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Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:35pm

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.

Camels found wandering in Arizona yard are back home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 4:47pm

Two camels in southern Arizona are back home after going for an impromptu trek in the desert.

Have You Seen This? Camel hauls car out of snow

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 11th - 4:10pm

With crazy snow storms comes crazy snow-related happenings. And this video is no exception.

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 10th - 1:44pm

Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo.

NY woman resorts to baseball bat after patty not available

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 9th - 11:39am

A woman who couldn't get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest.

Home investor finds staircase booby-trapped with a knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:58am

A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise — a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife.

Nightmare: Man's car stolen while he's asleep in back seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 4:05pm

A man's nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed.

Hungry bear goes for ride after getting stuck on trash truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:00am

Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina.

Cockroaches named after exes to be fed to Texas zoo animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 6:33am

Not in the Valentine's Day spirit? A Texas zoo has a cockroach that can help.

Couple named 'breeder of year' face animal cruelty charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 9:06am

A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge.

Indictment: Man left caged pit bull to drown in rising tide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 5:25am

A man accused of leaving a young pit bull mix to drown in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide last summer has been indicted on animal cruelty charges.

Russia teen refits car, gets shoutout from Elon Musk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 4:03am

A Russian teenager has refitted his car to drive it backward, and got a shoutout from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk. But this didn't stop the police from stripping him of the car registration.

Volunteer discovers $4,000 inside donated book in Phoenix

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 11:51am

Thousands of dollars found inside a donated book has been returned to the former owner.

Haunted by jeers, town rethinks teen trick-or-treat penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:31am

A Virginia city's penalty of jail time for teenage trick-or-treaters has scared up some ridicule and a possible policy change.

Man who dumped tuna in woods pleads guilty, gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 8:11am

A Massachusetts man authorities say caught a tuna out of season and then dumped the headless, 400-pound carcass in the woods has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to related charges.

Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 4:35am

Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.

Not a rom-com: Mom scouting date for son draws campus ire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 11th - 10:25am

It's almost Valentine's Day, and at Towson University in Maryland a mother has been trying so hard to find a date for her son that police are concerned.

Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 10th - 10:22pm

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said.

House call turns into horse call for police in Minnesota

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 9th - 1:56pm

Authorities say a suburban Minneapolis resident reported a strange intruder in her basement. It was a horse.