DALLAS – They may not believe in God or gods but they know a thing or two about them.
TOKYO – A load of mayonnaise falling off the back of a lorry in Japan caused an eight-vehicle pile-up, leaving three people injured, police said Monday.
BERLIN – Twenty years after German unification, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she has found some habits of her communist East German upbringing hard to break, such as stockpiling consumer goods.
CARACAS – Hackers appear to have broken into the Twitter account of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami.
PARIS – France's glamorous former justice minister Rachida Dati on Sunday confused oral sex with rising prices as she launched an attack on foreign investment funds.
NEW YORK – Superman didn't fly, Elvis wasn't king and Princess Diana's star power faded at an auction in New York where dozens of curios from the world of celebrity and entertainment failed to sell.
WELLINGTON – Scientists say they are hoping to develop a deodorant for New Zealand's native birds to stop them falling prey to introduced predators.
OTTAWA - A Canadian student inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's centuries-old sketches of an ornithopter said Friday he was the first to make a sustained flight in a human-powered, wing-flapping aircraft.
NEW YORK - Superman's cape, one of Houdini's props and a garish bracelet once worn by Elvis were among dozens of curios from the world of celebrity and entertainment due to go on sale Friday in New York.
VIENNA – A case of beer instead of a fine for a poorly parked car has landed a Vienna police officer a 7,200-euro ($9,600) fine for abuse of authority.