Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

Published Oct. 11 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sea turtle that swallowed more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line has been...

Heaviest is best: Pumpkin sets record at California contest

Published Oct. 10 2017

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - The winner of the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off had the heaviest pumpkin recorded...

Great pumpkins! Grower wins trifecta of giant food titles

Published Oct. 10 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island grower is first in the world to achieve a trifecta in the hobby...

Alaska's popular reindeer, Star, dies in owner's arms

Published Oct. 9 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A popular reindeer that could be seen walking the streets of downtown Anchorage has died at...

Hundreds of undead people take part in annual zombie walk

Published Oct. 8 2017

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Hundreds of undead people have gathered at the New Jersey shore to take part in...

Have wife will carry: Couples vie in wife-carrying contest

Published Oct. 7 2017

NEWRY, Maine (AP) - Dozens of participants are vying for cash - and beer - in the North American Wife...

Doomsday prepper sends all of his food to Puerto Rico

Published Oct. 6 2017

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who spent decades preparing his home for doomsday is donating all of...

Police: Dog on highway didn't want to leave dead dog's side

Published Oct. 5 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German shepherd on a busy interstate...

New Jersey state trooper tells cow to mooove it

Published Oct. 5 2017

STOCKTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey state trooper on his way to work had to tell a cow to...

Naked Gun: Police say nude, drunk Florida man fired weapons

Published Oct. 4 2017

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a naked drunk Florida man wanted to know if his .45-caliber gun and...

McLaren owner in Germany claims donkey damaged car

Published Sep. 28 2017

BERLIN (AP) - The owner of a pricy McLaren sports car is in court to try to get a donkey...

Pair of giant pandas from China welcomed in Indonesia

Published Sep. 28 2017

Giant pandas Cai Tao and Hu Chun arrived Thursday to fanfare in Indonesia where a new "palace" like home that...

Oklahoma longhorn bull with record horn span sold in Texas

Published Sep. 27 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A longhorn bull from Oklahoma with a record horn span of more than 8 feet...

'Nacho man' relates Cub's collision with snacks in St. Louis

Published Sep. 27 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - When Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell took out a St. Louis Cardinals fan's plate of nachos...

ERA and UFO: Indians pitcher Bauer loses drone in park

Published Sep. 26 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - One of Trevor Bauer's infamous drones is missing. The Indians won't help him look for it.

Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance

Published Sep. 25 2017

Japan's baby panda now has a name: Xiang Xiang, or fragrance.

After 66 million years, California gets a state dinosaur

Published Sep. 24 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur.

Etching of German rifle ground off AK-47 monument in Moscow

Published Sep. 23 2017

MOSCOW (AP) - Just days after a monument honoring AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was unveiled in Moscow, workers have removed...

Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

Published Sep. 22 2017

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise...

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...

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...