At trade talks in Geneva, the European Union has offered to cut its farm tariffs by 60 percent. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson has urged emerging economies to reciprocate by cutting industrial tariffs.
A group of 10 people was struck by lightning at soccer game in Dorchester, Mass., while they were gathered beneath a tall tree to avoid the rain. A total of 17 people nationwide have been struck by lightning so far this month.
Drivers across the United States are seeing more golf carts on the road, USA Today reports. Drivers are relying on carts as a way to save on gas, and more municipalities are allowing the carts on local roads.
The Italian public is expressing shock over photographs that show sunbathers carrying on with their activities on a beach while authorities carry away the bodies of two Roma girls who drowned over the weekend.
Federal judges ruled today to throw out the FCC's $550,000 "wardrobe malfunction" fine levied on CBS for the incident in which Janet Jackson's breast was revealed during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.
The new Batman movie “Dark Knight” broke several box-office records, earning a record $155.34 million in its opening weekend. The figure beat the previous record, which had been set by “Spider-Man 3” in 2007.