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Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 6:32am

A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.

Trash to $100K treasure: Cash found in old TV set

Andreas Preuss, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 5:54pm

Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that's what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance.

Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 6:20pm

A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.

Sanctuary holds 7 cows saved from slaughter to promote peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 2:31pm

An Arizona sanctuary is sheltering seven cows that were intended for slaughter as part of an effort that owners believe promotes peace and good health.

Delaware: Search on for mounted elk head missing after party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 12:30pm

Police in Delaware are searching for a mounted elk's head valued at $65,000 that went missing from a home during a party.

Milano Vice? Palm trees near Milan's cathedral spark debate

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 2:04pm

The appearance of an oasis of palm trees opposite Milan's gothic-era Duomo Cathedral has spawned a vibrant public debate.

Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:46am

Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them.

What is wearable? Exhibit pushes boundaries on clothing, art

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 9:45am

They are outfits you might expect to see in Lady Gaga's closet: a flamingo pink Fiberglas frock and a wooden one-piece replica of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Book returned to library 75 years past due; war to blame?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 8:57am

"Val Rides the Oregon Trail" is back in the hands of a Pennsylvania library — 75 years past the book's due date.

Crash leaves car standing vertically against a tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 7:12am

Emergency crews arriving at the scene of a vehicle crash on New York's Long Island came upon something they had never seen before: a car standing upright against a tree.

11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 5:50am

A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car.

New Jersey girl donates 1,300 books to children's hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 6:50am

A 12-year-old New Jersey girl spent Valentine's Day delivering over 1,300 books donated to a children's hospital.

Cat goes on marathon jaunt from Netherlands to Austria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 12:16pm

Six months after her cat ran away, a woman in the Netherlands is looking forward to a reunion — in an Austrian village 950 kilometers (nearly 600 miles) away.

Bad hair day: Student suspended for dying his hair pink

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:56am

A Mississippi high school student who dyed his hair pink was suspended for violating the district's dress code policy.

Man caught driving 22 times without license loses appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 7:16am

A state court panel says a Pennsylvania man caught driving without a license 22 times got the punishment he deserved.

Man convicted of stealing $500K in cigarettes from warehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:40am

A New Jersey man has been convicted in federal court of breaking into a Connecticut warehouse and stealing more than 8,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $500,000.

German town stops playing kids' song after vegan complains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 5:10am

A town in Germany has stopped playing a popular children's song about a fox who steals a goose after a complaint from a vegan.

Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:30pm

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls "very magical vitamins" to prospective mothers to boost the country's falling birthrate.

Library of Congress store removes misspelled Trump poster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:30am

An inauguration poster of President Donald Trump that included a misspelling in a quote has been removed from the online store of the Library of Congress.