Over his 87 years, Jim Gagnon — a former salesman from Toledo — has amassed a list of thousands of people — many of whom tell CBS News they really don’t know the guy. Continue reading
A visitor to a safari park in England was busily snapping photos while driving through the elephant exhibit when he accidentally dropped his iPhone out the window, British media report. Continue reading
Albert Schnez, a Nazi colonel during World War II, was the organizer of the shadow army, recruiting men and soliciting donations. He would later serve in West Germany’s reestablished military. Photo courtesy of Der Spiegel.
It sounds like the plot of a Cold War spy novel.
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Germany was demilitarized by the Allies. But within five or six years of the Nazi surrender, 2,000 former officers of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS plotted to recruit a secret paramilitary force of 40,000 fighters, reports Der Spiegel. Continue reading
An Indian businessman has come up with a clever way to advertise his small pizza-chain: delivery by drone. Continue reading
A Canadian couple “experienced the worst time of [their] lives” on Monday evening when their baby was snatched from a maternity ward in Quebec by a woman posing as a nurse, CBC reports.
“She walked calmly down the hall, wearing a nurse’s uniform. No one asked any questions about who she was,” a hospital employee tells Radio-Canada.
The police immediately issued an Amber Alert, which ended up on Facebook. Continue reading
On Pope Francis’ recent trip to the Mideast, the Israeli prime minister was keen to emphasize the strong ties between Jews and Christians.
According to Reuters, at a public meeting in Jerusalem Benjamin Netanyahu told the pontiff: “Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew.”
“Aramaic,” Francis corrected him.
Netanyahu stood his ground.
“He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew,” the prime minister insisted.
So, who’s right? Continue reading
He didn’t play that day but nonetheless he scored — with a very rare film of the clunky gait of the man who threw out the first pitch. DeShong’s daughter this month donated the film to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Continue reading
Some of the nearly 2 million pounds of hamburger in the latest E. coli O157:H7 scare may have been distributed to GFS stores in Pennsylvania, the USDA has said.