Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.
An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patrick wore the coat as he presided over the Senate Tuesday.Full Story
A Kenyan lawyer has offered U.S. president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday.
Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfill his dream of marrying the first daughter.Full Story
The world's youngest micronation, the self-proclaimed "Kingdom of Enclava", on Saturday announced it would 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 of the new state on a strip of land on the Croatia–Slovenia border," Piotr Wawrzynkiewicz , one of the founders of Enclava, said in a statement sent to Agence France Presse.Full Story
In a remote mountainside village, a frightened Czech family struggles under the privations of Nazi occupation, with food rationed and Gestapo spies everywhere, as German soldiers patrol the streets.
The scene is not a costume drama, but the first episode of a controversial new Czech TV reality show that features a modern-day family living among actors who play Nazi soldiers and the hamlet's other residents, in an attempt to recreate life under the Nazis during World War II.Full Story
French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Sunday.
The 33-year-old called the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac in southwestern France on Thursday and told authorities "there is a bomb."Full Story
A Chinese millionaire and self-confessed Star Trek fan has boldly gone where no man has gone before with the design of his company headquarters, erected in the shape of the USS Enterprise.
The office block in the eastern city of Fuzhou has the emblematic circular contours and tubular features of the show's spaceship, according to images on the website of the People's Daily newspaper.Full Story
Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted witnesses as saying the unidentified man was walking across the Florida East Coast Railway railroad bridge in Fort Lauderdale on Friday morning when it began to rise, forcing him to scamper to the top, about 100 feet up.Full Story
Fans of former Uruguay president Jose Mujica, known for fully legalizing marijuana, from the cannabis field to the joint, can now light up in his honor with the new "Mujica gold" strain.
The variety of pot was created "as a tribute" to the colorful iconoclast "in recognition of his work," said Javier Ruiz, part of the team that created the seed.Full Story
Only hours before Hillary Clinton was to face her biggest challenge and tragedy as U.S. secretary of state, she asked an aide to get her a French documentary about Libya.
"Can you get us a copy of Bernard Henri-Levi's (sic) film about Libya. I think Harvey made it and it showed at Cannes last spring," the then secretary of state wrote to her trusted friend and confidant Huma Abedin at 5:50 am on September 11, 2012.Full Story
A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.
The three boys and one girl were born premature at 26 weeks in a Berlin hospital but have "good chances of surviving," the report said.Full Story