As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition
Ghomeshi editor out
After publishing a controversial essay by Jian Ghomeshi, the New York Review of Books is masthead-hunting — because the editor who defended the piece is out.
Bike speed record
Denise Mueller-Korenek goes flat-out on the Utah Salt Flats — and breaks a two-decade-old speed record by reaching a speed of nearly 300 kilometres an hour.
Alan Abel obit
The famous practical joker Alan Abel has died after a lifetime of high-profile stunts — including one where he tricked the New York Times into running an obituary for him in 1980.
Nova Scotia cancer patient
Audrey Parker of Halifax has been approved for a medically assisted death is choosing to die sooner than she'd wanted — because she's afraid she might be declined if her mental capacity worsens.
After luring it with a seasoned raccoon, the mayor of Livingston, Texas finally takes out her arch-enemy: the gator she believes ate her miniature horse.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says he's actually going to dismantle some of his country's nuclear facilities — and this time, some experts are cautiously optimistic that he might be on the level.
Wasps vs. bees study
If you love honey bees and hate wasps, a team of researchers wants to talk to you about the good points of the latter — and they're dedicated to changing the hive mind.