• A three month old lamb pees on a BBC reporter's fancy shoes.A three month old lamb pees on a BBC reporter's fancy shoes.

    It was an ordinary work day for BBC News reporter Conor Macauley, the BBC’s agriculture and environment correspondent.  On this particular day, Macauley was covering a lighter story about an adorable adopted pet lamb named ‘Button’, who is only three months old.

    The Daily What reports that Button was recently adopted by a couple living in Moira, in Northern Ireland, after she was abandoned by her mother.

    You would think that Button would be a little bit more appreciative of getting a big introduction on a well known news network. Instead, Button soiled her TV debut by peeing all over Macauley’s fancy shoes.

    As a professional journalist, Macauley does well to keep his cool. His cameraman can be heard laughing in the background, which eventually leads Macauley to find some humour in the situation. Although he does manage to remain calm, he cracks a small smile.

    Hopefully the rest of Macauley’s week went better then this!


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  • Stephen Colbert interviews Eminem on Only in Monroe

    It’s hard to believe the video is even real

    (YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)(YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

    A local public access TV show with no studio audience and broadcasting to around 20,000 people got a major guest on their show recently. At first it’s hard to believe the video is even real.

    Future CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert temporarily filled in as a host on Michigan’s Only in Monroe and interviewed rapper Eminem in an episode that aired on Wednesday.

    The full show is over 40 minutes long and was posted on YouTube by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert account. Colbert first interviews the actual hosts of the show and even has his own news report segment, pausing for laughter after he jokes to an empty studio.

    Skipping 20 minutes into the video, Colbert introduces his next guest: “A local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music,” also known as Marshall Mathers.

    Eminem takes a seat across from Colbert for an interview.

    Things start off awkwardly with some Bob Seger tunes. Colbert quizzes the rapper on the songs and hums a few other ones

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  • <span style=font-family: lusitana,Georgia; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #333333;><a style=color: black; href=http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=35145507&category=W_ACC_HAIRACCESSORIES>Example of high-priced items: Maya’s Marble Ponytail Holder</a><span class=Apple-converted-space> </span>from Urban Outfitters.</span><span style=color: #000000; font-family: lusitana, Georgia; font-size: 17.6000003814697px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;><span class=Apple-converted-space> <br /></span></span>

    Urban Outfitters may be the go-to store for any college-aged hipster. The American retailer, however, often finds itself in controversial, not-so-hip situations.  

    The latest? The Philadelphia-based company has inspired a slew of Twitter and Instagram posts poking fun at its often-inflated prices, with the hashtag #UrbanOutfittersBeLike. When one Twitter user posted a photo of Maya’s Marble Ponytail Holder, questioning the $8.00 price tag, the Internet quickly caught on, with posts mocking the company’s tendency to overprice normally-cheap items.

    According to to the social analytics site Topsy, here have been over 100,000 uses of the hashtag since June 25.

    The retailer is no stranger to controversy.  Earlier this year,

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  • Dog hilariously lets his dislike of his brother be known

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned

    (Imgur/BobCatsHotPants)(Imgur/BobCatsHotPants)

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned.

    If there’s anything that we’ve learned through a dog/human friendship, it’s that dogs have a different code of conduct than us humans.  

    From an early age we’re told to play nice and to be the “bigger person” in the face of someone we don’t like, but dogs have made no such promise.

    Meet Walter: a Boston terrier that’s not afraid to show how he really feels.

    In this series of photos taken by Walter’s owner, Steven Yasgar, you can pinpoint the exact moment Walter’s sunny demeanor hilariously falls.

    In the first photo Walter looks happy as can be, being able to spend what seems like some much-needed one-on-one time with his owner.

    But when his younger brother Max comes to join the party, Walter’s less than amused.  

    (Imgur/BobCatsHotPants)(Imgur/BobCatsHotPants)

    Max skips happily towards the two, while Walter delivers one of the most powerful side-eyes in history.

    Sometimes you can’t hide how you feel… especially in today’s day and age where someone’s always there to take a picture.

    Yasgar told

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  • Rapist and convicted murderer applies for day parole. Tim Danson, lawyer and advocate for the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, gives his responseRapist and convicted murderer applies for day parole. Tim Danson, lawyer and advocate for the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, gives his response
    Reports that Canada’s most notorious murderer and rapist Paul Bernardo will be applying for day parole have raised questions into how Canada’s legal system works when it comes to the release of prisoners.

     

    The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) states that all offenders must be considered for some form of conditional release during their sentence. However, just because they are eligible, doesn’t mean an inmate will be granted parole.

     

    The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) will review the offender's risk to the public when they become eligible for all types of conditional release, with the exception of statutory release.

     

    Isabel Grant, professor at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law says, "The odds of Bernardo getting day parole are extraordinarily minuscule," since he is designated a dangerous offender and is serving life in prison with no chances of parole for 25 years for raping and murdering Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French.

     

    "I’d be
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  • Uber facing a rough ride in Canada and abroad

    Uber is to suspend its uberPOP service in FranceUber is to suspend its uberPOP service in France

    Toronto taxi drivers are threatening to gridlock the city during the upcoming Pan Am Games to force officials to put the brakes on the controversial ride-share company Uber, which is facing growing opposition in Canada, Europe and Asia.

    Sajid Mughal, spokesman for the iTaxiworkers Association, says Uber drivers have taken between 40 and 50 per cent of cab business in Toronto as city and police turn a blind eye to bylaws that would curtail the company.

    “UberX is taking most of the cab business and the cab drivers are suffering,” Mughal tells Yahoo Canada News. “The city is not doing its job.”

    He says cab drivers have not made a final decision on when they will block streets in protest – or even if they will – but they will meet in the next few days to decide. The Pan Am Games begin July 10.

    “Drivers are so frustrated by now that they are thinking of taking action against Uber,” Mughal says. “If the city is not taking any action, we have to raise our voice. We don’t want anything to

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  • Community builds new home for custodian who lost house in fire

    “So many people were there to support me, and all I could do was cry."

    Brenda Hurst in front of the school she's worked at for 20 years. (Photo: The Gods Grace)Brenda Hurst in front of the school she's worked at for 20 years. (Photo: The Gods Grace)

    Everyone in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, knows Brenda Hurst. After all, she has been the head custodian at Boiling Springs High School for 20 years.

    “When people come to our football games at Boiling Springs, they hear her laugh. They know Ms. Brenda,” Alexis Ork, student body president at Boiling Springs High, toldABC News.

    So when the home that Hurst shared with her brother burned down last June, there wasn’t too much debate about how to help.

    “The first thing I said was, ‘I need to give her a home,’” Ork told ABC News.

    The house had been in the Hurst family since the 1900s and the only thing that survived the fire was the family bible, reported ABC.

    Initially, school principal Chuck Gordon and Ork, along with the student body, started to reach out to area businesses to raise money for a mobile home. But when Mike Raven, executive director of United Carpenters for Christ, heard the story, he offered to build a brand new home.

    With the help of donations and business sponsors, the

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  • Homeless man&#39;s breath-taking piano show stuns passersbyHomeless man's breath-taking piano show stuns passersby

    A homeless man from Florida has wowed the Internet with his powerful and moving piano skills.

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience.

    The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares.

    “I was thinking I could just put my hat on the piano and make a couple dollars and get tips,” Gould told WWSB. “I didn’t expect it to jump out to this.”

    Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

    “I might not do the whole song complete as it was on the record originally, but I [know] enough to touch people out here – ‘cause I’ve touched a lot of people, apparently,” he said.

    Gould’s musical journey began with a clarinet he used to play as a child, and later, the U.S.

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that the carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Canadian and Ukrainian researchers are working together to build a portable device that soldiers, police and border agents could use to covertly detect concealed weapons and deter security threats.

    The NATO-funded research project is headed up on the Canadian side by McMaster University electrical and computer engineering professor Natalia Nikolova.

    “Part of this project is building collaboration with Ukraine and helping them acquire adequate instruments and equipment,” Nikolova told Yahoo Canada News.

    “So, the goals of this project are not purely technical; they have significant social and political impact as well.”

    1The idea is to equip soldiers and law-enforcement officials with portable devices that could detect concealed guns and explosives up to 15 metres away.

    These devices could be used at airports, borders or crowded events — anywhere a security threat may be looming — to stop disasters before they start.

    Imagine if Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s rifle had been detected before he

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  • Adidas creates shoe made from recycled ocean trash and illegal fishing nets

    Sports apparel company partners with Parley for the Oceans environmental organization

    Pretty stylish for a shoe made of recycled ocean garbage and fishing nets (Photo: Adidas)Pretty stylish for a shoe made of recycled ocean garbage and fishing nets (Photo: Adidas)

    As eco-friendly products become more and more popular, companies such as Adidas are coming up with clever ways to hop on the trend while still being true to the cause. 

    And with one of its latest products, the German apparel company has created aomething we’ve never seen before: a shoe made entirely of recycled ocean trash and illegal fishing nets. 

    On Monday, the company announced its new partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that aims to raise awareness about the ocean’s pollution and climate change. Together they’ve made this new concept shoe.

    “We are extremely proud that Adidas is joining us in this mission and is putting its creative force behind this partnership to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic into something cool,” Parley founder Cyrill Gutsch said in the news release.

    But creating this new eco-friendly sneaker sure wasn’t easy.

    According to their Facebook page, Parley’s partner Sea Shepherd took a 110-day expedition to retrieve nets from

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