Kids growing up in Canada used to grab some old hockey sticks, a tennis ball, and a couple of soda cans to mark out goals in the street, and play. Many Canadian cities now discourage or even ban street hockey as unsafe.
In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India were roughly handled and turned away. Canada's government of the time wanted to keep the country white. Finally, a prime minister has acknowledged Canada was wrong on the record.
He's known for drinking too much, hanging out with known criminals and of course, smoking crack cocaine. A new book about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford looks at his political rise and the rather odd dynamics in his very political family.
Scientists are establishing a worldwide network of deep-sea listening posts connected to the Internet. It allows researchers -- and the public -- to hear whales, ships, and other underwater sounds. But the US Navy is uneasy.
For 30 years, a variety show has helped Vietnamese expatriates remember the past and pass down their culture and anti-communist politics. Part comedy and part musical extravaganza, the show has become a family tradition for many Vietnamese around the world.
Lobster implies luxury — no matter how it's prepared or where you're eating it. But not long ago, lobsters in the US were so cheap and unwanted that eating them was considered "cruel and unusual punishment." Here's how that changed.
The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.