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Tall fish tale: Tourists fooled by octopus ferry disaster

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:22am

There's a new museum and memorial in New York City dedicated to the memory of 400 passengers who perished at the tentacles of a giant ferry-attacking octopus in 1963.

New Hampshire hotel is home to supersized cat

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:01pm

Guests at a hotel in New Hampshire can be forgiven for thinking a raccoon is lounging out front.

Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:21pm

A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.

Plea deal expected for Smithfield man charged with luring, murdering father

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:08pm

A Smithfield man charged with murdering his father will enter a plea in the case next month, his attorney said Tuesday.

Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face.

Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:31pm

A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane.

Poll: Which is Utah's scariest haunted house?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 10:00am

In this poll, we’re asking you to vote for Utah’s scariest haunted house. Some of the places on this poll are classics, while others are newer to Utah's Halloween scene.

Al Capone letter written in prison shows mobster's soft side

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:40am

Did notorious gangster Al Capone have a soft spot? An intimate letter he penned from prison suggests the ruthless racketeer could handle tenderness almost as skillfully as his Tommy Gun.

Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 2:41pm

A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000.

Man charged with wearing clear plastic wrap bikini on beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:41pm

Police say a 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge.

Correction: Deer Shot-Man Charged story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:11pm

In a story Sept. 29 about the shooting of a deer in Washington, D.C., The Associated Press erroneously described the animal that was shot. The animal was a white-tailed deer; it was not an Imperial Stag, which refers to a red deer.

Police: Pennsylvania dealer hid 110 heroin bags in buttocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01am

Police say a Pennsylvania drug dealing suspect was found hiding 110 small bags of heroin in his buttocks.

Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can't catch noisy rooster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him.

Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:31pm

The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school.

Long dog-gone trip: Florida pooch travels to Boston and back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:00am

A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.

Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:31am

Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.

Al Capone letter showing his soft side sells for $62,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:20pm

An intimate letter gangster Al Capone wrote while imprisoned at Alcatraz has sold at auction in Massachusetts for $62,500.

Forever with Fido: NY to allow people to be buried with pets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:11am

New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet.

German girl bicycles to Poland to see her grandmother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 6:20am

German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.

Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:30am

Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus.