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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Couples gather in New York to re-enact kiss at war's end
Couples from across the world have gathered in Times Square, New York City Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of a famous kiss celebrating the end of World War II.
Who needs nine lives? Corduroy the cat seems to be getting the most out of this one, having recently turned a record-setting 26 years old -- or approximately 120 "cat years."
Authorities in Alaska want to talk to a man, in complete bear costume -- head and all -- who harassed a mother bear and two cubs trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river, Monday.
A zoo in the state of Ohio will take two cubs of a grizzly bear that was euthanized after it killed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Earlier 'I Have a Dream' speech recording discovered
Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina.
Catalan's high-end cava takes on French champagne
After decades of rising exports, producers of Catalan cava are brimming with confidence and have their eyes set on taking on the "king" of sparkling wine -- French champagne.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tourism boom leaves some Cubans feeling left out
This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Residents stroll along a recently completed harbor promenade under gleaming new streetlights, enjoying sea breezes while relaxing on newly installed metal benches.
At just 26, Fatou's skin is marbled from layer on layer of whitening cream. Some even call her a "salamander" woman after the little reptile with light spots and translucent skin.
Wonky mailboxes to be relocated somewhere 'roomier'
Two roadside mailboxes that have become a big tourist draw since they were bent in the same direction as Typhoon Soudelor made landfall Aug. 8 will be relocated after attracting so many people that traffic has been hampered and nearby residents affected.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Mark Bolzern traveled 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices.
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