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Alzheimer's study finds drinking beer may prevent disease's onset

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.

Mayweather and Pacquiao meet in hotel room, address PPV issues

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had a meeting lasting over an hour in Pacquiao's hotel room on Tuesday night and the third party in the room, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, told media it was a promising and productive meeting.

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.

Pot report: 18 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana by 2020

A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.

Man uses hand to unblock live lawnmower, nearly loses fingers

A man who nearly lost his fingers after using his hand to unblock his stalled lawnmower has described the "moment of madness" that followed.

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.

Sweet video as 7-week-old baby Lachlan hears for first time

Lachlan Lever is an Australian baby who could not hear until fitted with a hearing aid at seven weeks when his first moments of sound were recorded. It's a sweet video, filmed in 2012, that went viral after being posted last Fall and again this month.

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.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

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.

Op-Ed: Mayweather patiently waits for contract, Pacquiao mouths off

There is nothing from any official involved in negotiations that suggests Floyd Mayweather is balking at signing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The only suggestions that Mayweather won't sign are coming from none other than Pacquiao himself.

5-year-old charged no-show fee after missing birthday party

Things are changing, no? Parents of a five-year-old boy found an official looking invoice/note in their son's bag when the boy returned from kindergarten last week. A bill for having missed a classmate's birthday party.

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

Whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak in U.S. at ACLU conference

Next month, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden will be back in his home country in Hawaii at a conference sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union. Not back in the flesh, however, but via video link-up.

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.

Reports from Floyd Mayweather camp say he badly wants Pacquiao

They've been dancing around the idea of fighting one another for five years and all manner of speculation has been offered as to why they haven't. One persistent rumor has been that Floyd Mayweather was ducking Manny Pacquiao to stay unbeaten.

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.
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