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Horrible Cruelty: Video of man kicking kitten in air, killing it

A shocking video of a man kicking a kitten like it is a soccer ball, lining up to do so and kicking it into the air, killing it, has emerged. The graphic footage is not pretty and not everyone will be able to stomach it.

Alzheimer's Disease: New drug may be breakthrough science seeks

A drug treatment that may halt the progress of Alzheimer's Disease, but only if caught early, is being introduced at a conference on Alzheimer's this week. The Washington conference will see the introduction of the promising drug Solanezumab.

Why is a woman hanging sex toys on power lines all over Portland?

It is uncertain why she's doing it, it's even uncertain if it is her doing it, but what is certain is someone is hanging sex toys on power lines - dozens - all over Portland. They're being seen by all ages and a young woman has claimed responsibility.

Navy officer dies of wounds from Chattanooga lone-wolf attack

A fifth member of the U.S. military has died as a result of being shot in the lone-wolf attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thursday. A Navy Petty Officer died Saturday from wounds sustained in the attack.

Obama talks to Netanyahu by phone over Iran nuclear deal

With news of a deal between Iran and the U.S. still fresh, and reaction still pouring in, President Barack Obama put in a call to an interested bystander today. Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to talk about the agreement.

New cancer research uses 2 viruses to find and kill cancer cells

A novel method of fighting cancer being studied in Canada may be the big breakthrough the world has been waiting for. It is early but by using two viruses researchers may be able to target and kill off cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

Sex and happiness: Study finds more sex don't mean more happiness

A study newly released in the 'Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization' suggests having more sex is not the way to finding more happiness that you might think it would be. Indeed, the study found more sex may lead to less happiness? What?!

Theatre patron jumps on Broadway stage — to charge his cell phone

New York City - More often the problem with cell phones at a theatre performance revolves around an audience member forgetting to turn one off. But at a July 2 Broadway show the problem was altogether different as an audience member jumped on stage - to charge his cell.

Op-Ed: My friend Walter, alcohol and drug addiction and good people lost

I worked at a drug and alcohol treatment center on a small island near Vancouver not long ago. It was not the best but nor was it the worst. There were compassionate counselors but the administration caused more confusion than was helpful.

Giant goldfish 'size of dinner plates' are becoming huge problem

You may not think a tiny goldfish could grow into a massive problem in Canadian, American and world waterways, but it can. It seems that when families no longer want Goldie they often dump the little guy into a lake, stream or other waterway.

Humpback whale tangled in nets survives after dramatic rescue

A juvenile humpback whale in waters off Powell River in B.C. became tangled in the ropes of a prawn fisherman's nets over the weekend and almost died because of it. It was rescued in a lengthy operation by fisheries officials.

Two mass shootings in U.S., in Detroit and Philadelphia, one dies

The United States was again hit by gun violence on Saturday. Twenty people were shot at events in two cities but as of this writing only one has died, with one other in critical condition. Ten were shot in Detroit, and 10 were shot in Philadelphia.

Biologist worried about lonely Beluga whale in Halifax harbour

A beluga whale living in the harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia may be from the St. Lawrence Estuary, where belugas are endangered. A marine biologist is worried about the whale and will conduct tests to determine where it came from.

10,000 dogs, and cats, cruelly killed at dog meat fest in China

British comedian Ricky Gervais is among those appalled by the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, and he's asking for the public's support in ending it. Each year the fest kills some 10,000 dogs and almost as many cats by barbaric manners, before eating them.

Floyd Mayweather: Thurman joins list of fighters who want Money

It's no surprise there are fighters out there who want a shot at the man, Floyd "Money" Mayweather. You wanna be the best, obviously you gotta beat the best. That phrase got to be a cliche because of one reason — it's true.

Senator hopes to end whale and dolphin captivity with legislation

A Canadian senator has introduced a bill to phase out the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity. Capturing and keeping cetaceans is a practice in Canada that meets with ongoing controversy but if passed the bill may finally end that.

Baked Canada: Top court widens methods of using medical marijuana

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that medical marijuana users cannot be limited to using only dried marijuana leaves to get their medicine. The country's health minister isn't happy about it but users can now get creative with how they ingest pot.

Alzheimer's Disease: Poor sleep may be trigger for dementia

New research has found that poor sleep may be the trigger that leads to Alzheimer's Disease. The sampling size was small — 26 persons were part of the study - but the results suggest a lack of REM sleep increases a protein that leads to Alzheimer's.

Two Edmonton police officers shot, one dead, gunman dies in fire

Edmonton police officers were in tears as an eight-year veteran of the force, recruited from Manchester, U.K., was shot dead while serving a warrant. Another officer, shot in the back, survived and was taken to hospital and released.

Canadian teenager charged with the murder of a cat

A 17-year-old boy in Canada has been charged with the killing of a cat. The cat's family mistakenly allowed it to get out of their Owen Sound, Ont. home in late May and days later found it in a garbage can in a park. It had been murdered.
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