A majority of Toronto city councilors asked Mayor Rob Ford to take a leave of absence and address his “challenges” after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine, being drunk in public and buying illegal drugs.
Peter Schiff lays an iPod-sized bar valued at about $40,000 on the sun room floor of his Connecticut mansion, and calculates it would cost about $250,000 for each floor tile to pave the room with gold.
This Christmas, whether you celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus, the birth of Jesus Christ or the chance to eat Chinese food and see any movie you want, spare a thought for Pope Liberius. He’s the man responsible for setting its date as Dec. 25.
Video-game fans will keep Santa Claus busy this year. With Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo releasing their first new machines in at least seven years just in time for the holidays, developers predict their new titles will top gift lists. Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft Entertainment and others swarmed Cologne, Germany, this week to woo gamers -- more than 275,000 are expected -- and get their pre-orders ahead of the key holiday season at Gamescom, Europe's biggest gaming conference.