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Roberto Luongo, Panthers, Capitals, set 5 NHL shootout records

Roberto Luongo and his Florida Panthers, along with some help from the Washington Capitals, set five new NHL shootout records in one night. The most amazing? Twenty rounds, a total of 40 shots.

Edmonton Oilers fire coach Dallas Eakins as club's loses mount

After a 2-0 home-ice defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers last night, their 15th loss in 16 games, the Edmonton Oilers have finally pulled the plug on coach Dallas Eakins. The Oilers fired Eakins this morning, multiple reports say.

Sweden, Denmark say Russian jet flew too close to civilian plane

Russia stands accused of not taking care in international airspace around the Baltic Sea and Nordic Nations claim a Russian jet endangered a commercial flight Friday. The Russian defence minister has denied that is the case.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Making smelly slurry smell better

A new aeration technology has been used to make slurry smell better and to become more hygienic. The method also allows for the recycling of manure nutrients.

Professor wins top award for heart research

Helsinki - The science company HyTest celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. To mark this, the company launched the the HyTest Cardiac Marker Award for those who have improved cardiac disease diagnosis over the last 20 years.

Op-Ed: Memo to Edmonton Oilers: To land Connor McDavid don't fire coach

The Edmonton Oilers have not excelled on the ice for eons but have in the NHL entry draft. Now I used this space recently to say they should fire coach Dallas Eakins and improve on the ice but I've had second thoughts. They should stick with the draft

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Helsinki - Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Retriever does lousy, but lovable job in dog show in Finland

This story, this video, is really an illustration of what life's about. Do you do things to make those around you happy? Or do you go for the gusto, making yourself happy and letting the chips fall where they may? The latter is what a Finnish dog did.

Gordie Howe in decline after recent stroke and 'not doing well'

The legendary Gordie Howe, known in hockey circles as 'Mr. Hockey', is in a decline, one of his 3 sons said. Howe, 86, suffered a stroke in late October and while initially he was recovering well, he has taken a turn for the worse.

Bauer must stop saying RE-AKT hockey helmet prevents concussions

The Competition Bureau in Canada challenged a claim that the Bauer sporting goods company has been making about its RE-AKT hockey helmets and Bauer has backed down. The company had been saying the helmets prevented concussions.

Ads on front of NHL jerseys are coming, league exec says

For many NHL fans this is going to be really bad news: jersey ads are coming. It's not known when, or what they'll look like, but NHL chief operating officer, one John Collins, said that sooner or later they'll be here.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

Swiss detain three Iraqis planning IS attacks in Europe

Berne - Three Iraqis suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Europe under the auspices of Islamic State (IS) have been held in custody in Switzerland since the end of March this year.

Europeans schedule unprecedented soft landing on comet

Trying to unlock part of the mystery of life on Earth, the European Space Agency revealed Wednesday where it will attempt an unprecedented soft landing on a comet.

New beer developed, based on an 1840 shipwreck recipe

From an analysis of bottles of beer salvaged from the 1840s shipwreck found near the Ă…land Islands in 2010, food technologists are trying to re-create the original beer. To achieve this, they are studying some bacteria isolated from the bottles.

Black bear cub does funny dance with pole at Canadian golf course

A family of black bears made up a foursome when they wandered onto a golf course in the Kootenays in B.C. Monday and golfers captured a cub on camera playing around with a flagstick on a green. As Mom and siblings ate grass, the little guy pole-danced.

Op-Ed: Change? What change? Can Toronto Maple Leafs win this year?

Maybe the more ardent Toronto Maple Leafs fan among you can provide the reasoning behind the notion that the team has made the kind of changes that will show up in the standings. That will vault them into the playoffs for the 2nd time in umpteen years.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Hover bikes soon to be a reality

In the future flying machines would replace the automobile our teachers once told us. That prediction has just become a reality. The first hover bike is now making headlines for being the first of many hover machines being produced for the mass market.
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