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Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 11:40pm

They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted.

Your dog smells you — better than you think

Alexandra Horowitz, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 9:35pm

One of the cheeriest genres of YouTube video compilations is that of dogs greeting soldiers returning home.

Mirrorman: A highly reflective artist glitters on Spiral Jetty

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:01pm

He may look like a visitor from another planet or a refugee from a sci-fi comic-book, but Mirrorman is actually an Earthbound artist from Austria. In his wild glittering Mirrorman identity, he made his third visit to Utah's most colossal work of art.

Caught on Tape: Falcon gets into Pleasant Grove bathroom

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:02pm

An American Kestrel falcon managed to get into a Pleasant Grove man's apartment. He tried to get it out while recording on his cell phone. Hilarity ensued.

Meet the baby who was born twice

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:44pm

Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine.

Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:41am

Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest ever.

Video: 6-foot snake pops up from hood of moving car

Erik Alexander, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 8:03pm

Heads up, car owners. You may be unknowingly giving rides to large snakes.

Meet Azalea the smoking chimp, new star at Pyongyang zoo

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 12:23pm

Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.

Fisherman reels in whopper of a lobster in Bermuda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 9:31am

Hurricane Nicole may have brought more than wind and rain to Bermuda. Two fishermen are crediting the storm with bringing in an enormous 14-pound spiny lobster.

In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:41am

The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.

Youth league kicks out team after man plays in football game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:40am

The founder of a Rhode Island youth football team says its season is ending early after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players.

Police: Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

Police say they've arrested a man dressed as a tree for blocking traffic in Maine.

94-year-old who has been fire chief since 1953 is retiring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:41pm

A Pennsylvania fire chief is announcing his retirement just ahead of his 95th birthday.

Peanut butter vandal mistakes gathering for Trump rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:03am

Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.

Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:00am

It sounds like a Halloween prank but Sacramento police say it was all too real.

Move along, Bozo: Mississippi county bans clowns for now

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 5:00pm

A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.

Nearly $10K in cash left in shopping cart returned to owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:41am

Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a couple who found the money.

Australian officials fly to Paris to discuss saving money

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 19th - 7:11pm

Australia's foreign department, searching for ways to shrink its spending, flew 23 bureaucrats business class from Canberra to Paris to attend a three-day conference and discuss ways to save money, officials said Thursday.

Minnesota couple celebrates wedding by posing with puppies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 5:31pm

A Minnesota couple celebrated their wedding day by posing with puppies.

Police: Bandit with taste for fancy cookies, espresso nabbed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 18th - 3:40pm

Police say a bandit with a taste for espresso and fancy cookies has been nabbed because he asked an officer for directions to a Connecticut pastry shop.