Stunning news out of Australia -- the public prosecutor in New South Wales has suddenly dropped serious felony charges against Jan Eastgate and apparently has no plans to pursue further the allegation that she had coached an 11-year-old girl to lie about being sexually abused.
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Public health experts in the U.K. have recently begged the government to ban cheap booze, saying that low-cost alcohol causes 13,000 cases of cancer yearly -- and 25 percent of deaths in young Britons, according to the BBC.
The Frenchman quit on Wednesday as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, three days after a hotel maid in Manhattan accused him of sexual assault. "It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of managing ... More >>
Seems like these studies come out every week or so just to freak us out (or in the case of this one about well-educated women being "problem drinkers," confirm something we kinda already knew). But, since we did go to college, and since we do enjoy an adult beverage now and again, and since i ... More >>
Now in squeezable form.After a recent study confirmed its existence, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a way to market straight-up umami to the masses. And what better way to do that than by stuffing it in a tube?
How did McDonald's choose to celebrate its 30th anniversary polluting the bloodstreams of French citizens? By opening France's 1,142nd outlet in the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and numerous other embodiments of the best that human civilization has to offer. It's set to open next month, in a ... More >>
This week, the Daily Telegraph reported that 25 million British adults have been injured by tea biscuits. No, it's not April 1st (we had to check). It turns out that there are many, many ways to hurt yourself while having a cookie and a cup of tea, including poking yourself in the eye with ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>
New Yorkers have barely recovered from the President dining in the West Village and already he is off to thrill Parisians with the experience of dining in their fair city. This time, date night was at a traditional French bistro with red-and-white checked tablecloths near the Eiffel Tower. A similar ... More >>
We're always interested to see the latest "they're so much more advanced than we are" advertising from Europe. This British anti-teen-pregnancy spot -- which the Daily Telegraph advertised as the "graphic teen sex ad that shocked a nation" -- is okay, but something's awry and we can't figure out w ... More >>