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Tobacco company butting out, banning smoking in offices

The second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S. is butting out cigarettes in their buildings. The makers of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, Reynolds American Inc., is forbidding employees to smoke in their offices.

Downtown Halifax on alert, rifle found, man taken into custody

While the Canadian city of Halifax did not experience the tragedy the city of Ottawa did yesterday, there was a disturbing incident there this morning. A man was seen with a rifle in the downtown area and police went on high alert.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

Man finds dead mouse at bottom of his McDonald's coffee cup

There was this sketch years ago on SCTV, the Canadian sketch comedy show that featured the late-John Candy. In it the two MacKenzie brothers (Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis) tried to get a dead mouse into a beer so they could sue the beer company.

Russian ship hauling bunker and diesel fuel adrift off B.C. Coast

A Russian container ship laden with some 450 tonnes of fuel is powerless and drifting in a storm off of the coast of B.C., toward Haida Gwaii. The ship has eleven crew members, including a captain who is reportedly injured.

Gas station shooter gets life for killing teen over loud music

A white man who shot into a car full of black teenagers at a Florida gas station in 2012, killing one, has been sentenced to life without parole. Michael Dunn was sentenced to life today in a Florida courtroom.

Crash diets better than steady weight loss, study finds

When it comes to weight loss it appears that slow and steady does not win the race, a new study out of Australia has found. The study says that crash dieting is more effective when it comes to thinning down than taking a measured approach.

Irish-born priest found guilty of sexual abuse of minor in Chile

Santiago - A criminal court in Chile ruled that priest John O'Reilly is guilty of repeated sexual abuse of a minor, a former student of an all-girls’ school. The child was five years old at the time the alleged abuses took place.

New York makes yogurt official state snack over carrot cookies

Given the state of New York managed to produce over 740 million pounds of yogurt last year it is hardly a surprise the state has officially made yogurt its state snack. The announcement came from no less a personage than the governor.

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.

Review: Breaking molds of conventional musicians — Karen Stever inspires Special

Take a moment to step into the enchanting world of Stever, an independent musician who walks to her own beat while inspiring her growing fan base. Her groundbreaking style is unconventional and unique in her own right.

Rob Ford has Toronto join 'Recovery Day in Canada' celebration

Thanks to two ambitious women and a filmmaker, each from the community of recovering alcohol and drug addicts, September 20, 2014, was Canada's 3rd Annual Recovery Day. The city of Vancouver leads the movement but Toronto is also involved.

Ryder Cup begins in Scotland this week

Auchterarder - One of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar starts this week and you could drum up support for the Europeans or the Americans. Yes, it's time for the Ryder Cup golf tournament again and it's being played at the home of golf — Gleneagles in Scotlan

Italian football Serie A club advertises movies on team's jerseys

A football club from Genoa that plays in the Serie A league, Italy's top soccer league, is becoming an advertiser for movies. The club announced this week that they will advertise movies on their jerseys starting with their next match on Sunday.

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.

Not what you were looking for? How to delete U2's album on iTunes

If you have an iTunes account, you will also find Apple has slipped a copy of U2's new album into your library. The free "gift" has been launched as a promotional offering to market the launch of the new iPhone 6.

Op-Ed: In B.C. teachers' strike BCTF sings Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Striking teachers in British Columbia seem to have a binding affinity for that 1975 Freddie Fender song 'Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.' Why? Because wasting time is exactly what they did with their vote on arbitration.

Op-Ed: E-cigarette criticisms are alarmist and unfounded

Cigarette smokers have been trying for years to quit smoking, many do succeed, but more than two-thirds that try simply quit quitting and carry on. But now the e-cigarette has given smokers trying to give up new hope.

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.

Naked News: Nudity is newsworthy as people parade in the buff

There is Dating Naked and the real estate show Buying Naked and of course The Naked News. There's a naked bike ride and topless march. Nudity is showing itself off of late, making the news and in doing so displaying just how prudish we can be.
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