We have a fondness for stories about centenarians, we have to admit.
There was Fauja Singh, the 100-year-old "Turbaned Tornado," who finished the Toronto Marathon last year.
NATO has just asked the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to attend the May 20-21 summit in Chicago. The AP says the overture signals that the rift between NATO and Islamabad may be coming to a resolution.
Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 2:36 pm
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a bomb detonated in the middle of Bogotá, the country's capital and largest city, was intended to kill former interior minister Ferdnando Londoño Hoyos.
El País reports that Santos condemned the attack, saying the bomb exploded next to the armored vehicle Londoño was travelling in.
Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 10:31 am
Presidential candidate Ron Paul is not expected to ultimately endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Paul's chief strategist said Tuesday.
"Never say never, but I don't believe that's likely," said Jesse Benton, during a half-hour-plus give-and-take with reporters.
Aletta — a modest tropical storm spinning of the western coast of Mexico with 40 mph winds — is already special because of two reasons: It the first tropical storm in the Western Hemisphere and it has now broken a 41-day streak in which Earth did not see a cyclone.
Jeff Masters at Weather Underground provides a little more detail: