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Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:52pm

Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.

Police: Woman hears footsteps, learns man living in attic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:04am

A woman in Virginia who heard noises in her home in the middle of the night soon learned that a man was living in her attic.

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape rising floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to safety on their backs.

Woman gets kidney donation from stranger-turned-friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:59am

A Massachusetts mother has a new outlook on life after receiving a kidney donation from a complete stranger.

Attorney: Client ate 'everything' bagel, did not take drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

An attorney for a man who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge says his client tested positive for morphine because he ate an 'everything' bagel with poppy seeds.

That stinks! Man seeking dropped phone falls in trash chute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:54pm

A man looking for a dropped cellphone ended up in a stinky situation, tumbling into a building's trash chute where he had to be rescued.

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:17pm

Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.

Ohio cell towers camouflaged to blend in with surroundings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41pm

Efforts to turn two looming cell towers in Ohio into faux pine trees to help them blend in with their surroundings are getting mixed reviews from residents.

This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

Sugam Pokharel, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:42pm

Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room -- while undergoing brain surgery.

Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:53am

Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money — a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian.

Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:53pm

A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic.

Man sentenced to 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:10am

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute.

Marijuana business offers weed for weeds on cleanup day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:37am

A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.

No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:17am

A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:16am

Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes.

Fault! New York town's new $3.5M tennis courts too short

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:31am

A New York town has padlocked the tennis courts in a brand new $3.5 million park because they were built improperly.

Police: Woman steals taxi, picks up paying passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:31am

Philadelphia police say a 65-year-old woman stole a taxi and picked up a fare.

Homeowner finds WWI artillery shell in basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:40am

An upstate New York woman has found a World War I artillery shell in her basement.