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First American since 1985 wins 118th Boston (Strong) Marathon

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon saw a great American city again shown its resilience in staging a great and fearless race. And in both the men's and women's divisions there was a significant positive event.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Powdered alcohol aka palcohol is approved for sale in U.S.

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved "palcohol," alcohol that comes in a powdered form. It's expected to hit store shelves this fall.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 21 comments

Total lunar eclipse coming to North, South American sky April 15

If you live in the North and South American regions then expect a total lunar eclipse to come your way in the wee hours or April 15. Safe to view with the naked eye, if there's a clear sky you'll see the moon in various shades of red and orange.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Medical marijuana: WebMD survey says doctors favor legalization

A survey of 1,544 U.S. doctors published on Wednesday by WebMD finds a majority believe medical marijuana should be legal throughout that country. Most respondents also said medical pot can be of benefit in treating some conditions.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Arizona veto makes life easier for gays, lesbians and straights

We should be thankful — thank God if you like — that the grotesque bill the Arizona legislature passed was vetoed today by Gov. Jan Brewer (R). She chastised her own party in doing so and saved the citizens of her state, all of them, from chaos.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Uruguay Pres. up for Nobel Peace Prize for marijuana legalization

Uruguay's president, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the Dutch activist organization, the Drugs Peace Institute. Thanks to Mujica, in April, his country will be the first to completely legalize marijuana.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Justin Bieber back to Canada? Deport Biebs petition hits 100,000

After Canadian singer Justin Bieber's recent shenanigans, arguably his most serious, a petition to deport him appeared on the 'We the People' page of the White House's website. If successful, such a petition can force the government into a response.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 15 comments

Canadian federal minister sorry for mean hungry kids remark

Canada's minster of industry, Conservative James Moore, is trying to get himself out of a jam borne of remarks he made to a reporter about child poverty. James Moore made remarks to the effect that it wasn't the government's "job" to feed hungry kids.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Canadian research finds diet of Dad contributes to baby's health

Research published out of Montreal's McGill University found the diet of the father, like that of mom, may play a big role in a healthy baby. For mothers the previous research looked at sufficient Vitamin B folate;that appears also true for dads.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Victoria SPCA forgets how to care for animals by killing 2 dogs Special

The Victoria SPCA claim two dogs they killed last month, Bear and Dozzer, were put down due to behavior. But while they call it euthanizing, and necessary, that's not how it looks from the outside. From the outside it looks unwarranted and uncaring.
Digital Journal Report by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Marijuana reformers in Canadian province going up in smoke

Vancouver - Thousands of marijuana activists in the Canadian province of B.C. are trying to change how the drug is policed there. But the petition 'Sensible B.C.' canvassers are gathering appears unlikely to gain enough signatures to get the job done.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Scuba divers pitted against lionfish in a eco-gladiator battle

Gladiators had lions to contend with during the “blood sport” games in Ancient Rome. And when you think scuba divers, a sort of modern-day gladiator, you probably think of them contending with sharks, the “Jaws” that rule the ocean waters.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Justin Bieber sports six pack of abs in new Instagram photo

Along with getting attention for a new single, Justin Bieber is getting extra looks thanks to an Instagram photo he posted today. In it, the Biebs showed that he's not only spending his time in the studio recording, but in the gym pumping iron.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Canadian men building pipe bomb hurt when it explodes, one badly

Police in Saskatoon, Sask., say they don't know why a man there was building a pipe-bomb. It exploded prematurely and it badly hurt the 20-year-old bomb builder, also injuring another 20-year-old man nearby. The two are thought to be accomplices.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Op-Ed: If you object to Canada's oath to Queen — don't come

An Ontario Superior Court Justice, Edward Morgan ruled on Friday it is okay for Canada to require new citizens to take an oath to the Queen. Justice Morgan is right, after all if someone doesn't wish to take the oath - they can stay home.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 7 comments

Homeless man's reward for good deed grows — $141,172 and counting

The return for a Boston homeless man, Glen James on his act of honesty keeps growing. James turned in a backpack he found with $42,000 in it and another man, impressed by the deed, set up a donation website for him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Health watchdog charges dementia patient's face bitten by mice

A group in the Canadian province of Alberta is claiming that the wounds on a dementia patient's face at a care home in Lethbridge, Alta. are a result of being bitten by mice. The owners of the St. Therese Villa claim the wounds are from a virus.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Trinidad officials confirm Kelly-Ann Baptiste's doping charge

Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste, who ranked as the third-fastest woman in the world this year, withdrew from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia due to "doping matters," Trinidad and Tobago athletics officials confirmed on Monday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment
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