- Canadian goes airborne in lawn chair lifted by helium balloons
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A Canadian man who parachuted from a flying lawn chair powered by helium balloons was facing police charges on Monday.
- Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope
LA PAZ (Reuters) - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.
- World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.
- Sex on a Florida beach leads to two-and-a-half years prison time
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A man convicted of having sex on a public beach in Florida in front of a child was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison, a state prosecutor said.
- Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.
- No sweat? Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
- Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane
LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.
- California cancer patient with amnesia faces identity crisis
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A woman with amnesia who has been undergoing cancer treatments since she was found semiconscious in Southern California has turned to social media and law enforcement as she struggles to rekindle memory of her own identity and any family she may have.
- Man in wheelchair robs New York bank, gets away
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday were searching for a man in a wheelchair who is suspected of robbing a New York bank and rolling out of the building with $1,200 cash to make a clean getaway.
- Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia? 'Wait and see,' Vatican says
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week at La Paz, Bolivia, the highest international airport in the world, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
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