Thu, Oct 23 2014
BRUSSELS - Late last year, a Belgian chocolate maker changed its name from Italo Suisse, because the company no longer had any real association with either country. Now it's changing the name again - because the new name it picked was ISIS.
LOS ANGELES - A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday.
Mon, Oct 20 2014
LOS ANGELES - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
Tue, Oct 21 2014
MOC CHAU Vietnam - This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386 is a four-year-old cow.
Fri, Oct 17 2014
SYDNEY - An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed its way into his body and survived for three days before being removed.
Wed, Oct 15 2014
PARIS - A Ukrainian activist belonging to topless feminist group Femen was convicted for exhibitionism by a Paris court on Wednesday for having attacked a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a wax museum in the capital.
Thu, Oct 9 2014
DUESSELDORF Germany - Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million) (37.04 million pound), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.
ATHENS - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.
Mon, Sep 29 2014
GLENEAGLES Scotland - Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.
Thu, Oct 9 2014
BEIJING - China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food.