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Welsh street named steepest in world; New Zealand loses out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:44am

A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by residents.

75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:58pm

A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog.

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.

St. Louis couple rolls all 7s and 11s with daughter's birth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:17am

A St. Louis couple has rolled all 7s and 11s with the birth of their daughter.

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."