• Court upholds 12-year-old’s suspension for staring

    “I never knew she was scared cause she was laughing."


    The parents of a 12-year-old Ohio student are disappointed in the court ruling that will uphold their son’s suspension for staring at a classmate last year. 

    The student was suspended from St. Gabriel Consolidated, a private Catholic school, last September after he was said to be intimidating a female student by staring at her, reports Fox19.

    Court documents show that the female student said she “felt fearful”, which is what lead to the suspension.

    “I never knew she was scared cause she was laughing,” he wrote in a letter of apology to his classmate.

    The 12-year-old said he was simply engaged in a staring contest and that his classmate was participating in the game.

    “I understand I done the wrong thing that will never happen again. I will start to think before I do so I am not in this situation.” 

    Still, the suspension was enacted. The principal handles all final rulings when it comes to disciplinary action, as outlined by the school’s policy.

    The male student’s parents are fighting

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  • Touching act of brotherly love caught on camera goes viral

    “Bridger is just so kind to Wyatt, he helps with whatever he needs"

    (Photo: Facebook / Kristi Medina)(Photo: Facebook / Kristi Medina)

    The story of two young boys, holding hands as they sang in the choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a story about love and support. 

    A woman named Kristi Medina shared the inspiring photo on Facebook, revealing that the smaller 10-year-old boy requires a walker in order to get to his classes at school. 

    “He courageously presses forward to his destination smiling at the people who he passes in the hall,” Median writes. “I often find courage to press forward on my own journey when I see him pressing forward on his.”

    The boys’ mother, Amber Nelson, told KSL.com her younger son, Wyatt, has cerebral palsy and struggles with balance. He can’t stand and walk on his own for long periods of time.

    But his older brother, Bridger, is always there for him.

    “Bridger is just so kind to Wyatt, he helps with whatever he needs, and it’s just kind of his nature, he’s always been that way ever since he was little, and I just think it’s sweet to see,” Nelson told KSL.com.


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  • Arthur McDonald, the Canadian co-winner of this year’s 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, says a “very friendly collaboration” resulted in getting him to the top of the science podium.

    The professor emeritus at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., shares the prize with Japanese scientist Takaaki Kajita (They are being singled out for their contributions to experiments that show neutrinos changing identities.)

    Their work has “changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe,“ the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in announcing the award early Tuesday.

    McDonald, who is also the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (also known as SNOLAB) said in a news conference that their discoveries involved a “tremendous amount of work … among scientists from Canada, the United States, Britain and Portugal.”

    Neutrinos are created in reactions between cosmic radiation and the Earth’s atmosphere. Others are produced in nuclear reactions

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  • Talk about levelling up.

    Lauren Woodrick is a front end developer and coder and her (then) boyfriend Austin Pietch works in marketing.

    When Pietch asked her to demo a game he’d spent over 130 hours designing, she was more than excited.

    To her surprise, she began the game with an avatar that looked like a miniature version of her. 

    Pietch used her nickname, Lolo, for the title, naming it “Lolo’s Bizzare Adventure” and created each level of the game to represent a step of their relationship. 

    From their first meeting at Bockfest, a beer and goat festival, to meeting the parents for the first time, Pietch paid close attention to detail.

    The final level of the game had Lolo return home to find mariachi bands playing a romantic tune and an avatar of Austin. 

    “It’s dangerous to go alone,” the classic black screen read. “Take this!”

    That was the moment Pietch showed her the ring and popped the question.

    Her reaction and game play was all captured on video and Pietch posted it to Reddit,

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  • Burger King's Halloween Whopper reportedly turns your poop green

    Should the burger be pulled from the menu?

    Who knew eating a synthetically black hamburger could have negative side effects for your colon?

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about Burger King’s new Halloween Whopper, from the people who think it’s a cool idea, to those who take one look at it and shake their head.

    The company’s Facebook page, however, has been seeing a surge of costumers sharing their rather unpleasant experiences.

    Users have been posting about the aftermath, saying the meal caused their poop green.

    “Seriously, they should have called this the hulk whopper, because in about 24hrs something green and angry comes out of you,” writes one person. 

    “So would it be accurate to assume that in season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’ it will be revealed that

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  • Alaska Airlines misplaces its own CEO's luggage

    Maybe he should have stuck with a carry-on?

    Alaska Airlines’ CEO found out the hard way that even top executives aren’t immune to lost baggage when they fly, even on their own airline.

    Chief Executive Bradley Tilden made the admission on stage at an airline summit in Washington, D.C., according to the Los Angeles Times.

    “The media is here and I’m hoping that you don’t write this down and print it,” Tilden reportedly joked with the audience before announcing it’s not the first time either.

    Tilden said he’d had his luggage lost before, albeit 25 years ago.

    His luggage wasn’t lost for good, mind you, it arrived at his hotel the next day.

    Alaska Airlines guarantees your bags will arrive within 20 minutes of reaching the gate or they’ll give you $25 or 2,500 miles towards your next flight.

    Tilden didn’t tell the crowd which of these he chose, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Alaska Airlines is one of the few airlines to offer such a guarantee, according to Time, but, despite the horror stories, the lost luggage rate has been on

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  • Injured raccoon raised by family with rescue dogs thinks she's a dog too

    “Raising her was (and still is) a full-time job"

    Most people think of raccoons as those pesky midnight bandits that raid your trash bins and leave garbage strewn across the driveway. 

    Just ask the good people of Toronto, a city that’s has beefed up the quality of its green bins to make them raccoon proof. 

    But if you’ve ever stumbled across baby raccoon, their adorable puppy-like features may just tug at your heartstrings, just as they did for Nassau, Bahamas, native Rosie Kemp.

    This is Pumpkin in her younger days, the raccoon Kemp found that had fallen out of tree in her backyard and broken its leg, according to The Dodo.

    Kemp and her daughter Laura Young took little Pumpkin in and raised her with their rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo.

    “Raising her was (and still is) a full-time job,” Young told The Dodo, “They are so unbelievably intelligent, very aware, and I would say they are even able to express emotions.”

    All of Pumpkins current adventures with the family are chronicled on Instagram, where the Kemp has garnered more than 65 thousand

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  • If you thought pizza rat was but a fleeting – yet highly amusing - moment in the collective Internet consciousness, think again. 

    The New York City rodent that inspired thousands of memes and of course its own Twitter account is now being lauded in the ultimate fashion – with its own Halloween costume

    Sorry, make that it’s own sexy Halloween costume. 

    For $89.95 US, you can be the proud owner of the plush grey mini-dress, which has a build-in tail and ears atop a hoodie. Slices of pizza accent the hips of the dress, allowing you to keep your hands cozy if you find yourself chilly on Halloween night. (Considering how little skin this dress covers, there’s a good chance you will be.)

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the site behind the costume is also responsible for Sexy Donald Trump and sexy woolly mammoth.

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  • Rod Knecht renews call to impound vehicles for excessive speedingRod Knecht renews call to impound vehicles for excessive speeding

    Edmonton’s police chief is blaming the city’s increase in property and violent crime on the economic downturn in Alberta’s northern oilpatch — problems that could eventually find their way east.

    People coming back to Edmonton after losing jobs in Cold Lake and Fort McMurray are behind an increase in crime in the province’s capital city, Chief Rod Knecht told press last week. Alberta’s capital has seen an 18 per cent increase in property crimes and a 12 per cent increase in violent crimes this year, according to the police force.

    But on Monday, acting police Chief Brian Simpson clarified that a variety of factors were at play.

    “It’s not about the oilfield workers; it’s about the oil economy,” Simpson said at a news conference.

    If the chief’s statements are accurate, it wouldn’t be the first time that an economic slowdown leads to increases in crime elsewhere, Albert Jones, a law professor at Memorial University in St. John’s, tells Yahoo Canada News.

    And if Newfoundlanders and

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  • U.S. bomb shells are seen at a mines and bombs museum in Vietnam.  REUTERS/KhamU.S. bomb shells are seen at a mines and bombs museum in Vietnam. REUTERS/Kham

    Can you imagine being impacted by someone so beautiful and amazing to you that 43 years after meeting them for a coffee, you decide to seek them out on Craigslist? That’s exactly what one former Vietnam veteran did recently, posting an incredibly romantic, hopeful and at the same time heartbreaking message in the Missed Connections section of the website.

    The posting describes a man at odds with his own existence, submerged in the guilt of knowing he dropped bombs several times on the country’s capital city Hanoi often wondering how many lives his actions had taken while also feeling conflicted about being honoured as a hero for taking those very same actions.

    At one point things had gotten so dark for the man that he planned to take his own life using a Smith & Wesson Model 15 as he describes in the posting. Instead he decides to go for a walk and meets the most incredible woman in a teal ball gown with freckled shoulders that he had ever seen. On her way to a New Year’s Eve

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