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Alzheimer's blood test discovers disease 10 years before symptoms

A new test for Alzheimer's Disease appears to discover the illness up to 10 years before any symptoms appear. It's a groundbreaking test that could enable treatment options to begin far earlier than ever before.

Retriever does lousy, but lovable job in dog show in Finland

This story, this video, is really an illustration of what life's about. Do you do things to make those around you happy? Or do you go for the gusto, making yourself happy and letting the chips fall where they may? The latter is what a Finnish dog did.

U.K. couple together 70 years die side by side, ten minutes apart

A couple in the U.K. who were in love for 70 years, married for 65, died side by side at an old folks home in the U.K. this month. She was sick, he was not, but when she died he lay next to her and was gone, too, just 10 minutes later.

Malaysian diplomat denies sexual assault in New Zealand

Wellington - A former Malaysian diplomat in New Zealand accused of sexual assault denied the charge and elected a trial by jury when he appeared in court Friday.

18 Remembrance Day poppy boxes stolen, Calgary police arrest two

Calgary - Among crimes that are not of the heinous variety, it is one that is nonetheless considered to be very low, certainly among those who honor their country's service men and women. Two people in Calgary have been arrested for allegedly stealing poppy boxes.

Trade on agenda as China's Xi visits New Zealand

Wellington - China and New Zealand agreed to expand their burgeoning trade relationship during a state visit by President Xi Jinping Thursday, including a deal to allow television co-productions to be aired on Chinese media.

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.

Shocking information on infertility revealed in U.S. study

A study just released from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in America has found chemicals in sunblock and other personal care items have a negative effect on a man's sperm count. The chemicals are intended to block UV rays.

Canadian father of 10, a grandpa, hit in Israel synagogue attack

A Canadian man, who is also Israeli and lives in Jerusalem, was wounded in the attack on a synagogue there and is in serious condition in a local hospital. Already he has undergone more than one surgery and likely faces more.

Court says Eli the pot-bellied pet pig must go, family devastated

A court in Alberta in Canada has ruled an Edmonton family cannot keep Eli, their pet pot-bellied pig. The two little girls in the family, and Mom and Dad, are "devastated." They argued to the court that Eli was a pet, not just a pig, but it didn't work.

Man stealthily films wife rapping; great singer, awesome reaction

If you haven't visited the site 'What's Trending' you might consider doing so. Cool stuff, some you may not see anywhere else, and they pick out funny videos from Youtube. They don't just feature celebs, some videos are of just plain folks.

Band Aid 30 single raises $1.5 million for Ebola in 5 minutes

It did not take long for the single put out by a group of philanthropic British musicians to begin raising money. Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the Band Aid supergroup who sang to help a famine crisis in Ethiopia, has already raised $1.5 million.

Female bishops coming to the Church of England at last

It has been a very long time coming but the Church of England has at last jumped the last hurdle and the ordaining of women bishops is here. The final, formal approval was given today with a simple show of hands.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Napoleon Bonaparte's hat sells for $2.4 million at auction

Should you be looking for a two-pointed black felted beaver fur 'bicorne' hat formerly owned by Napoleon then, well, you just missed a chance at one. The Osenat auction house near Paris just sold one such hat at auction for a tidy sum.

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.

U2 cancels week-long Jimmy Fallon appearance after Bono hurts arm

U2 is a man down, and an important one, after Bono had a cycling accident and injured his arm. The Irish band made it to New York, Bono had his fall in Central Park, but the group had to cancel an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'

Tsunami warning as Indonesia hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

A 7.3 magnitude undersea earthquake has hit the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia this morning and a tsunami warning has gone out for an area 300 kilometres (185 miles) from the quake's source. No casualties or major damage has been reported as yet.

Studies: Alzheimer's Disease to double by 2050, but help on way

The School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California released a new study on Alzheimer's and, unlike one released last week, it is not encouraging. The USC study suggests that in the U.S. the number of cases will double by the year 2050.

G20 Summit turning into war of words as leaders attack Putin

The G20 Summit is underway in Australia and a meeting intended to focus on the economy is turning into a battleground as nations line up to take a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The subject of the Ukraine is threatening to derail the meeting.
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