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Someone didn't buy work gloves but left a ring inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:58pm

An Illinois hardware store is looking for a man who apparently tried on a pair of snug work gloves and left a ring inside.

Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:28am

An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey's statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car.

Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:41am

An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine — the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.

Slow farm tractor flees police, setting off low-speed chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:03am

Police say a slow-moving farm tractor that fled a traffic stop in Maine led police on a nearly 3-mile, low speed chase.

Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:09pm

A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:34pm

Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card.

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:30pm

A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back.

Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:12am

An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:30am

Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.

Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:34pm

A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave.

Deputy fired after winning election offered temporary job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:49pm

A South Dakota sheriff's deputy who was fired by his boss after defeating him in a primary race has been offered another county job until he assumes the sheriff's role.

Signs seeking return of heirloom: 'My mother will kill me'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:10am

A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom mistakenly left curbside when he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, "My mother will kill me."

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 6:27am

A fiery stunt by the Czech president has really stunned journalists this time.

Firefighters break windows of car blocking hydrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 4:50am

Firefighters had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey.

North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town's votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:34pm

The man believed to be North Dakota's oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.

Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:32pm

Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads.

Snapchat snafu: Alleged drug dealer leads clients to police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 9:41pm

A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police.

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 8:15pm

A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

'Dead' husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 13th - 12:53pm

A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later.