BOSTON — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching family histories.
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MOORINGSPORT, La. — Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in Caddo Parish after someone spotted the gator in the middle of the road.
TORONTO — A 14-year-old rescue dog who laid her life on the line to save her owner from a charging black bear is among the new inductees into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.
Organizers say Shelby and two other heroic hounds all rescues are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.
NEW ORLEANS — Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.
CHICAGO — A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see.
Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?
Those were among the flavours at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed.
TORONTO — When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more.
The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that’s pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and pursue a law degree at university.
EVANSTON, Ill. — An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family’s washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash.
Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was “totally creeped out” when the snake turned up Wednesday in the washing machine in Evanston.
NEW YORK — As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
TORONTO—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday's Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons," which is titled "D'Oh Canada.”
Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer revealed today that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after a video of his impressions of various personalities—including the prime minister—gained traction on YouTube.