Homeless man Michael Secaur was standing at Highland and Woodward Monday morning asking for spare change when a woman pulled up in a vehicle and handed him some money. He looked into his hand and saw coins — and a small gold ring with a few diamonds.
Christchurch: Woman marries rescuer fiance →
Despite suits trapped in a store in the earthquake zone, and a cake left unfinished at a bakery, Emma Howard and Chris Greenslade were married on schedule Feb 25 in Christchurch. The couple were in separate buildings when the quake struck on Tuesday, and shortly after, Emma texted Chris to indicate that she was okay and provide him with her location, according to AOL News. To his surprise, the...
One year ago, many of the provisions of the Credit... →
Credit card reforms are looking good for consumers one year in. Curtailed interest rate hikes, fewer excessive late and overlimit fees.
Ian McEwan donates Jerusalem Prize money to... →
The British author Ian McEwan, who received the Jerusalem Prize at this year’s International Book Fair, said he will be donating the $10,000 award to Combatants for Peace. The group was founded by Palestinians and Israelis who had previously taken an active part in fighting each other. Its representatives said they are committed to working to end the occupation and achieve a two-state...
Algeria ends 19-year-old state of emergency →
The president of Algeria has lifted a 19-year-old state of emergency, a key demand of anti-government protesters.
Some persistent dolphins are being credited with saving a dog that had run away on Marco Island. The dog’s owner said he had been missing for 15 hours before the dolphins alerted neighbors.
Ida Keeling took a lot of ribbing when she took up running. Other runners would say, “‘Oh, gee, my mother’s younger than you, my grandmother’s younger than you,’” Keeling recalls. “I was always the oldest person.” The other night at a meet in northern Manhattan, there was no question Keeling was the oldest athlete on the track. But...
Pizza Delivery Hero →
Memphis woman Jean Wilson is a creature of habit. The 82-year-old has ordered a pepperoni pizza from her local Dominoes every single day for three years. When they hadn’t heard from her in three days, WMC-TV News reports the Dominoes employees were considered about Wilson. Delivery driver Susan Guy went to go check on her. When there was no answer at the door or windows, Guy called...
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Hit by a Truck and Given Up for Dead, a Woman... →
“When she came to, it was like a party in the hospital,” said Mr. Lundgard. “All the nurses came in; they were, like, dancing and screaming.”