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$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:04pm

The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer that was stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.

Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:50am

A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport.

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:14pm

Officials say a cow that hoofed it for two weeks on the lam after a livestock truck overturned on a busy interstate junction north of Atlanta has been caught.

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 5:13am

Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.

Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 9:37am

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.

A hot dog? Firefighters rescue pet stuck in heating duct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:23am

It wasn't a cat in a tree, but a dog in a heating duct that took firefighters to a home in Virginia.

Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 3:39am

President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel.

'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:09pm

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:45am

Authorities in Seattle temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.

Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:30pm

An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in a Phoenix suburb.

California police: Students baked cookies with human ashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:55am

Police say they are investigating a report that a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates.

Police officers grow beards for annual children's fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:20am

Police officers in New Hampshire and Maine are putting down their razors to raise money for children's advocacy groups.

Perfect scapegoat: Goat on road jams morning traffic near DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:50am

The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns.

'Edgy' haunted house suspends actors for mock rapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:11am

Complaints from visitors about being pushed onto a mattress where actors simulated raping them at an "edgy" haunted house in northeast Ohio has led to the suspension of the actors involved.

Antelope named Taylor Swift briefly escapes zoo enclosure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:08am

Officials are trying to determine how a young antelope named Taylor Swift managed to get out of its enclosure at the Sacramento Zoo.

Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 2:45pm

It was a classic case of a ham on the lam.

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders draws complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 12:48pm

A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents.

Man armed with sword spurs motel standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 8:47am

Authorities say a man armed with a sword held off police for several hours at a Maine hotel.

Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 7:38am

Orlando's newest police chief is already making a name for himself. His name? Orlando.