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That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:54pm

A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building's trash chute where he had to be rescued.

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:17pm

Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.

Ohio cell towers camouflaged to blend in with surroundings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41pm

Efforts to turn two looming cell towers in Ohio into faux pine trees to help them blend in with their surroundings are getting mixed reviews from residents.

This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

Sugam Pokharel, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:42pm

Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room -- while undergoing brain surgery.

New librarian finds live Civil War-era shells in her office

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:44am

A Massachusetts librarian on her first day on the job has come across live military shells from the Civil War inside a closet in her new office.

A weird Florida mystery: Frozen pork falling from the sky

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:02pm

Meat falling from the sky is weird, even by Florida standards.

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:41am

London Zoo is welcoming a new star attraction this summer: robotic dinosaurs.

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:15pm

The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, promising never to forget the tragedy.

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 4:31pm

Hogs aren't unusual in rural south Alabama, but Wade Seago said he'd never seen anything like the 820-pound (372-kilogram) animal he shot and killed in his front yard.

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 8:20am

Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn't the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer.

Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:37am

A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:17am

A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:16am

Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes.

Fault! New York town's new $3.5M tennis courts too short

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:31am

A New York town has padlocked the tennis courts in a brand new $3.5 million park because they were built improperly.

Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:31am

Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare.

Homeowner finds WWI artillery shell in basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:40am

An upstate New York woman has found a World War I artillery shell in her basement.

Truck laden with chocolate goes up in flames on UK highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41am

Traffic on a major highway in England has been disrupted for hours after a truck laden with chocolate bars burst into flames.

Cops: Customer threatened to shoot someone over bad sandwich

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 2:31pm

Police in suburban Cleveland say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it.

Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 6:04am

A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana.