Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Jun 3, 2016

Paris' flooded Seine River swells 6 meters: official

Flooding in central Paris has swelled the Seine River by 6 meters (20 feet) with a peak of up to 6.5 meters expected later, the French environment ministry said Friday. “The high-water level in Paris is expected tonight at around 6.30 meters (above its ...

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Jan 11, 2016

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Lottery officials say the estimated $1.3 billion prize for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot ever in the world. No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize, which is all but certain to grow before the next ...

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

Jun 29, 2015

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca. Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad ...

May 7, 2015

Japan's monetary base rose 35.6% to another record in April

Japan’s monetary base stood at a record ¥305.88 trillion ($2.56 trillion) at the end of April, up 35.6 percent from a year earlier, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to raise the inflation rate to its targeted 2 percent, BOJ ...

Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky

Jan 28, 2015

Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky

An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records. Five things to know about the challenge: THE GOAL. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev ...

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Jan 6, 2015

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006. Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda and General ...