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German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye.

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South Africa: Soweto resident shows off her snakes

Posted: 05/28/2013 - Tourists have long flocked to the home-turned-museum of former President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street, a lively strip of restaurants, curio sellers and street performers in the South African township of Soweto

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Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

Posted: 05/27/2013 - German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

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For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot

Posted: 05/23/2013 - Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on YouTube.

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Goat on the lam snarls NJ's Pulaski Skyway traffic

Posted: 05/22/2013 - A goat believed to have escaped en route to a slaughterhouse snarled the morning commute along one of the busiest roadways in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, leading police on a nearly two-hour chase.

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Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago

Posted: 05/20/2013 - A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.

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Star chef killed over meal

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Authorities in Germany are investigating the death of a Japanese chef following a fight with two customers who had complained about his food.

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Ohio State awaits bloom of stinky corpse flower

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Researchers at an Ohio State University greenhouse are awaiting a rare second bloom by a rainforest plant known as a corpse flower because of its unpleasant odor.

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Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' video goes viral

Posted: 05/13/2013 - In an online video, astronaut Chris Hadfield sings the David Bowie song "Space Oddity" while floating around in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.

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Billionaire Branson swaps suit for skirt to honor bet

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The Virgin Group founder had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into a red skirt to honor a bet by serving as a flight attendant Sunday on an AirAsia trip from Perth, Australia, to Malaysia.

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Rodman to Kim: 'Do me a solid' and free American

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North.

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Brazilian woman survives harpoon shooting

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday.

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