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London's car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

LONDON - A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors.

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Devil to pay: Taiwan to launch softer than soft porn-star metro cards

TAIPEI - Taiwan will roll out "angel" and "devil" metro cards featuring a Japanese porn star next week, despite a public outcry and a previous decision to scrap the project.

28 Aug 2015

Two men hospitalized after jumping into canal at Venetian in Las Vegas

- Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday.

27 Aug 2015

Segway knocks Bolt off his stride at the Bird's Nest

BEIJING - A television cameraman and his Segway succeeded in doing what none of Usain Bolt's rivals could in the 200 meters final at world championships on Thursday -- knock the Jamaican off his stride, and his feet, during his lap of honor.

Sports, 27 Aug 2015

Balkans out-score EU at Vienna diplomacy soccer

VIENNA - The European Union might have had a better start, but in the end it was the Balkan countries who brought the game home in this unlikely diplomatic soccer match on Wednesday to kick off the Western Balkan summit in Vienna.

Sports, 26 Aug 2015

L.A. County leaders wash cars two-three times a week amid drought: report

LOS ANGELES - Despite a devastating four-year drought that has forced strict water conservation measures across California, most Los Angeles County supervisors still have their cars washed two or three times a week, a local newspaper reported.

Environment 26 Aug 2015