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Bucket of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million stolen from truck

Ellie Kaufman, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:14pm

There's a reason you aren't supposed to leave vehicles unattended in the middle of New York. You never know how valuable their contents can be.

Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 11:13am

Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

5K fish in ice at Japan skating rink sparks uproar

Kaori Hitomi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 10:30am

An amusement park in western Japan sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice at a skating rink, forcing the park to close the attraction.

Macaw confounds Oregon court deputies, makes mug shot

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:50am

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.

Retiring worker sends exit survey complaints to 2K employees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:50am

A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career.

Part-time school administrator in New Jersey paid $850 a day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 5:20am

A New Jersey school district is paying a part-time administrator $850 a day.

Homeowner's sign to prostitutes: 'Do not walk by this house'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:11pm

Frustrated with the prostitutes who he says walk in front of his home day and night, a West Virginia man has put up signs urging them to take their business elsewhere.

Dam! Eager beaver knocks over store's Christmas decorations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:10pm

Even beavers are getting in the holiday spirit.

For environmental dogs, sniffing out doody is their duty

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 9:51am

Some pollution-sniffing dogs at the Jersey shore have shown they're No. 1 at sniffing out No. 2.

District temporarily pulls classic novels after complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:21am

A Virginia school district is considering whether two classic books are inappropriate for students after a parent filed a formal complaint.

New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:50am

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.

Friendly otter jumps onto kayak, joins birthday celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:01pm

A friendly otter joined a couple celebrating a birthday in Northern California by jumping into one of their kayaks and making itself at home, rolling around and even nibbling on some shoes.

Police: Thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 10:31am

Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan.

Town expecting no holiday lights now has a glimmer of hope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:53pm

A New Hampshire town that said it wouldn't be decorated with holiday lights this season because of code issues with a utility now has a glimmer of hope.

Feds show no 'Love' for New York roadway signs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 8:10am

The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York highways.

Correction: Austria-Wrong Seefeld story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 11:00am

In a story Nov. 25 about the delivery of a trail groomer to an Austrian resort, The Associated Press, citing local officials, reported erroneously that the vehicle had initially been sent to the wrong town. The town's tourism office acknowledged Monday that it had made the story up.

Swedish Christmas goat burns on 50th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 3:50pm

Sweden's Christmas Goat — a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood — didn't last long on its 50th anniversary.

Florida boy calls 911 to invite deputies for Thanksgiving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 9:50am

While his mother was preparing food in the kitchen, a 5-year-old Florida boy called 911 to invite law enforcement officers over for Thanksgiving dinner.

Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 12:41pm

An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner made good on her offer, greeting the teen visitor with a hug and an oven full of food after their story swept through social media.