VANCOUVER SUN: "We’re Alarmed": Chunks missing from bodies of salmon from Pacific — Lesions in over 50% of fish being reported — Experts: “Looks like traumatic insult… followed by bacterial invasions”; Investigating for pathogens — Wounds this significant must impact ability to survive (PHOTO)


TV: “Surge in marine mammal strandings” on US West Coast — Scientists: “This is very weird”; “My biggest fear is if this… is everywhere” along coast — Whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds recently washing up in large numbers — Many thousands likely dead — Violent seizures shown on news (VIDEO)



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Video shows militia members in pool

Libyan militia members have apparently turned the abandoned U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, into a water park, judging by amateur video posted to YouTube. The video shows fully clothed men diving into and swimming in a pool. FULL STORY


Biblical scenes: Billions of locusts descend onto Madagascar capital (PHOTOS)
A swarm of locusts invades the center of Madagascar capital Antananarivo on August 28, 2014. (AFP Photo / Rijasolo)

China calls Zimbabwe's Mugabe an 'old friend'


U.S. Open: Eugenie Bouchard survives Zahlavova Strycova. Reaches 4th round for 1st time in her career


Puget Sound's orca population falling, census finds'


Murdering the Pacific Ocean

Radiation Network


Best Cell-Phone Plans

China to Replace Google, Microsoft With Homegrown OS

Writers | History | Books

Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

Notes from the Drains. What Cops Really Do


Dutch spend 461,000 euros to fence off king's Greek holiday home

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Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

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Four steps to extend your life

Study: Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try a variety of new foods and more likely to respond to visual cues for junk food in the future

To Protect Your Heart, Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is More Important Than Your Overall Salt Intake

Good News: Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Paleo Diet Hits the Mainstream

Best-Selling Toothpaste Contains Hazardous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical

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Joan Rivers on life support as daughter Melissa remains ‘in denial’ about mother’s condition: sources. No decisions will be made about the comedienne’s future for the next few days, according to a report.

Man Gets Worst Possible News on Pawn Stars

Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa distraught as comedian remains in medically induced coma: source. Melissa Rivers could face a life-or-death decision as she awaits an update on her mother's condition after she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine doctor’s visit Thursday.


5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada. Burger King followed Tim Horton’s across the border. Should you?

Divisions Grow as a Downturn Rocks Europe

EU to slap new sanctions on Russia as Ukraine’s president calls conflict threat to Europe


China Falling Faster

An essential movement in the face of wage inequality

Critique of Nuclear Extinction


Detroit water brigage
No water, no peace! States of emergency and water shut-offs in Detroit

Central US Faces Labor Day Weekend Severe Weather


Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America
Drought leaves up to 2.81 mln hungry in Central America
The drought, which is also affecting South America, has been particularly hard on the so-called "dry corridor" of Central America

Meet the 127-year-old Mexican woman who claims to be 'oldest ever human'


Education Minister confirms no school on Tuesday

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Education Minister Peter Fassbender calls demands by BC teachers "unacceptable and unrealistic". Fassbender also confirms classes will not resume on Tuesday. BCTF President Jim Iker is set to address the media at 4:00 p.m.

Vince Ready
Vince Ready
B.C. teachers' strike: Vince Ready walks out of talks. CBC News | Posted:Aug 30, 2014 5:52 PM PT | Last Updated:Aug 30, 2014 5:52 PM PT | Veteran mediator Vince Ready said Friday night that the parties in the teachers' dispute were far from a resolution. On Saturday he walked, saying there was no need for him as the two sides were too far apart.


TaiwanFest will feature an exhibit of rich traditional Chinese puppetry with a modernized, Taiwanese twist by performance group Pili. Hong Yi Shuo of the Pili puppets.
TaiwanFest focuses on indie music and social activism. Organizer sees parallels with Canada.

Operating room black box could provide valuable feedback for surgeons

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NEW No deal yet between teachers and government

Veteran mediator Vince Ready will try again Saturday to find a deal that both sides in the teacher dispute can agree upon. He will be meeting with the union at 1 p.m. to discuss their package.

Lilia Ratmanski, 25, and Milana Muzikante, 26, have been charged with smoking on board an aircraft and endangering its safety.
Lilia Ratmanski and Milana Muzikante have been charged with smoking on board an aircraft and endangering its safety. Photo: Lilia.ratmanski/Facebook
Drunk, smoking passengers force plane to turn back under military escort


U.S. Airstrikes Help Break Militants’ Siege of Northern Iraqi Town

China rebukes 'foreign meddling' in Hong Kong. China has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on Hong Kong's political future, saying Beijing will not tolerate the use of the city "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the mainland".

Gaza Truce Leaves No Clear Winner After 50-Day Conflict

Fresh Wave of Violence Kills Scores in Iraq

Israel, Palestine agree to long-term ceasefire in Gaza Strip


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