100 years ago, a train carrying Spanish flu pulled into Calgary. Within weeks, Alberta was in crisis

While those in the prime of their life were victims of both the war and the flu, the war took young men. Women (mainly volunteer nurses and expecting mothers), Indigenous people, and members of the working class were hardest hit by the influenza.

At least 3 people killed when a truck carrying passengers in cargo bed overturns while fleeing from Border Patrol

Google Maps At least three people are dead and multiple people are injured in a rollover crash that involved a chase with Border Patrol. A truck was reportedly carrying passengers in the cargo bed when it crashed. 3 people had major injuries and 5 other had minor injuries, Cal Fire San Diego said. One of […]

Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees

Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939.  The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution.  After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]

This $50 heated massager is the perfect antidote to carrying around a heavy backpack — it relieves my shoulder and back tension

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon I recently purchased the InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat from Amazon for $ 50, and it is a game changer for anyone like me who struggles […]

Ladybird infestation: What to do if you get bitten by the STD carrying Harlequin ladybird

Harlequin ladybirds have been pictured up and down the country nestling on walls and inside people’s homes. The bugs, which are reported to have arrived in Britain from Asia, carry a disease called laboulbeniales, which is a form of fungi. While this can’t be passed on to humans, scientists say the fungus will infect our […]

A Florida man could face charges for carrying a live alligator into a convenience store

Shutterstock Florida man Ryan Stratton stopped by a Jacksonville convenience store on a recent beer run — carrying a live alligator. Video of the event shows Stratton chasing a customer around the store as people laugh in the background. Stratton later claimed to have no memory of his visit to the store or how he […]

Protesters temporarily blocked a bus carrying immigrants from a Border Patrol facility in Texas

Associated Press/David J. Phillips Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s recently halted practice of separating immigrant families at the US-Mexico border. Some 2,300 children were taken from their parents since May under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Democratic lawmakers said they aren’t convinced that the government has […]

Aircraft carrying Peruvian World Cup fans to Moscow fills with smoke in mid-air (VIDEO)

An aircraft carrying at least 70 Peruvian FIFA World Cup fans to Moscow was filled with smoke after a turbine reportedly caught fire in mid-air. A video online shows passengers panicking and smoke visible inside the cabin. The incident took place on a Utair flight from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals to the […]