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Tulsa woman dies after being shot in head by 3-year-old son

Another incredible and horrific story out of the U.S. that speaks to the folly of having guns in the house and not caring properly for them. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma report that a young woman was shot dead - by her 3-year-old son.

Aussie cricket player Phil Hughes struck in head, critical

Australian cricket player Phil Hughes, struck in the head with a bowled ball, a "short-pitched" ball, is in critical condition in hospital in Sydney. The cricket tournament it happened in has been suspended as cricketers, and Australia, await word.

Flat-out ugly species of anglerfish caught on film for first time

One of the planet's most elusive and, it must be said, unattractive to the human eye, fish has been captured on film for the first time. The anglerfish lives in a deep underwater canyon off of the California coast in Monterey Bay.

Forbes: Toronto Maple Leafs tops in NHL value, teams' value rises

Blame it on the deal with Rogers Communications, if you want to find a reason for the average worth of NHL franchises vaulting all the way up to $490 million. That and the value of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.

Jian Ghomeshi withdraws CBC lawsuit, must pay costs

Embattled former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is back in the news today as he did what many said last month he would do - he withdrew his $55 million lawsuit against the broadcaster. He launched the suit the day following his firing on Oct. 26.

'Breaking Bad' director Michelle MacLaren to helm 'Wonder Woman'

Michelle MacLaren will become one of just a few women to direct a superhero movie when she takes the helm of the upcoming 'Wonder Woman.' The film won't be made and released until 2017 but MacLaren has already signed on.

Man spots his stolen guns posted on Facebook, arrest made

If you're planning on stealing valuable items from someone's home, anything, jewelry, paintings, oh say, guns, here's a tip: don't post photos of the stolen items on your Facebook page. No particular reason not to, except that the owner might see them.

Op-Ed: Did Vancouver police make fatal mistake in shooting man?

The identify of the man shot dead by Vancouver police was released on Monday and more details about the incident came out as well. Do these new details suggest the police officer who shot the man acted too quickly, and acted wrongly?

Ouch! Justin Bieber made $80 million in 12 months

Envy might prevent you from reading this but then again there is something compelling about misery. Here we go: Justin Bieber, the little guy from Canada who made it big on the world stage, made $80 million in 12-months from June of 2013 to June of 2014

World sends French man with Down's Syndrome 30,000 birthday cards

Thanks to his loving parents, and loving humans, a man in France with Down's Syndrome got more birthday cards for his 30th birthday than most people get in a lifetime. The cards and greetings came from all over the world.

NHL stars of week: Jamie Benn, Jannik Hansen, Tomas Tatar

The National Hockey League named its three stars of the week on ending Nov. 23 on Monday and two of the players players aren't big stars. Jamie Benn is a star, okay, but not Jannik Hansen and Tomas Tatar.

Reading, PA. already taking down not-so-merry Christmas tree

Most of us have been through it, hating our Christmas tree, wanting to replace it. More often, this isn't scientific, it's the female who insists on another and the male who must go along. In this story an entire town wants to replace their tree.

Pat Quinn, NHL great, dies at 71 in Vancouver

Pat Quinn, the Big Irishman, one of the great players, great coaches, managers and storytellers of the NHL, has died at 71. Mr. Quinn passed away at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night after a lengthy illness.

Victims of 1960s Thalidomide seek Canadian justice Special

Toronto - Over fifty years after the drug, Thalidomide, was prescribed as a morning sickness treatment for pregnant women, their surviving children are campaigning for financial support from Canada's federal government.

Resilient newborn baby flung in drain to die beats odds and lives

On the surface this is a terribly sad story but there is a happiness to it. A newborn was thrown by a mother who could not cope into a drain to die but, by a miracle, days later it was found and is now crawling back to life.

Vancouver Parks Board may stop city aquarium from breeding whales

Two outgoing Vancouver Park Board members have a final meeting on the board Monday night and hope to ram through a final bylaw. The two plan to pass a bylaw forcing the Vancouver Aquarium to stop breeding whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.

Canucks must decide as Bo Horvat gets 3 assists in win over Hawks

Canucks rookie Bo Horvat got three assists Sunday, the first assists of his NHL career, as Vancouver beat the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1. The team's Great Dane, Danish forward Jannik Hansen, got a hat-trick, the trigger man for each Horvat assist.

David Suzuki joins Kinder Morgan pipeline protests on mountain

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki made an appearance on Burnaby Mountain today, joining some 400 others who were protesting the exploratory work going on there. Suzuki called the project Kinder Morgan is working on "crazy," "nuts" and "nutty."

Gorilla at Berlin Zoo goes bananas, chucks rock at videographer

You can't blame the gorilla in this video for being in a nasty mood, stuck in a cage all day, people staring at you. That he did something about the gawkers is hardly surprising. In the process he showed he's got a pretty good pitching arm.

Sex don't sell: U.K. stores to hide tabloids to protect kids

Tesco and Waitrose, two of the leading supermarkets in the U.K., have changed their policy on displaying tabloids and magazines in their stores. The BBC reports that it comes after campaigning by groups not wanting children to see sexual content.
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