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Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

Michael R. Sisak and Julie Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 12:06pm

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:18am

Customs officials at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:24am

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.

Video: Sheriff's deputy helps deliver baby on the side of a rural southern Utah road

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 10:23pm

A baby girl was born on the side of a rural road in southern Utah on Tuesday afternoon with the help of a sheriff's deputy.

Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:43am

A pickup truck has smashed through a home in Massachusetts, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch.

Candidate whose missed vote led to tie loses on dice roll

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:55pm

A city council candidate in northeastern Arkansas whose runoff election ended in a tie after he didn't vote has lost his bid for the seat by a roll of the dice.

Bowler turning 105 still looking to improve his game

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:03pm

A New York state man who has been bowling for more than 90 years says he's still trying to improve his game as he turns 105 years old.

Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:50am

An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man.

Police give $3 to person who found it 14 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:47am

Police in New Jersey have given $3 to the person who found it 14 years ago.

Man who rammed cars to flee 'zombies' gets 15 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:22am

A Mississippi Gulf Coast man who rammed vehicles because he thought zombies were chasing him has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

9 years after being flushed, woman's wedding ring reappears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:10am

A New Jersey woman has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet.

Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:17am

Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks.

Even the dogs get snow boots at this police department

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:12am

A police dog in South Dakota is learning how to walk a beat in snow boots.

Man yells 'there's no Santa' at Florida holiday event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:33pm

It wasn't the Grinch who stole Christmas. It was a man who screamed "there's no Santa Claus" over and over during a recent holiday festival in Florida.

Leaping lemur surprises Florida trooper during DUI arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:18am

A lemur surprised a Florida Highway Patrol trooper when it crawled from a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck that had been stopped for driving erratically and hitting other cars.

Moose rings Alaska home's doorbell

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 5:03am

A moose used the doorbell to awaken a couple in Alaska.

Feng shui or in the way? Begrudged boulders won't budge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:51pm

A Maine restaurant owner is citing feng shui (fung shway) as a reason not to move boulders outside the building that are in the way of a sidewalk project.

Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 12:53pm

In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press reported that Cliff Farmer, an Arkansas political candidate who missed voting for himself in a local election, was vacationing in Florida. Farmer was on a work-related trip.

Bah, Humbug: Florida neighbors scorn woman over display

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:44am

A woman has been scorned by her neighbors in a high-rise Florida condo because of a holiday message she spelled out in lights across her balcony.

Cheesecake giveaway clogs roads, draws crowds _ and police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 3:03pm

A large-scale cheesecake giveaway clogged not only arteries but also the roads surrounding a Virginia restaurant where one person was taken to a hospital and faces a disorderly conduct charge.