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10 best new US roller coasters for 2016

Katia Hetter, CNN  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:34am

Want to play Superman or Wonder Woman and save the world? Or fight off an alien invasion as part of an intergalactic air force? Get ready to ride.

In sync: Over 31,000 in China set world dance record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:00am

China's dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books.

Massachusetts man runs for 10,000 consecutive days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 7:02pm

A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong — 27 years later.

Police smile at 'Cops Suck' tattoo across man's knuckles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 3:50pm

A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man's tattoo that says, "Cops Suck."

Utah couple takes quick break from Ogden half marathon to get married

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 23rd - 9:30am

One Utah couple ran the Ogden half marathon Saturday in wedding attire before veering off to get married, and then finishing the race.

12-year-old California student ready to start university

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 22nd - 9:05pm

A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.

7-year-old boy wakes up dad, pair escapes house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 22nd - 7:10pm

Authorities in Orange County say a 7-year-old boy didn't hesitate when he smelled smoke at his home, waking up his sleeping father so the pair could escape a spreading fire.

No joke: 3 mayors walk into an elevator, get stuck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 20th - 2:31pm

Three mayors walk into an elevator — but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later.

Daughter tries to trick mom into revealing surprise by writing letter from ‘dad’

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 20th - 12:22pm

A little girl’s attempt to con her parents into giving up a surprise has caught the attention and admiration of millions.

Michigan man charged after stripper paid with fake $100 bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 7:11pm

A Michigan man is facing charges after a stripper was paid with a counterfeit $100 bill following a lap dance.

2 large rodents escape a Toronto zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 8:10pm

The hunt continues for two large rodents that escaped a Toronto zoo.

A pup named Potato? 15 were registered in NYC last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:51am

Bella and Max are top dogs in New York City.

Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long

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

Officials at a county jail in Pennsylvania say they mistakenly kept an inmate locked up 17 months too long.

Honduran woman accused of punching a border agent's horse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:11pm

A Honduran woman arrested in a drug smuggling bust in southern Arizona also is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly punching a border agent's horse.

Man makes teens caught breaking into his house call 911

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:31pm

A Coos Bay homeowner made teens caught breaking into his house call 911 to report themselves.

Chewbacca Mom's infectious laugh draws more than 137M views

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 12:21pm

Before last week, Candace Payne's infectious laugh was known only to her close friends and family. After she went into hysterics donning a toy Chewbacca mask in a video she posted online, more than 137 million viewers know it too.

Knock, knock: No joke, an alligator's at the front door

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 20th - 11:21am

A Florida family thought someone was trying to break into their apartment when they heard knocking sounds at 4 a.m.

Eiffel Tower to be turned into a Euro 2016 rental apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 4:41pm

Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month.

German shepherd survives 5 weeks on California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 3:40pm

A dog that fell from a truck onto a California freeway eluded capture for five weeks among the oleander bushes of the median before being rescued.