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NYC transit hubs handle flood of lost items

12/27/2013 2:32am
For the handful of New York transit officials who dutifully collect and catalog more than 50,000 items a year lost on commuter trains, subways and buses, the monotonous flood of wallets, handbags, eyeglasses and smartphones is occasionally broken by tales of some of the crazier things left behind.

Arizona family says crucifix formed on cheesecake

12/27/2013 8:29am
A suburban Phoenix family says their Christmas cheesecake sent them the message of a holiday miracle.

Christmas trees sought as treat for Colorado goats

12/27/2013 11:28am
Your trash could become a holiday treat for some goats in western Colorado.

San Diego sued over stinky sea lion waste

12/27/2013 12:35pm
San Diego's La Jolla Cove stinks, and the culprit is sea lion poop.

Gambler rewards man who returned $300K left in cab

12/27/2013 2:31pm
A poker player who left a bag with $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi has given $10,000 to the honest cabbie who returned the money.

Gambler rewards man who returned $300K left in cab

12/27/2013 3:36pm
A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi made good on his promise this week, handing over a $10,000 reward to the honest cabbie who returned the stash.

New Year's jam: Pa. strawberry busted in test drop

12/27/2013 4:35pm
An 80-pound illuminated strawberry that's lowered every New Year's Eve in downtown Harrisburg has ended up in a messy jam.

No beer led to ceramic squirrel stabbing, police say

12/27/2013 5:02pm
South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for returning home without beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.