Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep
A dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during a car accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep.
Hunt is on for Burmese pythons, Florida natives' arch-enemy
Professional python hunters and amateurs alike can win prizes in Florida’s annual hunt for the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state’s native species.
China tries to keep elephant herd out of city of 7 million
A herd of 15 wild elephants that walked 500 kilometers (300 miles) from a forest in China’s southwest is approaching the major city of Kunming as authorities rush to try to keep them out of populated areas.
Big cheese no more: UK drug dealer caught out by cheese pic
A drug dealer in the English city of Liverpool thought he was the big cheese — until police got all the evidence they needed to arrest him from a picture he shared of himself holding a small block of creamy Stilton cheese.
Woman climbs into monkey enclosure at Texas zoo to feed them Hot Cheetos
Over the weekend, a Texas woman hopped into a spider monkey enclosure at the El Paso Zoo to feed anmials Hot Cheetos, according to multiple reports.
Woman gets back $1M lottery ticket she had thrown away
A Massachusetts woman who accidentally tossed out a $1 million lottery ticket eventually collected her winnings thanks to the kindness and honesty of the owners of the store where she bought it.
Vax and scratch: NY offers $5M lottery for newly vaccinated
Anyone who gets vaccinated at select state-run vaccination sites in New York next week will receive a lottery scratch ticket with prizes potentially worth millions, as the state tries to boost slowing vaccination rates.
Monkey business: Researchers find origins of Florida colony
A colony of monkeys has lived for about 70 years in urban South Florida, near jets taking off from a nearby airport and next to fuel storage tanks.
Arrest warrant issued for man in Confederate monument theft
Police in Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the bizarre theft of a Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery and found in Louisiana.
Ohio's million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has unrolled incentives including a weekly $1 million lottery prize and drawings for college scholarships to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Dutch club Ajax melts league trophy into star gifts for fans
Ajax has melted down its league trophy to give a tiny silver star to all 42,000 season-ticket holders who were locked out of games during the coronavirus pandemic.
Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home
A Texas man who had been free on bond from a murder charge has been arrested after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood.
String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers
A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the United States over three nights earlier this week had callers frantically calling TV stations from Texas to Wisconsin and speculating that a fleet of UFOs was coming.
Play it again, Sam: Polish city recruits new bugle players
Ready to welcome tourists back, the Polish city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city’s trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary’s Basilica.
Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough
A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.
Nurses, doctor help ‘lucky’ mom who gave birth on flight
A woman has unexpectedly given birth on an hourslong flight from Utah to Hawaii with the help of multiple medical experts who were in the right place at the right time.
Prototype of 1st US dollar coins auctioned for $840,000
Officials say a piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money was auctioned off for $840,000, considerably more than expected.
Prototype of first US dollar coins going up for auction
A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money will go up for auction Friday.
Sydney man finds snake in lettuce bought at supermarket
Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from the supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked.
California Gold Rush town to remove noose from city logo
The California Gold Rush town of Placerville will change its logo to remove a noose that is a reminder of its mid-19th century reputation as “Hangtown” following lynchings of criminal suspects by mobs of miners.