Bear that wandered yards near Los Angeles moved to forest
MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before wildlife authorities removed it.
Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said. Seloni Khetarpal was arrested Feb.
Good Samaritan survives 75-foot fall off highway bridge
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A FedEx driver who stopped to help a stranded driver on a North Carolina highway fell 75 feet (23 meters) from a bridge and survived.
New colobus monkey makes debut at St. Louis Zoo
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Zoo has a new resident, and boy is he cute. The zoo announced Thursday that Teak, a black and white colobus monkey, was born on Feb.
Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said.
Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground
MADRID (AP) — Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarette factory — four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain.
Stolen Lamborghinis crash; man says, 'I just made a mistake'
WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) — A man who was charged with stealing a pair of Lamborghini SUVs that were then damaged in a crash says he was picked up along the way and wasn't involved with the theft.
Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm
CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm.
'Leaning Tower of Dallas' is online star after implosion
DALLAS (AP) — A social media sensation dubbed the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was born when a portion of a building survived an implosion in Dallas.
Burger King breaks the mold with new advertising campaign
Burger King is breaking the mold in its new advertising campaign. The burger chain is portraying its Whopper covered in mold in print and TV ads running in Europe and the U.S.
Agency ordered to pay fees in 'IM GOD' license plate case
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has to pay more than $150,000 in legal fees for a man who won a lawsuit allowing him to put "IM GOD" on his license plate.
UK patient plays violin during unusual brain surgery
LONDON (AP) — Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedure.
In Disney version of 'Extreme Makeover,' castle gets updated
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even Cinderella needs an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Disney officials said Monday that the iconic Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida would be renovated over the next several months.
No Bull: German court rules dogs not too big to be miniature
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has decided a Duesseldorf dog dispute, ruling Monday that not only size matters in determining whether a dog is officially "miniature."
Museum's Rembrandt knockoff turns out to be the real thing
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself.
Technicality extinguishes sparkler record attempt in Wyoming
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An attempt in Wyoming to break a world record for the most sparklers lit simultaneously failed on a technicality.
Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules
DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs.
Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery creatures were just celebrating Valentine's Day a little early.
'Perfume cloud' helps German police sniff out drunk driver
BERLIN (AP) — He just didn't smell right. German police say they nabbed a drunk driver who tried to flee a traffic stop after finding him hiding behind a hedge “in a cloud of perfume.” Police in the southwestern town of Speyer said Saturday that officers saw the 26-year-old man pass them at high speed Friday night with his car lights off and gave chase.
After residents cry fowl: Miami to relocate pack of peacocks
MIAMI (AP) — A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the birds taken away.
Man upset he can't bring cutout of Donald Trump to dialysis
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week is upset that he can't bring a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump for emotional support.
San Diego aquarium breeds rare weedy sea dragon in captivity
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating.
Takes a village: Bear 'foster mom' raises cub saved by dog
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and brought to safety.
Police: Reported Civil War cannonball was actually a buoy
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The digging of a swimming pool revealed what could have been a dangerous discovery in South Carolina. But, as news outlets report, the round object found by workers in Charleston on Wednesday afternoon was much less thrilling.
Field of dreams: Marriage proposal shows up on Google Maps
BERLIN (AP) — A German man's marriage proposal got a bigger audience than he had planned, after it showed up on an aerial picture used by Google Maps.