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Germanwings crash exposes history of denial on risk of pilot suicide

TheStar.com (NICHOLAS KULISH, NICOLA CLARK - New York Times) — DUESSELDORF, GERMANY—When Andreas Lubitz sent an email in 2009 seeking reinstatement to Lufthansa’s flight-training program after a months-long absence, he appended what in...
  • New: 2 hr 26 min ago

Islamic State video purports to show killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — CAIRO—A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group’s Libyan...
  • New: 2 hr 50 min ago

Probes highlight dark past of France’s far-right National Front

TheStar.com (Elaine Ganley - The Associated Press) — PARIS—The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and...
  • New: 3 hr 12 min ago

Shrinking airline seats and the voyage of the crammed

TheStar.com (Paul Hunter - Feature reporter) — In search of greater revenues, airlines are once again testing their passengers’ tolerance for discomfort. A week’s worth of headlines show a declining respect for the economy...
  • New: 4 hr 30 min ago

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinking

TheStar.com (Frances D’Emilio - The Associated Press) — ROME—A boat crowded with migrants capsized in the sea north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise into the hundreds, Italy’s...
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Remains in mass graves found in Iraq likely from Speicher massacre

TheStar.com (Erin Cunningham - The Washington Post) — TIKRIT, IRAQ—Saddam Hussein’s former palace complex here is seemingly idyllic, its gardens lined with lush palm trees and bursts of bougainvillea. But at the heart of the verdant...
  • 14 hr 25 min ago

Bird flu detected at second Ontario farm

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Avian influenza has been detected at a second farm in southwestern Ontario, prompting food safety officials to place it in quarantine. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says...
  • 14 hr 40 min ago

Maple Leafs miss out on instant salvation in McDavid: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — McDammit. With a side of sighs. The stars did not align — and neither did the balls — for the Toronto Maple Leafs . This was to be expected, given that the Leafs, for all their...
  • 15 hr 21 min ago

Durham Region secondary teachers on strike, schools will be closed Monday

TheStar.com (Lauren Pelley - Staff Reporter) — Durham Region secondary school teachers will officially be on strike as of Monday and all Durham District School Board secondary schools will be closed until further notice. The board made the...
  • 16 hr 31 min ago

Edmonton Oilers win NHL draft lottery

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery Saturday night for the right to pick first and the opportunity to choose Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid , a franchise-type player likened to...
  • 17 hr 14 min ago

The major players in the Yemen conflict

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — Ali Abdullah Saleh Saleh’s three-decade rule ended with the Arab Spring protests, but unlike other toppled autocrats, he was given immunity in a Gulf-brokered deal that was supported by...
  • 17 hr 33 min ago

Anchored in hope: How Toronto is learning from Cleveland’s return to prosperity

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth reporter) — If you’ve ever imagined a worst-case scenario for Toronto, it probably looks something like this: a burst housing bubble, massive job losses, crumbling roads, rapid economic decline and...
  • 17 hr 34 min ago

Judge orders 10-year-old girl be vaccinated for measles against mom’s wishes

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — The mother had plenty of arguments as to why her 10-year-old daughter should not receive the measles vaccine — ranging from “most diseases today are very rare” to...
  • 18 hr 18 min ago

Raptors still have chance if they stop taking it misstep by misstep: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The playoff decorations were dazzling, again. There was NBA commissioner Adam Silver! There was Kentucky coach and friend of Drake John Calipari! (“You guys are doing great,” he...
  • 18 hr 43 min ago

Justin Trudeau - The good, the bad and the ugly: Hepburn

TheStar.com (Bob Hepburn - Politics) — With exactly six months to go before the federal election, Justin Trudeau is facing a rising chorus of complaints about his leadership of the Liberal party. Importantly, many of the complaints...
  • 19 hr 30 min ago

Toronto has a two-tiered education system

TheStar.com (Sachin Maharaj - Freelance Opinion writer) — The fundraising gap that exists between schools in affluent and poor neighbourhoods in Toronto has many people concerned that we are allowing large disparities to exist in our public education...
  • 19 hr 30 min ago

Yemen’s skaters at a time of war

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — When Faisal Yahya Alwazir was 16 and living with his older brother and parents in Sanaa’s picturesque historic district, life seemed pretty easy. Longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh had...
  • 19 hr 36 min ago

Vaughan deputy mayor lashes out at ethics report

TheStar.com (Noor Javed - News reporter) — Vaughan’s deputy mayor Michael Di Biase says he “strongly disagrees with the allegations and conclusions” in an integrity commissioner report that found he breached code of...
  • 19 hr 37 min ago

Waterloo region kids involved in child porn investigation

TheStar.com (Lauren Pelley - Staff Reporter) — Cellphones. iPads. Nintendo DS systems. They’re just a few of the tools police say elementary school children, some as young as 12 and 13, were using to allegedly take and distribute nude...
  • 19 hr 42 min ago

Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits game-winning walkoff homer against Braves

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — Considering how their first homestand of the season was going and how they have struggled in one-run games, Josh Donaldson’s 10th-inning, walkoff blast Saturday afternoon brought the Blue...
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Blog Articles

Game 1: Raptors in a Train Wreck

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — The Raptors played as poorly as possible in Game 1, and positives are tough to come by. The post Game 1: Raptors in a Train Wreck appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog...
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Breaking it Down: Lowry’s gambling, Pierce has “it” at the four

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Kyle Lowry’s wild decision making and Paul Pierce at the four really hurt the Raptors in Game 1. I came into the piece with the intention of writing about the Raptors’ rebounding woes,...
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Raptors drop entirely winnable Game 1 to Wizards

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — 19 offensive rebounds surrendered. 20 second chance points given up. 43.9 percent true shooting. Zero James Johnson. One frustrating loss. The post Raptors drop entirely winnable Game 1 to...
  • New: 4 hr 30 min ago

Morning Coffee – Sun, Apr 19

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Paul Pierce has kicked the Raptors butt for the 8th playoff game in a row and we can't seem to do anything about it. The post Morning Coffee – Sun, Apr 19 appeared first on Raptors...
  • New: 6 hr 20 min ago

Game Notes: Wizards Steal Hang On For Overtime Win In Game 1

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Here are notes, quotes and observations from Toronto’s loss to Washington in Game 1: With the loss, Toronto is now 1-7 all-time in Game 1’s. Yikes. John Calipari was sitting Drake’s courtside...
  • 20 hr 20 min ago

Dwane Casey Explains Why James Johnson Didn’t Play In Game 1

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Dwane Casey explains why James Johnson didn't play in Game 1. The post Dwane Casey Explains Why James Johnson Didn’t Play In Game 1 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 20 hr 36 min ago

Game 1 Reaction Podcast: Wizards Horrible But Raptors Worse

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Matt Shantz joins me to discuss what the hell we just saw in Game 1, as the Raptors got beat and beaten up by the Wizards. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is...
  • 20 hr 50 min ago

Dwane Casey: James Johnson is a “Matchup Player”

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Tell me how this makes sense. The post Dwane Casey: James Johnson is a “Matchup Player” appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 21 hr 4 min ago

Raptors-Wizards Game 1 Recap: Toronto Falls In Overtime 93-86

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — A late comeback falls short in overtime. The crowd gathered outside Jurassic Park early Saturday morning for Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards. Inside the Air Canada Centre, the fans sang the national...
  • 21 hr 54 min ago

Quick Reaction – Game 1: Washington 93, Toronto 86 (OT)

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors drop Game 1 to the Wizards after getting out-rebounded, out-hustled, and out-coached. Washington Wizards 93 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Toronto Raptors Tyler Hansbrough, PF 13 MIN...
  • 21 hr 59 min ago

Tyler Hansbrough Starts Game 1

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Amir Johnson remains on the bench and Tyler Hansbrough starts Game 1. Assuming Johnson is fully healthy, Dwane Casey is opting to ride Tyler Hansbrough’s run of form. The post Tyler...
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Audio: Dwane Casey Pre-Game Media Scrum

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Dwane Casey chatted with the media about DeMar DeRozan being more ready for Game 1 this year, how Toronto has changed their defensive schemes a couple of times this season and what Lou Williams...
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News & Notes: Game 1

Raptors Republic (Kiyan Sobhani) — Last-minute tweets and news heading into tip-off The post News & Notes: Game 1 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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GAME DAY: Wizards @ Raptors, Game 1

Raptors Republic (Garrett Hinchey) — It begins. The post GAME DAY: Wizards @ Raptors, Game 1 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Raptors vs. Wizards. Game 1.

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — After 82 long games, Toronto and the ACC kick off the NBA Playoffs this afternoon. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards | PointAfter After a long wait, and tons of jockeying in the final...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Morning Coffee – Sat, Apr 18

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Toronto Sun at it again | Washington confident | DeRozan wins POTM | Series Build-Up | Game 1 Today The post Morning Coffee – Sat, Apr 18 appeared first on Raptors...
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DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — A well-deserved bit of recognition for DeMar DeRozan, who has enjoyed the best six-week stretch of his career to end the regular season. The post DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference Player of...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

The Doctor Is In Podcast, April 17 – Playoff Previewing with the Enemy

Raptors Republic (Steve Gennaro) — This week on a special PLAYOFF PREVIEW edition of The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, we have made an emergency roster substation. Greg Mason isout and Wizards afficionado Kyle Weidie is in. Kyle is...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Wondering about the Wizards? Here's a Q&A with SB Nation's Bullets Forever

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Here's Jake Whitacre of Bullets Forever to answer some questions about what the Raptors should expect from the Washington Wizards in their first round series. For my Bullets Forever Q&A on the ...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

This Week In Social: Raptors and Wizards Prepare For Playoffs

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — A social summary of yesterday's media availability, including more from everyone's favourite dinosaur, Paul Pierce. The Toronto Raptors begin their series with the Washington Wizards tomorrow...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago