HAVANA, Cuba — Pungent smoke filled the room, obscuring the lights and leaving clothing and skin reeking. There was applause, shouts and laughter, and above all plenty of H. Upmann Sir Winstons — formidable seven-inch (17.8-centimetre) Cuban cigars.
NEW YORK — A New York City woman and her newborn are doing well after the baby girl made a surprise entrance on a busy street.
The open-air birth happened Monday afternoon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
According to New York’s Fox 5 News, the woman left her building to go to the hospital and her doorman tried to hail a taxi for her.
Google Maps users can now virtually trek across the frozen tundra outside Churchill, Man., and spy on the local residents, who weren’t shy about posing for the cameras.
SALT LAKE CITY — A mother upset about “indecent” T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.
Judy Cox and her 18-year-old son were shopping Saturday at the University Mall in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, when she saw the shirts in the window of a PacSun store.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — You’ve heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob.
Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches.
NEW YORK — What Super Bowl ads will people discuss over the water cooler a day after the big game?
There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable scenes were missing.
In short, there wasn’t much shock value
NEW YORK — A timely Tweet that was praised. A story of a baby Clydesdale growing up that tugged at heart strings. A Jamaican accent that caused controversy.
LOS ANGELES — Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they aren’t ones Koskie has taken.
“There’ll be 90 pictures, sideways, of the corner of her eye, her eyebrow,” said Koskie, who lives in Wichita, Kan. “She’s just tapping her way right into my phone.”
CALGARY — A University of Calgary study suggests wrapping food up in a pretty package is as likely to influence a child’s food choice as a brand name like McDonald’s
Prof. Charlene Elliott’s study builds on one done by Stanford University a few years ago.
TORONTO — The ubiquitous “Love couldn’t keep them together” headlines blanketed social media and websites after news broke that musical duo Captain and Tennille — who are both in their 70s — are divorcing after nearly four decades of marriage.
The couple had no children together and no reason was given for the split.