Harry's wartime downtime fun
Prince Harry's off-duty time in Afghanistan appeared to be full of war movies, board games and elaborate candy trades.
The 28-year-old helicopter pilot and fellow members of his squad swapped Kit Kats and Rice Krispies Squares for American soldiers' M&Ms, according to a British media pool report released Sunday.
Harry himself outlined one of his less-prestigious duties. The third-in-line to the U.K. throne said anyone who lost at Uckers -- a military game similar to Ludo or Parcheesi -- had to then wait on his comrades like a Buckingham Palace butler, ready with a fresh cup of tea whenever anyone rang their bell.
"Whoever loses ... then you have to make brews for everybody all day," Harry told journalists ahead of his return to Britain this past week.
He also denied rumors that he was far better at PlayStation than at traditional board games.
Harry returned to Britain on Wednesday after a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan in which he acknowledged that he had targeted Taliban fighters from the cockpit of his Apache attack helicopter.
This latest round of interviews, focusing on Harry's daily life at Britain's Camp Bastion military base in Afghanistan, is not likely to draw the same kind of headlines.
The report mainly carried glimpses of the prince's daily routine, including his favorite foods -- chicken and broccoli -- and his favorite movies -- "Full Metal Jacket," "Apocalypse Now," and "Platoon."
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is giving Johns Hopkins University $350 million for student financial aid and research addressing "complex global challenges," bringing Bloomberg's support of the Baltimore institution to more than $1.1 billion.
The gift will provide $100 million over 10 years for an estimated 2,600 undergraduate scholarships. The remaining $250 million will be invested $50 million at a time over five years into endowments supporting 50 new faculty members charged with interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Bloomberg's history of philanthropy to the university dates to 1965, when he pledged $5 a year after graduating with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He made his first $1 million gift in 1984, creating a professorship in the humanities. Since then, gifts have added his family name to the university's public health school, physics and astronomy center and newly opened children's hospital.
His gifts have totaled $1.12 billion, which makes him the only person to have ever given as much to a single U.S. school.
A team of Israeli and U.S. scientists say new tests on comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon show significant brain activity.
Ben-Gurion University on Sunday said Sharon responded to external stimuli.
He was shown pictures of his family and listened to recordings of his son's voice while undergoing a special brain imaging scan. The university said "significant brain activity was observed."
Sharon remains in a deep coma. Sharon, 84, led Israel from 2001 until suffering a stroke in 2006.