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Bear enters Montana home, settles in for nap in closet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:54pm

Authorities say a black bear somehow locked itself inside a Montana home and then nestled onto a closet shelf that wasn't too hard, wasn't too soft, but just right for a nap.

German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:40am

Firefighters, police and a veterinary clinic combined forces to rescue a red squirrel that had gotten its tiny head stuck in a manhole cover in the western German city of Dortmund.

Have You Seen This?: NYC strangers sing along to 'I Want It That Way'

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:00pm

Doesn’t it tick you off when someone doesn’t have headphones and they’re blasting music? But sometimes, someone is playing a song out loud that everyone loves and something special happens. In this video, we see just that.

Veterinarian: Bulldog swallows 19 baby pacifiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:24pm

A Boston veterinary hospital got quite a surprise recently when a family brought in their bulldog after he stopped eating.

Florida police find prosthetic ear owner after Facebook post

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:16am

Police in Florida trying to find the rightful owner of a prosthetic ear that washed up on their beach got a happy phone call from South Carolina on Thursday.

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:25am

Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go "time-free" and have more flexible school and working hours to make the most of their long summer days.

Have You Seen This? Sleepy baby loves his pizza

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:01pm

My heart goes out to this kid, and I'm also impressed because he's doing my two favorite things at once: eating pizza and sleeping.

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:28pm

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.

'Baby' found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:03am

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, Tuesday when the blue-skinned corpse was later revealed to be a realistic-looking doll.

Historical marker commemorates reported alien abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:19pm

A historical marker has been placed near the river where two men in southern Mississippi said they were abducted by aliens in 1973.

Georgia sheriff steps in after 140 people skipped jury duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:13am

A Georgia sheriff says he had to get involved when nearly three-fourths of people summoned for jury duty in his county failed to show up for court.

Jackpot: More than 2,000 winners in North Carolina lottery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:57am

Turns out that zero can be a lucky number.

Firefighter uses YouTube duck calls to rescue ducklings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:00am

A flock of ducklings is safe in suburban Denver after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain.

12-foot gator hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:52am

A trapper in Florida has seen his fair share of alligators, but the one he captured on Interstate 10 was one of the biggest.

Woman trapped in St. Louis jail stairwell for 2.5 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:58am

Authorities say a woman was trapped in a St. Louis jail stairwell for more than two days after not understanding how to get out of the building.

Urn with man's ashes stolen after funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:37am

Family members say someone stole an urn with a man's ashes after his funeral in Pennsylvania.

Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's surveillance camera

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:49pm

Louisiana authorities say a burglar effectively caught himself red-handed, unwittingly livestreaming his theft of a neighbor's new surveillance camera.

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:09am

Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register.

Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:24am

Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel.