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Wyoming man grows 1,491-pound pumpkin, breaks state record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:52pm

Wyoming officials say a Cheyenne man has grown a pumpkin that weighs in at 1,491 pounds (676 kilograms), a new state record.

False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:05am

A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta.

Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:45am

A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.

Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night

Mallory Hughes, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:13pm

Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent.

How to tell a colleague you hate their idea without crushing their spirit

Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:54am

Your colleague says they have a "brilliant" idea for a project your team is working on, and you are excited to hear about it. But it turns out to be a total dud.

Pack of handsome wild dogs debuts at Bronx Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:13am

A pack of handsome brothers is getting settled at New York's Bronx Zoo.

Charges: Man crashes into car to get dog back from ex-girlfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 14th - 8:57pm

“He stated that he made the car stop by crashing his car into the driver side of the car,” charging documents said. “Defendant really wanted to get the dog back.”

Giant pumpkin weighing 2,175 pounds sets California record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:18pm

A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.

Dog lost since 2007 found over 1K miles away in Pittsburgh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 12:34pm

A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family's south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.

Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 10:12am

A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado.

'Is this your turd?': Missouri city's cleanup flags dog poop

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 9:17am

Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.

Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player's wallet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 10:01am

A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet.

Tennessee man seen riding atop car has 1 charge dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 6:53am

A man accused of riding for 20 miles (32 kilometers) atop a car that sped down a Tennessee interstate has had one of his charges dropped.

San Diego woman living in van gives up all 300 of her rats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:08pm

A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them.

Colorado woman indicted in attempted sale of 1920s fetuses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:44pm

A Colorado woman suspected of trying to sell three human fetuses from the 1920s and a fetal skeleton online has been indicted in California on charges of violating a U.S. law prohibiting the transfer of human fetal tissue.

Iowa man finds 5 inches of animal blood flooding basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:22pm

Blood may be thicker than water, but it'll still flood your basement.

Man charged after roommate attack, believed he was a vampire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 12:26pm

A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowledged being a vampire.

Deputies ask man to quit calling about his stolen marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:48am

Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly called 911 to report that his roommate had stolen his marijuana.

Plane hits car in emergency landing on road; no major injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:22am

A plane crash turned into a traffic crash when a small aircraft having engine trouble made an emergency landing on an Ohio roadway and rear-ended a car near an intersection.