Whenever I send out a resume, I am skeptical about what the words “overnight camp counsellor” might mean to the person reading it. What do people who have not gone to summer camp think my five summers as a counsellor communicate about me? Do they find it silly I even included it?
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TORONTO — An emotional sentencing hearing for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash laid bare the unrelenting pain of family members who lost loved ones in the sudden tragedy.
There were heartbreaking accounts of grief and anger, and calls for the maximum prison time possible.
KIMBERLEY, South Africa — A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.
BERLIN — A paternity test on a baby orangutan has come back with a surprising result.
Basel Zoo in northwestern Switzerland said Thursday that the test shows 5-month-old Padma wasn’t fathered by the male in her enclosure.
Keepers routinely take DNA samples from newborn orangutans because the endangered great apes are part of a breeding program.
SAN FRANCISCO — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said.
Now they’re not going anywhere.
CHICAGO — McDonald’s is getting ready to test the idea that bacon goes with everything.
The fast food giant will offer free bacon slices with everything ordered between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time on Tuesday to celebrate its limited-time offer of bacon on some of its classic menu items.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.
The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual ‚Äî a supermoon.
WESTBROOK, Maine — Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river.
A curious formation that’s getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 metres) wide.
The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media and has drawn comparisons to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the moon.
WASHINGTON — Sharing false information on Facebook is old.
People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city Monday ‚Äî and Stephanie Hupton was ready to capture the visit with her phone camera.