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Report says air pollution killing thousands in Europe each year

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a major report Tuesday slamming the continent's slow movement on air pollution and predicting thousands more premature deaths in Europe as a result. The report also said many positive steps have been taken.

Third orca calf born to endangered killer whale pods in 2 months

The endangered southern resident killer whale population has grown again with the birth of the third orca calf in the past two months. This calf was born to the 'L' pod, the other two were born to the 'J' pod.

Dramatic footage as sinkhole swallows up South Korean couple

A truly awful, experience for a couple in South Korea this week — there's no other way of putting it but to say the Earth swallowed them up, collapsing and taking them away. But they survived.

Mayweather: Pacquiao fight signed for May 2 on Showtime and HBO

What is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history was announced Friday on social media by one of the two combatants. On the social media site 'Shots' Floyd Mayweather said he and Manny Pacquiao are ready to rumble on May 2 in Las Vegas.

Online petition to save monarch butterfly from GMOs, Monsanto

The Sierra Club has begun an online petition to convince the U.S. government to do more to save the monarch butterfly. Monarch numbers have dwindled dramatically and the club says scientists know the cause to be a product made by the Monsanto company.

Ready to rumble: Both Mayweather - Pacquiao have signed contract

The longtime boxing writer Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski may have managed the biggest scoop of his career. Malinowski said a trusted source told him the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight contract is signed and will be announced by Mayweather in a day or two.

Study on Alzheimer's finds mood changes come before disease

A study on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia recently published found that common mood changes come long before the actual illnesses. These mood changes can indicate a person is likely to have Alzheimer's before more common symptoms begin to occur.

Op-Ed: Mayweather fight coming, but Pacquiao keeps playing games

A fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen. This time it is a done deal. Throughout all of this Pacquiao and his camp have played games, making themselves out to be the ones that want it and Mayweather out to be reluctant.

Pacquiao in training, says Mayweather deal is 'hammered out'

A report from the Philippine-based media outlet GMANetwork quotes boxer Manny Pacquiao saying that he has started training and adding the fight with Floyd Mayweather is a go. He said the deal "has been hammered out" and will soon be announced.

Study finds smokers have thin brain cortex and impaired thinking

New research published this week has found that smoking is not just harmful to the heart and lungs - we knew that - but also harmful to the brain. That aspect of the danger of cigarettes hasn't been studied much but this study may lead to more.

Fewer drivers on alcohol but more using marijuana and driving

A study released last week shows that the campaign in the U.S. against drinking and driving has been effective, but another danger on the roads — driving while under the influence of marijuana — is increasing.

Taiwan pilots save lives before dying in TransAsia plane crash

The two pilots of TransAsia Flight 235 that crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei Wednesday morning are being hailed as heroes. The two managed to steer the plane away from buildings and into the river, where both met their death.

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.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather not ducking Manny Pacquiao, will fight — and win

The past two days the boxing world has been getting stories of Floyd Mayweather ducking Manny Pacquiao, of the fight rumored close now falling apart. It's been floated Mayweather will fight Miguel Cotto again and maybe Pacquiao will settle for Amir Khan

Betting starts for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight before contract

Betting lines and odds are already up on the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao fight for May 2 - before the fight has even been signed. Not surprisingly, Mayweather is the odds on favourite at about 3-1.

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.

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.

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.

Calf is born to endangered orca killer whale pod off B.C. coast

The Center for Whale Research in Washington state said that a new orca calf has been born to the endangered J-pod. The calf, J-50, may have been born in the past few days, though the exact details are not known. They are not certain who the mother is.
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