Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

Published Sep. 21 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the...

Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in round

Published Sep. 21 2017

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same...

Tractor-trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk

Published Sep. 20 2017

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) - A tractor-trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got trapped on a boardwalk at the New...


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This week in odd news: 'Sewer war' and record-setting cats

Published Sep. 17 2017

For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in the wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape...

Koala survives 10-mile Australia trip in wheel arch

Published Sep. 17 2017

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala...

Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York

Published Sep. 16 2017

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York.

Police: People dressed as ninjas started fires in building

Published Sep. 15 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Police say two people dressed as ninjas broke into a New Jersey apartment building and set...

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

Published Sep. 14 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve...

Now-famous Florida nun used Google to figure out chain saw

Published Sep. 14 2017

The Florida nun who became an internet sensation when video emerged of her - dressed in full habit - wielding...

Help! Help! There's a kangaroo loose on Highway L

Published Sep. 14 2017

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - It was a brief taste of freedom for Joey the kangaroo who kicked his way out...

SpaceX bloopers video: 'How NOT to land an orbital rocket'

Published Sep. 14 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket...

Tall tail: Record-setting cats share home near Detroit

Published Sep. 14 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Here's a very tall tail: Two record-setting cats are living together near Detroit.

No use in crying: Spilled milk turns Indiana creek white

Published Sep. 14 2017

TIPTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an accidental milk spill at a food processing business ended up turning a central...

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity is released

Published Sep. 13 2017

An injured hawk that sought refuge in a Houston taxicab before Harvey made landfall last month has been returned to...

Grave humor: House next to cemetery has 'quiet neighbors'

Published Sep. 13 2017

DEWITT, Mich. (AP) - How's this for curb appeal: A Michigan real estate agent selling a house next to a...

Goodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-off

Published Sep. 13 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through...

Hunky cops photo prompts Facebook users to ask for arrests

Published Sep. 13 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A group selfie from some Florida police officers has caused a social media stir, prompting some...

UK engineers launch 'sewer war' against giant fat blob

Published Sep. 12 2017

LONDON (AP) - British engineers say they have launched a "sewer war" against a giant fat blob clogging London's sewers.

Bikers in the buff ride through Philadelphia's streets

Published Sep. 9 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - And they're off - the Philadelphia bicyclists and their clothes.

Indiana farmer plants corn maize tribute to Carrie Fisher

Published Sep. 8 2017

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star...

Oregon town seeks solutions to wild turkeys, their droppings

Published Sep. 7 2017

PILOT ROCK, Ore. (AP) - A small Oregon city is asking the state for advice on how to handle a...

Guinness records include long-tailed cat, old bodybuilder

Published Sep. 7 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A long-tailed cat, an octogenarian bodybuilder and a five-inch long eyelash are included in the latest...

Nebraska woman lends her wedding dress to brides on a budget

Published Sep. 6 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska woman is lending her wedding dress to brides on tight budgets instead of letting...