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N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 1:40pm

Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 11:39am

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 5:35pm

The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol.

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:30pm

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 1:57pm

A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries.

Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 1:44pm

A Massachusetts congressman is taking issue with Republican President Donald Trump's claim he's the target of the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history."

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:07pm

A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground.

Jury rules UK man was hiring killer, not writing thriller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:58am

A retired British television producer was convicted Thursday of trying to hire hit men to kill his partner, after a jury rejected his claim that he was merely conducting research for a thriller.

Iconic Hoover Dam lights up in turquoise for lung health

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 12:26pm

The iconic Hoover Dam near Las Vegas was lit up in turquoise in honor of National Women's Lung Health Week.

Alaska owner plans to resurrect strip club boat for summer

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 12:08pm

An Alaska man is resurrecting a strip club he operated on board his converted crab boat before he was convicted on waste disposal charges involving the vessel.

Texas man sues date for texting during 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie

Faith Karimi, CNN  |  Posted   May 17th - 9:28am

A Texas man is demanding a refund from his date after she texted while they were at the movies in Austin.

Woman arrested in bomb scare says object was an alarm clock

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:40am

A Virginia woman accused of having a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare in a grocery store parking lot says the object was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale.

Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:55am

A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool.

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:25am

A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:25am

The appearance of a bear cub — a real one, not a mascot — forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont.

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:00am

A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband.

105-year-old woman receives honorary high school diploma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 6:14am

A Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105.

Florida woman finds iguana in toilet bowl, calls 911

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:00am

What did a South Florida woman do when she lifted the lid on her toilet and found an iguana inside?

Sinking feeling: SUV gets stuck in surf at New Jersey beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 5:20am

A man's plans to take photos of his SUV by the Atlantic Ocean on a New Jersey beach didn't turn out as planned.