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Man wanted for murder and decapitation should be extradited, judge rules

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — A man wanted for a grisly murder and decapitation in the United States over 15 years ago should be extradited, a Toronto judge ruled Wednesday. But 36-year-old Kai Guo-Huang , who maintains his...
  • New: 42 min ago

Georgia gun law allows firearms in churches, bars, government buildings

TheStar.com (Richard Simon - Los Angeles Times) — In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places — including bars, churches and government buildings — following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill...
  • New: 48 min ago

Making sense of Canada’s middle-class distress debate: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — In a weird way, the debate over Canada’s middle class is like medieval angelology. Then, theologians would argue over how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. Today, the...
  • New: 51 min ago

The Dish: Chicken pad Thai from Thai Express

TheStar.com (Megan Ogilvie - Health Reporter) — Dish: Chicken pad Thai Restaurant: Thai Express Location: More than 200 in Canada Price: $7.88 The emails began to arrive in March. Why — oh, why — some of you wanted to...
  • New: 1 hr 2 min ago

One person airlifted to hospital after Milton collision

TheStar.com (Leslie Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — One person was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Wednesday afternoon after a school bus and a vehicle collided in Milton. Halton police got the call at 3 p.m. that a school bus and a...
  • New: 1 hr 42 min ago

Men’s gold medal game big winner for Toronto pubs

TheStar.com (Lisa Wright - Business Reporter) — Toronto pubs claimed a major victory from the Canadian men’s Olympic gold medal hockey game, which drove up food and liquor sales in bars and restaurants by a whopping 877 per cent on Feb....
  • New: 1 hr 55 min ago

Mayor Rob Ford rips travel expenses of politicians, city staff

TheStar.com (Paul Moloney - City Hall Bureau reporter) — Toronto city councillors who receive funding from outside groups for trips abroad should provide financial details, council’s executive committee is recommending. Mayor Rob Ford ...
  • New: 2 hr 41 min ago

Canada sending hundreds of monitors to Ukraine presidential election

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will send up to 500 people to monitor Ukraine's presidential election next month. He says the Canadian delegation will include up to 338...
  • New: 2 hr 55 min ago

India election: politicians run ‘clone’ candidates to trick voters

TheStar.com (Rama Lakshmi - The Washington Post) — NEWSA, INDIA—Lakhan Sahu, a rice farmer, is running for a seat in India’s parliament. But on a recent afternoon, just days before the election, he was napping bare-chested outside...
  • New: 3 hr 21 min ago

Toronto councillors reject a 12.9 per cent pay hike for themselves

TheStar.com (Paul Moloney - City Hall Bureau reporter) — As expected, Toronto council’s executive committee has rejected double-digit pay increases for councillors and the mayor. A consultants’ report suggested councillors salaries go to...
  • New: 3 hr 29 min ago

McDonald’s Canada suspends use of temporary foreign workers

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — VICTORIA—McDonald’s Canada is putting its temporary foreign workers program on hold while a third party conducts an audit on its use of the plan. Stung by recent criticism of its...
  • New: 4 hr 5 min ago

Mississauga mansion goes on auction block — again

TheStar.com (Susan Pigg - Business Reporter) — It’s 18,000-square feet of French-inspired grandeur that just can’t seem to sell. A Mississauga mansion at 2290 Saxony Ct. that supposedly sold last January for $6.2 million...
  • New: 4 hr 28 min ago

Paramedics respond to ‘medical call’ at Stephen Harper’s house

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—The RCMP is confirming that paramedics were called to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s residence Saturday night amidst media reports that an 18-year-old woman was severely...
  • New: 4 hr 56 min ago

Railways ordered by federal government to stop using older tank cars

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — The federal government is pulling 5,000 older tank cars off the rails immediately as it adopts the major rail safety recommendations of the Transportation Safety Board. Transport Minister Lisa...
  • New: 5 hr 19 min ago

Ontario NDP would hike corporate taxes to pay for transit

TheStar.com (Richard J. Brennan - Provincial Politics) — NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says a New Democrat government would hike corporate income taxes to help pay for transit and introduce a guaranteed travel time for commuters in the Greater Toronto and...
  • New: 6 hr 52 min ago

Rival Palestinian factions agree to form interim unity government

TheStar.com (Ibrahim Barzak - The Associated Press) — Rivals Hamas and Fatah made a new attempt Wednesday to overcome the Palestinians’ political split, saying they would seek to form an interim unity government within five weeks, followed by...
  • New: 7 hr 18 min ago

Food crusader Mark Brand challenges Canadians to eat on a tight budget

TheStar.com (Jennifer Bain - Food, Recipes) — I’ve been waiting for Canada’s answer to Jamie Oliver to emerge — a chef entrepreneur with popular restaurants, great food, onscreen charisma, a social conscience and a...
  • New: 8 hr ago

Bruce Arthur’s online chat: Live at 2 p.m.

TheStar.com (Star staff) — Mobile users can click here to join in on sports columnist Bruce Arthur’s debut online chat. Get your questions in now so we can hit the ground running at 2 p.m. Click here to read...
  • New: 8 hr 21 min ago

Google Street View goes back in time

TheStar.com (Raju Mudhar - Tech Reporter) — Want proof of Toronto’s remarkable development boom? Beginning Wednesday, the Street View feature of Google Maps lets users go back in time, to view previous images of places from the...
  • New: 8 hr 29 min ago
Blog Articles

Game #21 Preview: Blue Jays vs. Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (jays182) — Coming off their game of threes last night, the Blue Jays look to continue their winning ways against Baltimore "ace" Chris Tillman . The Anaheim native has been dominant this year allowing...
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Caption contest time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Give us your best caption for this photo. Mine? "We left Macaulay Culkin home alone again?"
  • New: 5 hr 6 min ago

More on last night's win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A game that was so boring for so long, became a lot of fun in the end. Stop me if you've heard this one, R.A. Dickey was terrific for 5 innings. He only allowed 2 hits and no walks through 5...
  • New: 6 hr 1 min ago

Is Brett Cecil's Curveball Still Improving?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Nick Ashbourne) — Brett Cecil has yet to give up a run in 2014 and his filthy curveball has played a huge role. When the Blue Jays selected Brett Cecil with the 38 th overall selection of the 2007 draft it...
  • New: 8 hr 18 min ago

The Story of Gabby, Casey, Whitey & Ricky

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates did the exact opposite of what they did Monday night by posting a .250 winning percentage in their four games on Tuesday. All three losses were of the one-run variety and all three...
  • 17 hr 54 min ago

Quick Recap: Late Offense is Better Than No Offense at All

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Orioles 3 Blue Jays 9 I'm busy with other stuff, but here is a spot to talk about the game. Has there ever been a game where the teams combined for 12 runs all on 3 run homers before? Glad...
  • 19 hr 12 min ago

Blue Jays claim Darin Mastroianni

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays claimed Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Minnesota Twins . To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Jays have DFAed Kenny Wilson. Mastroianni has been optioned to...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Review OOTP Baseball 15

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I've had a review copy of OOTP 15 for a little while now. I've held off on doing a review because I had a few problems with the graphics on the Beta copy they first sent out. Now I have the...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Game #20 Preview: Blue Jays vs. Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (jays182) — After an off-day on Monday, the Blue Jays welcome Buck Showalter and his Baltimore Orioles to the Rogers Centre for a three-game midweek series. R.A. Dickey goes up against Mexican right...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Orioles at Jays - Series Thread

Batter's Box (Gerry) — This week is AL east week for the Jays, Baltimore for three followed by the Red Sox. The Jays and Orioles take up from where they left off nine days ago when the Jays won the series 2-1. In that...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Can the Jays Rotation Handle Left-Handed Batters?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Nick Ashbourne) — The Jays starters are off to a good start in 2014, but do they have a fatal flaw? Just a hair away from 20 games into the season, it's easy to feel like we know something about the 2014 Blue...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Guido Can't Stop Dunedin

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates posted a .750 winning percentage in their four games Monday night. Two of the three wins were decided in extras and the lone loss was of the one-run variety. Pawtucket 5...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Is the bullpen overworked?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A lot has been made of how overworked the Blue Jays bullpen is, especially after a couple of blowups in the past week. Aaron Loup had a bad time of it yesterday, and all I had in my twitter...
  • 2 days ago

Easter Sunday

Batter's Box (tercet) — Today all of the Jays affiliates had the day off for Easter Sunday!
  • 2 days ago

Rare bad outing from Aaron Loup, Jays lose to Indians

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 4 Indians 6 Man, I hated that. The big moment of the game turned out to be when Aaron Loup came in. 1 on, no outs. Brandon Morrow fought through 5 innings. Morrow wasn't good...
  • 3 days ago
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Cleveland Rocks (If You're The Jays) Easter Weekend April 19, 2014 Links

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Damaso's Burnt Shirt) — The 10-8 Jays go for the sweep against the Indians today. A win would make them one game better than last year's crapfest of an April. Meanwhile here are some links for your Sunday reading while...
  • 3 days ago
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Tuiasosopo Saves the Day

Batter's Box (Gerry) — After a sweep on Friday the four minor league teams lost on Saturday. The only win was from Buffalo who split a doubleheader. Matt Tuiasosopo hit a two run home run for the win. Chad Jenkins...
  • 3 days ago
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Another great start for Mark Buehrle, Jays shutout Indians

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 5 Indians 0 This was such a pleasant change from last year. Last year our defense would give the other team free hits, free runs and generally boot away games. Today, the Indians...
  • 4 days ago
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Game #18 Preview: Blue Jays @ Indians

SBN: Bluebird Banter (jays182) — The Blue Jays look to guarantee a series win this afternoon in Cleveland as Mark Buehrle toes the rubber against Corey Kluber of the Indians . The 28-year-old right hander put together a...
  • 4 days ago
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We needed that. Jays beat Indians

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 3 Indians 2 When that ball was hit so hard down the first base line, I thought we lost. Thank you so much Edwin. Scariest bottom of the ninth ever. Sergio Santos back in, after...
  • 4 days ago
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