Worm plucked from woman’s brain

A neurosurgeon investigating a woman’s mystery symptoms in an Australian hospital says she plucked a wriggling worm from the patient’s brain. Surgeon Hari Priya Bandi was performing a biopsy through a hole in the 64-year-old patient’s skull at Canberra Hospital last year when she used forceps to pull out the parasite, which measured 8 centimeters, or 3 inches.

Russian aircraft damages US drone over Syria

Russia’s military damaged a U.S. drone that was flying over Syria on Sunday after a Russian fighter jet flew "dangerously close" and launched flares at the unmanned aircraft, hitting its propeller, U.S. officials said. U.S. Air Forces Central said Tuesday that the incident took place as the U.S. MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned aerial vehicle, was on a mission against ISIS forces.

Drug cartel apologizes for killing Americans

Someone claiming to be the Mexican drug cartel allegedly responsible for the abduction of four Americans and the killing of two of them has condemned the violence and purportedly turned over its own members who were involved to authorities.