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.
‘Oh my God, I just pushed a bear:’ Viral video shows teenage girl protecting dogs from bear attack
A 17-year-old girl shoved a large bear that was swatting at her family dog in their Southern California backyard.
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 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.
Misdelivered bill payments inspire Callahan woman to become ‘credit angel’
Since 2016 Callahan resident Mary Ann Salis and her husband have received dozens of payments addressed to Card Member Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
Feds: Man used fraudulent PPP loan to buy alpaca farm
Federal prosecutors say the owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy an alpaca farm in Vermont.
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.
Mystery solved: Beekeeper identifies ‘weird, brown stuff’ falling on Northside
What’s described as “weird, brown stuff” that’s falling on cars and driveways in the Cedarbrook community on Jacksonville’s Northside has left residents scratching their heads. But a beekeeper believes he’s solved the mystery.
Can you help Northside residents solve mystery of ‘weird, brown stuff’ falling on property?
Neighbors in the Cedarbrook community are concerned about unusual brown stuff they said has been falling on their cars and driveways.
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.