Friday, June 6, 2014
Australians lose more than US$100 million worth of coins down the back of sofas and car seats each year, the Royal Australian Mint said.
Like millions of gym goers, U.S. President Barack Obama grimaces while lifting weights. Like millions, he does lunges and step ups and tests his cardio on an elliptical machine. Unlike millions, he is surreptitiously captured on a video that goes viral on the Internet.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Despite a promise from the U.S. ambassador to London to look into creating nap rooms in the U.S. Embassy, stuffy State Department officials Tuesday nixed the idea.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.
Two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee — the first time in 52 years.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Sacre Bleu! On Thursday a Briton was finally formally admitted into France's top body charged with preserving the purity of the Gallic tongue.
A tourist-friendly beach named for a Hawaii surfing legend has been dubbed the best public beach in the United States in this year's Dr. Beach ranking.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Move over Fukuppy, Japan's Kinki University has decided it's time for a name change after years of foreigners sniggering about its pervy nomenclature.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
An electrical problem caused an explosion at a South Korean subway station Monday evening, lightly injuring 11 people, an emergency official said.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Hard-charging editor Dean Baquet was once sacked for standing by his reporters. He bounced back and is now the first African-American to hold the most prestigious title in U.S. journalism, executive editor of the New York Times.