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Blackberry to end all internal hardware development in major strategic shift

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WATERLOO, ONT.—BlackBerry says it plans to end all internal hardware development — signalling a strategic shift for a company that built its reputation on innovative smartphone...
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Police kill unarmed black man in San Diego

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — EL CAJON, CALIF.—A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at...
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Brampton biased on bids for $500 million development deal, former commissioner testifies

TheStar.com (San Grewal - Urban Affairs Reporter, Peter Criscione - Brampton Guardian) — Brampton’s former commissioner of planning and development has testified that the city’s former top bureaucrat was biased in favour of former mayor Susan Fennell’s...
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Jermaine Carby’s family suing Peel police for $12 million

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter, Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — Two years after Jermaine Carby was fatally shot by police following a traffic stop in Brampton, his family has filed a $12-million lawsuit alleging racial profiling, claiming Peel Regional...
  • New: 3 hr 10 min ago

Whose game? The question has been asked and answered: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — So Wayne Gretzky is at the Hockey Hall of Fame with his son a few years ago, hat pulled low so nobody looks too closely, and they tour the place, all the shrines and relics. They get to the...
  • New: 9 hr 23 min ago

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dead at 93

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — JERUSALEM—Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93. He was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a stroke that led to bleeding in his brain and was on a...
  • New: 9 hr 37 min ago

Report sounds alarm on big TTC projects

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — A review of the TTC’s procurement policies is raising red flags about the transit agency’s ability to manage expensive capital projects, detailing billions of dollars in cost...
  • New: 9 hr 40 min ago

Blue Jays beat Orioles in opener of wild-card fight

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — Pinned to Aaron Sanchez’s locker inside the Blue Jays’ clubhouse is a picture of a lion. Apparently Kevin Pillar cut it out of a magazine. Maybe National Geographic , Marcus...
  • New: 10 hr 8 min ago

Donald Trump’s woeful debate likely to worsen problems with women

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON — How did Donald Trump’s performance at the first presidential debate hurt him with women? “How much time have you got?” said Katie Packer, a veteran...
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Convicted Toronto serial killer tells court he was framed

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — In a surreal moment in a Toronto court Tuesday, convicted serial killer Mark Moore read a letter claiming the 361 University Ave. courthouse had a “vendetta” against him and that...
  • 13 hr 19 min ago

Liberals approve controversial natural gas project on B.C. coast

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — RICHMOND, B.C.—The federal government has given conditional approval to the massive Pacific NorthWest LNG project planned for British Columbia’s northwest coast. Environment...
  • 13 hr 29 min ago

Scores of World Cup of Hockey, Jays fans invade downtown Toronto for pivotal series

TheStar.com (Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter) — For upwards of 70,000 sports fans taking to downtown Toronto this evening, “Canada’s team” is a subjective term. The Air Canada Centre will likely be filled to capacity...
  • 13 hr 36 min ago

Ryerson student union questions value of Canadian Federation of Students membership

TheStar.com (Peter Goffin - Staff Reporter) — Ryerson University’s student union says the national organization its members pay to advocate on their behalf no longer benefits them, but the organization’s bylaws make it too...
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

A white officer said she was shot by a black man — but her story didn’t add up

TheStar.com (Cleve R. Wootson Jr. - The Washington Post) — Just after midnight on Sept. 13, Officer Sherry Hall radioed for help. She had just been injured in a gun battle with a man in a cul-de-sac in Jackson, Ga. He was 250 pounds, she said,...
  • 15 hr 25 min ago

Federal government failed to assess privacy implications of security law, watchdog says

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — OTTAWA–Law-abiding Canadians are at risk of having their personal information scooped up by broad new powers granted to Canada’s security agencies, according to a new report. ...
  • 15 hr 27 min ago

Sex assault charges against former OPSEU spokesman dropped

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Twelve charges of sexual assault against the former spokesperson of one of Ontario’s largest public sector unions were withdrawn earlier this year after the man agreed to a 12-month...
  • 15 hr 31 min ago

Canada moves to regulate vaping products to help protect young people

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Liberal government says it plans to introduce legislation later this fall to regulate vaping. Health Canada says the move will balance the need to protect young people ...
  • 15 hr 33 min ago

Rise in girls’ suspensions at Toronto Catholic board sparks concern amid overall decline

TheStar.com (Andrea Gordon - Education Reporter) — Rhea Carlisle has grown up in an era when the phrase “mean girls” is part of the lexicon and anti-bullying discussions are part of school routine. The 16-year-old Toronto...
  • 15 hr 40 min ago

Baby born using ‘three parent’ genetic engineering

TheStar.com (Rachel Feltman - The Washington Post) — According to an exclusive report in New Scientist, a breakthrough birth occurred under the radar some five months ago. With the help of John Zhang from the New Hope Fertility Center in New...
  • 16 hr 51 min ago

Air Canada, WestJet face proposed class action lawsuit over baggage fees

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — CALGARY—Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart. The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines...
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Blog Articles

Morning Coffee – Wed, Sep 28

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors offseason was a success | Sullinger starting till further notice | The youngins' have an opportunity to shine Morning Coffee – Wed, Sep 28 originated on Raptors...
  • New: 2 hr 49 min ago

Get 50% off Nov. 3 Hoop Talks Live until 6 p.m. today

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Buy your ticket today and it's only $10. Get 50% off Nov. 3 Hoop Talks Live until 6 p.m. today originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 19 hr 20 min ago

Very Quietly, The Raptors Had Their Best Offseason Ever

Raptors Republic (Tim Chisholm) — The Toronto Raptors just had their best offseason since 2001, yet, unlike fifteen years ago, it was also their quietest offseason ever. Very Quietly, The Raptors Had Their Best Offseason Ever ...
  • 21 hr 37 min ago

10 Lessons We Learned From Raptors Media Day

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — A solid list to kick of the 2016-17 Raptors season. Yesterday was the official start to the Raptors ’ 2016-17 season, their 22nd in the NBA. The team is off in Vancouver now to start training...
  • 21 hr 55 min ago

The Best from Reddit’s Roast of The Toronto Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — I don’t browse NBA Reddit on a regular basis but searching for something tonight I stumbled upon what appears to be an offseason project by the Reddit folks in which they held an online roast ...
  • 23 hr 25 min ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sept 27 – Media Day, Carroll’s knee, power forward woes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — We have real news to discuss! Host William Lou invites Raptors HQ’s Harsh Dave to the podcast to discuss: Media day musings Chris Bosh’s health DeMarre Carroll’s bum knee What do...
  • 1 day ago

Morning Coffee – Tue, Sep 27

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — AND WE ARE BACK!!!!!!! Morning Coffee – Tue, Sep 27 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Media Day notes: Carroll not 100%, Wright close to shooting, Sullinger likely starter, and more

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Some quick hitters before we get into bigger stuff later in the week. Media Day notes: Carroll not 100%, Wright close to shooting, Sullinger likely starter, and more originated on Raptors...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

More from Media Day: Watch the Raptors scrums

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Everybody on the Raptors got a chance to talk. Here’s some of the footage. Everybody in Raptors World was aflutter this morning as the 2016-17 roster, plus coaches and other team officials,...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Raptors want to use their platform for positive change

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Raptors want to use their collective voice to inspire positive change. Raptors want to use their platform for positive change originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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VIDEO: Toronto Raptors 2016-17 Media Day

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Check out the media day interviews. It's finally here! VIDEO: Toronto Raptors 2016-17 Media Day originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

So, how’s DeMarre Carroll doing these days?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors’ biggest free agent signing in recent years is still working his way back. To say DeMarre Carroll ’s career as a Raptor has not gone according to plan is, well, we’re running out of...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Watch: Ujiri and Casey speak on Raptors Media Day

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors’ head honchos, on and off the court, weigh in at the start of the season. The 2016-17 NBA season has to start somewhere, and for the Raptors on September 26th, that day is today....
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

3 storylines to watch in training camp

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Here are your key battles over the next few weeks. 3 storylines to watch in training camp originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Bruno’s Latest Fashion Choice Includes Pablo Escobar And A Benz Key

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Is this the year Bruno Caboclo starts showing signs he can be a rotation player in the NBA? I don’t know. I’m not here to answer the impossible. I’m here to share a photo of Bruno in a Pablo...
  • 2 days ago

Talking Raptors Podcast with special guest Zarar Siddiqi

Raptors Republic (Barry Taylor) — Nick and Barry are back sit down with the man, the myth, the Raptors Republic Legend, Zarar Siddiqi. Talking Raptors Podcast with special guest Zarar Siddiqi originated on Raptors Republic:...
  • 2 days ago

Repost: Raptors Republic t-shirt design contest

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Help us design some RR swag. Repost: Raptors Republic t-shirt design contest originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Pre-camp weekend predictions thread

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Get your final thoughts out ahead of the start of training camp. Pre-camp weekend predictions thread originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

Raptors Announce Assistant Coaching Staff For 2016-17 Season

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Including some names you know, and a new one. In a press release, the Raptors officially announced on Friday they’ve hired Patrick Mutombo and Jim Sann as assistant coaches who will join ...
  • 4 days ago
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Raptors add Patrick Mutombo and Jim Sann to coaching staff, promote Jama Mahlalela

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Making one name official and revealing the other. Raptors add Patrick Mutombo and Jim Sann to coaching staff, promote Jama Mahlalela originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago