Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.
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SALEM, Ore.—Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99. It was only after she died that medical students discovered that all her internal organs except for her heart were in the wrong place.
BERLIN—German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.
Hamburg's Morgenpost reported April 5 the 31-year-old driver was stopped in the northern city last week and told his Porsche Panamera, sporting a reflective gold foil finish, might blind other drivers and was a danger.
LAS VEGAS—A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer.
James Adducci was presented with a cheque for more than $1.2 million yesterday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci's win represents the largest golf payout ever for sportsbook operator William Hill US.
PARIS—Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered their support for the recovery.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands—A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to inseminate 49 women may have fathered even more children.
Ties van der Meer of the Dutch Donor Child Foundation said today that three more people contacted him this weekend because they suspect they may also have been conceived using the sperm of Dr. Jan Karbaat.
BEIJING—The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said yesterday.
The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world.
The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses a male Yangtze giant softshell turtle.
BERLIN — German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.
JOHANNESBURG—South African police and park officials say a suspected rhinoceros poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and had his body eaten by lions.
Kruger National Park spokesman Isaac Phaahla said the man and two others were illegally hunting for rhinos in the wildlife park in southeastern South Africa last week when the elephant surprised them.
STENI VALLA, Greece—Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of shipbuilding in antiquity.
Now this spectacular find is to become the first ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers.