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...


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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...


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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...


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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...