Who can resist a baby animal? Not us. That's why Budget Travel has assembled some of the cutest, newest arrivals on the zoo circuit for like-minded readers to coo over. All born within the past six months, some of these tiny guys are so young they haven't even been named yet — but all are precious, be they furry, feathered or scaly. In addition to choosing the most photogenic newborns, Budget Travel included zoos from all corners of the U.S., so you're bound to be within visiting distance of at least one.Read more: Baby Animals to Coo Over
Officials say a Filipino about two feet tall is expected to be named the world's shortest man when he turns 18 on Sunday.
Lolit Homay, municipal health officer in Zamboanga del Norte province's Sindangan township, says Junrey Balawing was measured at about 24 inches (61 centimeters) from head to foot lying down and slightly above 23 inches (58 centimeters) standing up Saturday. A representative of Guinness World Records.
Under fierce pressure from fellow Democrats to resign in a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced Saturday he was entering professional treatment at an undisclosed location and requested a leave of absence from Congress. An aide for the embattled New York lawmaker made the disclosure in a statement shortly after several Democratic party leaders demanded he quit for exchanging messages and photos ranging from sexually suggestive to explicit with several women online.Read more: Weiner seeks leave of absence from House
Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi fought gun battles with rebels in the town of Zawiyah Saturday, witnesses said, shutting the coastal highway that links the capital Tripoli with Tunisia. Two Reuters reporters traveling via the town, which lies just 50 km (30 miles) outside of Tripoli, on two separate trips six hours apart, were diverted via backstreets with a police escort while the fighting raged on.Read more: Fighting in Zawiyah shuts Libya road to Tunisia