July 1st, 2015

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Dolphin jumps onto boat, knocking over and injuring California woman; family releases animal

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on the vessel, knocking Frickman over and landing ... Read More »

7 people injured after explosion, fire at petroleum centre in northeast Nebraska

WEST POINT, Neb. – An explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution centre left seven people injured Wednesday, two of them critically, officials said. The explosion happened at Sapp Bros. Petroleum in West Point, about 70 miles northwest of Omaha, General Manager Tim Kaup said. He told reporters the company doesn’t yet know ... Read More »

A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Debra Granik’s Ozarks exit after ‘Winter’s Bone’

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to stardom and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. The man seated ... Read More »

Man bitten by shark on Outer Banks is 7th attack on North Carolina coast in 3 weeks

RALEIGH, N.C. – A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state’s coastal waters. A hospital spokeswoman had no report of his condition Wednesday afternoon. The man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower ... Read More »

Customs officials in New York recover bronze idol worth $1 million looted from Indian temple

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India. The New York office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday an anonymous collector voluntarily surrendered the idol. It says the 2 1/2-foot idol ... Read More »

Chicken burgers being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says several frozen uncooked breaded chicken products made by Sofina Foods Inc. are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The agency says there have been illnesses associated with eating the products, which include chicken burgers, chicken strips and chicken nuggets. Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling No ... Read More »

WestJet plane diverted following threat; company believes it’s a hoax

CALGARY – Another WestJet flight has been diverted due to a threat. WestJet says an apparent bomb threat against a Vancouver to Toronto flight on Wednesday night prompted the airline to divert the aircraft to Calgary where it landed safely. WestJet says it believes the threat is a hoax, but “diverted the flight out of ... Read More »

Paul Rudd, star of upcoming ‘Ant-Man’ movie, gets big honour: star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It’s a big honour for “Ant-Man.” Paul Rudd, who plays the incredible shrinking hero in the upcoming Marvel film, got a star Wednesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rudd, who’s also appeared in a string of Judd Apatow movies, received star No. 2,554 on Hollywood Boulevard. City News Service says ... Read More »

Loblaw recalling No Name chicken burgers in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling No Name chicken burgers due to possible salmonella contamination. The burgers with the UPC 60383116958 and best before date 2016 JA 22 were distributed in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec. The products have been removed from store shelves and customers are being asked to return the products ... Read More »

Four arrested after annual Cannabis Day protest in Vancouver turns violent

VANCOUVER – The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day. Longtime pot activist Jodie Emery said this is the first time in the 20-year history of Cannabis Day that the event has experienced any ... Read More »

Defending champion Japan advances to Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

EDMONTON – Laura Bassett’s own goal in the 92nd minute proved to be the heartbreaker as Japan punched it’s ticket through to the Women’s World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday. Fourth-ranked Japan, the defending champion from the 2011 World Cup in Germany and silver medallists at the 2012 London ... Read More »