COPENHAGEN - Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station.
Mon, Aug 31 2015
- A Bay Area man who found a $20 bill on a street outside San Francisco International Airport used it to play the California lottery and won $1 million, a lottery spokesman said on Monday.
LONDON - The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.
Fri, Aug 28 2015
BUENOS AIRES - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis' favorite team.
TAIPEI - Taiwan will roll out "angel" and "devil" metro cards featuring a Japanese porn star next week, despite a public outcry and a previous decision to scrap the project.
- Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday.
Thu, Aug 27 2015
BEIJING - A television cameraman and his Segway succeeded in doing what none of Usain Bolt's rivals could in the 200 meters final at world championships on Thursday -- knock the Jamaican off his stride, and his feet, during his lap of honor.
VIENNA - The European Union might have had a better start, but in the end it was the Balkan countries who brought the game home in this unlikely diplomatic soccer match on Wednesday to kick off the Western Balkan summit in Vienna.
Wed, Aug 26 2015
LOS ANGELES - Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.
LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man who picked up a rattlesnake to pose for a photograph was badly hurt when the reptile bit him on the hand, a Los Angeles television station reported.