From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us atABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Clay Aiken Runs for Congress
Clay Aiken came in second on “American Idol” and again in “Celebrity Apprentice,” but today he declared he’s running for Congress in North Carolina. “I’m not a politician and I never want to be one,” Aiken said. “But I do want to help bring back, at least to my corner of North Carolina, the idea that someone can go to Washington to represent all people.” Aiken, 35, is running as a Democrat.
David Beckham Gets a Soccer Team
David Beckham is coming to Miami. The retired soccer star announced today that he will be getting his very own Major League Soccer team, not as a player but as an owner. It will be the first time a former soccer player has crossed over into the ranks of the owners.
Dog Gnaws Man’s Vintage Aston Martin
A man in the United Kingdom came home to discover that his 4-year-old border collie spaniel mix had gotten into his garage and gnawed through the fiberglass on the bumper of his vintage Aston Martin. The car was worth $130,000. The owner’s theory? He was trying to find a new home for the dog because she didn’t get along with another pet in the home and the chewing was her revenge.