Man napping in field run over by combine, survives

Updated 09 November 2012
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Man napping in field run over by combine, survives

BILLINGS, Montana: A man napping in a Montana cornfield was startled out of his snooze when he was run over by a large harvesting machine — and Yellowstone County deputies say he’s lucky to be alive. Sheriff’s Lt. Kent O’Donnell says the 57-year-old man had been traveling the country by bus and decided to take a rest three rows deep in a field on the outskirts of Billings, the state’s largest city. A farmer harvesting Wednesday felt his combine hit something. When he turned the machine off, he heard screaming. Emergency responders found the man’s clothing had been sucked into the cutter, ensnaring him in the blades. O’Donnell says the man, whose name was not released, suffered cuts requiring stitches and may need skin grafts, but given the circumstances is “incredibly lucky.”


Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

  • Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the queen's birthday celebration at Royal Albert Hall.
  • The queen celebrates two birthdays every year.

London: Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.
Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the “Queen’s Birthday Party.”
Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening’s event, in his new role as president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Special gun salutes are also being staged midday Saturday in central London to mark the occasion.
The queen celebrates two birthdays every year: Her actual birthday on Apr. 21, which she usually marks privately with her family, and her “official birthday” in the summer. That usually falls on the second Saturday in June, when she joins the Trooping the Color military parade in central London.