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New York college says it found George Washington's hair in archived book

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:53am

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 4:19pm

It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff.

Escaped bull storms Idaho high school before being killed by police

Laurie Welch, Times-news  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 12:23pm

Burley High School in Idaho was locked down for about 15 minutes on Tuesday when an enraged bull stormed the campus.

Man walks 11 miles to work every day until co-workers find out

Lauren Lee, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 8:03am

Trenton Lewis' legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months.

Family who buried wrong man sues California county

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 7:14pm

Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral sued a California county Tuesday.

Clearfield officials 'debug' family's tree, remove VW Beetle

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 7:00pm

Money may not grow on trees. But in the yard of one Clearfield home, cars hang out in them — that is, until Tuesday, when a Volkswagen Beetle called "Lucy" was extracted from a tree in Janis Zettel's yard.

'I looked at it, and it was moving': Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 2:49pm

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long.

Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:57am

After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct.

11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:27am

One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected.

NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' position

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:23am

New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor."

German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 7:24am

Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.

100 pizzas and counting: German police probe pizza stalker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 9:28am

German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund.

Police pursuit of stolen Ohio school bus hits 100 mph

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 7:11am

Authorities say speeds reached 100 mph during a police pursuit of a stolen school bus in southwest Ohio

SUV's accelerator sticks at speeds up to 100 mph in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 2:34pm

Florida state troopers managed to stop an SUV with a stuck accelerator after it traveled about 50 miles (80 kilometers) on Interstate 95 at speeds up to 100 mph (160 kph).

Police find van, body stolen from a cremation business

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 11:41am

Police in Florida say they've recovered a van with a body still inside it that was stolen from a cremation business.

Derailed locomotive left to run for a week in Adirondacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 9:35am

Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week.

Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 9:22am

The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 6:40am

Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor.

Deja vu: Convicted fraudster pleads in $340K 'psychic' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 6:12am

A Maryland woman who claims to be a psychic has been convicted of scamming people — again.