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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.

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing

Ted Shaffrey and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 15th - 6:34am

A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching.

Woman charged for damaging neighbor's racy Easter display

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 7:56am

A New Jersey woman who used garden shears to destroy her neighbor's racy Easter display has been charged with criminal mischief.

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.

Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 1:38pm

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000.

Police: Pair made laxative cookies for striking workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 9:14am

Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.

Mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes confuse Mississippians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 7:27am

Residents of a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, are confused by the bowls of mashed potatoes they're finding on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

German police: Shiny gold Porsche a danger to other drivers

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

German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.

Metal rod falls from truck, narrowly misses Miami driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:46am

A metal rod fell from a pickup truck and broke through the windshield of an SUV, narrowly missing the driver on a Florida expressway.

Police video shows robber was really robot vacuum cleaner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 4:40pm

Authorities have released police body camera video showing the moment when officers in Oregon realized a suspected robber holed up in a bathroom was really a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Pet project: Musician creates a playlist for shelter animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 12:58pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra's music director has gone to the dogs. And the cats.

Police: Firefighter went into store nude on dare to buy soda

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 11:26am

A firefighter who police say walked naked into a Rhode Island convenience store on a dare has been placed on leave.

Search on for who left cremated remains at Alaska airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 10:03am

Police are trying to reunite cremated remains left at Alaska's largest airport with the traveler who left them behind.

DeGeneres surprises teachers from viral baby-boom photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 11th - 9:45am

A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres.