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 10th Annual Surfing Santas event along Florida's Space Coast. Thousands turned ...

Which turkey will President Trump pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?

U.S. 11/26/19, 04:35

Which Thanksgiving turkey will earn a presidential pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter? The White House is sponsoring an online contest to help President Donald Trump as he contemplates his role in the 30-year-old tradition of sparing the National Thanksgiving Turkey. According to the White House, Bread is a 45-pound (20-kilogram) ...

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 Wallenda, joined him Sunday night for the first time since ...

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 from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 ...

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

New York 06/18/19, 14:27

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, Tuesday when the blue-skinned corpse was later revealed to be a realistic-looking doll.Police and paramedics rushed to Crocheron Park in ...

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 read "CALIFAS."This undated photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's ...

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 she had left her weapon in the kitchen. Officers were ...

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 one was injured. See you later, alligator ? A scaly 11-foot-long ...

Seattle man builds fence around car-share vehicle at duplex

U.S. 05/30/19, 17:54

A Seattle man took exception to a car-share vehicle that was parked without permission at his duplex. So he built a fence around it. Dan Smith told KIRO-TV he doesn't know who parked the car2go Mercedes May 17, but it wasn't one of his tenants. He contacted Share Now, the company ...

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 KCRA-TV that he was on Interstate 5 Thursday morning when ...

NYPD used Woody Harrelson photo to find lookalike beer thief

New York 05/16/19, 21:25

The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday.Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in "Garbage In, Garbage ...

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 an object of cultural heritage.A jury deadlocked in the case ...

Kitten stowaways found after long journey in steel column

Amazing 05/15/19, 20:18

Five kittens that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes.The San Diego Humane Society says the kittens somehow wound up inside a 60-foot steel column that was trucked from Hayward in the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego.On April 24, construction workers ...

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 lines for the dealers to stand behind, with the intention ...

Australia takes responsibility for typos on 46M bank notes

Amazing 05/09/19, 03:11

Australia's central bank has taken responsibility for typos on 46 million bank notes after a radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media.Triple M radio posted on Instagram on Thursday a magnified photograph of a 50 Australian dollar ($35) note showing the misspelling of "responsibility." The ...

Coffee cup in ‘Game of Thrones’ scene perks up viewers

Entertainment 05/06/19, 16:16

Game of Thrones" fans got a taste of the modern world when eagle-eyed viewers spotted a takeout coffee cup on the table during a celebration in which the actors drank from goblets and horns.The characters Daenerys and Jon did not react to the out of place cup in Sunday's episode.Many ...

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 efforts drew a Twitter "Very cool!" from actor Chris Evans, ...

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 Directorate of Fisheries says "Equipment St. Petersburg" is written on ...

Big Ben runner has bad time at end of London Marathon

Amazing 04/28/19, 12:47

One runner in the 39th London Marathon had a bad time at the end.Lukas Bates, 30, of the Paddock Wood Athletic Club in Kent, was attempting to break the world record for a runner dressed as a landmark building — in this case the tower that houses Big Ben.But as ...

New York police rescue ‘GOAT … and it’s not @TomBrady’

Amazing 04/27/19, 15:32

There's a new GOAT in town, and it's not @TomBrady..."That's what the New York Police Department tweeted after rescuing a crying pygmy goat that had mysteriously wandered into a Queens backyard this past week.Officers named it Josh and delivered it to a city animal shelter for a meal of hay.In ...

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