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Utahn's Kevlar playing cards stop bullets in test

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:00pm

A Utah father put his latest creation, playing cards made out of Kevlar, to the test in target practice.

NJ man digs up live cannonball in backyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:19am

The Atlantic City bomb squad was dispatched to a southern New Jersey home over the weekend after a man dug up a live cannonball in his backyard.

3,000 Philly Naked Bike Riders photo-bomb wedding shoot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:52pm

Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything.

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a 'McWhopper'

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:59pm

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King asked McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

High school legging, yoga pant restrictions angering students

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:40am

The superintendent over a Massachusetts high school is defending a new controversial dress code, saying the goal is to prepare students for the workforce.

Watch Taylor Swift, Phoebe Buffay perform 'Smelly Cat' live

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:04pm

In an unexpected duet for the ages, Taylor Swift performed "Friends"-famous "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow.

Sasquatch sighting! Maine police say Bigfoot artist nabbed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:21pm

Authorities have nabbed a man who's accused of spray-painting images of Sasquatch on public property in Kennebunk, Maine.

Police: Man huffed keyboard spray after crash as cop watched

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 1:41pm

Police say a Maine man crashed his SUV into a guardrail on an interstate and then inhaled computer keyboard cleaner in front of the officer who pulled him over.

Traffic fowl-up: Chicken captured after causing traffic flap

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 1:31pm

Authorities have captured a felonious chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic on the Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco.

Las Vegas has Eiffel Tower, Sphinx and now a urinating boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:41pm

Already home to replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Sphinx, Las Vegas now has its own copy of Belgium's Manneken-Pis, a statue of a naked little boy relieving himself into a fountain.

Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:32pm

A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali.

NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:13pm

An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in the state's highest court.

$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:20pm

A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.

No bones about it: Dog mayor plans to run for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:21am

She might be a bit shaggy, but Lucy Lou wants to run for president — and she comes with political experience.

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:11am

As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:21am

Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.

2 arrested for enjoying meal on boat while family slept

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11am

Police in Connecticut have charged two people they say broke into a boat at a Norwalk marina to enjoy a fast food meal and take some selfies while a family of five slept on board.

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:31pm

An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:11am

Tiny Estonia just got a little bit bigger.