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Woman decorates yard with hundreds of stuffed animals, honors late pet pig

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:07pm

If homes are judged by their character, this house has plenty – as in, plenty of characters...

Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:40am

A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie.

Who stashed gold inside a British piano? It's a mystery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:48am

British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.

Austrian town finds its hermit after international search

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:44am

A months-long international search by an Austrian town to find a new hermit has ended — and Stan's the man.

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:30am

India's officialdom is set to come down a notch.

Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:53pm

A livestreamed video of a pregnant giraffe that has enthralled millions of YouTube viewers since February is coming to an end.

Speedcubing: A new twist on an old puzzle

Peter Rosen  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 7:00pm

In the ’80s, Ernő Rubik gave the world his cube. Now the world is trying to solve it as fast as humanly possible, and speedcubing has taken hold in Utah.

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 12:44pm

Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said.

Vienna bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:42am

He who burps loudest laughs best — at least in this case.

Massachusetts man sentenced for burial plot sale scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:00am

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to selling unused burial plots that had already been purchased by other people and pocketing the cash.

Yo, Adrian! Pet shop from 'Rocky' films demolished

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:02am

A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished.

Chilly justice: Man ticketed for warming up car loses case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:33pm

Warming up your car in the driveway might be a Michigan winter tradition, but a judge says it's not legal in a Detroit suburb if no one's behind the wheel.

Coin toss decides winner of small Illinois village election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:04pm

The flip of a coin on Thursday decided the next leader of a tiny town in southern Illinois after an election earlier this month ended in a tie.

Man in bunny suit who blew air horn at police pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:27pm

A man who wore a bunny costume and repeatedly blew an air horn inside a New Jersey police station has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:40am

An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn't realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device.

Testing begins after brown spots appear in 2 Florida cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:17am

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is looking into complaints about brown spots that are appearing on cars, boats, air conditioning units and other objects in a couple of cities.

Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:50am

The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video.

Audubon: First spotting of vermillion flycatcher in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:30am

The National Audubon Society says a web camera has captured the first confirmed sighting in Maine of a colorful species of bird typically seen in the southwestern part of the country.

Alligator crawls out of Louisiana storm drain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:24am

An alligator has been wrangled after crawling out of a storm drain in Louisiana.