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US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb Threat

US Fighter Jets Intercept Korean Airlines Flight After Bomb Threat

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Two U.S. fighter jets scrambled to meet a Korean Airlines Boeing 777 Tuesday night after a bomb threat was reported shortly after the plane took off from Vancouver, British Columb…

Transgender Beauty Queen: ‘I Always Knew … I Was in the Wrong Body’

Transgender Beauty Queen: ‘I Always Knew … I Was in the Wrong Body’

ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — Jenna Talackova, the transgender woman who was temporarily disqualified from a Canadian beauty pageant, said that even as a child she knew she was “in the wrong body.”“As soon as I was conscious, I just a…

Donald Trump Has Words for Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

Donald Trump Has Words for Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump fired back at Jenna Talackova, the Canadian transsexual beauty queen who has mired his Miss Universe pageant admist her controversy.“I think Jenna should focus on running up in Canada a…

Transsexual Canadian Beauty Queen Asks Trump to Eliminate Miss Universe Rule

Transsexual Canadian Beauty Queen Asks Trump to Eliminate Miss Universe Rule

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jenna Talackova, the Canadian transsexual beauty queen, is asking that Donald Trump eliminate the rule that Miss Universe contestants must be naturally born females.”I want Mr. Trump to state that this…

Trump Won’t Bar Transsexual Beauty Queen from Shot at Miss Universe Canada Title

Trump Won’t Bar Transsexual Beauty Queen from Shot at Miss Universe Canada Title

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Jenna Talackova, the Canadian beauty queen, won’t have to fight Donald Trump for a chance to compete for the Miss Universe Canada title after all, even though she was born a he.Talackova is everything you think…

Employees Working Remotely Are Seen Not as Productive

Employees Working Remotely Are Seen Not as Productive

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ONTARIO, Canada) — Most employees in the U.S. and Canada are open to flexible work arraignments, which includes working remotely, but a new survey shows a majority of bosses in the Great White North don’t think staffers ar…

Owner of Japanese Boat that Drifted to Canada Doesn’t Want It Back

Owner of Japanese Boat that Drifted to Canada Doesn’t Want It Back

Sankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) — The owner of an empty Japanese fishing boat that drifted across the Pacific after being washed away by the powerful tsunami last year, says he does not want the boat back, according to a Japanese Coast Guard official.T…

Spare Change: Canada to Stop Making Pennies

Spare Change: Canada to Stop Making Pennies

Ablestock.com/Thinkstock(OTTAWA, Canada) — Say goodbye to the Canadian penny.Lawmakers in Canada have decided it makes little sense — or cents — to continue making the 1-cent coin. Canada’s minister of finance, Jim Flaherty, announced the penny&lsqu…

Miss Universe Disqualifies Transgender Contestant

Miss Universe Disqualifies Transgender Contestant

CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Jenna Talackova, 23, has been disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she was born a male, according to CTV.Talackova was originally selected as one of 65 finalists for the Dona…

Tsunami-Ravaged Japanese Fishing Vessel Spotted Near Vancouver

Tsunami-Ravaged Japanese Fishing Vessel Spotted Near Vancouver

Sankei via Getty Images(VANCOUVER) — Just over a year ago, a fishing boat was going about its business near Hokkaido, Japan, when an unimaginable disaster struck — a giant earthquake followed by a horrific tsunami.This past weekend, that same boat, n…

Canadian Skier Nik Zoricic Dies From World Cup Race Crash

Canadian Skier Nik Zoricic Dies From World Cup Race Crash

Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Thinkstock(GRINDELWALD, Switzerland) — Canadian skier, Nik Zoricic, died from head injuries after crashing in a World Cup “Skicross” race in Switzerland on Saturday.The 29-year-old Toronto native was racing against two other s…

Phone App Uses Men to Remind Women of Breast Cancer Checks

Phone App Uses Men to Remind Women of Breast Cancer Checks

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(TORONTO) — A sexy smartphone app that reminds women to check their breasts has raised eyebrows and cancer awareness too. The app, called Your Man Reminder, lets users pick the “hot guy of their choice” to remind them to che…

Former University Student President Robs Bank

Former University Student President Robs Bank

Meghan Darcy Melnyk(CALGARY, Canada) — In a promotional video for Mount Royal University in Calgary, an interviewer asks student council president Meghan Darcy Melnyk what her fellow students might not guess about her.“I’m a dork. I play…

Americans Love Canada, Poll Shows

Americans Love Canada, Poll Shows

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the eyes of Americans it’s hard to be more popular than Canada. In Gallup’s annual favorability ratings, no country scored better than America’s neighbor to the north.“A whopping 96% of A…

Cat in the Cockpit: Free-Roaming Feline Causes 4-Hour Flight Delay

Cat in the Cockpit: Free-Roaming Feline Causes 4-Hour Flight Delay

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — A curious cat led to a major flight delay for passengers of one Air Canada Flight from Halifax to Toronto on Thursday. Ten-year-old Ripples was put back in his carrier after going through airport secur…

America’s Loss, China’s Gain: Obama’s Keystone Decision Has Canada Planning More Oil Shipments to Asia

America’s Loss, China’s Gain: Obama’s Keystone Decision Has Canada Planning More Oil Shipments to Asia

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline application — against the advice of his own Jobs Panel’s reccomendation for an “all in” energy policy — was met with disappointment by critics…

Man Claims He Used iPad to Cross Into US

Man Claims He Used iPad to Cross Into US

Apple Inc.(DERBY LINE, Vt.) — A Canadian man traveling by car to Vermont claimed his iPad helped save the day after he realized he left his passport, which is required to cross into the United States, at his home in Quebec.Martin Reisch, 33, said he a…

Canadian Couple Has New Year’s Babies Back-to-Back

Canadian Couple Has New Year’s Babies Back-to-Back

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEDICINE HAT, Alberta) — Bobbi Jo and Kurtis Ketcheson of Alberta, Canada had back-to-back New Year’s babies. Their son Jack was born on Jan. 1, 2011 and was the first baby of the past year in the town of Regina.Their newest addit…

Canadian Couple Welcomes 100th Grandchild

Canadian Couple Welcomes 100th Grandchild

BananaStock/Thinkstock(GRAND PRAIRIE, Alberta) — Just in time for Christmas, Viktor and Aneta Urich of Grande Prairie, Alberta, welcomed their 100th grandchild, the Daily Herald-Tribune reported.The Urichs, who are in their early 60s, have 16 children…

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