Free money for all: Why Finland has officially launched its basic income pilot project

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros ($587 US), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.

Syrian family to reunite in Toronto, thanks to unlikely partnership

When Rasha Elendari came to North America seven years ago, she came alone.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching –

China announced on Friday that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that would shut down the world’s largest ivory market and could deal a critical blow to the practice of elephant poaching in Africa.

Texas man meets his mother for the first time after 55 years

On Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, Edward Montano and his wife, Twyla Montano stood at the airport waiting in suspense to meet his mother for the first time.

Michigan Firefighters Rescue Dog That Fell Through Thin Ice

Firefighters in Michigan were seen on video risking their lives to save a dog that had fallen through thin ice.

Feel-good stories that made us smile and happy-cry in 2016

This year had its share of heartwarming, fun and sweet stories that stand out as shining examples of good news.

Teen battles elements, food poisoning to snag first coin of 2017

Canberra teenager snags first coin of 2017 after queuing since Christmas

East Coast Greenway: Longest Bike Trail in US to Span 2,900 Miles

The East Coast Greenway is already a third of the way to completion, and when finished will stretch from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, passing through 16 states and 25 cities along the way.

Special Report: Family Offers Look into Life in an Hidalgo County Colonia

MERCEDES – A family living in an Hidalgo County colonia gave CHANNEL 5 NEWS a glimpse of what they face each day.

Teen use of any illicit drug other than marijuana at new low, same true...

But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are “trending in the right direction,” marijuana use still remains high for 12th-graders.

News: Finger and language problems in Phuket Dec 28th 2016

A Chinese family consisting of grandmother, mother and three small children were making holidays in a hotel in Phuket.

Student with Down syndrome achieves dream to be a cheerleader

SALEM, Ore. -- Lora Harrington has wanted to be a cheerleader for as long as she can remember.

Homeless Man Had Worn The Soles Off His Shoes; Cops Buy Him New Boots

(CBS) — A couple of Norridge officers were observed purchasing new shoes for a homeless man and then watching to make sure they fit.

The Hurricanes Playing Their Equipment Manager As Emergency Goalie Is The Best Kind Of...

Why no one has made a cheesy sports movie about an emergency goalie getting to achieve his dream for one night is a mystery to me, because emergency goalies are some of the best cheesy sports stories that can regularly happen in real life.

Cops Say Uber Driver Saved 16-Year-Old Passenger From Sex Trafficking |

Cops Say Uber Driver Saved 16-Year-Old Passenger From Sex Trafficking |

The eaglet has landed! First of two baby bald eagles hatches on webcam

One of two baby American bald eagles broke free of its shell and was captured chirping Saturday morning on a live-stream of their nest that has been viewed by millions.

Injured Dog Stranded on Train Tracks Is Protected by Furry Friend

A furry friend made sure the other dog, Lucy, remained safe even when trains passed by holding her head down to keep her from getting hit.