A U.S. woman who burned down a 3,500-year-old tree while doing drugs inside a hollow of the bald cypress faces drug charges after methamphetamines were found at her house, officials said.
Sara Barnes, 26, was detained on Tuesday on suspicion of having burned down "The Senator," as the 36-meter tree in central Florida -- billed as the world's fifth oldest -- was known.Full Story
Brazilian police said Wednesday they arrested a man for forgery when he tried to open a bank account using an identification document with a photo of actor Jack Nicholson.
Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros, 41, was arrested in the northeastern city of Recife and charged with using false documents and forgery, police said.Full Story
People jumped off tall buildings all around the United States Wednesday, but no one got hurt.
It was all part of a Leap Day promotion being filmed for an energy drink commercial.Full Story
A French court on Wednesday found the manager of a sex toy shop guilty of violating pornography laws for selling his products within 200 meters (yards) of a school.
The manager of the "Love Shop,” Nicolas Busnel, had denied that the shop's products such as dildos and vibrators were pornography following a complaint from a Christian group, the CLER Love and Family association.Full Story
A former professional wrestler is suing his opponent and the Indiana-based promoter who arranged their bout last year, claiming his foe was supposed to lose their match but had other ideas and kicked him so hard in the crotch that one of his testicles ruptured and had to be removed.
John Levi Miller, 23, contends in his lawsuit filed Monday that Clinton Woosley was the "heel," a term used to describe the designated villain or loser, of their match last June, The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, reported.Full Story
Japanese women are so fond of their phones; they even use them in the shower, say manufacturers. This makes waterproofing a must -- also good against rainstorms and accidents while texting on the toilet.
Panasonic and Fujitsu are touting their waterproof and dust-proof phones as they seek to charm the overseas market at the world's biggest mobile phone show in Barcelona this week.Full Story
The judges will be watching — were the competitor's knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee connect? If not, points are going to be lost.
Seeking the perfect pose will be the order of the day at the National Yoga Asana Championship, being put on March 2-4 by an organization that wants to see yoga asana, or posture, competition become an Olympic sport.Full Story
A U.S. fugitive charged with swindling several nuns has been arrested in Las Vegas after more than three months on the run, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
Adriano Sotomayor, 54, of New Jersey, has been charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and is accused of having scammed the Dominican Sisters of the Rosary of Fatima, an order based in Puerto Rico and Philadelphia, the FBI said Monday.Full Story
People from the wealthy upper classes are more likely than poorer folks to break laws while driving, take candy from children and lie for financial gain, said a U.S. study on Monday.
The seven-part study by psychologists at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto analyzed people's behavior through a series of experiments.Full Story
Angelina Jolie's right leg and Jennifer Lopez's left nipple took to Twitter after being exposed at the 84th Academy Awards, and unsurprisingly were generating strong online interest Monday.
Jolie raised eyebrows, and probably temperatures, by exposing a thigh in a gown with a full-length slit while presenting one of the award's at Sunday's nights Oscars show in Hollywood.Full Story