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Marijuana vending machine coming to Seattle in February

Much like soft drink and candy bar users, Seattle pot users, both medical and recreational, will have the convenience of buying marijuana from a vending machine next month. It will be the city and state's first marijuana vending machine.

Researchers find hops in beer can prevent Alzheimer's Disease

A study out of the U.K. has found that drinking beer could delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease and of Parkinson's Disease. There is a chemical in the hops of beer that has the potential to ward off those illnesses.

Canadian dog-walker gets 6 months in jail for death of 6 dogs

A dog-walker from Langley, B.C., near Vancouver, has been jailed for six months for killing six dogs in her care. Emma Paulsen left them in her truck with the windows closed on a very hot day last May.

Canadian Jennifer Pan jailed 25 years for matricide

A 28-year-old Toronto area woman, Jennifer Pan, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of her mother and serious wounding of her father. She was convicted last month and sentenced on Friday, January 23rd.

Pet ferrets chew off baby's nose, parts of her cheek and lips

A heart-wrenching and grotesque story out of Philadelphia where police say a newborn baby had her nose and part of her lips and a cheek chewed off by the family’s ferrets. The baby was left on the living-room floor alone in a car-seat.

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

During Israel bus attack 13-year-old 'threw my bag at terrorist'

The attack on a Tel Aviv bus Wednesday that saw a dozen persons stabbed could have been worse. When the attacker tried to get at more in the back the wounded driver slammed on the brakes, knocking the man off-balance and enabling others to get off.

Nine or more people stabbed on Tel Aviv bus in 'terrorist' attack

A man was shot, wounded and taken into custody in Tel Aviv, Israel after as many as nine or more people were stabbed on a city bus, including the driver. The incident happened Wednesday on the Maariv bridge.

RCMP near Vancouver get reports of a man hiking naked in woods

RCMP near Vancouver have had reports of a man hiking in a wooded area while naked and say they would like to find him. The man hasn't done anything to anyone, though being naked in public is an offence under the country's criminal code.

Europe on alert, French hostage-taker gives up, suspects arrested

Police have arrested a well-armed man who had taken hostages in a post-office in the city of Columbes, northwest of Paris, on Friday. The man gave himself up and no one was hurt in the incident.

American know-how: Seattle dog rides bus to the dog park — alone

Doggone it but this a cute story — a dog that rides the bus to play at her local dog park by herself. She gets on at a stop that's near her home, gets off a few stops along, plays in the park and then gets a bus home.

Iceland brewery features whale testicle beer for Thorri Feastival

Icelandic brewery Stedji has created quite a controversy over its latest beer offering, brewed just in time for Thorri. Their latest product, called Hvalur 2 beer, is made with fin whale testicles smoked in sheep dung.

Great idea: Study finds optimism good for your heart and health

Let's be optimistic and say you will absorb the information in this story and follow the implied recommendations, thereby improving your attitude to life. Doing that will cause you to have a healthier heart which, naturally, will help you live longer.

Three ice-climbers fall to death off Vancouver-area mountain

Three ice-climbers who were scaling Joffre Peak near Vancouver were found dead on a crevasse of the mountain Sunday. The RCMP said they fell some 600 metres to their deaths sometime during the day.

Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says Mayweather fight 'very close'

We've been down the path of saying that a Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight is close before. But this time it sounds really close. Why? Because Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach says it is "closer than ever."

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather posts photo of spiffy cars, private jet

They do not call him 'Money' for nothing...though that's actually a nickname he gave himself. At any rate, Floyd Mayweather showed off on Instagram today what he does with his money, posting a photo of his fleet of cars and private jet.

Prince Andrew sex accuser criticized by lawyer, strikes back

The woman who accuses Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and other public figures of forcing her to have sex with them while she was a minor, has been verbally attacked by a prominent lawyer. Alan Dershowitz is named in the suit and he is fighting back.

Lives of 2 babies were spared by Edmonton mass murdererer

Edmonton police say that 53-year-old Phu Lam, who killed seven in one home, then killed another in a different home before killing himself, spared the lives of two small children. They say the children were there when he killed the family of seven.

Study says odds are being diagnosed with cancer is bad luck

Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have published a study on cancer and how it develops and their findings might surprise some. It also might scare as the onus on cancer prevention, the research says, is not entirely on you.

Great footage as Canadian firefighters rescue dog from icy waters

If you're a dog lover then endings don't get much better than this one. A German Shepherd in Ontario fell through ice on a frozen pond and was in grave danger. But firefighters called to the scene did what firefighters do — set about rescuing it.
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