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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.

Alzheimer's Disease study: Early detection coming, maybe cure

Yet another new discovery in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease has been made, one to help with early detection. It joins other recent advancements that collectively promise to improve the lives of victims.

U.S. Coast Guard makes massive marijuana haul off Florida coast

A massive haul of marijuana with a hefty street value was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard off of the Florida coast on Wednesday. In addition to the drugs, at least four persons onboard the ship were taken into custody.

Floyd Mayweather offers Miguel Cotto $40 million for rematch

They have already fought and Floyd Mayweather kept his unbeaten streak alive against Miguel Cotto. A rematch? A report from El Vocero de Puerto Rico says that a rematch is on the table and that the Mayweather camp has made an offer.

AirAsia denied altitude change before it was lost; debris spotted

Minutes before disappearing off the radar screen, one of the two pilots flying AirAsia Flight QZ8501 requested that they raise its altitude but was told they could not. The plane disappeared off the radar screen within five minutes of making the request.

Pitbull-Rottweiler badly mauls 16-day-old baby, dog put down

A 16-day-old baby girl is in hospital in Victoria, B.C. after being mauled badly by the family's pitbull-Rottweiler pet dog. The Victoria Times-Colonist reports the girl has non-life threatening facial injuries that may require plastic surgery.

U.S.Mother charged for giving her children marijuana for ailments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Tulsa woman dies after being shot in head by 3-year-old son

Another incredible and horrific story out of the U.S. that speaks to the folly of having guns in the house and not caring properly for them. Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma report that a young woman was shot dead by her three-year-old son.

Three 'riders' get together for a little sex on Toronto streetcar

Toronto police said no charges were laid but it seems some streetcar riders were in a ballsy case of transit sex. Three streetcar passengers, drunk, were caught having sex — how could you not catch them? — on a crowded streetcar Thursday night.

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.

Ebola scare: New York woman, back from West Africa, drops dead

A seemingly healthy woman of 40 who returned from a trip to West Africa 18 days ago, died suddenly while having her hair done in a New York salon on Tuesday. Officials believe she died of a heart attack but are testing her remains for the Ebola virus.

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.

Bad trick: Crystal meth in girl's Halloween bag in California

The father of an eight-year-old girl in Hercules, Calif., was shocked to find a small bag of methamphetamine in her Halloween candy. He took it to police who confirmed the contents and are now looking for whoever gave it to her.
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