SARASOTA, Fla. — Famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed 61 metres over an oceanfront highway in Sarasota on a wire without a safety harness or net.
The circus performer and six-time Guinness World Record holder carried out the stunt Tuesday on a sunny but windy morning. He says there was more wind than he expected and the cables were moving “quite a bit.”
Aerialist Nik Wallenda is set to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope Friday evening, a historic attempt that observers say is in line with his appetite for the extreme and the high-wire customs of his "Flying Wallendas" family.
Three U.S. lawmakers have launched a bid to scrap the “dysfunctional” binational agency that has overseen operation of the Peace Bridge between Ontario and New York for nearly a century, part of the escalating fallout from a dispute over planned improvements to the U.S. approach to the crossing that has pitted Canadian board members against their American counterparts.
President Barack Obama is walking a tightrope on his first trip to China, seeking to enlist help in tackling urgent global problems while weighing when and how -- or if -- he should raise traditional human rights concerns.
By Daniel Shvartsman:The past year or so has not been a kind one for First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) shareholders. Over the past 18 months, the company's share price has tumbled, losing half of its value and leaving investors feeling like the poor turtle in this video.
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Poto??nik warns that an EU recovery may be hindered without better management of its natural resources. In good article by the Guardian?s Fiona Harvey, Poto??nik makes the following key points: It?s very difficult to imagine [lifting Europe out of recession] without growth, and very difficult to imagine growth without competitiveness, and ...