MANILA (Reuters) - Three hundred volunteers in diapers were on hand on Friday to form human barricades during a jam-packed open-air Catholic Mass in Manila before a statue of Jesus Christ was paraded through city streets for the annual "Black Nazarene" procession.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A painting by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue that depicts him as a blue dog beside his bride on their wedding day was recovered undamaged hours after it was stolen from a New Orleans gallery, a gallery spokesman said on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A badly injured California hiker stranded on a remote trail was located by a quick-thinking dispatch trainee using Facebook after a 911 distress call got cut off, authorities said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland politician's threat to sue a newspaper if it printed his name has backfired, with the dispute and the politician's name now splashed across the Internet and social media.
BOSTON (Reuters) - A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A New Mexico man who thought he hit the jackpot with a scratch-off instant lottery ticket will not be getting the $500,000 he believed he had won, after officials determined that matches were due to a printing malfunction, a lottery official said on Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man is accused of bringing his 5-month-old son to a home burglary attempt, during which he set the baby down so that he could pull a knife on the homeowner, police said on Tuesday.