• Japanese tourists take pictures on the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Brussels lowered its terror alert from four, the highest, to three. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Cats used as bait to lure tourists back to Brussels

    BRUSSELS (AP) — After a five-day lockdown prompted by the maximum security alert, Brussels officials are attempting to entice back tourists who may have been scared away by images of soldiers armed with machine guns in the capital’s deserted streets. Their secret weapon? Cats.

  • File-This June 9, 2015, file photo shows Joe Manganiello, left, and Sofia Vergara arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jurassic World" at the Dolby Theatre. Vergara and Manganiello tied the knot on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015,  in a Palm Beach, Fla., ceremony, according to a posting on Vergara's official Facebook page. The two have been a couple for about a year and a half, and were engaged last December on a vacation in Hawaii.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Sofia Vergara scores by sharing wedding photos on Instagram

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newlyweds Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello might have cashed in by selling their wedding photos to a celebrity magazine, but instead they posted the pictures online, and the benefits could be priceless.

  • Jury deliberates man’s fate in Facebook photo killing case

    MIAMI (AP) — A jury began deliberating Tuesday whether a South Florida man is guilty of murder or acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his wife eight times during an argument and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook.

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 photo, Cuban migrants line up for breakfast given to them by an evangelical church, outside of the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Thousands of Cuban migrants have been able to make the trip to the U.S. thanks to a constant flow of information between migrants starting the journey and those who have just completed it. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) — As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

  • In this handout photo released by the Belgian Federal Police and placed on the social media site Twitter, a bowl of cat food with the name of the police force on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Late Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 the Belgian Federal Police asked people to stop commenting on ongoing raids in social media to avoid tipping off suspects who could be checking their tweets for suspicious activities in their neighborhood. En masse, they did more than that. The hashtag #BrusselsLockdown suddenly shifted from serious to humorous, tweeting a flood of pictures of all-too-innocent cats in all kinds of situations. (Belgian Federal Police via AP)

    Facing highest threat alert, Belgians bring out their cats

    BRUSSELS (AP) — What police force would start playing along with a practical joke when the capital is facing its highest state of alert and its most-wanted fugitive is still on the run? Right! This is surreal Belgium.