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Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:29am

An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.

'Bow-Z' wows crowd at bulldog pageant for Drake Relays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:01pm

A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University.

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:53am

A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:23am

A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family.

Russell Crowe movie jockstrap gifted to Alaska Blockbuster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 1:53pm

John Oliver of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" is trying to give one of the last Blockbuster Video locations in the world a little help in drawing customers instead of streaming movies online.

Headless doll triggers major police operation in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 1:54am

An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll.

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:09pm

A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:31am

An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:30am

Penn State University says it has banned its near-century-old outdoor recreation club from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness.

Strip club agrees to replace racy billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:04am

The owner of a Connecticut adult entertainment club has agreed to replace a risqué billboard along an interstate highway.

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:13pm

The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:16pm

It was a bold New York experiment: closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles.

Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:25pm

A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:14am

A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."

No turkeys, please: Owner seeks gander for pet goose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:52am

Lucy is a lover of long walks and a shared dinner of weeds, and she's looking for love.

Police: Man sleeping in drive-thru had pills, pipe and gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:59am

The drive-thru lane of a Sonic Drive-In is no place to fall asleep, particularly if drugs are in plain sight inside your car.

Homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 4:27am

Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.

Highway department apologizes for 'inappropriate message'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:54am

Washington state's transportation department has apologized for an "inappropriate message" that appeared on one of its traffic signs.

Man said Hooters sign fell on his foot; video said otherwise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 1:02pm

A Florida man said the letter "o'' from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries, but surveillance video said otherwise.