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Shocked? Electric eel powers aquarium's Christmas lights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 5:07am

Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree.

‘Unicorn puppy’ will stay with Missouri rescue mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 10:26am

A dog who was dubbed the unicorn puppy because of a tail-like growth between his eyes will remain with the founder of a Missouri rescue group, despite more than 300 offers to adopt him.

Mississippi residents protest pothole with holiday decor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 7:18am

Residents of a Mississippi city are protesting a large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer.

‘Thanksgiving antics’ NC elk gets tangled up in red hammock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 1:23pm

An elk is running around western North Carolina with a shredded hammock on its head, and apparently a love of apples is to blame.

Temple Square’s Christmas display lights up family traditions, faith

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 9:22pm

Temple Square is again glowing with Christmas spirit after the switch was flipped Friday night to activate the annual light display, a beloved tradition for Utahns to enjoy together.

Creative things to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

Allen Kim, CNN  |  Posted Nov 29th - 5:46pm

You may have had to unbuckle your belt and loosen up your pants after that third plate of food from Thanksgiving dinner last night. You also probably promised yourself that you would start your New Year's resolution to start dieting and get in shape early.

Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 8:44am

A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said.

Cats to be put on leashes to protect wildlife? EU says No

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 4:19am

Put domestic cats on a leash to better protect threatened birds and the environment? The European Union says that would deny mankind’s furry friend its unalienable right to roam.

Kentucky police seize air fryer containing 20 pounds of meth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:50am

It may be the holiday season, but police in Kentucky confiscated an unusual gift being delivered to a Kentucky man's home — a package with about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meth that was shipped through the mail inside of an air fryer.

South Carolina law lax on regulating foreign animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:05am

Mobs of kangaroos can roam largely unrestricted in Wisconsin, West Virginia and South Carolina, where state laws don't regulate ownership of the creatures.

Mysterious memorial to 'Lawnmower Man' reappears after theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:22am

A mysterious memorial dedicated to a New Mexico homeless man who mowed lawns has reappeared after a similar one was stolen.

Palm Beach Sheriff: French bulldogs stolen in 2 burglaries

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 7:29am

Investigators in Florida's Palm Beach County are searching for a dog thief targeting a particular high-end breed.

Police: Man called out of work drunk, tried to rob workplace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 5:59am

Police in Georgia say a man called out of his Steak ‘n Shake job because he was “intoxicated,” then showed up anyway and demanded money while holding a co-worker at gunpoint.

LSU fans invited to grab a grassy gift ahead of championship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 5:10am

Louisiana State University fans will have a chance to take home an unusual souvenir as the football team heads to the SEC championship -- free slabs of Tiger Stadium sod.

Homeowners relish tree at heart of California Christmas rite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 1st - 1:20pm

At the heart of an annual California Christmas tradition lies a struggling deodar cedar tree in the city of Fresno.

Uninvited gator interrupts Florida family’s Thanksgiving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 29th - 2:13pm

A Florida family refused to make room at their Thanksgiving table for an uninvited guest, who was so angry at being left out that he repeatedly slammed the front door.

Police: Woman arrested for firing gun into KFC drive-thru

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 29th - 7:59am

Police say a Georgia woman fired a gun into a KFC after learning her order lacked napkins and a fork.

Woman gives daughter born at airport apt middle name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 29th - 7:05am

A woman who gave birth at an airport in North Carolina has given the baby a name tied to where she was born.

Dog spooked by sealion is rescued from remote Pacific island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 28th - 11:26pm

Things first started to go wrong for Flint the rat-detecting dog when a sealion charged at him. Spooked, he ran from his handler and went missing on remote Campbell Island, located between mainland New Zealand and Antarctica.