LONDON — Prince Charles is readying the paperwork to claim his pension when he turns 65 Thursday, but he still hasn’t started the job he was born to do.
He is the longest-waiting heir to the throne in Britain’s history, having moved into that role since 1952, when he was 3 years old.
Swiss scientists have found evidence suggesting Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned by a radioactive substance, a TV station reported Wednesday, prompting new allegations by his widow that the Palestinian leader was the victim of a “shocking” crime.
PERRIS, Calif. — When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute.
The retired car dealer got the chance to mark his centenarian birthday Monday by doing just that.
With a baby on the way, Will Stroet and his wife, Kim The, realized their two-bedroom condo — which doubled as a work space — simply wasn’t going be sufficient.
Fortunately, the couple received an offer that was too good pass up: an invitation from Stroet’s parents, Bill and Marion, to move in.
NEW YORK — The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that a young Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric, perhaps the most historic instrument in rock ‘n’ roll, is coming up for auction, where it could bring as much as half a million dollars.
SAINT JO, Texas — An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas.
Casey Wagner said Sunday that doctors told him a tingling feeling would last for about a week.
KTVT-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1g5mf18 ) reports Wagner was at an off-road competition in Saint Jo, 85 miles northwest of Dallas, when storms arrived.
WASHINGTON — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: “I hate Sarah Ball, and I don’t care who knows.”
TORONTO — A national survey shows doctors are worried about gaps in the health-care system that may be harming patient care.
The 2013 National Physician Survey found doctors’ concerns include insufficient hospital beds and inadequate access to advanced diagnostic imaging tools.
LONDON — Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare four-generation gathering of the royal family in London.
George, the son of Prince William and his wife, Kate, was christened by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace.
KEENE, N.H. — Carpenter Peter Massie has come across some interesting finds over the years — antique bottles, old newspapers stuffed in walls. But his biggest discovery of all is the only known copy of a 1911 Mary Pickford movie that marked a turning point in the silent film star’s career.