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Once a show cat reject, local feline enjoys online limelight

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 9:08pm

"Pompous Albert" has been an internet sensation for about the past three years, as people enjoyed his constant devilish-looking resting face and his careless curly fur. He's also quite the personality.

New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:04pm

It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded.

Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:44pm

A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner.

What's Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:11am

For all those who don't speak German — and indeed for those who do — here is Austria's word of the year, adding to the challenges of reading and speaking the language.

Brit fan flies to NYC to propose at 'Ghostbusters' firehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:50am

A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters" franchise.

Extreme Wyoming cold frosts even Moscow Ballet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:21pm

It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move.

Signs to mark eastern and western ends of longest US road

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:30pm

Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts.

Police: Black cat crosses suspect's path, rats him out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:20am

A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive.

$1,000 reward for catching ugly fish from Wyoming reservoir

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:11pm

A $1,000 reward has been posted for catching an ugly fish out of Fontenelle Reservoir in western Wyoming.

Class ring flung in rage reunited with owner decades later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 12:41pm

A Wyoming man has been reunited with his high school class ring more than 45 years after he threw it as far as he could in a fit of teen rage.

Florida woman in half-marathon lost for 12 hours, then found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:03am

A Florida woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run was found past nightfall after wandering around a 25,000-acre park for nearly 12 hours.

Cops find robbery suspect after sending him Facebook warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:01am

State police have helped cops in a Pennsylvania town keep a Facebook promise they made to an armed robbery suspect: "We WILL find you."

Rock-loving orangutan causes $220K damage at St. Louis zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:50am

A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit.

More than 200 Christmas wreaths stolen from Maine farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:50am

Hundreds of holiday wreaths have been stolen from a Maine farm.

Police send gas station robbery suspect Facebook message

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:00am

Police in one Pennsylvania town have sent an armed robbery suspect a message on Facebook, and it's not because they want to be friends.

Deliberations by Texas jury prompts missing person report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:41am

One juror in a Central Texas robbery trial apparently forgot to tell her family she'd be working late deliberating in the case, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.

Cheers greet British veteran, 89, as he starts his new job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:40am

An 89-year-old army veteran who made national headlines in Britain with a newspaper ad seeking work has started his new job.

Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:20am

A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction.

Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:31pm

Santa Claus or Santa Thaws?