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Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:01pm

The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00pm

Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.

Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:50am

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:00pm

A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.

Couple offers $500 reward for missing potbellied therapy pig

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:40am

A Pennsylvania couple is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of their missing potbellied pig, who also serves as a therapy animal.

91-year-old man shoots man in the neck after attempted robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:03am

A 91-year-old man has shot and wounded another man who was apparently trying to rob him outside a Detroit-area store.

10-foot snake on the loose in small Maine town

Tony Marco, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 9:53pm

Take a look at this picture and shudder.

Cops: Man in Batman costume, Captain America mask stole beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

Do superheroes drink beer?

Massachusetts laundry detergent thieves make a clean getaway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:40am

Thieves who stole 15 bottles of laundry detergent from a Massachusetts home have made a clean getaway.

Childless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family.

Hawaii woman wins $10.7M off penny slot machine in Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:40pm

A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.

Loose snake with Twitter following want to give Trump a hug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A large snake believed to be lurking along a riverbank in Maine doesn't appear to be a fan of Donald Trump.

Canadian man caught with sled full of drugs sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

Prosecutors say a Canadian man caught pulling a sled carrying more than 280,000 prescription pills across the border into Vermont has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:51pm

A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street.

Parrot that can do wolf whistle, sounds like R2-D2 is on lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20am

A parrot that can do a wolf whistle and sometimes sounds like R2-D2 from the "Star Wars" films is on the loose in Maine.

Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:51am

Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned.

Health board: Decorative port-a-potties can stay by driveway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:40am

The health board in a small Massachusetts town says it can't order a resident to remove the port-a-potties flanking his driveway despite the objections of neighbors.

Man kicked out of bar bites off bartender's finger in fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 2:31pm

Police are searching for a man who bit off a bartender's finger after being kicked out of a San Francisco bar at closing time.

Firefighter will get back dog after it escaped, got adopted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 2:10pm

A firefighter who left his dog with friends as he battled wildfires in Washington state will get back his dog weeks after the animal ran away and got adopted by another family.