There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

Sep 7, 2016

There she is, the first openly gay Miss America contestant

The first openly gay Miss America contestant will compete this weekend, a first in the competition’s 95-year-history, organizers said. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned the first openly gay Miss Missouri in June. “I certainly hope my presence will help people open up a little ...

New York man wins $1 million lottery second time

May 12, 2016

New York man wins $1 million lottery second time

A New York construction worker who won $1 million in a lottery scratch-off game four years ago has defied enormous odds by hitting a $1 million jackpot again on a different game. But don’t call him lucky. After Bruce Magistro hit the jackpot the ...

Apr 15, 2016

Dethroned Puerto Rico beauty queen files $3 million lawsuit

A beauty queen who was dethroned as Puerto Rico’s representative at this year’s Miss Universe contest after organizers accused her of having an attitude problem is taking her fight to court. Kristhielee Caride filed a $3 million lawsuit Thursday in which she demands the ...

Dec 24, 2015

Unemployed rescued migrant wins big in Spanish Christmas lottery

An unemployed Senegalese man who was rescued by the Spanish coast guard after making a risky journey from Morocco eight years ago on a packed wooden boat won €400,000 ($437,000) in Spain’s annual Christmas lottery, local media reported Wednesday. The man, identified only by ...

Spaniard wins Miss World title in China

Dec 20, 2015

Spaniard wins Miss World title in China

Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China’s refusal to allow Canada’s entrant to attend. Sofia Nikitchuk of Russia was the runner-up and ...