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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in car crash

Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car crash, police said Sunday. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were riding in a taxi on Saturday when the accident took place, police Sergeant Gregory ...

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

May 24, 2015

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

Deep in the English countryside, rows of trees are being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape with years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lamp shades and other items such as mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a ...

World's oldest person turns 116

May 24, 2015

World's oldest person turns 116

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 on Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. “There’s nothing I can do about it,” said Jeralean Talley of Inkster ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley was to celebrate her birthday twice, including at a party ...

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

May 24, 2015

Former starlet helps raise money to save rural U.S. abbey

Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. The former starlet, who walked away from Hollywood in 1963 to become a nun, spun her tale into a ...

May 24, 2015

Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

A Maryland woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but it has not been ...

Woman, 65, adds quadruplets to 13 kids

May 24, 2015

Woman, 65, adds quadruplets to 13 kids

A 65-year-old German woman, who already had 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday. Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were ...

May 24, 2015

Britain's opposition to back EU referendum bill

Britain’s center-left opposition Labour Party will support Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal for a referendum on European Union membership but will make the case to stay, party leaders told the Sunday Times. “The British people want to have a say on the U.K.’s membership ...

May 24, 2015

'Kingdom of Enclava' moves to new home on Croatian-Serbian border

The world’s youngest micro-nation, the self-proclaimed “Kingdom of Enclava,” on Saturday announced it will settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory. “We cease all activities related to the establishment ...

Thousands rejoice as El Salvador's Romero beatified

May 24, 2015

Thousands rejoice as El Salvador's Romero beatified

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 and whose defense of the poor divided his nation and the Catholic Church, was beatified Saturday at a ceremony attended by vast crowds. An estimated 200,000 cheering worshipers from all over the world packed San ...

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how ...

May 24, 2015

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. ...

Rebel commander reportedly killed in eastern Ukraine

May 24, 2015

Rebel commander reportedly killed in eastern Ukraine

A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack Saturday, rebel authorities announced. The defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexei Mozgovoi, the commander of a police battalion in the war-torn ...