Surfing Santas ride waves along Florida’s Space Coast

U.S. 12/25/19, 11:12

Who needs a sleigh when you've got a surf board? Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Almost 10,000 spectators also turned out for the ...

Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on high wire

New York 06/23/19, 21:30

Two siblings from the famed Flying Wallendas safely crossed Times Square on a high wire strung between two skyscrapers 25 stories above the pavement. Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation acrobat, but this time, he said he was nervous. His sister, Lijana ...

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

New York 06/18/19, 19:28

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight ...

Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

U.S. 06/12/19, 19:04

A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig.How could they tell?Well, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department says the 1960s-style yellow-on-black plate had wobbly letters and numbers. Also, instead of "CALIFORNIA," it ...

Police surround house for burglary, find deer instead

U.S. 06/07/19, 21:17

Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead. The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized ...

Gator busts through kitchen window, breaks bottles of wine

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:42

Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No ...

Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

U.S. 05/18/19, 21:48

Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.The driver of the van, Tim Page, tells ...

Retrial planned for man who broke $4.5M statue’s thumb

Amazing 05/16/19, 14:51

Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday they're refiling charges against Michael Rohana for theft and concealment of ...

Berlin park’s drug dealer solution panned by authorities

Amazing 05/09/19, 09:48

A creative attempt by a downtown Berlin park manager to keep drug dealers away from families and joggers has been met with an emphatic "nein" from German officials.Cengiz Demirci demarcated certain areas in the popular Goerlitzer Park with pink spray-painted ...

Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

Entertainment 04/29/19, 16:14

Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, drawing inspiration from America's hottest movie.MIT students over the weekend draped the university's signature Great Dome with a giant cloth version of Captain America's red, white and blue shield.Their ...

Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway

Europe 04/29/19, 06:10

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian ...

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