Two students at New York's Columbia University discovered they had more in common than the writing class they were taking after learning they are part of the same family.
A beaver stunned shoppers at a hardware store in Alaska on Friday after it was spotted taking a stroll through the store.
A substitute teacher has been removed from the classroom after a video surfaced showing him using a belt on students.
Vienna's gay-themed pedestrian traffic lights are here to stay.
U2's The Edge is nursing cuts and scrapes after falling off stage during the opening show of the band's world tour in Canada on Thursday night.
Russian media reports suggest that a woman was attacked and buried alive by a bear while she walked her dog.
The City of London police have issued a warning about the health risks posed by counterfeit makeup.
State police have cited a New York man for allegedly becoming enraged when he couldn't get macaroni-and-cheese at a Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stop.
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight.
Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet.
Beth Olem Cemetery is like many aging, final resting places, with assorted tombstones in varying condition, sizes and styles, surrounded by a brick wall and iron gate.
Austrian letter carriers have recently begun carrying a second bag — and it's not because of mail overload.
Seattle police say they aren't pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.
Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.
Scientists at the University of California believe they have developed a breakthrough drug which can prevent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Franco Rabuffi hung up on Pope Francis twice because he could not believe the Pontiff could be calling him.
The International Space Station is finally serving up fresh Italian espresso.
A cheeky robber stole a large ice cream freezer from outside a convenience store after learning the clerk had fallen asleep.
A British man has been arrested for allegedly urinating in a hotel's ice machine in Florida.
A Texas A&M Galveston professor has failed every student in his strategic management class, berating them via email as a disgrace to the school.
A Cumberland, Rhode Island, man will serve time in prison for driving drunk four times in fewer than 48 hours.
Folk singer Woody Guthrie, B.1912
A Canadian tourist thought it would be a good idea to get a selfie near some rail tracks near the Inca trail in Peru. But that decision left him scratching his head after the train's conductor went by.
Pollutants in more than 16 percent of Chinese soil exceed national standards, an official report shows. For arable farmland, the percentage increases to almost 20 percent, which officials have called extremely worrying.