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Iguana thrown in restaurant incident reunited with owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:48pm

An iguana that a man allegedly used as a weapon has been reunited with its rightful owner.

Utah actors stage musical in crosswalk ahead of 'Mamma Mia!' play

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:04pm

Cast members of Taylorsville Arts Council's production of "Mamma Mia!" practiced their blocking — literally — in a crosswalk Saturday, entertaining drivers as they sang and danced in the street.

Toxic lake in Russia's Siberia becomes selfie sensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 2:57am

Residents of a city in Siberia don't need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents — ranging from scantily clad women to newlyweds — have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the "Siberian Maldives."

A Capitol offense? Cannabis found in Statehouse flower beds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:43am

Almost three dozen cannabis plants have been found growing in the flower beds in front of the Vermont Statehouse, police said Friday.

Purl jam: Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championship

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 1:29pm

Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland.

9-week-old kitten well after rescue from car's subframe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 1:04pm

A 9-week-old kitten survived a 30-mile (48-kilometer) trip trapped in the frame of a car.

Photo shows black bear relaxing at New Hampshire hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:29pm

It seems bears enjoy a good view just like any other visitor to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:23am

Police in Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium and an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Driver escapes injury when saguaro cactus pierces windshield

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 12:49pm

Arizona authorities say a driver escaped injury when his car's windshield was pierced by the trunk of a saguaro cactus during a wreck Wednesday on the outskirts of Tucson.

Australian gender reveal party goes wrong as car bursts into flames

Emily Dixon, CNN  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:02pm

A gender reveal party on Australia's Gold Coast took a dramatic turn as a car used to spew blue smoke suddenly ignited.

Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:26pm

Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks.

New Mexico ghost town saloon uses civility to draw crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 7th - 12:56pm

A saloon in a New Mexico ghost town attracts regulars with diverse backgrounds and opinions with a promise to "have dialogue."

Have You Seen This? Pro wakeboarder might have just won the bottle cap challenge

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 3:40pm

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to complete the challenge … with a wakeboard. Well, imagine no more!

Philly got Patti LaBelle's name wrong on honorary street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:19pm

Philadelphia honored singer Patti LaBelle with her very own street earlier this week. Unfortunately, the signs didn't get her name right.

Sweet! Florida man wins July 4 key lime pie-eating contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:59pm

A Key West man has won the Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest on the subtropical island where the pie originated.

Doughnuts with filling syringes nixed from Minnesota fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:14am

Doughnuts with a side of syringes have been nixed from the Minnesota State Fair after the offering was roundly criticized.

Fearless dog chases bear from neighbor's yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 4:39am

A New Jersey man is promising to give his neighbor's dog a steak for chasing a black bear from his backyard.

Maine couple buys home that inspired 'The Conjuring'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:31am

A Maine couple has bought a Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the horror movie "The Conjuring."

Police and residents rescue 6-foot snake from car engine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 1:41pm

Police and bystanders teamed up to rescue a 6-foot-long (1.8-meter-long) snake that had wrapped itself around the engine block of a car in Connecticut.