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'Snot otter' named Pennsylvania's official amphibian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:27am

Pennsylvania's new official amphibian is a slimy, 2-foot-long (0.6-meter) salamander that needs clean streams to thrive.

Swole, buzzy, among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 11:11pm

Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.

Couple to wed at Ohio airport bag claim where they first met

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:53pm

Proving life and love can be a carousel, a couple is marrying at the Ohio airport baggage claim where they met 12 years ago.

Have You Seen This?: Zion Williamson dunks in couple's gender reveal video

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:00pm

So what’s a new and fun way to announce the gender of your baby? How about getting the projected No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft to help via a slam dunk, of course.

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:35am

Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager.

Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania's official amphibian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:50pm

Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that's sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil.

Thai oil rig workers rescue dog swimming 135 miles offshore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 4:34am

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

The Latest: California woman charged with dumping puppies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:17am

The Latest on a woman arrested after police say she dumped seven newborn puppies in a dumpster (all times local):

Woman held for allegedly dumping puppies in California trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 5:11am

A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing seven newborn puppies into a Southern California dumpster.

Police K-9 on chase stuck with over 200 quills by porcupine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 4:07am

A police K-9 in Oregon is recovering after encountering a porcupine and getting stuck with over 200 quills.

5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonalds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:40pm

A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for McDonald's but his grandmother was sleeping so he called 911 and made a request.

Colorado TV tech charged after giving customer 'bear hug'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:18pm

A Colorado television technician is facing felony charges for allegedly hugging a customer tightly.

Road crew misspells 'school' in school crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:31am

A road crew in Florida should get an "F'' for spelling.

Police: Man returns home, finds naked stranger on couch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:29am

Police say a Tennessee man returned home to find a naked stranger sitting on his couch drinking juice.

Grease is the way we are stealing in northern Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:59am

Police say a central Virginia man made off with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease.

Sheriff's officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:46am

It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago.

Deputies look for naked burglar who stole from Little League

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:50am

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves.

Authorities: Man sleeping in dumpster ends up in trash truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 6:48am

Authorities say a man sleeping in a dumpster was tossed into the back of a garbage truck as the trash was being emptied, causing him to lose his prosthetic leg.

Connecticut police solve decapitated chicken mystery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:35am

Police have captured a man they say has been leaving decapitated chickens outside a Connecticut home.

Firefighters rescue ducklings from drain in San Diego area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:50am

Firefighters in Southern California have rescued 13 ducklings from a storm drain.