Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

The head of a rescue team says an Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he fell to the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 9:11 PM EDT

Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel.

Friday, October 19th 2018, 5:49 AM EDT

Perfect scapegoat: Goat on road jams morning traffic near DC

The appearance of a goat on a road in a Maryland suburb of Washington created traffic delays and an opportunity for county police to come up with many puns.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 7:58 AM EDT

Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

Seattle authorities temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 1:59 PM EDT
Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 10:55 AM EDT
$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture

The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 3:21 PM EDT

Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 7:58 AM EDT
Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

Hi Mickey, 'Bye Mickey: 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

A Tennessee couple dreamed of visiting six Disney theme parks on two coasts in one day, and they made their dream come true.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 1:18 PM EDT

'Call my lawyer,' says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 2:18 PM EDT

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Deputies in California used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 7:18 AM EDT

Man finds congressman's documents in abandoned storage unit

An Arizona man stumbled upon a trove of historical documents possibly worth thousands of dollars after purchasing an abandoned storage unit for $20 in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 10:50 AM EDT

Home where witch trials victim John Proctor lived for sale

A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 11:43 AM EDT

Oink oink, honk honk: Rogue pig goes hog wild in traffic

Police in Maine's capital city are looking for the owner of a 50-pound piglet that wore itself out while dodging traffic on Saturday evening after presumably escaping.

Sunday, October 14th 2018, 4:54 PM EDT

Couple plans to visit 6 Disney parks on 2 coasts in 1 day

A couple from Tennessee plans to visit Disney World's four theme parks in Florida, hop a cross-country plane and then end the night at Disney's two California parks.

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 12:35 PM EDT

Man nicknamed 'Willy Wonka' pleads guilty to multiple crimes

The leader of a multistate ATM and vehicle burglary ring known as Willy Wonka or the "Chocolate Man" has pleaded guilty to 60 charges.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 11:13 AM EDT

World War II explosive was being used as a garden decoration

Air Force explosive experts removed a World War II-era artillery rocket that was being used as a garden decoration in a Florida neighborhood.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 11:13 AM EDT

Police say teenager baked grandfather's ashes into cookies

Police say a Northern California high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade cookies and shared them with several classmates.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 3:18 PM EDT

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 11:28 AM EDT

Naming Rights: Orlando's new police chief is named Orlando

Orlando's newest police chief is named Orlando Rolon.

Friday, October 12th 2018, 9:43 AM EDT

Gecko butt-dials 'bazillion' times from Hawaii seal hospital

If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals: You were butt-dialed by a gecko.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 4:31 PM EDT
Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California

Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 9:51 PM EDT
Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

Inflatable sea monster takes over a rusting warehouse

A giant sea monster has taken over a building at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, but only temporarily.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 4:32 PM EDT
Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Cattle roundup over: Last cow caught weeks after truck crash

Authorities say last escaped cow on the lam after a tractor-trailer overturned two weeks ago near Atlanta has been captured in some woods.

Monday, October 15th 2018, 5:25 PM EDT

Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane

Police had to remove a woman who brought an "emotional support squirrel" on a Frontier Airlines flight headed from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 7:58 AM EDT
For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon

For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon

A 12-pound lunar meteorite discovered in northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 2:56 PM EDT

Restaurant offers free steak tips for tips on burglar

New Hampshire restaurant offers free steak tips to anyone with tips on a recent burglary at their location.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 11:41 AM EDT

Determined runner struck by deer finishes half marathon

A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 4:01 PM EDT
Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter

Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter

An animal sanctuary and a farm are working together to spare a young slaughterhouse-bound pig to promote local agriculture in New Hampshire.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 4:01 PM EDT

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

Authorities don't yet know who dumped the four-foot long animal in Lake Michigan but they now know the kind of animal it is.

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 2:47 PM EDT

Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor

A Missouri man is charged with a felony after he allegedly filmed himself removing an ankle monitor and then posted the video on Facebook.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 5:27 PM EDT
From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

From 'special seed' to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

A commercial pilot from Oregon says "one special seed" and months of care produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a contest in Northern California.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 7:37 PM EDT

Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field.

Monday, October 8th 2018, 6:17 AM EDT

How many squirrels in Central Park? Count aims to find out

Counters start roaming NYC's Central Park for its first ever Squirrel Census.

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 2:45 PM EDT

Man wins woman's weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

A Maine ski resort hosts 'wife-carrying contest'; winner gets the woman's weight in beer.

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 3:55 PM EDT

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

A Michigan man has discovered that what he'd been using as a doorstop for decades is actually a meteorite worth $100,000.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 11:45 AM EDT

Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare

A motionless squirrel lying spread-eagled on its back has been coaxed back to life by a concerned driver who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 10:35 AM EDT

Lottery ticket leads FBI to Illinois bank robbery suspect

Authorities say a dropped lottery ticket led investigators to the man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank last month.

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 1:26 PM EDT
Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

Swedish girl Saga pulls out pre-Viking era sword from lake

Her name means an Old Nordic tale about heroic accomplishment and that's what she did: Saga found a pre-Viking-era sword over the summer in a southern Sweden lake.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 8:25 AM EDT

Ohio man says rescued cow is a regular backseat passenger

An Ohio man driving home from work Tuesday says he did a double-take before firing up his cellphone to record a cow poking her head out the back window of a pickup truck.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 11:15 AM EDT

Florida store owner: Don't warm urine in my microwave

A Florida gas station owner has placed a sign in his store asking customers not to warm urine in the microwave.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 10:55 AM EDT

Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

A toddler in Utah was a little too helpful when he shredded more than $1,000 that his parents were saving.

Friday, October 5th 2018, 7:38 AM EDT

Postal worker leaves mail on side of road, quits job

The U.S. Postal Service says hundreds of pieces of mail meant for Philadelphia residents were dropped on the side of a New Jersey road when a carrier quit his job.

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 10:05 PM EDT

San Francisco has new 'Snapcrap' app to report dirty streets

A 24-year-old is offering a free app to make it easier for people to report poop and used needles on the famously dirty streets of San Francisco.

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 7:24 PM EDT

Antsy at the airport: Insects colonize family car in 3 days

A North Carolina family returned from a three-day trip to find their car parked at the airport had been possessed by a colony of ants.

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 10:35 AM EDT

Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated.

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 1:48 PM EDT
Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 7:03 AM EDT

Picnic fizzles out as kombucha earns grandpa park ejection

Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented tea that's been drunk for centuries in China, but, for some in Virginia, it's still not an acquired taste.

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 12:34 PM EDT

Connecticut family reunited with dog missing for 5 years

A Connecticut family had been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 1:16 PM EDT

Proposal on Colorado peak leads to couple's altitude issues

A Texas couple got engaged on a Colorado mountain but then faced altitude problems.

Sunday, September 30th 2018, 2:35 PM EDT

Better late than never? Library book 84 years overdue

A Louisiana library says a book borrowed 84 years ago has been returned by the son of the woman who checked it out.

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 8:04 AM EDT