the Saskatchewan Hockey Association voting against.
The Los Angeles Kings received some good news on Saturday when Jarret Stoll returned to practice for the first time since he took a hit from San Jose's Raffi Torres on May 14. Torres was suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the second-round series for the Game 1 check to Stoll's head.
OTTAWA - Importers of popular electronics such as big-screen TVs and MP3 players are ramping up their fight against federal tariff changes, accusing the government of misleading them by offering tariff breaks that it planned to claw back later.
SAN FRANCISCO - Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
TORONTO - Multi-tasking on the couch has gone mainstream, according to a report by Microsoft on consumer behaviours, which estimates that half of Canadians regularly have an internet-connected device handy while watching TV.