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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.
2015/8/11
London gay bars wilt as tolerance blooms
Fresh out of jail and sporting tattoos on his neck and knuckles, 53-year-old Shaun Perkins sits in one of London's oldest gay pubs looking bewildered.
2015/8/11
Roman Catholics wrestle with Bible teachings as gay employees dismissed
Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"
2015/8/11
Sunday, August 9, 2015
A wallet lost 70 years ago by an American soldier in Austria during World War II was returned to its rightful owner thanks to a doctor who discovered the item in his late grandfather's farmhouse.
2015/8/9
The names Hatfield and McCoy are synonymous with feuding in the U.S., etched in American history for their famous deadly fights. So it was an unlikely sight when descendants of both clans worked side by side to help archaeologists unearth artifacts from one of the bloodiest sites in the feud.
2015/8/9
Snowden bust kicks off New York art festival
A cement bust of America's most-wanted whistleblower Edward Snowden, once famously confiscated by police, returned to public display in New York on Friday to kick off a street art festival.
2015/8/9
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Temps push walrus north, Alaskans without food
Anna Oxereok grew up eating walrus in the western Alaska village of Wales. Today it's such a rare treat she can't bring herself to part with the plastic bag of meat in her freezer.
2015/8/8
Swords and battle axes drawn, shields up, combatants thrust and parry in a stunning recreation of Viking battles at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Canada's midwest.
2015/8/8
Friday, August 7, 2015
Young Hong Kongers going analogue
In a city crammed with neon-lit tech stores, smartphone vendors and high-end camera shops, a digital backlash is mounting as young Hong Kongers seek out an old-fashioned analogue experience.
2015/8/7
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
5 years after quake, Haitians turn ruins into homes
Compared to some of his neighbors, Jimmy Bellefleur is not doing badly. The electrician has turned abandoned government office space into a one-room home for his wife and their two daughters.
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