A U.S. man who dug a handful of old lottery tickets out of his cookie jar was shocked to find out one of them was worth $4.85 million, officials said.
Ricardo Cerezo's wife asked him to take the 11 lotto tickets that had been sitting around the house to the store to check if any of them were winners.Full Story
An Australian politician says he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he "liked" a Facebook photo without realizing that it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself.
Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier said he clicked the "like" button under what he thought was an innocent photo of the then-16-year-old in late 2011. Collier apologized Thursday and said he had no idea that the teen, who was otherwise fully clothed and posing alongside an older man, was playing a prank commonly known as "sneaky nuts."Full Story
An unemployed drifter who became an Internet sensation in February after he brandished a hatchet to stop an assault has been charged with murder following his arrest in Philadelphia, police said.
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, 24, was detained at a bus station on Thursday after a manhunt following the murder of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy in the New Jersey town of Clark, just outside New York on Sunday.Full Story
Residents of a New York City apartment building are up in arms over an exhibition of candid photographs one of their neighbors took of them, without their knowledge or permission.
A gallery show -- "The Neighbors" -- of the pictures taken surreptitiously by American photographer Arne Svenson opened last week at the Julie Saul Gallery in lower Manhattan.Full Story
A prominent Montenegro human rights activist said Thursday she had been fined 550 euros ($710) for kissing an on-duty policeman during a protest.
In a stand-off with police during an anti-government protest in the tiny Adriatic republic last year Vanja Calovic took the policeman by surprise and kissed him in an effort to defuse the tension.Full Story
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world.
In a voice message recorded on his website, Yuichiro Miura said the expedition was setting off Thursday for a climb that was expected to take a little over a week.Full Story
When Dexter the cocker spaniel tore a ligament in his hind leg a few weeks ago, he didn't suffer in silence. Instead, his owner blogged about.
"The vet told me my dog needed surgery, and I thought, 'You know, there's got to be something else'," said Carol Bryant, who writes a "canine-centric online magazine" called A Fidose of Reality.Full Story
A taxi driver who endured a six-month lawsuit after overcharging a passenger by six U.S. cents has finally had his name cleared by a Hong Kong court.
Tam Hoi-Chi walked free after his case was thrown out Thursday but was left questioning the city's justice system.Full Story
Junk-food starved Gazans can now order Kentucky Fried Chicken to go thanks to a new smuggling service which brings takeout from Egypt via a network of underground tunnels.
It's not exactly "fast" -- taking several hours to arrive, with the Palestinian delivery company behind it charging hefty prices to cover the cost of fuel and transport.Full Story
The head of Mexico's consumer protection agency was fired Wednesday after a scandal erupted over his daughter's bid to close a restaurant that denied her the table she wanted.
President Enrique Pena Nieto sacked Humberto Benitez, chief of the Federal Consumer Prosecutor's Office (Profeco), because the case had "damaged the image and prestige of the institution," said Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.Full Story