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Florida man murders infant son in order to keep playing Xbox

Florida police have charged a man who they say suffocated his infant son to death to stop the child from crying in order to keep playing Xbox. Citrus County Sheriff's spokesperson Heather Yates said Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Monsanto loses as Vermont passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law

Monsanto and other companies making food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the habit of winning, of having states and entire countries not require mandatory labeling of GMOs. But not this time, not in Vermont.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Mayor Rob Ford re-election party has bag-pipes, 2,000 supporters

There's no business quite like show business unless it's show business mixed up with city politics. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford threw a re-election campaign party Thursday night and he mixed entertainment with politics before 2,000 noisy supporters.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Ontario provincial governments look to liquidate GM holdings

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments found themselves among the largest shareholders in one of the biggest automakers in the world and, currently, the governments want to liquidate.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Experts seek to improve the lives of those living with paralysis Special

Beijing - Canadian and Chinese experts have joined forces to improve the lives of those living with paralysis after spinal cord injury around the world.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle

RCMP lay charges in cyberbullying of Amanda Todd

Vancouver - The RCMP in Coquitlam, British Columbia announced several charges have been laid against a man currently in custody in the Netherlands. Amanda Todd, 15, took her own life in October 2012 after being extorted and bullied on the Internet.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election bid

Toronto - Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, has launched his bid for re-election.
In the Media by AFP

Twelve sherpas killed on Mount Everest avalanche, 3 more missing

A tourism ministry official in Nepal, Krishna Lamsal, reports an avalanche early Friday morning on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese guides. Another 3 guides, also called 'sherpas', are missing and believed to have died in the avalanche.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Man taking selfie as train goes by, kicked in head by conductor

I'm not sure this is the most riveting piece of footage but it is one of the oddest results of a selfie you'll see. It's a video of a man, Jared Michael, posted on YouTube, getting kicked in the head as he attempts to take a selfie as a train passes by.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Will Jim Benning be the next GM of the Vancouver Canucks ?

It is one of the most coveted gigs in hockey, the job of an NHL general manager, and the Vancouver Canucks have not had one since Mike Gillis beat a forced but hasty retreat. Newly-appointed president Trevor Linden has a GM uppermost on his to-do list.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Train headkick video goes viral

Regina - A video of a man who took a selfie while dangerously close to a passing train has gone viral after only a day on YouTube.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

OnePlus 'perfect' smartphone pricing announced

The team creating the OnePlus "perfect" smartphone has ended the speculation on how much the device will cost by releasing base prices for the unit in key territories at launch.
In the Media by James Walker

Toyota revamps Camry in face of mounting competition

New York - Toyota is freshening up it top-selling Camry mid-sized sedan for 2015, barely halfway into its current generation cycle, in response to increasing competition from its rivals.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 13 comments

Gloucester rugby side seeks calmer fans after raucus Bath match

The Gloucester rugby side is being proactive in trying to get unruly fans to fall in line with the respectful majority, it says. This is on the heels of Saturday's 18-17 loss to Bath in which some fans were rowdy. The side issued a statement Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Dave Tippett to coach Team Canada at IIHF hockey championships

Hockey Canada named Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett as the coach of Team Canada for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey championships to take place in Minsk, Belarus on May 9-25. They made the announcement on Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Portland dumps 38 million gallons of water after man pees in it

The city of Portland has emptied out a water reservoir that had been full of 38 million gallons of the city's drinking water. Why? Because video surveillance caught a 19-year-old man urinating into the water.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Study finds couples who sleep close together are happier

A study from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. polled 1,000 people about how they sleep with their partner. The study found that the closer couples slept to one another, the happier they are.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments
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