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Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:31pm

A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not the required human being — to drive in the carpool lane.

Poll: Which is Utah's scariest haunted house?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 10:00am

In this poll, we’re asking you to vote for Utah’s scariest haunted house. Some of the places on this poll are classics, while others are newer to Utah's Halloween scene.

Al Capone letter written in prison shows mobster's soft side

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 5:40am

Did notorious gangster Al Capone have a soft spot? An intimate letter he penned from prison suggests the ruthless racketeer could handle tenderness almost as skillfully as his Tommy Gun.

Sold: New York mansion of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 2:41pm

A dilapidated New York mansion believed to have inspired the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses" has sold at auction for $120,000.

Teen hospitalized after air freshener causes car explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 9:30am

A German teenager has suffered serious injuries after accidentally creating an explosion in the family car with air freshener.

New England bride hitchhikes to wedding after limo fails her

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 5:21pm

After waiting 11 years to marry her groom, a flat tire wasn't going to stop a determined New Hampshire bride from walking down the aisle on her special day.

Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:31am

Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.

Al Capone letter showing his soft side sells for $62,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:20pm

An intimate letter gangster Al Capone wrote while imprisoned at Alcatraz has sold at auction in Massachusetts for $62,500.

Forever with Fido: NY to allow people to be buried with pets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:11am

New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet.

German girl bicycles to Poland to see her grandmother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 6:20am

German police say a missing 14-year-old girl has turned up safe and sound in Poland, after bicycling and hitchhiking some 400 kilometers (250 miles) to see her grandmother.

Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 12:30am

Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus.

She ate 7 corncobs and was sick as a dog - but pup recovered

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 10:11am

A dog who rooted through the trash from a family dinner and ate seven corncobs is recovering after a charity raised money for surgery.

Call from Barnstaple, UK, stumps police in Barnstable, Mass.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 6:00pm

Police in Barnstable, Massachusetts, were stumped when a woman from a nearly identically named town in the United Kingdom called to report a car crash.

Out of the wild: Police chase bear through Alaska city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 5:00pm

A young black bear led police on a two-hour chase through the streets of downtown Anchorage, Alaska — scurrying down sidewalks and across lanes of traffic and even ducking behind a Pizza Hut along the way.

Man who lost phone fleeing cops posts online: Don't call me

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 7:50am

Authorities say a Pennsylvania drug suspect who dropped his cellphone while running away from police took to Facebook to warn his friends not to call that phone number.

'Lucky' to be alive: Calf with 2 faces born at Kentucky farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 11:33am

Visitors to a central Kentucky farm may do a double-take when they see the newest addition: a two-faced calf.

Man gets wedding ring back, 37 years after losing it in sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 9:10am

A gold wedding ring lost over 37 years ago has been returned to its owner after a scuba diver found it in the waters off the eastern coastal city of Benidorm last month and began a social media search.

Inn that inspired Longfellow: Guests, give us our stuff back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 8:21am

A historic Massachusetts inn that inspired poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and was once owned by automotive pioneer Henry Ford wants its stuff back — no questions asked.

Olive oil helps free man stuck in jetty while fetching phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 18th - 9:20am

A man who got stuck head-first between two rocks on a Rhode Island jetty while trying to retrieve his cellphone has been rescued with the help of olive oil.