A "meteor" that tore across the Los Angeles skyline set Twitter alight with speculation it was a real life "Deep Impact".
A bright orange fireball that arced over Hollywood -- home of countless disaster movies -- sent people scrambling to capture the scene for social media -- even if it later turned out to be more fiction than fact.Full Story
It may be grating for some, but hip-hop is music to the ears of Switzerland's most famous cheese.Full Story
Widely mocked for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple" to his face, President Donald Trump came up with an explanation Monday: it wasn't a gaffe, he was just being succinct.
Trump said his apparent slip-up at a White House roundtable with business leaders last Wednesday had been on purpose.Full Story
In a divided America where politics seems increasingly to get people's goat, a small town in Vermont has taken the concept to heart -- this week electing one as mayor.Full Story
Spanish police said Thursday they rescued an elderly man and woman locked up in a house, allegedly drugged and fed via a tube by a couple whose other "wards" died mysteriously.Full Story
President Donald Trump didn't have to change the menu Monday for his second hosting of college athletes at the White House this year: it was time to pile the table with fast food again.Full Story
A decision by German local authorities to impound a pug from an indebted family and hawk it on eBay was spiraling on Monday into a possible case for the courts.Full Story
Japanese sumo officials have introduced a crackdown on beards, calling them "indecent" and telling wrestlers they must look spick and span during competitions under strict, new rules on personal grooming.
The draconian whisker ban is part of fresh regulations also barring tattoos and long nails, a sumo spokesman told AFP on Wednesday, as the authorities look to clean up the image of Japan's roly-poly sport.Full Story
President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be in "very good health."
The presidential physician, Sean Conley, said Trump, 72, passed his medical exam last week with flying colors.Full Story
Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.Full Story