U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has taken a quick time out for some baby talk as he heads overseas to deliver a strong diplomatic message of U.S. support for Ukraine's government against a Russian military incursion.
Officially, the late-night stop in New York was to refuel Kerry's plane before flying to Kiev, where he is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian leaders on Tuesday afternoon.Full Story
A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers.
Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland's Lake Moondarra, near the mining town of Mount Isa, on Sunday, said the snake, thought to be a python, was about 10 feet (three meters) long and "healthy looking".Full Story
Six luxury humidors fetched more than $1.1 million Saturday at the gala closing the 16th annual Cigar Festival in Havana.
The humidors were packed with Montecristo and other prestigious cigars along with a painting by Cuban artist Zaida del Rio.Full Story
Sci-fi flop "After Earth" starring Will Smith and son Jaden earned three Golden Raspberries on Saturday at the annual Razzie worst-of film awards, Hollywood's hall of shame.
A day before the Oscars, spoof comedy compilation "Movie 43" won worst picture, while Adam Sandler, a perennial Razzie favorite, went home empty-handed despite being nominated in seven categories.Full Story
Newly minted Oscar winner Jared Leto delighted journalists on Sunday by promptly inviting reporters to fondle his coveted statuette.
The 42-year-old star picked up the ultimate accolade of an honor-laden awards season for his performance as an AIDS-stricken transgender woman in "Dallas Buyers Club."Full Story
Two female prison workers have been fired for compelling inmates at the facility to give them massages, officials in Ecuador said on Friday.
The women, employees at a men's prison in the port city of Guayaquil, were found out when security cameras captured one of them reclining, receiving a foot and shoulder massage from an inmate.Full Story
Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager — and left with about $100 in cash from the register.
The heist happened shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday at one of the chain's 24-hour diners on the city's southeast side.Full Story
A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, U.S. media reported Friday.
Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse. He was transported to the Porters and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi.Full Story
A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.
In what New Zealand media reported as a "world first", the Human Rights Review Tribunal awarded the 22-year-old brothel worker NZ$25,000 (U.S.$21,000).Full Story
A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said Thursday.
The owner, a 55-year-old woman, was stabbed to death and her jewellery stolen at her home in the northern city of Agra on February 20.Full Story