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Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 8:35am

A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.

Michelin Guide misguided as local cafe gets star in error

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:57am

It's a case of culinary mistaken identity.

Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

Philipp Moritz Jenne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:37am

So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's memorable hairstyle.

64-year-old woman gives birth to twins

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 5:18pm

No, this isn't ripped from the headlines of the National Enquirer. According to a hospital in Spain, a woman really did give birth to twins at the age of 64.

Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 6:32am

A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.

Trash to $100K treasure: Cash found in old TV set

Andreas Preuss, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 5:54pm

Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that's what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance.

Single mom dresses the part at 'Dads and Donuts' event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:43pm

A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son.

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:16am

The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels.

Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:23pm

Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and were found near the front door of a home a couple of houses away.

Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:43pm

Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues.

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 7:10pm

Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."

Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 6:20pm

A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.

Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 2:31pm

An Arizona sanctuary is sheltering seven cows that were intended for slaughter as part of an effort that owners believe promotes peace and good health.

Delaware: Search on for mounted elk head missing after party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:30pm

Police in Delaware are searching for a mounted elk's head valued at $65,000 that went missing from a home during a party.

Milano Vice? Palm trees near Milan's cathedral spark debate

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 2:04pm

The appearance of an oasis of palm trees opposite Milan's gothic-era Duomo Cathedral has spawned a vibrant public debate.

Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:46am

Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them.

What is wearable? Exhibit pushes boundaries on clothing, art

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 9:45am

They are outfits you might expect to see in Lady Gaga's closet: a flamingo pink Fiberglas frock and a wooden one-piece replica of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Book returned to library 75 years past due; war to blame?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 8:57am

"Val Rides the Oregon Trail" is back in the hands of a Pennsylvania library — 75 years past the book's due date.

Crash leaves car standing vertically against a tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 7:12am

Emergency crews arriving at the scene of a vehicle crash on New York's Long Island came upon something they had never seen before: a car standing upright against a tree.

11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 5:50am

A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car.