SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.
Coming in at around $86 billion, Bill Gates has ridden his Microsoft MSFT, -0.23% fortune straight to the top of the Forbes list of the world’s richest men. Then again, the business magazine doesn’t take into account the world leaders and “dictators who derive their fortunes entirely as a result of their position of power.” If it did, there’d likely be a new top dog, according to reports that revisited the idea that Vladimir Putin’s net worth, virtually impossible to measure, tops $200 billion. International Business Times triggered the latest round of speculation when it resurfaced various guesses as to the degree of Putin’s riches. One source said it’s only about $40 billion, while another
President Donald Trump received his lowest approval rating since he took office, according to a...
It was “take your coyote to work” day on Feb. 15, when a South Carolina spinal surgeon accidentally let a growling coyote into his hospital. Dr. Steve Poletti was on his way to work at the Southeastern Spine Institute in Mount Pleasant when the intruder snuck in. Coffee in hand, he opened the door to the building and entered - not realizing a wild coyote had swiftly slipped in behind him before the door closed.
In response to North Korea’s latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety of the year. Beijing’s threat to North Korea could significantly impact Pyongyang’s finances, already stretched as the North continually seeks ways around international sanctions. But it also shows the limits of Beijing’s actions toward North Korea. Even as China takes a more assertive role internationally, in finance, politics and even militarily, it views its global role - and potential responsibilities - far differently than the United States or earlier
“Jeopardy!” just had its most hostile contestant since Sean Connery appeared on the “Saturday Night Live” version. During a “Jeopardy” College Championship match that aired Tuesday, host Alex Trebek thought he was asking contestant Viraj Mehta a simple question about pizza. This prompt would allow the Stanford student to launch into a hilarious anecdote, amusing the host and America. But the joke was on us ... What is ... he doing with that finger? It didn’t take long for Twitter to catch on. Was it intentional? As some on Twitter point out, Mehta held his finger out for about 7 seconds. If it’s not intentional, that guy is just asking for a finger cramp for no reason. The college student joins
The comfortable American dream doesn't compare to this paradise town in Costa Rica, writes Frederick Haywood.