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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.

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.

8 kids found stabbed in Australian home, suspect Mom talks to God

Another tragedy in Australia as on Friday morning eight children in a home were found dead and a woman was alive but had stab wounds to her chest. Some reports say all were stabbed. The police said there is no concern beyond it being a horrific tragedy.

Man who killed John Lennon seeks forgiveness from Yoko Ono

Mark David Chapman, the man who shot Beatle John Lennon dead 34 years ago this month, has written to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and asked her to forgive him. Chapman's wife says she has also written Ono.

Op-Ed: Christmas truces of World War I: Lessons in giving peace a chance

I am grateful for the goodness Christmas brings and while I've advocated it come but once each four years, like the Olympics, I paradoxically wish it were Christmas every day. Because to those who celebrate it, it can have a marvelous and peaceful effect.

Female teacher on trial for rape of student, a 13-year-old boy

A 32-year-old teacher, now former-teacher, from Siloam Springs, Arkansas went back to court today to begin her trial on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old student. The woman was charged in August and resigned her teaching position a month later.

Killer whale rescued by Vancouver aquarium stronger, has new home

A false killer whale calf that was rescued from Chesterman Beach in Tofino in July is getting stronger, the Vancouver Aquarium reports. Thanks to the whale's improved health, growth and burgeoning ability to swim it was moved to a bigger pool Wednesday.

Man breaks into meat store, eats and goes to sleep for the night

A man in Austin, Texas would appear to have needed a meal and a good night's sleep. Home? Nope. Invite yourself over to a friends? Nah. Maybe a hotel or even a motor inn? No to all of the above.

Vaccine for Ebola producing immune response, may soon be ready

A trial of the developing Ebola vaccine has shown positive results. The vaccine is being tolerated without major side effects by the 20 humans given the vaccine. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday.

Ouch! Justin Bieber made $80 million in 12 months

Envy might prevent you from reading this but then again there is something compelling about misery. Here we go: Justin Bieber, the little guy from Canada who made it big on the world stage, made $80 million in 12-months from June of 2013 to June of 2014

UK teacher accused of having sex with pupil 'all over the school'

A trial in the U.K. is hearing rather sordid accusations against a 44-year-old teacher alleged to have had frequent sex with a 15-year-old student. He even helped her lie about her absenteeism and the two, the Crown says, often had sex in classrooms.

World chocolate supplies running low as consumption grows

The demand for chocolate in our world is outstripping the supply of the stuff and experts are saying it could lead to increased prices and even stockpiling. The good news is media is all over the story. But does knowledge of the looming crisis help?

MH17 crash video, newly released, shows plane nearly hit village

Amateur footage was released of the moments after the crash of Malaysian Flight MH17, shot down in July in Ukraine. The video, taken from a cellphone by a local, shows how close the plane came to landing on the small village of Hrabove.
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