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Montana dad builds 'Olaf' snowman for daughter with special needs

Judy Slate, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:02pm

It took Tate Dunkel a week to create Olaf.

Starving sea lion found in San Diego, California, restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:31am

A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant.

'Weird' Scottish imports store stays alive in Salt Lake City

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:42am

It may look like it doesn't belong, but one man's managed to make a career out of spreading his heritage in the most unlikely of places.

Answers sought after male bus driver poses as elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:00pm

Some Rhode Island city councilors want to know more about a middle-age male senior center van driver who posed as an elderly woman during a press conference.

Quiz: How well do you know Super Bowl history?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:00am

Think you know know Super Bowl history? Take our Super Bowl history quiz now.

Ape at Hogle Zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 6:34pm

An ape at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl.

Careening car ends up on roof of Southern California house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 2:11pm

It's hard to know what was more amazing: An out-of-control car ending up on the roof of a Southern California house or the driver somehow escaping serious injury despite the wild ride.

Prank call leads to fast-food employees smashing windows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:53am

Police in Tucson, Arizona, said pranksters convinced employees at a fast food restaurant to smash windows by pretending to be a fire-suppression company.

Niagara Falls residents baffled by nonstop Iowa fight song

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 9:00am

The beat goes on near a Niagara Falls bistro. And on and on and on and on.

British earl suspected of murder 40 years ago declared dead

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 8:50am

More than 40 years after a British aristocrat disappeared without trace in the hours after his children's nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife was badly beaten, he was officially declared dead Wednesday, allowing his son to take his title.

Roller derby advocates press for the right to hit in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 7:52pm

Young women named Hard Dash, Kill Any and Betty B. Tough are putting the squeeze on Maine lawmakers to make it easier for them to expand the sport of roller derby.

Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 8:41am

It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.

Lock of Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10K at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:40am

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.

Man accused of stealing police badges while being questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:20am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic dispute.

South African university suspends 2 in costume outcry

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:30am

A South African university suspended two white students for painting their faces in what it called a "blackface" incident deemed to be racially offensive. One of the students, however, said they were dressing as purple space aliens for a party with a galactic theme.

Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:01am

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

Retired Ohio police officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 3:01pm

A recently retired Ohio police officer has been allowed to buy his K-9 partner for $1.

Police: Cat burglar enters Vermont family's home, takes pet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 8:50am

Vermont State Police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with taking a cat from a home.

Western retirees at Thai resort busted for playing bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 4:50am

Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand's seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown gangsters.