• Man gives incredible interview with rack of ribs he rescued from apartment fire

    “Only thing I think first man, ‘make sure them ribs is right'."

    Robert Wright seems to have his priorities in order. (Photo: YouTube)Robert Wright seems to have his priorities in order. (Photo: YouTube)

    A Fresno, California, man is being hailed a hero online after confronting a potentially deadly apartment complex fire to save his wife, child – and his rack of ribs.

    In an interview with KPMH Fox 26 News right after the daring rescue, Robert Wright said he was barbecuing a rack of ribs at 3 A.M. – a completely normal thing to do – when he saw flames coming out of the window of the apartment next door.

    “Only thing I think first man, ‘make sure them ribs is right’ and I ran in and got my family man, and brung everybody out safely,” Wright said in the interview.

    His priorities might not seem to check out at first but, as Wright said, “I thought about my ribs like, I ain’t gonna’ let my ribs burn and stuff ‘cause I take pride in what I do man, it’s like three o’clock in the morning and I was hungry.”

    It should be noted Wright does say he got his family out of the apartment first, but his ramblings also seem to paint a clear picture of what his mind was focused on at the time.

    To be fair

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  • Deez Nuts has a lot of love for Canada, particularly how it runs its politics.

    The 15-year-old behind the independent presidential candidacy gave a rare interview to an Iowa station this week, in which he declared his admiration with how the Canadian political system runs.

    Deez Nuts presents his campaign shirtsDeez Nuts presents his campaign shirts

    Brady Olson, who lives in Wallingford, Iowa, population 200, told KTIV that he hopes his candidacy will “pave the way for more than a two-party system.”  

    “Canada, they had a debate for their prime minister elections and they had a four-party debate,” he said.

    The fact that Olson isn’t even of legal voting age and technically is not allowed to run for presidency hasn’t stopped his candidacy from gaining popularity. (Americans have to be at least 35 to run.)

    In a recent poll, Deez Nuts received 9 per cent support in North Carolina, with Donald Trump in the lead, followed by Hillary Clinton.

    Despite not having much of a chance, Olson has launched a serious campaign, complete with swag like t-shirts that read Deez Nuts

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  • Ashley Burnham of Canada reacts as she wins the Mrs. Universe 2015 contest in Minsk, Belarus, August 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Vasily FedosenkoAshley Burnham of Canada reacts as she wins the Mrs. Universe 2015 contest in Minsk, Belarus, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
    Ashley Burnham is taking a lot of flak for speaking up against the Harper Government this week, but the newly-crowned Mrs. Universe says she won’t be quieting down any time soon.

    Burnham is from the Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton. She is the first Canadian and aboriginal woman to win the coveted title, and she didn’t miss a beat urging First Nations people to vote against Harper.

    That stance earned some backlash in social media.

    But Burnham (who’s

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  • Google has updated its logoGoogle has updated its logo

    Thirty per cent of eligible voters in this country have no cable or satellite television and now rely instead on online news, says Google, making digital door-knocking a key factor in the current election campaign.

    Polling done for the company found 56 per cent of Canadian voters have used a search engine to fact-check something a political candidate or party has said and 70 per cent of voters have searched for a political news story online.

    Nearly half of Canadian voters are watching less TV than they did four years ago, says Google spokesman Aaron Brindle.

    “When those are the kinds of numbers that are out there, obviously it’s going to reflect how Canadians are consuming their news, where they’re getting information,” he tells Yahoo Canada News.

    On Tuesday, for example, the search engine saw a huge spike in the number of searches for recession, following media reports of new GDP data that point to a recession.

    “It certainly suggests that the Internet, Google and social media are

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  • Presidential candidate Scott Walker inadvertently generated Onionesque headlines on Sunday during an interview for the TV show Meet the Press. The Governor of Wisconsin, a Republican, was asked for his opinion about building a wall along the US-Canadian border to deter the illegal entry of terrorists, migrants, and international criminals. Walker called the idea “legitimate.” 

    Jokes about protecting the U.S. or Canada from Justin Bieber, moose, cheese smugglers, poutine, Trump voters, and Republican party presidential candidates soon followed. At nearly 9,000 kilometres (including the border with Alaska), the U.S.-Canadian border is the world’s longest international border without a military presence, and the idea of fortifying it with a physical wall is seen as absurd, not to mention financially infeasible.

    (Walker has since stated that his comment was misinterpreted by the press.)

    Andrew Finn, a scholar and program associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Canada

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  • Ashley Burnham is having a big week. The 25-year-old from Enoch Cree Nation just west of Edmonton is the newly crowned Mrs. Universe, an international pageant for married women that focuses on community work, rather than looks.

    She’s the first Canadian to take the title of the competition, which took place last week in Belarus, and her focus throughout this journey has been laser clear: to bring attention to First Nations issues and culture to as many people as she can reach.  

    Mrs. Universe — not to be confused with Miss Universe — involves forums for the contestants to talk about a theme, this year’s being violence against women and children. During the weeklong competition, the women discuss ideas on how to combat issues and what they do within their communities. Participants in this year’s pageant came from around the world and included doctors, lawyers and even one politician. (South Africa was the runner-up.) There is no cash prize.

    The issue of violence against women is

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  • Syrian refugees line up before boarding the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisSyrian refugees line up before boarding the passenger ship Eleftherios Venizelos at the port on the Greek island of Kos, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
    In the wake of one the greatest challenges Europe is facing with millions of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, one country is taking matters into their own hands.

    Thousands in Iceland responded on Facebook saying they’ll welcome Syrians into their own homes after their government capped refugee numbers at 50, The Independent reports.

    On Sunday, Icelandic author, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir set up the Facebook group with an open letter to pressure the government to increase its intake of refugees.

    By Tuesday morning, more than 11,000 families have offered their homes, food and clothes to the refugees, in a country with a population of around 330,000 inhabitants, The Independent reports.

    “I think people have had enough of seeing news stories from the Mediterranean and refugee camps of dying people and they want something done now,” Bjorgvinsdottir told Icelandic public television RUV, Metro reports.

    In the letter to the country’s minister of welfare, Bjorgvinsdottir urged the government

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  • A 13-year-old boy saved his father’s life in a remote area of Idaho after a “refrigerator–sized” boulder crushed him while the two were rock climbing.

    Charlie Wilstead Finlayson and his dad, David, were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake, also known as the “River of No Return Wilderness,” in Idaho when his father was badly injured.

    “The boulder fell on [David] and then he kind of tumbled down like 20 or 30 more feet,” Finlayson told KTVB.

    The 52-year-old tried to avoid it by jumping away but was knocked unconscious. He suffered a broken arm, leg and he also ended up with a gash on his shin so deep his bone was exposed.

    “At first I was freaking out a little bit, but after a few minutes I kind of calmed down and thought I have to help him out and get his sleeping bag and stuff,” the 13-year-old told KTVB.

    For two days, his scout skills helped keep his dad calm and hydrated. He cleaned and dressed his father’s wounds and brought food and water to him, ABC News reports.

    “He

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  • Cat in the US takes bullet to the head, saves toddlerCat in the US takes bullet to the head, saves toddler

    A mother in Pennsylvania is calling her cat a hero for saving her son’s life.

    Last Thursday, a stray bullet went through a front window in Angelica Sipe’s home in York, Pennsylvania. 

    “The first thing I did was check on my son and he was sound asleep,” Sipe told FOX 43. “Then I saw my cat on the floor and that’s when I realized my cat was shot.”

    Sipe said her ginger cat Opie ‘took a bullet’ for her three-year-old son, Daemire.

    Opie was laying on the couch when the bullet came through the window. He had blood on his head where the bullet entered before leaving through the bottom of his neck, it then re-entered into his shoulder and came out from his ribs, according to FOX 43.

    The bullet then ricocheted across the room and lodged itself in a pillow, “just inches” away from where her son was sleeping.

    “It could have been my son,” Sipe told KTLA 5.

    Amazingly, Opie survived the incident. Sipe had an option of putting him down due to his injuries but she chose to save him.

    “He’s my son’s

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  • Addison Drake and her doll Little AddisonAddison Drake and her doll Little Addison

    By Terri Coles

    A Canadian child’s doll will soon be on her way back from a big adventure thanks to a viral social media campaign by staff at the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry and Mackinac Island Tourism in Michigan.

    Their #HelpDollyHome social media campaign was a success, leading ferry marketing manager Heather Tamlyn to Addison Drake, a three-year-old girl from Windsor, Ont., who had lost her doll while on a family vacation to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan in mid-July.

    Addison's doll, named Little Addison, was purchased specifically to keep her company on trips and had already been to Chicago before her Michigan adventure. Shuttle driver Dan Reynolds noticed the doll left behind on the Mackinac Island ferry after a docking, and it rode around on Reynolds’ dashboard for a day or so after he was unable to find Little Addison's owner in the parking lot, Tamlyn said. After a few days in the ticket office the doll, renamed Dolly by ferry employees found her way to the lost and

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