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Texas businessman finds cellphone that fell from plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:04pm

A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.

Reporter shows up at hotel room of his accused identity thief

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:32am

When a Texas reporter discovered his identity had been stolen, he tracked down the woman suspected of the crime and surprised her at the door of the hotel room she allegedly paid for using his credit card number.

Former J.C. Penney employee sent home for wearing shorts purchased in career section

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:03am

A former J.C. Penney employee ignited a social media firestorm when she tweeted out a picture of the outfit that got her sent home from work. The clincher: She purchased the clothing in the "career" section of her workplace.

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

Brett Zongker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:18pm

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

Summer snow turns Wyoming mountains into winter wonderland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40am

The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.

Cash flies from armored truck

Dal Kalsi, Whns  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:45am

People driving north on Interstate 85 between I-385 and Pelham Road encountered an unusual shower on Monday morning.

Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:51pm

A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:31am

The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:01pm

A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.

Beached beaked whale has marine biologists scratching their heads

Lorenzo Ferrigno and Pilar Melendez CNN  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:03pm

The carcass of a deep-sea beaked whale found washed up on a Plymouth, Massachusetts, beach is so rare that it has marine experts confounded: What is its exact species, and how did it get to shore?

Aggressive cobra found at Houston high-rise apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:51pm

An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized.

Wandering turkey causes stir at University of Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:11pm

A wandering turkey is causing a stir at the University of Michigan.

Soup kitchen offers free meal for return of Jesus statue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

"Have you found Jesus?" That's what employees at a Rhode Island soup kitchen are asking after a religious statue disappeared from the kitchen's garden.

Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:01am

A man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly called "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond.

New Hampshire baby receives lifetime hunting-fishing license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:11am

A 6-month-old New Hampshire boy has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in the state.

Fugitive's role in horror film leads to his arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:32pm

A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.

Cat found alive aboard sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:21pm

A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.

Cops: 2-state chase began over warrant for stolen underwear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:11pm

Police say a man who led officers on a wild two-hour chase spanning two states had been facing charges of stealing $21 worth of underwear from a supermarket.

Rwanda park releases relocated lions to restock population

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:21am

Seven lions that were transported from South Africa to Rwanda have been released into a wildlife park after weeks of quarantine, another step in a plan to restore the country's lion population after it was wiped out following Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the park's managers said Tuesday.

Get the waffles! Maple syrup spills on New Hampshire highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:41pm

The only thing missing was the waffles.