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Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

CNN Staff  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:42am

2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born on February 29 finally get some presents.

Weber State University solicits transcriptions of brothel interview

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 4:46pm

Notes from a newspaper interview with a Utah brothel owner nearly 70 years ago have drawn widespread interest from people who want a shot at deciphering the cryptic shorthand.

‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ endures blows from wrecking ball

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:11am

The “Leaning Tower of Dallas,” a social media sensation born when a part of a building survived implosion, endured hundreds of blows from a wrecking ball Monday.

Man drives Jeep off 6-story roof of Los Angeles-area garage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:29pm

A man drove his Jeep off the the sixth floor of a Los Angeles-area parking garage early Sunday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

'Leaning Tower of Dallas' is online star after implosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:13pm

A social media sensation dubbed the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was born when a portion of a building survived an implosion in Dallas.

After residents cry fowl: Miami to relocate pack of peacocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:36am

A pack of peacocks that has wreaked havoc on a Miami neighborhood will be relocated after city commissioners voted Thursday night to side with residents and agreed to have the birds taken away.

Takes a village: Bear 'foster mom' raises cub saved by dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 10:22am

An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and brought to safety.

Wanted man pulls over after sheriff calls during pursuit

Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 1:58pm

another one of his relatives — who urged him to surrender.

Confused fans rip Garth Brooks for wearing 'Sanders' jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:23pm

Leave it to the internet to interpret Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey during a concert in Detroit as a political endorsement of a certain liberal presidential candidate.

English woman wins annual pancake race with Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 25th - 3:21pm

An Englishwoman barely squeaked out a victory over a competitor across the pond in Kansas in Tuesday's annual pancake race between their British and American hometowns.

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:21pm

All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.

Trapped paraglider rescued from power lines in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:41am

A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California.

Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:07pm

The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm.

Technicality extinguishes sparkler record attempt in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:27pm

An attempt in Wyoming to break a world record for the most sparklers lit simultaneously failed on a technicality.

Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:46am

A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery creatures were just celebrating Valentine's Day a little early.

'Perfume cloud' helps German police sniff out drunk driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:11am

He just didn't smell right.

Police: Reported Civil War cannonball was actually a buoy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:57am

The digging of a swimming pool revealed what could have been a dangerous discovery in South Carolina.

Man who swam to US from Canada to deliver books is released

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 1:29pm

A man who said he swam across the Detroit River from Canada to try to deliver handmade books before Christmas won his release Tuesday after two months in U.S. custody.

Prosecutors: Thief dropped journal with list of homes to hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 10th - 12:17pm

Authorities in Tennessee say they busted a well-organized burglar after he allegedly dropped a notebook during a break-in that contained a list of other places he planned to target.