A year after Guatemala's emergence as the second-largest foreign source of babies for adoption to the United States, a new push by the Guatemalan government to wrest control of the process from private agencies has stirred an emotional backlash from thousands of prospective adoptive parents in the United States.
Venezuela creates its own unique time zone on Sunday, putting the clock back half-an-hour on a permanent basis.
President Hugo Chavez says that an earlier dawn means the performance of the country will improve, as more people will wake up in daylight.
"I don't care if they call me crazy, the new time will go ahead," he said.
But critics say the move is unnecessary and the president simply wants to be in a different time zone from his arch-rival, the United States.
Opening the door to the Gracie Garden Apartments, a four-story building on E. 89th Street, and greeting tenants is what 60-year-old Jonah Seeman lives for.
"I just say, 'Good morning, have a nice day, smile, feel good, don't worry about anything,'" Seeman told CBS 2 HD.
But despite being very popular among the building's residents, Seeman was suspended from his job as doorman for one day, without pay, for having bad breath.
"It's embarrassing," Seeman told CBS 2 HD. "It hurt my feelings."
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese state-run company has been ordered to pay a record $65 million in compensation, plus interest, for destroying a Malaysia Airlines plane with falsely declared cargo of caustic chemicals.
The Airbus A330 was ruined when 80 canisters belonging to the Dalian branch of the China National Chemical Construction Corp. leaked an extremely corrosive chemical, oxalyl chloride, in the cargo hold in March 2000.
Thanks to special bacteria in their stomachs, kangaroo flatulence contains no methane and scientists want to transfer that bacteria to cattle and sheep who emit large quantities of the harmful gas.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A thief in Germany used a flower pot to steal a 150,000 euro ($221,000) Porsche.
Reversing out of his open garage, the car's owner heard a scraping noise and got out to investigate, police in the western city of Bonn said Tuesday.
As the 56-year-old was bending down to remove a flower pot jammed against a tire, a man pushed him aside, leaped behind the wheel and drove off in his grey Porsche 997 Turbo.
"All the shocked man could do was jump to one side to avoid being run over," police said.
Until the early 1970s, there was a great overlap between black and white names. The typical baby girl born in a black neighborhood in 1970s was given a name that was only twice as common among blacks than whites. By 1980s she received a name that was TWENTY times more common among blacks (boys names moved in the same direction, but less aggressively).
Children look for reasons to believe. This is what makes these letters from Santa Claus so magical. These letters remove any doubt if there really is a Santa Claus.
The MailBySanta Letters are both personalized and addressed to a child. Imagine the thrill as a child receives a letter from Santa Clause addressed to them.
COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- It’s one thing to bounce a check and it’s another to be so far in the red Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Donald Trump combined couldn’t come close to bailing you out.
A Cobb County man got a letter from his bank with that very shocking news.“And I open up the letter and I look at it and I’m like, ‘No, you’ve got to be kidding me,’ said Joe Martins.Martins said he recently closed an account at Wachovia Bank and made good on an outstanding check.
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