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Man sues because of rainy vacation, gets labeled a ´Quarrelsome Litigant´

December 11, 2013 5:42 am

Canadian Bruno Leduc sued the Dominican Republic because it rained on his vacation.

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Deputies calm family’s fight over Christmas tree decorating

December 11, 2013 5:40 am

It is not the season for holiday cheer in at least one South Carolina home. According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had to be called out to the home after a fight over decorating ‘O Tannenbaum.’ Deputies report that a fight allegedly ensued after a woman came home from work only to find […]

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Free Schools Cost More Than Predicted

December 11, 2013 5:26 am

The average cost of a free school in England is more than double what the government had originally planned, according to the spending watchdog, the National Audit Office.

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NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

December 11, 2013 5:23 am

The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the runway’s automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday. Lee Kang Kuk, a 46-year-old pilot who was […]

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NTSB reviewing Asiana crash at hearing

December 11, 2013 5:23 am

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing Wednesday to try to learn why so many things went wrong when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July, leaving three people dead and more than 150 injured. An Asiana chief pilot is slated to testify on what the airline […]

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Pope Francis named Time´s ´Person of the Year´ for 2013

December 11, 2013 4:46 am

Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013, calling him the people’s pope and citing his humble acts and  potential to transform the Catholic Church.  In only his first year, the pope was selected by the magazine’s editors as the person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good […]

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Mandela´s Body Lies in State in Pretoria

December 11, 2013 4:25 am

Dignitaries and family of Nelson Mandela arrived at the Union Buildings in the South African capital Pretoria to view his body as it lies in state. Celebrities like Bono and Naomi Campbell were among those in attendance. Earlier, well wishers stood along the streets dancing and cheering as the hearse carrying his body drove past.

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VIP´s Arrive to View Mandela´s Body

December 11, 2013 4:25 am

Dignitaries and celebrities arrived to view the coffin of Nelson Mandela as the lying-in state for the former South African president began at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday (December 11). South African President Jacob Zuma was followed by Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, daughter Zindzi and various other family members and guests as they […]

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Daily Digit: Inditex Pre-Xmas Boost

December 11, 2013 4:25 am

No Christmas disappointments for the world's largest retailer. Sales at Zara-owner Inditex rose 10 percent in the first six weeks of the fourth quarter to 1.67 billion euros. After nine months of flat profit it was a welcome boost and suggests things may be picking up in Europe – particularly Spain where Inditex is based. […]

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Raw: President Obama Back in US

December 11, 2013 4:10 am

President Obama returned to the US on Wednesday morning. He had flown to South Africa for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Dec. 11)

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