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As winter gave way to spring, and spring will quickly give way to summer, fashion trends are also thawing out with both new and timeless trends returning for warmer months, in the form of the color red.

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.

Student loan debts mean home buying challenges for millennials

The millennial generation is a dynamic group that’s afforded lots of new luxuries, but is also faced with many challenges earlier generations didn’t have.

Canadian journalists win top architecture awards Special

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada had announced this year’s awards for media in architecture and the winner is the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse and two of its journalists.

Three-year-old picks up gun and shoots one-year-old in Ohio home

A peaceful day in Cleveland's east side was shattered on Sunday afternoon when a three-year-old child picked up an unattended gun and shoot a one-year-old boy, killing the younger child.

Toddler Prince George prepares to share the spotlight

After 21 blissful months of one-on-one care, world media attention and carefree splashing in the Buckingham Palace pool, Prince George is facing a spot of upheaval in his gilded life -- a sibling.

UM will show 'American Sniper' despite Muslim students' petition

The University of Michigan authorities cancelled a screening of the Iraq war movie "American Sniper" scheduled for Friday, April 10 after Muslim students signed a petition against it, but later reversed the decision in response to a counter-petition.

Japan's cuddly mascots face extermination

One word can't describe the cuddly mascots that permeate every sector of the economy of Japan. Prefectures, companies, products and sports teams, to name just a few, all have a mascot. The mascot industry is worth billions a year, and that's the problem.

Review: Calamity Jane in myth far exceeded her real life, says professor Special

As movie star, Doris Day celebrates her 91st birthday this month, one of her most memorable roles was that of the rambunctious portrayal of Calamity Jane.

Nigerian immigrant Harold Ekeh accepted to all Ivy League schools

Nigerian immigrant and high school senior Harold Ekeh, 17, has a difficult choice to make in the next few weeks between all eight U.S. Ivy League schools that accepted him.

Mummified body of woman dead 'for years' found in hoarder's house

A mummified body was found Saturday inside a house in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. The home was so full of trash and garbage that firefighters trying to retrieve the remains had to wear oxygen masks.

UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party

Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday.

Op-Ed: Eclectic Chic—reduce, reuse, and recycle Special

The trendy table of today is set with a mismatched collection of silver from various aunts, fine china discovered at antiques shops, and old jelly jars. Millennials have learned to cherish fine, unique things and reject their parents’ disposable culture

Tokyo's real-life 'Harajuku Girls' Special

In a city renowned for its cutting-edge fashion scene, one neighborhood is known the world over for the imaginatively-dressed teenage girls who congregate there each weekend to flaunt their latest meticulously prepared looks—Harajuku.

Amazing video of unborn baby clapping along to mother's song

An astounding video of an ultrasound scan of a baby clapping hands to the song, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!" has become a big hit on YouTube.

Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Man proposes to girlfriend for a year and she didn't know it

One man showed his love and dedication for his girlfriend in a video that has recently gone viral. Dean Smith decided on his girlfriend Jennifer's birthday in 2014 that he would spend the next year planning to pop the question without her knowing.

What Do Rihanna, Forever 21 and #Fitness have in common?

U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear and accessories in 2014 and nearly $2 billion of that can be traced back to the Athleisure trend.

Op-Ed: Food Insecurity — DiY solutions from rainy day preppers

"Food Security" is a new and well-funded political industry, whose objective is to assess the ability of low-income families to purchase food and/or to find wholesome food to purchase. But what happens in a crisis when trucks can’t deliver?

Egyptian woman dresses like a man for 43 years to care for family

Sixty-four-year-old Sisa Abu Daooh of Luxor, Egypt, was honored "woman breadwinner" award on Tuesday by the Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor. For 43-years, she dressed and worked like a man to better care for her family.

100-year-old grandmother skydives and shark dives

A woman who turned 100 years old decided to celebrate her birthday by going skydiving, and then going shark diving just two days later.

Fashion capital France takes aim at ultra-skinny models

Lawmakers in France will on Tuesday debate a law banning ultra-thin catwalk models, despite a chorus of disapproval from modelling agencies in the world's fashion capital.

Elton John urges Dolce and Gabbana boycott over 'synthetic' babies

British pop legend Elton John called for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana after one of the designers behind the Italian fashion label condemned IVF babies as "synthetic".

Ikea drops lifestyle website in Russia over 'gay propaganda' fears

Ikea said Friday it was closing its lifestyle website in Russia over fears it could flout a controversial law banning promotion of gay values to minors.

Is a newborn baby wrapped in the flag a disgrace or patriotic?

It started out innocent enough. The Clevengers wanted a special photograph of the newest member of the family. The photogragh is of the father, who is in the navy, holding the infant cradled in a hammock-like position in the American flag.

The best fashion accessory for men this spring may surprise you

As spring approaches, it's a good idea to stay up to date on the latest fashion trends to look your best. A surprising trend showing up this spring are beards, and everyone from Stephen Colbert to Keanu Reeves are sporting this trendy fuzz.

4 top men's fashion trends for spring 2015

As spring approaches, guys are looking for ways to sport the latest fashions and get noticed. There will always be those moments in the spring where a pair of shorts and a t-shirt are the ideal solution to a wardrobe...

New York City's growing homeless population tops 60,000

New York City's burgeoning homeless population just keeps getting bigger. Every night, over 60,000 people, 26,000 of them children, sleep in shelters, an increase of over 20,000 in the past three years. Close to 4,000 more find shelter on the streets.

3 companies competing with major ticket retailers

In North America, concert ticket sales alone surpassed $6 billion in 2014, as technology continues to transform the ticket purchase process.

London needs 67 'garden cities' to solve its housing problem

The Future Spaces Foundation (FSF) has just published a report on the potential that "garden cities" might have in fighting the current shortage of houses in Britain.

Op-Ed: People are just exploding for pot these days

As more states move to legalize marijuana, the availability of this herb has allowed some enterprising people to develop new ways to get even higher. The newest trend is the extraction of THC from pot to create a concentrate known as marijuana wax.

'The Walking Dead' town is being sold

The town that was featured in season 3 the show 'The Walking Dead,' is on the market, and you can buy it for $680,000 on eBay.

Be careful where you pee in Hamburg — Stopping public urination

Hamburg's St. Pauli nightclub district is known for its over-the-top reveling and bawdy nightlife. It has also become known for its smell. But residents of the world-famous district are fighting back against those who urinate in public.

Op-Ed: Is anti-gay segregation promoted by 'religious liberty'?

The Internet is bloated with inflammable headlines of anti-gay segregation in the United States. A few of the states involved are Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Washington; with fanatical momentum as each day slides by.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Woman births her gay son's baby son through surrogacy

It is most certainly not something that happens every day, or maybe even every century. A mother in the U.K. acted as surrogate mother for her son's baby and gave birth to her own grandson.

Tiny fairy doors in UK woodlands show massive fairy support

England is where the belief in fairies has existed the longest, particularly the areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset counties. June 24th is the International Fairy Day, the time for people to put aside “the cynicism of the modern world.”

Strong cannabis users 5 times more likely to develop psychosis

A British study has found that people who consume the new stronger forms of cannabis are 5 times more likely to develop psychotic disorders than non-users are.

Op-Ed: Final injunction assures City College stays open despite threat Special

The City Attorney's Office was very pleased with the final injunction that Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow delivered on Feb. 17. It ensures that City College will treated fairly in the re-accreditation process.

Op-Ed: Micro Apartments — Your personal space is shrinking

The new horizon for humanity is about 3 metres away, or 5 metres away, depending on where you look. A combination of lack of space and exploitable markets has created the new micro apartments.