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U.S. Mom charged after giving kids marijuana for medical reasons

A woman in Cadillac, Michigan has been charged with three counts of child abuse for giving her 10- and 12-year-old children marijuana. She says that she was giving her two boys pot to treat medical conditions.

The fight is on as MMA fighters file lawsuit against the UFC

A group of Mixed Martial Arts fighters are of the opinion that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made itself into the Only Fighting Championship. Those fighters are all in the same corner now, together launching an anti-trust suit against the UFC.

Male infertility often caused by other treatable health problems

A study released last week has found that infertility in men is often linked to other health issues. Study authors say "semen deficiencies" is why half of infertile couples don't achieve pregnancy and it can be connected to curable health issues.

Op-Ed: Sydney police had to go into Lindt cafe after shots heard inside

Shortly after news spread police had stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney and two hostages and the gunman had died criticisms of police appeared online. But those critics did not have all the facts and were wrong to say the police had made the wrong call.

Treasure trove of dinosaur fossils found in bonebed near Edmonton

A massive trove of dinosaur remains the likes of which has rarely been discovered anywhere has been revealed in Monday's issue of the monthly 'Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.' It details work in the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed south of Edmonton.

HIV positive man gets 6 1/2 years for spitting in a cop's eye

A man in Winnipeg, Canada has been given a six-and-a-half year prison sentence, just shy of the maximum of seven, for intentionally spitting in a police officer's eye knowing he might pass on his HIV infection. The judge found the man planned it.

Sweden, Denmark say Russian jet flew too close to civilian plane

Russia stands accused of not taking care in international airspace around the Baltic Sea and Nordic Nations claim a Russian jet endangered a commercial flight Friday. The Russian defence minister has denied that is the case.

Pantaleo, cop who tackled Eric Garner, said it wasn't a chokehold

In an interview with the New York Post last week, the lawyer for the police officer who is widely believed to have caused the death of Eric Garner said his client did not intend to hurt Garner. He also said that the officer never used a chokehold.

Prince George is cute as a button in new Royal Christmas photos

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos for Christmas of their Royal baby, Prince George. The little guy is seen sitting about a courtyard at Kensington Palace and is very cute indeed.

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.

Native Americans can now grow, sell pot on reservations in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that Native American tribes will now be able to grow and to sell marijuana on their lands. Even if the state the tribe is in has not legalized marijuana tribes will not be held to that state's laws.

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.

Weight loss: Study finds obese people can lose 8 years of life

Being overweight or obese could take eight years from your life, a new Canadian study found. There are also other hazards to a lack of weight control and the researchers said people are largely "ignorant" of many problems being overweight can cause.

Dancing in ugly Christmas sweaters video turns out be an ad

A video has been making the YouTube rounds in the U.K. of older men dancing in rather ugly Christmas sweaters (you know, your Uncle had one). It has a certain charm but it is not what it seems.

U.S. central command reports 20 air strikes against IS in 2 days

U.S. central command said Friday that America and partner states conducted 20 air strikes on the Islamic State between Wednesday and Friday nights. Many of those strikes were directed at the battle-weary town of Kobani, others in northern Iraq.

Have a lot of negative thoughts? Study says just get more sleep

If you tend toward worrying a lot and have a lot of negative thoughts the solution might be easier than changing your career. It might just that you're not getting enough sleep, at least that is the findings of a new study out of the U.S.

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.

Danger of sex: Deadly Ebola virus stays in sperm up to 3 months

Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia continue to count the dead from the Ebola virus, the number now close to 7,000, the majority from those countries, as a new caution about the illness is given by the World Health Organization. It concerns Ebola and sperm.

Video of deadly attack on German girl who died a hero is released

A surveillance video that captured the attack on a young, heroic woman in Germany has been released by police there as they seek more witnesses in her death. The Turkish-German woman, Tugce Albayrak was killed by an irate man in a town near Frankfurt.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Lego trailer good, old one better

The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer just came out four days ago and now a Lego version has been put together, by someone called Snooperking. It is an amusing trailer but it must be said that it's not as funny as an earlier Star Wars Lego video.
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