Jun 25, 2014

KFC probes whether child's ejection claim a scam

Fried-chicken chain KFC said a franchised restaurant in Mississippi has hired an investigator to look into claims that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and her family to leave because her facial disfigurement disturbed customers. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said the company is concerned ...

U.K. buyer's Chagall painting may be burned as a fake

Feb 4, 2014

U.K. buyer's Chagall painting may be burned as a fake

When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authentic work by Marc Chagall. But not only did the Chagall Committee declare the painting a forgery, it said Lang’s ...

S. Africa admits mistake on Mandela signer

Dec 13, 2013

S. Africa admits mistake on Mandela signer

The South African government admitted Thursday it made a mistake in choosing a sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela’s memorial who was later exposed as a fake and who claimed to be schizophrenic. Experts on sign language said Thamsanqa Jantjie’s signing in front of ...

Hoax photo of Mandela after death brings anger

Dec 13, 2013

Hoax photo of Mandela after death brings anger

The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of former President Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a hoax image purporting to be of the dead president that was posted on the Internet. While tens of thousands ...