Most Christmas trees now are fake ones

Most Christmas trees now are fake ones

Far more Canadians, Americans and Britons will celebrate Christmas on Saturday with artificial Christmas trees in their houses than real ones, according to a survey released on Friday. Sixty two percent of Britons, 58 percent of Canadians and 53 percent of Americans use artificial trees, while only about 16 percent of Americans and Canadians and […]

Man vs. bats: Who will win?

Man vs. bats: Who will win?

Biologist Susi von Oettingen walked into the dark World War II-era military bunker and took out her flashlight. Among the old pipes, wires and machinery parts, she saw some bats hanging from cracks in the cement walls and ceiling. It was an unusual place for the bats to hibernate, different from a mine or cave. […]

Girlfriend’s death haunts Busch family

Girlfriend’s death haunts Busch family

For generations, the Busches of St. Louis were the first family of American beer-making, the city’s most devoted boosters, and bearers of the most famous name in town. But they have also been touched by scandal, tragedy and allegations of reckless behavior. Now the Busch name is in the headlines again, this time after an […]

Lohan mess puts rehab centers into spotlight

Lohan mess puts rehab centers into spotlight

An early morning spat between Lindsay Lohan and a rehab worker isn’t just going to bring renewed scrutiny to the actress, but to the facility where she is being treated as well. The California Department of Public Health says it is conducting an investigation at the Betty Ford Center, which is supervising Lohan’s court-ordered rehab. […]

Sports: All the scandals who’s fit to print

Sports: All the scandals who’s fit to print

While 2010 saw plenty of sporting success on the field, once again there was no shortage of stars making headlines off field for all the wrong reasons. Players from a diverse range of sports including football, AFL, NRL, American football – not to mention golf – got into a variety of sticky situations this year, […]

Zsa Zsa’s husband glues his eye shut

Zsa Zsa’s husband glues his eye shut

The husband of ailing Hollywood socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized after accidentally gluing one of his own eyes shut. Gabor, 93, has been in and out of hospital in recent months. But this time, it was self-proclaimed Prince Frederic Von Anhalt who was rushed to hospital after he mistakenly picked up a […]

Lunar gazers get a real show

Lunar gazers get a real show

Skygazers with a clear view in North America and Europe were greeted with a celestial treat in the early morning hours Tuesday, as a unique total lunar eclipse transformed the Moon pink, coppery or even a blood red. Coinciding eerily with the northern hemisphere’s mid-winter solstice — for the first time in almost four centuries […]