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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.

Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business's chimney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 10:40am

Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business. Of course it wasn't a ghost. It was a naked man in the chimney.

Watch where you sit: Baby opossum rescued from toilet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 18th - 1:21pm

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services says a baby opossum is doing well after being rescued from a toilet.

Grandmother's obituary jokes about dying over voting for Clinton, Trump

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 18th - 8:00am

A world in which one must choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for president is not a world worth living for.

Boy makes puppy watch training videos on YouTube

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  May 18th - 7:39am

When in doubt, consult YouTube. That's what a 4-year-old Georgia boy did when trying to train his new puppy.

Taiwan panda's 'proof of life' photo debunks death rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 18th - 5:30am

The subject of the photo looks out from behind bars, with newspapers arranged in front of him to prove what day it is. This "proof of life" shot is not a scene from a kidnapping but an effort by the Taipei Zoo to debunk rumors that a prized panda recently died.

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.

Deputies strike back at Dark Side, arrest storm trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 10:01am

Not so long ago (Sunday, to be exact) in a small town far, far to the east of Atlanta (actually about 50 miles), a man spent the night in jail for dressing like a Star Wars storm trooper.

Burglary suspect turns out to be raccoon hiding under plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 9:10am

Police officers responding to a burglary call at a property management office in central Florida found an unlikely culprit — a raccoon hiding behind a potted plant.

Philly to raze vacant house that's home to turkey vultures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 19th - 8:50am

If this keeps up, Philadelphians might want to consider renaming their football team.

In lieu of flowers: Families reveal political hopes in obits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 18th - 11:21am

In a heated election season filled with seemingly endless political bickering, some among the dearly departed are getting the last word, leaving behind their requests for voters this fall.