Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly-eyed stubby squid.

  • Written by ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press

Woman's funeral had no attendees, so 30 strangers showed up

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — About 30 people have paid their respects to a woman they never met after responding to a call for attendees for a suburban New York funeral at which no one was expected to show up.