Trump picks ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft as his nominee for UN envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump has picked Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. [Read entire story]

California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children

A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point it stunted their growth. [Read entire story]

Chicago police arrest singer R. Kelly on sexual abuse charges

R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least [Read entire story]

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution

Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanour solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlour. [Read entire story]

Coalition of 16 states sues Trump administration over emergency declaration

At least 16 states — led by California — have joined to sue the Trump administration over the U.S. president's declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. [Read entire story]

‘Grandfather of climate science’ dead at 87

The climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87. [Read entire story]

It was one of the most famous photos of our time. Now the sailor at the centre of it has died

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of the Second World War died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. [Read entire story]

Kyler Murray walks away from $4M US, chooses NFL over MLB

​When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball, and that is what happened on Monday. The quarterback is eligible for this year's NFL draft, [Read entire story]

Jeremy Lin plans to sign with Raptors after getting bought out

The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin's plan to join Toronto. [Read entire story]

Frenchman Pinturault wins gold in Alpine combined at skiing worlds

Alexis Pinturault finally transferred his consistent winning form on the World Cup circuit into a gold medal at a major championship. [Read entire story]

Google parent Alphabet boosts revenue 21%

Google parent company Alphabet beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter earnings Monday, but its stock slid in after-hours trading. [Read entire story]

‘Bond King’ Bill Gross to retire from Janus Capital

William H. Gross, the colourful bond investor who once controlled the world's largest mutual fund, is closing his professional career of more than 40 years and retiring to focus on managing his personal assets and [Read entire story]

Nissan pulls plans to make SUV in U.K., 2 months before Brexit

Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK — a sharp blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who fought to have the model built in northern England as she sought to shore up confidence in the [Read entire story]

Giovinco, Davies transfers show increase in stature for MLS

Recent high-profile moves — and near moves — for Major League Soccer players are signalling a shift in how the league is perceived on the world stage. [Read entire story]

Virginia governor resists calls to resign over racist yearbook photo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologizes for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but says he does not intend to heed calls to resign from both Republicans and prominent fellow Democrats. [Read entire story]

Science Says: Can a Super Bowl ad give you ‘brain tingles?’

Some people spend hours watching videos of hair brushing and paper crinkling because they report feeling a rush from the subtle, repetitive sights and sounds, but is it all in their heads? [Read entire story]

U.S. will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty if Russia doesn’t stop missile activity, White House says

Russia says the United States "has taken another step toward its destruction" after the Trump administration announced it will suspend its obligations to a treaty that's been a centrepiece of arms control since the Cold [Read entire story]

E-cigarettes beat nicotine gum and patches to quit smoking

E-cigarettes worked slightly better than other nicotine replacement treatments to help people quit smoking, but there are still many unknown health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study suggests. [Read entire story]

Brown University criticized for using live pigs in medical training

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has asked U.S. regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs. [Read entire story]

Neymar out 10 weeks with foot injury

Neymar is expected to be sidelined for about 10 weeks with a right foot injury, ruling the Paris Saint-Germain striker out of the Champions League matchup against Manchester United. PSG travels to play United in the last [Read entire story]

Jets fall flat as Flyers cruise to 4th straight win

Phil Varone, Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their season-high fourth straight win, 3-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night. [Read entire story]

Anthony Davis tells Pelicans he wants a trade, agent confirms

Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. But the Pelicans assert Davis won't be going anywhere until they get a deal they want. [Read entire story]

Canadian RJ Barrett’s play continues to impress at Duke

Rising Canadian basketball star RJ Barrett has been named ACC freshman of the week for the third time this season. [Read entire story]

Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

Malaysia's government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo [Read entire story]

Kicker Vinatieri, 46, to play at least 1 more season with Colts

Kicker Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. At age 46, the four-time Super Bowl champion will again be the NFL's oldest active player next season. [Read entire story]

1st WTA title vaults Canada’s Bianca Andreescu to No. 68

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the first player from Asia to top the men's or women's tennis rankings while Canada's Bianca Andreescu jumped 38 positions to a career-high No. 68. [Read entire story]

Former Lightning captain Lecavalier suffers minor injuries in bus crash

Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier and two other men were taken to hospital on Saturday, following a bus pileup on a Florida highway. Lecavalier suffered minor injuries in the accident. [Read entire story]

FIFA bans former referee for life for bribery, match-fixing

An international soccer referee who has long been implicated in fixing matches has been banned for life for taking bribes. FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Ibrahim Chaibou guilty of taking bribes and also [Read entire story]

No team logo for Roy Halladay’s plaque in Hall of Fame, widow says

Roy Halladay's widow says his Hall of Fame plaque will not include a Toronto Blue Jays or a Philadelphia Phillies logo on the cap. [Read entire story]

Argentine soccer player feared dead after plane disappears in English Channel

The search for the missing plane taking Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala to his new team in Wales was called off for the night on Tuesday with authorities not expecting to find any survivors in the English Channel. [Read entire story]

Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud, fined $28 million

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost 19 million euros ($28.7 million Cdn) for tax fraud but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence after agreeing to a deal. [Read entire story]

‘Not a rerun': May vows Brexit Plan B will ease Ireland border concerns

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday attempted to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get her Brexit agreement approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a [Read entire story]

Former U.S. pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33. [Read entire story]

Barcelona could be thrown out of Copa tournament after complaint of using suspended player

​Barcelona is in danger of being thrown out of the Copa del Rey for allegedly using a suspended player against Levante in the tournament's round of 16. [Read entire story]