- Brown hounded for calling Manila 'gates of hell'
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Dan Brown's description of Manila as "the gates of hell" in the American novelist's latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital.
- Fugitive in LA attempted-murder case held in Colo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man wanted for 13 years on attempted murder charges in Los Angeles was captured in Colorado after someone called police to report he was urinating on a wall outside a KFC restaurant.
- NM man settles old restaurant bill after 16 years
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who couldn't pay a Valentine's Day date restaurant bill as a teen has return to pay his debt — sixteen years later.
- For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.
- Crane accident cuts power to one-third of Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — One mistake by a clumsy crane operator caused a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam, exposing the fragility of the nation's power grid.
- Surgeons remove tiger's basketball-sized hairball
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's not unusual for a cat to get a hairball, but a 400-pound tiger needed help from veterinary surgeons in Florida when he couldn't hack up a basketball-size hairball by himself.
- Thailand urged to explore edible insect market
BANGKOK (AP) — Researchers say Thailand is showing the world how to respond to the global food crisis: by raising bugs for eating.
- Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days — 384 times, up and around — bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
- Greek beach evacuated after artillery discovery
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A surprise shell has caused a big stir at a popular Athens beach.