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McDonald’s rolls out upscale options

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. is going upscale, one customized burger at a time.<p>The fast food giant is introducing digital kiosks at its restaurants to allow customers to order premium hamburgers from almost 30 options, including five types of cheese, while adding greeters and servers to …

Mental-health programs must support youth

The mental-health crisis gripping Vancouver isn't just a story about adults not getting necessary treatment, but youth too. And in the past decade few inroads have been made in helping a growing wave of young people get access to the mental-health services they require.<p>That is the assessment of Dr. …

North Korea Ski Resort Opens This Week

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's first "world-class" ski resort, Masik Pass, is expected to be partially open this Thursday to commemorate the 86th aniversary of the Korean Workers Party.<p>While progress floundered this summer due to torrential summer rains and a falling out with the Swiss over …

Protesters Invade National Parks

The partial federal government shutdown continues to keep National Parks closed, but locked gates and a few park rangers didn't stop dozens of hikers and cyclists from entering at least three National Parks this weekend. Across the U.S., protesters either entered restricted areas or picketed at …

Haute Cuisine: Spanish Farm Makes Bet on 'Bug Revolution'

Haute Cuisine: Spanish Farm Makes Bet on 'Bug Revolution'<p>In a warehouse in Spain, a French farmer is raising what she hopes will be the next big thing in French and European cooking: insects.<p>It's a sound you'll hear on a lot of farms around the world at night, off in the distance, behind the moos …

The jellyfish are coming! Experts tangle with exploding population

A "jellyfish bloom" may sound pretty, but it can get ugly fast. A swarm of moon jellyfish from the Baltic Sea were was into the cooling pipes of a nuclear power plant on the Swedish coast last week, shutting down one of the three units for four days. In 2008, another such "bloom," glowing purple, …

All About The Benjamins: U.S. Introduces New $100 Note

After production problems and delays, the Federal Reserve will finally circulate a new $100 bill on Tuesday. The aim of the redesigned bank note is to make it harder to fake: For example, when you tilt the note, the bells and numbers inside a 3-D security stripe will move, and a bell hidden inside …

24 Things You Never Knew About Beatles Songs

Just a warning, but the story behind the "egg man" line in "I Am the Walrus" is kinda gross.<p>The first draft of "Get Back" included the line "Don't dig no Pakistani taking all the people's jobs," but the line was cut when the band realized that the lyric, intended to be an ironic comment on …