CHICAGO: The University of Texas at Austin begrudgingly agreed Wednesday to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, months after state lawmakers passed a bill outlawing gun bans at public universities.
BEIJING: Two junior employees of one of China's biggest banks stole financial instruments worth 3.9 billion yuan ($593 million) in a failed attempt to make a fortune on the stock market, the bank admitted.
CLEVELAND: An Ohio man wanted for drunk driving, unsatisfied with his police mug shot, sent them a photo he felt was more flattering.
NEW YORK: A rare crested macaque that took a now internationally famous "selfie" cannot own the copyright to the photograph because he is not human, a U.S. judge ruled in a suit brought by animal rights group PETA on behalf of the monkey.
SYDNEY: Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has apologised to a journalist for mistakenly sending her a message calling her a "mad witch".
WINNIPEG: A man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a small-town Canadian jewelry store at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, before dashing away in a Hummer, police said on Wednesday.