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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.

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.

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.

Dog lost in Philly turns up 5 months later over 3,000 miles away

When a dog from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania went missing last spring. the family did some hectic searching. She wasn't to be found, however, and her owners all but gave up, thinking they may never seen their pooch again.

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.

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.

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.

Porn stars allowing men to fondle breasts for charity at Boob-Aid

For 24 consecutive hours, 10 female Japanese porn actresses will allow men to fondle their boobs. The boob gropers must first make a donation to the fight against AIDS, however, and while they're doing it they'll be on TV.

Ukrainian ambassador to Canada asks country to help fight Russia

Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, asked Canada and her allies on Thursday to help his country fight Russia, even including troops as a part of the aid. Mr. Prystaiko made the remarks to the Canadian newspaper, 'The Ottawa Citizen.'

U.S. brother and sister jailed for having sex together in tractor

A brother and sister in Savannah, Georgia have been charged with incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling. Police there say the two admitted to having sex with one another in a tractor trailer parked in a Effingham County church parking lot.

Yuck! American saves his nail clippings in a jar for 36 years

The next time that you go about clipping your nails, fingernails, toenails, whichever, consider Richard Gibson. Mr. Gibson, of Lafayette, Louisiana, has saved each and every clipping from his fingers or toes he has clipped since 1978.

Firing range instructor shot dead accidentally by 9-year-old girl

A tragedy at an Arizona firing range has taken the life of an instructor. The man, Charles Vacca was teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire an Uzi Monday morning and when she fired the force sent the gun to her left and up. Vacca was shot in the head.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Canadian man believed dead turns up — 37 years later

A then 32-year-old man who went missing after a fire near London, Ont., Canada, way back in 1977 is alive, Ontario police say. Ronald Stan is alive and well and living in the U.S. under another name and may have been in the States for some 37 years.
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