UK man’s Castle

LONDON – A man’s home is his castle — but not if British authorities say it has to be destroyed. That’s the situation faced by Robert Fidler, a farmer who lost a High Court bid Wednesday to protect the once-secret castle he built 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of London and kept hidden from planning […]

Diff’rent Strokes Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman Gary Coleman was born February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois. Adopted as an infant, his father worked for a pharmaceutical firm and his mother was a nurse.  Before reaching the age of 5, Coleman had undergone three operations for a congenital kidney defect known as nephritis. As a result of his medical condition, […]

Top Worst Drivers List

According to a recent study, 44 percent of attorneys and judges — more than any other profession — claimed to have been in a prior driving accident when comparison-shopping for auto insurance. Insurance.com analyzed the accidents people claimed and the professions they listed when applying for car insurance online. They published their findings along with […]

Minority births on track to outnumber white births

WASHINGTON – Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become the U.S. majority over the next 40 years. In fact, demographers say this year could be the “tipping point” when the number of babies born to minorities outnumbers that of […]

Coleman’s wife says in 911 call he has….

Former child TV star Gary Coleman was bleeding from the back of his head and “bubbling at the mouth” after falling at his Santaquin home but still tried to get up, his distraught wife told a Utah emergency dispatcher in a 911 tape released Wednesday. The call was made by Shannon Price on May 26, […]

Tiny house transforms man’s life

Jay Shafer Ten years ago, Jay Shafer downsized to an 89-square-foot house and reinvented both his lifestyle and career in the process. Amazon.com Widgets

The Most Expensive U.S. Cities To Visit

These are the 10 most expensive cities to stay in according to price tracking by Hotels.com. The figures represent prices that guests actually paid for rooms during the latter half of 2009. Room prices slid an average of 12% from a year earlier, though traditionally expensive spots like New York, Honolulu and Boston remain at […]

The most isolated man on the planet

The Most Isolated Man on the Planet He’s alone in the Brazilian Amazon, but for how long? The most isolated man on the planet will spend tonight inside a leafy palm-thatch hut in the Brazilian Amazon. As always, insects will darn the air. Spider monkeys will patrol the treetops. Wild pigs will root in the […]

Puzzling space ray pattern detected

A puzzling pattern in the cosmic rays bombarding Earth from space has been discovered by an experiment buried deep under the ice of Antarctica. Cosmic rays are highly energetic particles streaming in from space that are thought to originate in the distant remnants of dead stars. But it turns out these particles are not arriving […]

Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered

Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada’s head of underwater archaeology, said the HMS Investigator, abandoned in the ice in 1853, was found in shallow water in Mercy Bay along the northern coast of Banks Island in Canada’s western Arctic. “The ship is standing upright in very good condition. It’s standing in about 11 meters (36 feet) of […]