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For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:50am

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it.

Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:01pm

The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00pm

Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.

Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:50am

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:00pm

A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.

Couple offers $500 reward for missing potbellied therapy pig

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:40am

A Pennsylvania couple is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of their missing potbellied pig, who also serves as a therapy animal.

91-year-old man shoots man in the neck after attempted robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:03am

A 91-year-old man has shot and wounded another man who was apparently trying to rob him outside a Detroit-area store.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with stray dog from Gobi race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:30am

An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

GPS device in stolen cigarette box leads to arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

A GPS device inside a stolen carton of cigarettes led to the arrest of two robbery suspects in Maryland.

Shirtless suspect catches ride on Florida school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:40am

Deputies in Florida arrested a shirtless 27-year-old burglary suspect after they say he caught a ride on a school bus.

Woman drives through store after refused gift card purchases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Employees of an Oregon grocery store are cleaning up after a police say a woman drove her SUV into the store and down the aisles.

Cops: Man in Batman costume, Captain America mask stole beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

Do superheroes drink beer?

Massachusetts laundry detergent thieves make a clean getaway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:40am

Thieves who stole 15 bottles of laundry detergent from a Massachusetts home have made a clean getaway.

Childless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family.

Hawaii woman wins $10.7M off penny slot machine in Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:40pm

A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.

Loose snake with Twitter following want to give Trump a hug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A large snake believed to be lurking along a riverbank in Maine doesn't appear to be a fan of Donald Trump.

Canadian man caught with sled full of drugs sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

Prosecutors say a Canadian man caught pulling a sled carrying more than 280,000 prescription pills across the border into Vermont has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:51pm

A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street.

Parrot that can do wolf whistle, sounds like R2-D2 is on lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20am

A parrot that can do a wolf whistle and sometimes sounds like R2-D2 from the "Star Wars" films is on the loose in Maine.

Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:51am

Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned.