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'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on...

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Son of Penn State's Paterno says pedophile solicited him at age 13

HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - The son of Joe Paterno, the legendary Penn State football coach and boss of convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, said in a new book that he was propositioned by a...

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Police puzzled by dolls left on porches in California city

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police said on Thursday they were investigating porcelain dolls that had been left on the doorsteps of at least eight homes in a Southern California beach city that homeowners...

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Trip Tips: Controversy is par for the course at Trump's Scots resort

BALMEDIE Scotland (Reuters) - Just about everyone, including people who don't care about golf, knows that American mogul Donald Trump, sometimes known as "The Donald" as if there were no other, owns...

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Former wine collector to forfeit $20 million for counterfeiting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Indonesian man once considered one of the world's top wine collectors was ordered Thursday to forfeit $20 million for selling millions of dollars of counterfeit bottles of...

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Pregnant woman delayed by Obama's motorcade in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A street closure caused by President Barack Obama's motorcade delayed a pregnant woman's crossing of a Los Angeles street to get to a hospital, police said Thursday, following...

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100 years on, World War One resonates at Kansas City museum

KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - As far as Joan Barkley Wells is concerned, there isn't much reason for calling World War One a forgotten war.

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Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

(Story refiled to correct typographical error on third paragraph)

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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

SPENCER, Mass. (Reuters) - Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can...

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Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a...

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U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

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Venezuela's world-famous 'vertical slum' may be demolished

CARACAS (Reuters) - An abandoned Caracas skyscraper dubbed the world's tallest shanty-town after a squatters' takeover could be demolished once its inhabitants are out, Venezuela's leader said on...

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Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study

(Reuters) - Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.

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U.S. judge knocks down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

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Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a...

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New York state increases fines for pet thieves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stealing someone else's pet in New York state became five times more expensive on Wednesday after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law increasing the fine to $1,000.

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Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Want a giant historic order of fries with that?

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NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies to hometown

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to...

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Four Americans on Man Booker long list as prize widens its reach

LONDON (Reuters) - American writers hold four of the 13 slots on the Man Booker Prize 2014 long list announced on Wednesday, the first year the prestigious literary award has been open to all authors...

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Starbucks seeks to expand in cafe-clogged Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) - With more coffee shops per square mile than probably anywhere on earth, opening a cafe in Vietnam's capital could be a bit of a gamble. This week, U.S. coffee chain Starbucks is...

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World Chefs: Michelin-starred Hungarian chef inspired by 'two moms'

(This July 21 story was refiled to add dropped paragraph from recipe)

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Harding letters reveal steamy side of 29th U.S. president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On Christmas Eve 1910, future U.S. President Warren Harding wrote his mistress Carrie Phillips a letter that began: "There are no words, at my command, sufficient to say the...

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Miami restaurant, survivor of desegregation and riots, to close

MIAMI (Reuters) - After more than half a century, Jumbo's, famous for its fried shrimp and conch, and one of the first Miami restaurants to desegregate in the late 1960s, is closing this week as the...

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Cartoonist Roz Chast takes on eldercare

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cartoonist Roz Chast, famous for her deceptively simple drawings in The New Yorker magazine, is now touching a chord with the “sandwich generation” with her wryly...

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Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio aviation museum

(Reuters) - The bike mechanic who designed and built the lightweight aluminum engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft was honored this week with a bronze bust at an aviation...





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