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Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:49pm

A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded canine.

'Costume jewelry' diamond really worth hundreds of thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:55am

Some people have all the luck.

N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 1:40pm

Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 11:39am

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

Oregon governor forgives boy for swiping hazelnut, pen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 5:35pm

The governor of Oregon has pardoned a fourth-grade boy who swiped a hazelnut and a pen during a recent tour of the state Capitol.

Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:30pm

While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 1:57pm

A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries.

Salem congressman responds to Trump's 'witch hunt' tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 1:44pm

A Massachusetts congressman is taking issue with Republican President Donald Trump's claim he's the target of the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history."

Unsuspecting Walmart customer takes down startled deer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:07pm

A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota ran into a startled customer who tackled the animal to the ground.

Police find man's body and coffin believed to contain mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:10pm

A welfare check by police to a house overgrown with weeds and other plants revealed the decomposing body of an elderly man — and a makeshift coffin containing remains officials believe to be those of his mother.

Large inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix burglary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:30am

Phoenix police are investigating the theft of a large multicolored inflatable obstacle course.

Raccoon causes power outage in central Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:47am

A raccoon is to blame for a power outage that left thousands of central Florida residents in the dark.

Human leg in a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:50pm

A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city.

Missing earring halts Philadelphia TV weather forecast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:49am

A Philadelphia meteorologist has a TV news anchor to thank for finding an earring that fell off during her live forecast.

Woman arrested in bomb scare says object was an alarm clock

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:40am

A Virginia woman accused of having a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare in a grocery store parking lot says the object was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale.

Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:55am

A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool.

Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:25am

A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.

Appearance of young bear puts kibosh on high school game

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:25am

The appearance of a bear cub — a real one, not a mascot — forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont.

Pennsylvania woman makes dress from Starburst candy wrappers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:00am

A Pennsylvania woman has made a dress from more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers given to her by her high school sweetheart-turned-husband.