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South Korean leader adopts dog saved from possible slaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:10am

South Korea's president has kept a campaign promise by adopting a shelter dog rescued from possible slaughter in a country where eating dogs is still popular.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:14pm

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.

He was purrfect: Honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:42am

Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

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.

Dallas-area boy, 4, reunited with lost Teddy Bear at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 4:09pm

A 4-year-old North Texas boy has been reunited with his beloved teddy bear nearly a week after the furry friend was forgotten at Dallas Love Field.

Lawyer says juror might have stolen opioid evidence at trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:15pm

An Ohio defense attorney says at least one juror may have stolen oxycodone pills during a drug trial.

Dull, Boring and Bland communities forge international bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:41am

Dull and Boring, meet Bland.

Firefighters rescue Ohio woman entangled by boa constrictor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

An Ohio woman called 911 in a panic Thursday afternoon with ample reason: A 5 1/2-foot long boa constrictor she had rescued a day earlier had wrapped itself around her neck, was biting her face and wouldn't let go.

77-pound tortoise back with NY family after wandering away

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:55am

The owners of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a Long Island road in New York have claimed their wayward, slow-moving pet.

Police looking for owner of 77-pound tortoise found on road

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:02pm

Police in New York are looking for the owner of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a road.

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.