Austria

Not a phantom menace: Camera drone nearly hits ski champ

An Austrian champion ski racer was nearly killed Tuesday when an out-of-control camera drone fell to earth bare inches from him. A photographer caught the dramatic near-collision. The skier, Marcel Hirschner, finished second despite the accident; he is currently ranked fist in standings at the World Championships, now being held at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. He's been champion 4 times in a row. According to Ski Federation director Markus Waldner, who has now banned drones from all meets...

Bah! Humbug! DJ hijacks station to play Last Christmas 24 times in a row

It's nearly Christmas time, and for many of us that means a non-stop barrage of holiday music, but Joe Kohlhofer, a DJ at Austria's Antenne Carinthia station took it to the extreme by playing the same song 24 times in a row. The station was buried in complaints after the young DJ announced that he felt people were not in the proper Christmas spirit and that he would therefore play Wham's 'Last Christmas' for his entire two-hour show. Station officials were unable to stop him, because he had...

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