Jul 29, 2015

It ain't Malibu, but surf's up in North Korea

Here’s a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training camp in North Korea, which has pristine beaches, virgin waves and, they say, the ...

Jul 18, 2015

Teddy bear breaks girl's fall from third-floor window

A teddy bear from the hit animated movie “Minions” is credited with breaking the fall of a 5-year-old Colorado girl who suffered only minor injuries after tumbling from a third-story apartment window, police said on Friday. She was playing in a bedroom when she ...

Jul 16, 2015

Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia — an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. Heard was charged ...

Jul 11, 2015

After days of pain, woman finds she was hit with bullet

A Florida woman was shot in the leg while sitting at a cafe on Independence Day but didn’t realize it until doctors found the bullet five days later on Thursday. Heather Charlebois told The Daytona Beach News-Journal that after days of pain from what ...

Jul 11, 2015

France lets police wear beards and tattoos, within limits

French police officers have been given approval to sport beards and tattoos on the job so long as they respect certain conditions, officials said Friday. Responding to a police officers’ union request, officials said French cops may wear beards on duty “as long as ...

Jul 9, 2015

Pot-smoking Indiana church sues over marijuana laws

A pot-smoking church is suing the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis was formed as a test of Indiana’s new religious objections law. The church ...

Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Jul 4, 2015

Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs will be served ...